The [not so] Secret Project – shhhhh!
During the 2018/19 Academic Year the Trustees of the SJFT were in regular contact with staff at St. John’s Marlborough to see what project they could help fund to benefit the amazing students at the school.
In collaboration with Tom Nicholls (Assistant Vice Principal with responsibility for KS4 Students) and the College Captains that work with Tom, students were widely asked what THEY would like to see SJFT funds spent on at THEIR school.
The top request was for a climbing wall, so we’ve all be working hard to make that wish come true.
The wall is now being installed at the school, staff are being rigorously trained and we hope it will be unveiled in late November 2019, possibly by Tom and the SJFT Chair, and previous Geography Guru, Steve Tapper abseiling down it (err… or possibly not…).
What this space…
The Trustees of the SJFT are delighted to welcome an experienced new Principal to join the illustrious list of leaders who have served St. John’s Marlborough.
Ian Tucker joins the school from Abbeyfield School in Chippenham and will be assured of a warm welcome into the St. John’s family.
In exciting news, in October 2018 Carole Awbery became our fifth and final Trustee, when the St. John’s Marlborough Board of Governors met to authorise her appointment.
Carole is a ‘Nominated Trustee’. The SJFT has to have two nominated Trustees, who “must have special knowledge of the School”, and are formally authorised by the school.
Carole was a pupil at St. John’s in the late 1980’s and returned as a teacher in 2005. Between 2005–2015 Carole held several posts at St John’s: Head of Drama; Head of Dance; Assistant Headteacher i/c The School of Human Performance and Reporting; Assistant Headteacher and SENCo, Assistant Vice-Principal and the SLT link for the Arts, the Active Programme, PE, Line Manager for Literacy, Line Manager for the ASTs, and Marking and Assessment.
Carole also worked for Excalibur Academies Trust (EAT) in its infancy, between 2012 & 2015.