Governor - Julian Timm


 Julian Timm 

Parent

Hello what’s your name?

Julian Timm

What do you do on the Governing Body?

My general role is to bring some of my experience as a teacher and a parent to our discussions about how St John’s operates. More specifically, I sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee and we look at what is being taught, and how, and also consider how much progress is being made by pupils. As part of that role I oversee what is happening in PE and Numeracy.

Why did you become a Governor at St John’s? 

When my children started at St John’s I realised that I didn’t really know much about what went on in primary schools. Being a governor gives me a great insight into how the school operates, and how my children learn, and hopefully gives me the chance to offer something back to this great school. 

Did you go to St John’s when you were a child?

No – I grew up in a lovely little town called Stamford in Lincolnshire. My dad was Head of my school which may have made a difference to how I behaved.

What is your favourite thing about our school?

I love the fact that whenever I visit it always feels like a big family where everybody knows everybody else.

Is there anything you would change about our school?

Given what a big fan I am I couldn’t then start suggesting lots of changes. I sometimes wonder, though, if we couldn’t be a two form entry school, so that more families could benefit from what St John’s offers, without losing that family feeling.

What do you do when you’re not helping our School?

I try and spend as much time as I can with my three children, but when I’m not doing that I teach History and :Politics at Trinity School, where I am also involved with rugby coaching. When I can, I like to go up mountains.