John Mason Governance

John Mason is an academy school and part of the The Abingdon Learning Trust.  

Working in partnership with the Headteacher and staff, Governors ensure high standards of achievement for the young people in the school. Governors have four core strategic functions delegated to us by The Abingdon Learning Trust Board:

  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, within the context of The Abingdon Learning Trust. 
  • Monitoring plans to improve outcomes for children.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and its students.
  • Strategic oversight of stakeholder engagement

Governors meet as the John Mason Local Academy Committee, but also work with Fitzharrys Governors on a joint committee for the governance of the JMF6 sixth form –the JMF6 Committee.

Terms of Reference are currently under review.

Who are the Governors?

The Governing body is made up of people who have a common passion for providing the best education for children in their schools.  Parents and staff are specifically represented on the governing body, whilst other governors are appointed by the Trust to ensure a wide breadth of skills, experience and viewpoints to enable the governing body collectively to support and challenge the school leadership.


More information on Governance can be found on the Abingdon Learning Trust website here