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Last afternoon yesterday with our wonderful Year 13 students . Here’s to the last few weeks of exams. Very proud of you all pic.twitter.com/bPZpkXMhDK


Happy Half Term everyone! Thank you for all your support. Here’s our half termly update with lots of information about half term revision & so much more about the final few weeks. See you on Monday 5th June!https://t.co/EIJl3qNeg5

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for an English Teacher📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/OI5khXAoH9

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What a week & you did it!!! Well done everyone you truly have been amazing & showed such dedication this week 🙂Last exams for week 1… GCSE Maths & Computer Science & Alevel Psychology.. Good Luck🍀 pic.twitter.com/O3VxUCFEld

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Latest House competition is now live on Satchel One, Mr Fitten needs a summer outfit to wear on his hols!!!!! ✈️🏝️#AdamsBarkerHurleyJoyceSparksWright pic.twitter.com/MLCrPN0v2y

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Barker🔵 are back!! Now level with Joyce ⚪️ as we move into the final week of the half term, with plenty of points to be won in the design competition who will be victorious? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/9lXi4vJuMe


Well done for yesterday’s exams, you did great & worked hard! Today is GCSE History & business, for our 6th formers it’s CTEC Sport, BTEC Business & A-Level Economics.. all the best for today 🙂 pic.twitter.com/ViR8uUckng


There isn’t a nicer way to start our day. Quietly listening to our Year 13 students revising together and teaching each other before their Economics exam would be proud. You’ve got this!


So proud of all the Year 11s today who sat their Lit paper 1! You were all so calm, collected and you knew your quotes! Rewarded with two lovely questions. Keep going with your revision for Lit Paper 2! Proud of you always✨🫶🏻 pic.twitter.com/9A7z6AP0Ws

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ESJ Drama Club is delighted to announce...Our summer 2023 production..."THE TEMPEST"a modern verse adaptation of Shakespeare's final play22 and 23 June pic.twitter.com/jDgWd4aBTo

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Not every day you see one of your students playing for in a major tournament! Well done, Isabella!! ⚽️🦁🦁🦁⚽️ pic.twitter.com/E4Eq7R4whl


Best of luck to all our students in Year 11 & 13 starting their exams this week .


We really need good condition ‘Preloved uniform’ PE polo, jumpers ,shorts,leggings & skirts(26”+ length) especially but all uniform welcome! If you have anything please drop to me or or leave in the bin in school reception thanks💚

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Well done to this fab bunch for taking part in the Multi-Skills Panathlon today!😀 super proud of them all and we’ve since a huge boost in their confidence and ability since the start of the year♥️ pic.twitter.com/MuiX4BaARJ


The May Trust Update is here & it is completely jam packed! Featuring oppotunities; the story of & ; this month's offers from ; Climate Committee event with &..... (1/2) https://t.co/NcddcYVuBj

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Such a lovely day out with this 'brilliant' bunch. Felt so proud watching them all graduate after their hard work and dedication this year 🎉🎓 pic.twitter.com/nrKQHjk8Zi

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Young people of Epping came together to educate each other on the local and global environment.https://t.co/T1XpkHUWU0

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Inspector Archer and School Officer PC Chalcraft visited students today to talk about decision making and consequences actions may have on situations. Pictured with Ms Hummerstone, the schools Inclusion and Safeguarding Officer. Online helphttps://t.co/kqTH0aru3A pic.twitter.com/Ayk2bykNvk

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🏠🏆🥇 We have a new leader! Joyce⚪️ are surging ahead can they claim the summer term title and catch up with Barker🔵 in the overall race? Keep your eyes peeled for a big house competition coming soon!🌴🌞🏝️#AdamsBarkerHurleyJoyceSparksWright pic.twitter.com/yw64SWB4ZF

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Great week for School alumni.Michael Cook shall be parading in the RAF's contingent of HM The King's Coronation & James Borrer produced a Number 1 song with Enter Shikari. pic.twitter.com/f0LiAwtGO7

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Local Governing Board

I would like to welcome you to the LGB section of the website. You will be able to find important information about the role that the LGB play in the operation of the school. Epping St. John's Church of England School is one of several schools who are part of a Multi Academy Trust called BMAT. BMAT was created to establish a network of schools in the Essex and North London that provide excellent academic tuition and outstanding vocational experiences for young people.

BMAT holds ultimate responsibility for all statutory obligations, accountability and decisions regarding the running of each individual academy/School in the Trust.  However, BMAT delegates some of the operational decisions to LGB to enable a more localised and focused control, though it retains legal responsibility for standards across all academies in the multi academy trust. It gives due regard to any recommendations and guidance received from the LGBs and recognises their valuable contribution.  

Although the LGBs are constituted in an advisory capacity to the BMAT Board of Directors, they play a vital and fundamental role of raising attainment and achievement in each academy/school through:

  • Quality of Education
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Behaviour & Attitudes

To see what other areas ESJ LGB has responsibility for in terms of review and oversight see the bottom of this page for a document called Allocation of Governance for Trust Board level and Local level.

The ESJ LGB is made up of two staff members, volunteer parents/carers and members of the local community. Staff members and volunteer parents/carers are appointed by election by staff or parents/carers. Members of the local community are appointed by the board.

If you would like to contact a member of the ESJ LAB please contact Mr. Blaney, Executive Head who will direct you to the relevant member of the LGB.


Epping St. John's School Church of England School is a sponsored academy and is part of BMAT.

The allocation of BMAT governance responsibilities and ESJ LGB responsibilities within BMAT schools can be found below. If you require further information about BMAT, articles of association and annual audited accounts please click contact the Head of School or BMAT by the contact email below.

You can contact BMAT by email contact@bmatrust.org 

If you wish to contact any member of the Governing Body please address your request c/o Mrs. Julia Warner, Head of School's PA at Epping St. John’s, Bury Lane, Epping, CM16 5JB

If parents/carers or members of the ESJ community wish to see copies of the minutes of LGB meetings please contact Mrs. Warner, PA to the Head of School and these will be made available within ten working days.


Mary Burges - Chair

Appointed 01/09/2020

I have been a School Governor for eleven years serving local schools Epping at Primary & Secondary level. I was appointed Chair of Epping St Johns Church of England LGB in January 2020. I have 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry specialising in relationship, product and risk management. Students and staff well-being are among my priorities and I am a Mental Health First Aid Champion.

I have a particular interest in the performing and expressive arts and ensuring equal opportunities for every child, regardless of circumstances. Education should inspire curiosity; enthuse young people for their future and equip them to be happy and successful. My goal is for every student to leave Epping St Johns Church of England School as an aspirational, well-rounded and courageous young adult.

Michael Yerosimou - Head of School

Appointed 01/09/2019

John Blaney - Trust Governor & ACEO, BMAT Education

Appointed 01/09/2021

Clare Cooper - Community Governor

Appointed 09/06/2020

Punita Gadhvi - Community Governor

Appointed 19/10/2020

Scarlett Stock - Community Governor

Appointed 24/03/2021

Revd Lee Batson - Foundation Governor

Appointed 09/06/2020

I have been Team Rector for the Epping Team Ministry for the last three years, and the opportunity to be involved in the life of ESJ was one of the reasons I accepted this job. I have been on the local governing board since I arrived, and have a particular interest and focus on the Sixth Form as well as the school's Christian ethos and chaplaincy provision. I also serve as Chair of another MAT which includes many of the feeder schools for ESJ, as well as being Governor at Coopersale CE Primary. I am keen that all staff and students discover how much they matter through the time they spend at ESJ, and that all find time to grow in wisdom such that they can enjoy a future that is as abundant (not just in economic terms) as possible.

Mike Coggins - Foundation Governor

Appointed 15/01/2019

A regular Church attender, he is keen to promote the positive benefits of the Christian ethos of the school. Professionally, is a Chartered Accountant working in the Lloyd’s Insurance market as a Finance Director and IT Director. Passionate believer that all students are talented and need the environment and confidence to identify, nurture and use those talents. Frequently says, “we only pass this way once”.

Hobbies include Road Safety, coaching for the Advanced Motorcycling test and training church bell-ringers. He has lived in Epping for 30 years and loves being a Grandad.

Suzanne Milne - Foundation Governor

Appointed 01/10/2019

Originally from Epping, I went to school locally, before going onto further education in London. I graduated with a Bsc Hons and subsequently took up a place at Medical School. Having moved back to

Epping, I was invited to become a member of the LGB for Epping St John’s Church of England School, as a Foundation Governor for the Church family and the school, taking up the position in Autumn 2019.

This is my first role in Education. It is an exciting opportunity enabling me to champion the value of learning and exploration whilst promoting and nurturing the Christian ethos of the school.

Karen Salter-Kay - Foundation Governor

Appointed 24/03/2021

Amanda Bateman - Parent Governor

Appointed 10/05/2022

Claire Beecroft - Parent Governor

Appointed 10/05/2022

Malihe Zare - Staff Local Governing Board Member

Role - Staff Local Governing Board Member

James Fitten - Trust Governor

Role - Trust Governor

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