Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

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Christ Church CofE Junior School

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Governors @ CCJ

Ofsted (Jan 2016)

"Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for the pupils of

Christ Church Junior School. They give of their time generously to ensure that they have

first-hand knowledge of what is happening at the school."

The aim of School Governors is to provide ‘challenge and support’ to the leadership of the school. One way they do this is to focus on ‘Being Strategic’ in relation to those things that make a difference to children’s learning.  The full Governing Body meets six times a year . It focuses on medium and longer term strategic planning and scrutinises the detailed work of the four committees which are outlined below.

The Headteacher, Pippa Osborne, attends all committee meetings. The Deputy, Susan Friend, is an associate governor and also attends all meetings. Our clerk, Frances McMillan attends all meetings. 

Staffing, Finance and Safety Committee:
The members are: Claire Edmunds (Chair of Finance Committee), Colin Orr, Kate Thatcher, Graham Ball and Barry Shore (H&S Governor). The committee oversees all aspects of Safeguarding including the completion of the biannual safeguarding audit and E safety policy. Other areas are behaviour, bullying, pupil, attendance, parent surveys and feedback and all aspects of the curriculum relating to school actively promoting healthy lifestyles.

Standards, Wellbeing and Commuinty Committee:
The members are Julian Kendell (Chair of Standards Committee and Pupil Premium Governor), Anthony Snell (Safeguarding Governor), Lorelei Westcott and vacancy (SEND Governor). The Committee, together with the Head Teacher look at all aspects of pupil attainment (including data), the curriculum, how effectively money is spent to support learning.

Foundation and Ethos Governors:
They are  appointed by the Church and Diocese and are: Revd Paul Peterson and Graham Ball in addition to Sadie Groves (SENCO). Foundation Governors ensure the school stays true its Church Foundation status  through ensuring the vision and values are translated into real and meaningful experiences for children. They work to ensure the school is ready for Diocesan Inspections.


June 2018: We are currently seeking to recruit for three Governor positions at CCJ, so please get in touch with our clerk Frances McMillan at  if you may be interested to find out more.