Governors @ CCJ
"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 role of our 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 three committees, outlined below.
Our Headteacher, Pippa Osborne, attends all committee meetings. Our Deputy Head, Susan Friend, is an Associate Member and also attends all meetings alongside our Clerk, Frances McMillan
Standards Committee: The members are Julian Kendell (committee Chair & Pupil Premium Governor), Anthony Snell (committee Vice Chair & Safeguarding Governor), Sophie Flecken (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Governor), Rob Jones and Sadie Groves, (staff member, SENCO). The Committee, together with the Head Teacher look at all aspects of pupil attainment (including data, attendance and wellbeing), the curriculum and Safeguarding.
Finance Committee: The members are Colin Orr (committee Chair), Claire Edmunds (Chair of Governors), Barry Shore (Health & Safety Governor, committee Vice Chair), Daniel Welch & Kate Thatcher (staff member). The committee is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the school as well as staffing and personnel matters.
Foundation & Ethos Committee: The members are Reverend Paul Peterson (committee Chair), Geoffrey Staley and Kirsten Rendall (staff member). Foundation Governors ensure the school stays true to its Church Foundation status through ensuring our Ethos and Values are translated into real and meaningful experiences for children. They work to ensure the school is ready for Diocesan Inspections and help to develop our communication strategies.
November 2018: We currently have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor, this role is appointed by the Diocese of Bristol.