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 a co-opted governor and also attends all meetings. Our clerk, Frances McMillan attends all meetings, except the Foundation and Ethos committee.
Wellbeing and Safety Committee:
The members are: Chair Sairee McGrath (SEND Governor), Sadie Groves and Lynda Cottrell. 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 and Provision Committee:
The members are Andy Pound (Chair of Governors), Julian Kendell (Pupil Premium and safeguarding Governor), Lorelei Westcott and Barry Shore. 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.
They are appointed by the Church and Diocese and are: Revd Paul Peterson, Graham Ball (H&S Governor) and Mark Walker. 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.
Staffing and Finance Committee:
The members are Mark Walker, Graham Ball and Claire Edmunds. The committee is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the school as well as staffing and personnel matters.