Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

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Christ Church CofE VC Junior School

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Governors at CCJ

Ofsted (November 2019) said:

"Governors have played their part... asking the right questions of school leaders and
keeping them on their toes. Parents agree that this school is very well led and managed."

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 (FGB) 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 headteacher, Alex Desmond, is an associate member and also attends all meetings alongside our clerk, Frances McMillan.

Curriculum Committee:

The members are Anthony Snell (Committee Chair & Safeguarding Governor), Mark Brindle (Committee Vice Chair & Health and Safety Governor), Paul Graham (Pupil Premium and EAL Governor), Christine Falco (SEND Governor) and Laura Love (staff member). The committee look at all aspects of our curriculum, pupil attainment and safeguarding.

Finance Committee: 

The members are Daniel Welch (committee Chair), Claire Edmunds (Chair of Governors) and Adoela James-Lawal (Committee Vice Chair). The committee is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the school.

Foundation & Ethos Committee:

The members are Reverend Paul Peterson (Committee Chair), Mike Bull (Committee Vice Chair), Aidan Watson (Vice Chair of Governors) 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 also oversee all aspects of pupil and staff welfare including attendance and behaviour and help to develop our communication strategies.

Governor Annual Reports

Please click the links below to read the governors' annual reports that summarise what each committee and the full governing body have achieved and decided each year. 

Governor Annual Report 2020/21

Governor Annual Report 2019/20

Governor Annual Report 2018/19


Key Governor Documents

Please click the links below to read about the governors' strategic vision for CCJ over the next few years as well as how they plan to monitor the priorities within school. There are also links for governor attendance at meetings and finally governor details. 

Governor details September 2020/21

Governor details September 2019/20

Governor attendance at FGB 2019/20

Governor attendance at FGB 2018/19

Governor monitoring plan 2019/20

Governor Strategic Vision 2019-2022