Governors

As governors, our role is to challenge and support the school in its continued development and improvement, ensuring there is a focus on the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction.

The Governing Body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision.  It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.

Some of the things we do include:

  • Meeting regularly to assess the way in which the school is developing and in particular reviewing pupil progress and teaching standards.
  • Attending training to ensure that we are up to date on new standards and requirements.
  • Having individual governors linked with particular year groups or specialities for example Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. Governors meet with teachers and can observe lessons, ensuring that there is a strong personal link.
  • Holding a Governors in School day at least once per academic year where all governors spend a whole day in the school.
  • Attending parents’ evenings so there is an informal opportunity to meet governors.
  • Understanding, questioning and approving the effective use of monies received and spent by the school.

Since our inspection in June 2018, Emmbrook Junior School is striving to improve, in order to reclaim our Good rating.  We are working with the school to ensure that progress is made at a fast pace, with a focus on our top priorities – improving teaching & learning, effectively using assessment & data and ensuring leadership is distributed through the school team. We firmly believe that the school provides a positive learning environment, combined with a friendly atmosphere.

If you are interested in governorship, information can be found as follows:

Sam Dowse

Chair of Governors

Important message

School Information

(Updated 21 July 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Have a brilliant summer everyone.

Autumn Term 2021-22

  • 1st Sept 2021 – Inset Day
  • 2nd Sept 2021 – 1st Day of term
  • 17th Sept 2021 – PTA Disco (Years 3&4 6.30pm to 7.45pm, Years 5&6 8.00pm to 9.15pm)
  • 20th – 24th Sep 2021 – Manor Week (Y6 residential)
  • 30th Sept 2021 – School Photos
  • 18th & 20th Oct – Parent consultations
  • 20th Oct 2021 – Flu Vaccinations
  • 25th – 29th Oct 2021 – Half Term
  • 1st Nov 2021 – Inset Day
  • 15th – 19th Nov – Assessment Week
  • 3rd Dec 2021 – PTA Christmas Fair & Non-Uniform Day
  • 10th Dec 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day
  • 13th Dec & 15th Dec – Y4 Christmas Production
  • 17th Dec 2021 – Last day of term

Stay safe over the summer.

Thanks

The EJS Team