Governors

The role of governors 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.

The Governing Body is currently formed of 12 governors and 1 associate. Some of the things they 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 they 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’ meetings 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:

Important message

School Information

(Updated 22 October 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

We would like to thank all the parents and carers who arranged for PCR tests and have shared the information with us.

Only children with symptoms or positive PCR test results are required to isolate, and we do not require any child without symptoms to have a PCR test in order to come to school. If you are concerned then we encourage you to arrange a test but it is not a requirement. If you feel unwell and have symptoms you should book a PCR test through Gov.uk

Government Guidance

Government Covid-19 Response: Autumn & Winter Plan 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on Protecting People Defined on Medical Grounds as Extremely Vulnerable

If your child displays any symptoms please arrange for a test as soon as possible. Information and advice can be found at: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

Application for Secondary School

The deadline is the 31st October 2021 all Year 6 children must have applied for their place by this time. Details of how to apply are here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-secondary-school-age-11/

Autumn Term  Dates 2021-22

  • 25th – 29th Oct 2021 – Half Term
  • 31st October – Secondary School Application Deadline (Year 6)
  • 1st Nov 2021 – Inset Day (School Closed)
  • 15th – 19th Nov – Assessment Week
  • 19th November – Children in Need
  • 3rd Dec 2021 – Non-Uniform Day
  • 10th Dec 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day
  • 13th Dec & 15th Dec – Y4 Christmas Production
  • 16th Dec – Christmas Panto
  • 17th Dec 2021 – Last day of term

Thanks for your continued support

The EJS Team