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 2 March 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

The School’s Governing Board have approved our risk assessment (which can now be found on this website) for the return of all children to face to face learning from Monday the 8th of March. Teachers and support staff continue to make preparations for welcoming all the children back to class and we thank those parents and carers that have completed the short questionnaire relating to remote learning, these surveys will close at 9am on Friday the 5th of March.  

We can now confirm that from the 8th of March school meals will be in the form of hot packed lunches that will be delivered to classrooms and we will be sending out menus as soon as we receive them from the catering company.

Government Guidance states that school attendance will be mandatory for all pupils from the 8th of March and the usual rules on school attendance will apply. The majority of the information you need was shared on Friday the 26th of February via our weekly newsletter which can also be found on this website.

Notice – If a child is at home with a fever or any other symptom of Covid-19 then the family must remain at home to isolate. This includes the unwell child’s siblings. It is then recommended that everyone in your household is tested. 

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests – Parents with children returning to school can order Lateral Flow Tests to be used at home. These twice weekly tests can be used to identify asymptomatic cases of Covid-19. They are NOT compulsory or a requirement of our risk assessment but may alleviate some of the anxieties you may be feeling.  Please note that these tests should not be used in cases where children are showing symptoms, in which case PCR tests should be booked at local test centres.

Guidance on accessing testing and financial assistance can be found at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/health/public-health-campaigns/coronavirus/

Thank you for your on-going support

The EJS Team