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 7 May 2021)

Dear Parents/Carers,

We’re nearly a month into the term and so far our Covid-19 controls have been successful. Please remember to follow the Covid guidance we have sent out previously and hopefully we will continue to be transmission free.

Thank you for your continued support of the school.

If your child displays any symptoms of corona virus please arrange a PCR test.

Lateral Flow Tests can be for non-symptomatic testing can be ordered here

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
  • you’re 11 or older (these test are not for primary aged children but can be used by family members to check for non-symptomatic cases)
  • you have not been told to self-isolate

Summer Term Dates

12th May – Year 6 residential information meeting (details sent directly to parents & carers)

21st May – Parent Forum Meeting (contact your class reps with any issues)

31st May 2021 – Spring Bank Holiday (school closed)

1st – 4th June 2021 – Half term (school closed)

7th June 2021 – INSET Day (school closed to children)

8th June 2021 – back to school

14th – 18th June 2021 – Y6 Residential (if allowed by government)

23rd June 2021 – Transition Day

Saturday 3rd July 2021 – PTA Summer BBQ – 12pm to 3pm – save the date!

15th July 2021 – Sports Day (TBC)

16th July 2021 – End of Year Reports out

19th July 2021 – Optional Report Consultation Meetings

21st July 2021 – Last Day of Academic Year

Thanks – The EJS Team