NameGovernor CategoryAppointment DateSource of AppointmentCommitteesOther ResponsibilitiesInterests declaredOther Educational Establishments
Matthew BUTCHERS*Co-opted GovernorFriday, 24 January 2020Governing BodyPupil Outcomes – Chair
Cohort Governor (Year 6)
Equity WP,Data Governor
NoneTeacher at Secondary School
Samantha DOWSE*LA Governor
(Chair of Governors)
Friday, 1 September 2017Parent ElectionChair of Governors
Pupil Outcomes
Joint Safeguarding Governor
Health & Safety Governor (deputy)
Nina EDWARDSStaff GovernorWednesday, 10 May 2023     
Darrell FROST*Co-opted GovernorTuesday, 21 May 2019Governing BodyPupil Outcomes (optional)
Resources – Vice Chair
Finance Commitee
Development Governor
Cohort Governor (year 5)
Strategy Governor
ICT Governor
NoneAlso a Governor of Emmbrook Infant School
Christine MITCHELL*Co-Opted Governor (Vice chair of governors)Wednesday, 12 August 2020Governing BodyPupil Outcomes

Cohort Governor (year 4)
H&S Governor
Joint safeguarding governor

Inclusion team Governor

Keith PERKINS*Co-opted GovernorWednesday, 5 September 2018Governing BodyPupil Outcomes
Resources – Chair
Finance Link Governor
Equity WP
Wife is a non-teacher employee of the schoolNone
Katherine PRITCHARD*Parent GovernorTuesday, 21 May 2019Parent ElectionPupil Outcomes (V-C)Cohort Governor (year 3)
RE and PSHE subject link
Co-opted (Deputy Head Teacher)February 26th 2019Governing BodyResources
Pupil Outcomes
Wellbeing, English, CurriculumNoneNone
James USHER*Head TeacherTuesday, 21 April 2020Head TeacherPupil Outcomes
Craig JOHNSONCo-opted governorSunday, 17 October 2021Governing BodyResourcesInclusion team Governor  
To be appointedCo-opted Governor      
Carley GoddardClerk to the Governors Governing BodyClerk to CommitteesNoneClerk at Emmbrook Infant School
* The Governing Body was re-constituted on 1st September 2021, names with an asterisk indicate a governor who was a governor prior to the reconstitution
Former Governors (last twelve months)
NameGovernor CategoryAppointment DateSource of AppointmentFormer CommitteesOther Former ResponsibilitiesFormer Interests declaredDate of Retirement
Bryan WILLIAMS *Associate GovernorTuesday, 1 September 2015Wokingham BC *


Pupil Outcomes

Equality & Diversity WP



Ben WadeParent GovernorFriday, 18 February 2022Parent ElectionTBC Wife is a non-teacher employee of the school31/03/2023
Marc FOX*Staff GovernorFebruary 26th 2019Staff ElectionPupil Outcomes None31/03/2023

Former Associate members (last 12 months)

Elizabeth HALL*

Associate Governor31 Jul 2021 – 31 Dec 2021Parent ElectionPupil Outcomes
Head Teacher Appraisal Panel
Mike GrimeAssociate with a view to becoming Co-opted Governor3 Sep 2022 – 31 Dec 2022Governing BodyTBC   

Important message

School Information

(Updated 10 April 2024)

Dear Parents & Carers, 
Welcome to another fantastic term at Emmbrook Junior School. We hope you’ve all had a fabulous holiday and a well deserved rest. Pleas find a below a list of dates for the coming term. This list is not definitive and may be subject to change (so make sure you keep an eye out for emails) but should give you a good idea of what’s coming up this term. 
Many thanks from the EJS Team

15th April First Day of Term

17th April Year 4 America Day

18th April – PTA committee meeting (7pm)

26th April – PTA Comedy Night

6th May Bank Holiday

6th – 12th May Deaf Awareness Week

20th May – Y6 Trip to Marwell Zoo

23rd May – Exhibition Morning

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

6th June – Y5 Trip to Lego Land

7th June – PTA Ice Cream Fridays begins

12th June – Y4 trip to Blue Reef Aquarium

22nd June – PTA Summer Fair & Circus

26th June -Transition Day

8th July – Year 6 Production (1.30pm)

9th July – Year 6 Production (6-7.30pm)

10th July – Y3 trip to Roald Dahl Museum

11th July – Sports Day

18th July – Year 6 Leavers Party, 6.30-8.30pm

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

You can find term dates for next year on our website.