Governors’ Information and Duties

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 19 July 2024)

For everyone at Emmbrook Junior School, have a wonderful summer holiday. Good luck with you new adventures if you’re moving on otherwise see you in September.


School Term Dates 2024/2025

Autumn Term

3rd Sept – Inset Day

4th Sept – Inset Day

5th Sept – First Day of Term

28th Oct – 1st Nov (Half Term Break)

20th Dec – Last Day of Term


Spring Term

6th Jan – First Day of Term

17th Feb – 21st Feb (Half Term Break)

24th Feb – INSET Day

4th Apr – Last Day of Term


Summer Term

22nd April – First Day of Term

5th May – Bank Holiday

26th May – Bank Holiday

26th May – 30th May (Half Term Break)

2nd Jun – INSET Day

22nd July – Last day of Term