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 27 November 2023)

Dear Parents & Carers,

A massive thank you for the generous donations to the Wokingham Food Bank last week. There will be a Non-Uniform day on Friday the 1st of December in return for donations of a beverage bottle from Junior children (e.g. wine, beer, fizzy drinks etc. but not fresh items please) and sealed confectionery/chocolate from Infant children.  The bottle tombola will be held On Sunday the 10th of December at the PTA Jingle Bell Jog and Festive Fair. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this brilliant festive fund raiser.

Warm regards

The EJS Team


Autumn Term

1st December – Non uniform day (Bottle donations – Juniors) PTA

4th December – Y3-5 assessment week

10th December – PTA Jingle Bell Jog – save the date

11th December – Y4 Xmas Production for parents 1:30pm

12th December – Y4 Xmas Production for parents 5pm

15th December Last Day of Term 2pm finish

Spring Term

2nd January First Day of Term

12th February – 16th February Half Term

26th March Last Day of Term 2pm finish

Summer Term

15th April First Day of Term

6th May Bank Holiday

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

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