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Governors

Jason Smith - Chair of Governors Message:

As a Governing Body, we are dedicated to ensuring the pupils at Chaucer Junior School receive the best education possible. We are committed to continually improve the teaching and learning experience of our children, to ensure the pupils receive a broad, balanced, creative curriculum. We strive to create an environment where pupils can access a wide variety of opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

Members

Jason Smith - Chair

Date of Appointment
24.03.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
23.03.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
Yes - Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy

Alison Rothon

Date of Appointment

Type of Governor
Clerk

Term of Office

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Anna Upton

Date of Appointment

Type of Governor
Headteacher

Term of Office

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Samantha Starling

Date of Appointment
25.11.14

Type of Governor
Staff

Term of Office
25.11.18

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

James Dawson

Date of Appointment
25.2.17

Type of Governor
Authority

Term of Office
25.2.21

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
Yes - Granby and Kensington Junior

Samantha Wilson

Date of Appointment
19.9.17

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
19.9.21

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Amy Nuttall - Vice chair

Date of Appointment
03.10.16

Type of Governor
Co-Opted

Term of Office
02.11.20

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
Yes - Chaucer Infant School

James Stevenson

Date of Appointment
01.11.16

Type of Governor
Parent

Term of Office
31.10.20

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Glennice Birkin

Date of Appointment
23.3.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
23.3.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
Yes - Granby Junior

Wendy Disley

Date of Appointment
26.09.16

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
25.09.20

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Alison RedfeRN - VICE CHAIR

Date of Appointment
7.12.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
6.12.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Keith Forrest

Date of Appointment
29.11.2017

Type of Governor
Parent

Term of Office
29.11.2021

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Members stepped down in the last 12 months

Jackie Smith

Date of Appointment
23.3.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
23.3.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Date Stepped Down
1.7.15

Louis Booth

Date of Appointment
23.3.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
23.3.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Date Stepped Down
22.9.15

Nusrat Sohail

Date of Appointment
7.12.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
6.12.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Robert Webb

Date of Appointment
25.11.14

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
25.11.18

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Helen Esam

Date of Appointment
23.3.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
23.3.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Michelle Edwards

Date of Appointment
23.3.15

Type of Governor
Co-opted

Term of Office
23.3.19

Appointed By
Governing Body

Any Business Interests to declare
No

Any relationship to school staff
No

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions
No

Governors are expected to attend full governing body meetings termly and also to participate in one of the committees that feed into the main governing body. We currently have 2 committees:

1. Resource Management Committee

- Focussing on finance and the leadership and management of the school

Members: Mrs Wilson, Councillor Dawson, Mr Smith

2. Teaching and Learning Committee - Focus on the curriculum, standards and the safety and well being of our children

Member  Councillor Birkin, Mrs Sam Starling, Mrs Amy Nuttall, Mrs Wendy Disley

 The Governing Body adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum, Performance Management and Pay Policy.

Governors have a link to a specific area of school.  This is dependent upon the school's priorities for each year.  For this academic year they are as follows:

Safeguarding & SEN Mrs Amy Nuttall

Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Mrs Wendy Disley

Pupil Premium  Mrs Wendy Disley

Teaching and Learning   Councillor Birkin, Mrs Nuttall, Mrs Starling, Mrs Disley

These governors focus on the 5 areas for School Improvement:

  1. Continue to move all teaching to outstanding
  2. Continue to improve progress in writing with a focus on disadvantaged children
  3. Continue to improve progress in Mathematic with a focus on girls
  4. To narrow the gap in Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar for disadvantaged children
  5. To develop a Mastery approach for the more able

These governors are kept fully informed about the above issues and these are reported back to the full governing body.

The Governing Body are very proud of the achievements of the school and believe that along with the Headteacher, staff, pupils and parents we are working to ensure all children fulfil their potential and become lifelong learners.

Mr Jason Smith, Chair of Governors

Please contact Jason or any Governor via Chaucer Junior School, Cranmer Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JH 01159324387

Please open the pdf attachment below to view the school's Governor's Handbook.