Governors

Welcome to the CHJS Governor page. Below is some information about the role of the school governor and an opportunity to learn a little more about the people who volunteer to fulfil these roles.

Governors are appointed, elected or co-opted for a fixed term. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from staff, parents, the community and members nominated by the local authority. The Headteacher is also a Governor.

A full governing body (FGB) meeting is held every half term in school. In addition, governors volunteer for an area of focus: including resources, curriculum and pay and personnel. Additional meetings and working groups around these areas occur throughout the year. Governors also complete school visits with specific focuses, meeting staff, children and seeing the school ‘in action’.

Resources: oversee finance, buildings, grounds, and health and safety

Curriculum: meet to discuss aspects of what is taught in school, performance and progress

Pay & Personnel: meet to discuss staffing

The work of the Governors includes the appointment of staff, overseeing the curriculum policies of the school, admission of pupils to the school, setting and monitoring the school’s budget, contributing to the School Improvement Plan and monitoring the overall effectiveness of the school.

The purpose of having a Governing Body is to:

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement;
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement;
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice;
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community;
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does;
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review;
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher and staff but; not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

CHJS positively encourages communication between the Governing Body, the parents and community that we serve. Parents are welcome to contact a governor directly and their contact details are held by the school office; additionally, parent governors can often be found on the playground at school at the start and end of the school day and are happy to be approached.

The Governing Body 

Below are the details of each Governor including date of appointment, term of office, responsibility, committee attendance and a record of any business and financial interest.

Mr Russell Collier
LEA Governor
Term of Office 04/11/2018 – 3/11/2022
Chair of Governing Body, Safeguarding Governor, Resources area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mr Jason Morris
Co-opted Parent Governor
Term of Office 4/1/2018 – 3/1/2022
Vice chair of Governing Body, Curriculum area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mrs Terri Howell
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office 20/5/19 – 19/5/2023
Training Liaison Governor, Resources and Pay & Personnel area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Miss Cheryl Millington
Co-opted Governor staff and Deputy/Co Headteacher
Term of Office 20/5/19 – 19/5/2023
Resources area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mrs Claire Brightmore
Parent Governor
Term of Office 4/1/2018 – 3/1/2022
Curriculum area of focus, SEN and Inclusion Governor
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mr Lee Chambers
Parent Governor
Term of Office 8/11/2015 – 7/11/2019
Curriculum area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mr David Currie
Parent Governor
Term of Office 6/11/2017 – 5/11/2021
Pay & Personnel and Curriculum areas of focus, Pupil premium focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Miss Alison Russell
Head Teacher
Term of Office n/a
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mrs Claire Watson
Staff Governor
Term of Office 12/11/2018 – 11/11/2022
Curriculum area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mr Rory Wilkinson
Staff Governor
Term of Office 12/11/2018 – 11/11/2022
Resource area of focus
Pecuniary Interests none declared

Mrs Debbie Clark
Clerk to the Governors

How to Contact the Governing Body

The governors can be contacted via the clerk to the Governors, Mrs Debbie Clark, who works in the school office on 01329 664451.

Letters should be addressed to the Chair of Governors in a sealed envelope for Mrs Clark to deliver.