Here at Dereham Junior Academy, we are very proud of our children, families and staff who all work as a team to make sure we put our children at the centre of all that what we do.
Following a period where there was a Transition Board overseeing the work of Governance at the school, we are now working hard to establish a new Local Governing Board who can effectively support the Headteacher, staff and children at the school. We feel it important that you know as much as possible about how our Governing Board works as we work with DNEAT to fill remaining vacancies we have.
At the heart of our Governance are the children of Dereham Junior Academy with our collective aim of making a positive difference to the lives of our pupils in order for them to flourish emotionally, socially and academically; leaving us with the knowledge, skills and attributes to have a ‘life better than they ever dreamed of’. This is linked to our 3 core expectations in school of ‘Be Respecful, Be Safe, Be Ready’.
We hope that you find this information useful.
Interim Chair of Governors
|Governor||Chair||Term Start||Term End||Resignation Date||Governor Type||Appointed by||Declaration of Pecuniary or Personal Interest||No. of Full LGB Meetings Attended 2016 - 2017|
|David Lennard Jones||Yes||08-May-17||07-May-21||Appointed (IEB)||DNEAT||Improvement Consultant appointed by DNEAT
Governor at The Bishop's CofE Primary Academy
|Jan Pierson||08-May-17||07-May-21||Appointed (IEB)||DNEAT||Governor Improvement Associate, DNEAT
Governor at Kessingland CofE Primary School & Carbrook CofE Primary School
|Mary-Jane Edwards||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Appointed (IEB)||DNEAT||Academies Group Executive Principal, DNEAT Governor at Cromer Junior School||5/5 (IEB)|
|Sally Theakston||01-Nov-15||31-Oct-19||Appointed||DNEAT||Governor at Dereham CofE Infant & Nursery School||4/5|
|Susan Bateman||01-Feb-17||31-Jan-21||Parent||Parent Election||None||2/2|
|Rebecca Bunkle||17-Dec-15||16-Dec-19||Staff||Staff Election||Staff Member||5/5|
|Simon Dack||Deputy Headteacher||1/1 (LGB) & 5/5 (IEB)|
|Rebecca Ashley||Clerk||Employed by Educator Solutions|
|Anna Brett||01-Nov-15||31-Oct-19||06-Sep-16||Appointed||DNEAT||Wymondham Cluster Extended Schools Co-ordinator||N/A|
|Colin Nicol||01-Nov-15||31-Oct-19||21-Apr-17||Appointed||DNEAT||Owner of Dereham Glass Company||3/5|
|Derek Williams||01-Feb-17||31-Jan-21||05-May-17||Parent||Parent Election||Governor at Dereham CofE Infant & Nursery School||2/2|
|Governor||Term Start||Term End||Resig-
|Governor Type||Appointed by||Declaration of Pecuniary or Personal Interest||% of Full LGB Meetings Attended 2015 - 2016|
|Anna Brett||01-Nov-15||31-Oct-19||Appointed||DNEAT||Wymondham Cluster Extended Schools Co-ordinator.||100%|
|Rebecca Bunkle||17-Dec-15||16-Dec-19||Staff||Staff Election||Staff member||100%|
|Colin Nicol (Chair)||01-Nov-15||31-Oct-19||Appointed||DNEAT||Owner of Dereham Glass Company||80%|
|Sally Theakston||01-Nov-15||31-Oct-19||Appointed||DNEAT||Governor at Church First School||80%|
|Neil Toplis||Headteacher||Ex Officio||80%|
|Jane Jackson||Clerk||School Secretary at Garvestone Primary School. Clerk to Dereham Cluster and for schools within the Cluster.|