The Diocese of Norwich Education and Academy Trust has appointed a Transition Board to undertake the work of the governing body and support the school moving forward. The Board is made up of three people who are all very experienced in supporting schools to improve outcomes for children.
|David Lennard Jones||Transition board Chair|
|Jan Pierson||Transition board member|
|Simon Morley||Transition board member||Academy Group Executive Principal (AGEP)|
The board will be working with a group of other governors who it is hoped will be willing to be appointed by the trust as a local governing body for the school. The plan is that the transition board will work with this group and when the time is right will hand over to them and the transition board will be dissolved.
In the meantime, the transition board will be working with staff to support and challenge. The shared aim is to make Dereham Junior Academy the best school that it can be.
Telephone: 01603 882329
Please contact the Chair of Governors Mr David Lennard Jones, via the School Office.
As well as Full Governing Body Meetings, the Governors also hold Resources and Standards Committee meetings, all Governors are members of all committees.
Governance Statement January 2016
In accordance with the Governments’ requirements for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Dereham Church of England Junior Academy School Governing Body are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the budget is well spent.
The Governing Body of Dereham Church of England Junior Academy was re- constituted following the Academies conversion under the Sponsorship of the Norwich Diocesan Board (DNEAT). The membership of the governing body is made up 2 staff governors, including the Headteacher, 2 Parent Governors and 6 Trust Governors. The Trust Governors are appointed by DNEAT and are people, who in the opinion of DNEAT, have the skills and commitment to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school: on the governing body there are representatives from the local community, including the Rector from St Nicholas Church and a number of people with a range of experience in business. The full Governing Body meets regularly each term and others, such as pupil discipline and staffing matters, meet as required.
Attendance record of governors
Governors regularly attend the meetings and throughout the year all meetings have been quorate- thus allowing legal decisions to be made.
Review of impact of the Governing Body
The work of the previous governing body had been focused around the school’s decision to join DNEAT and the work that involved. This now is a reality and the current governing body will review the impact of its current work at the end of this school year.
|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.|