Academy Governance


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.

Our Local Governing Body works alongside DNEAT and, through constructive challenge and support, we fulfil three core functions:

  • provide clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent
  • hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

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, and to leave us with the knowledge, skills and attributes to have a ‘life better than they ever dreamed of’. This is linked to our three core expectations in school of ‘Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Ready’.

We hope that you find this information useful.

Jaime Mallett
Chair of Governors

Jaime Mallett - Trust Appointed Governor and Chair of Governors

Kelly Scott - Headteacher

Mike Ball - Trust Appointed Governor and Vice Chair of Governors

Rev. Paul Cubitt - Trust Appointed Governor

Roland Wunderle - Trust Appointed Governor

Christina Bodiam - Staff Governor

Grant King - Parent Governor

Gemma Starling - Trust Appointed Governor

Vacancy - Trust Appointed Governor

Vacancy - Parent Governor