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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

 

On behalf of my fellow governors, a warm welcome to our new pupils, their parents and carers. A warm welcome also to all returning children and their families! We look forward to sharing the upcoming school year with you all.

 

Emmanuel Junior Academy is a church school with strong Anglican and Methodist roots, and a founder member of DSAT, the Diocese of Sheffield Academies Trust. DSAT supports no fewer than 13 academies in Sheffield and Rotherham. Amongst other benefits, all headteachers and teaching staff share experiences and learn from one another. Visits by each headteacher to each of the other academies take place regularly. We share in other ways, for example by evaluating aspects of each other's modes of teaching as a means of sharing best practice. 

 

As a DSAT member, Emmanuel has addressed the challenge of what it means to be a school characterised by Christian Distinctiveness. One model developed by the Diocesan Board of Education, encourages children and teaching staff to :

 

enquire into belief

encounter Christianity

engage with scripture

experience prayer

explore church

 

Our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) in 2015 deemed Emmanuel Junior Academy to be a 'Good' school, and we are very proud of this outcome: it speaks highly of the Christian ethos consciously promoted and lived out in our school by its teachers, children and governors.

 

We have made major investments in computing equipment, new books for our library, new furniture for the classrooms and a complete renovation of the hall. As an outward-facing school, the school and Governors are always looking for more ways to support the learning of our children and move forward in improvements. 

 

Our Executive Headteacher, Mrs Alison Adair, has overall responsibility for the school but delegates many aspects of the day-to-day running of the academy to Miss Jenny Birks and her Senior Leadership Team, with their work being strongly supported by the Governing Body.

 

We wish you a fulfilling and successful time here at Emmanuel Junior Academy!

 

Anne Camm

Chairperson

Governing Body Membership

 

Category

Name

Start Date

Expiry Date

Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor

Mrs Anne Camm

September 2018

September 2019

Vice Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor

Mrs Laraine Shaw

September 2018

September 2019

Executive Headteacher

Mrs Alison Adair

April 2019

Not applicable

Head of School

Miss Jenny Birks

April 2019

Not applicable

Clerk

Mrs Dale Shaw

 

 

Not applicable

Staff

 

 

 

Co-opted

Ms Lisa Gadd-Speakman

 

April 2019

Parent

Ms Laura Green

 

 

Foundation Governor

Rev. Mike Healey (Ex-officio as Parish Vicar at Emmanuel Church)

 

 

Foundation Governor

Mrs Joanne Duke

 

 

Foundation Governor

Mrs Fiona Lewin

 

 

The roles of both Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the full Governing Body on an annual basis.

 

Governing Body Committees

 

There are two main Committees drawn up from members of the Governing Body. A description of the committees along with the members are detailed below:

 

Finance and Premises Committee

 

The committee meets at least once per term. A full set of terms of reference covering the committee are in place, some items covered within the committee are as follows:

  • To ensure the proper and efficient management of all money available to the school.
  • To review the financial management policy and additional policies eg charges and remission, letting charges, data protection policy etc.
  • To receive the outcomes of financial reviews
  • To monitor expenditure against the school budget on a termly basis
  • To support the aims and ethos of the school, focusing on the quality and needs of all staff employed by the school.
  • To support the aims and ethos of the school focusing on the quality and extent of the provision of premises and equipment.

 

Membership of the Committee:

Alison Adair

Jenny Birks

Mike Healey (Chair)

Laraine Shaw

Lisa Gadd- Speakman

Julie Dunstan (School business manager)

 

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

 

The committee meets at least once per term. A full set of terms of reference covering the committee are in place, some items covered within the committee are as follows:

  • Establish, and keep under review, in consultation with the Executive Head and Head of School, the school’s staffing structure and ensure that any necessary consultation takes place before and amendments are approved.
  • To support the aims and ethos of the school, focusing on the quality and breadth of teaching and learning.
  • To contribute to the review of the SEF in those sections relevant to the work of the committee
  • To monitor standards of progress in all areas of the school’s work relating to children and their learning.
  • To work closely with the Executive Head and Head of School in preparing the Developing Excellence Plan and to approve the priorities for development.

 

Membership of the Committee:

Alison Adair

Jenny Birks

Laura Green (Chair

Anne Camm

Joanne Duke

Fiona Lewin

 

 

Governors with Specific Responsibilities:

 

There are a number of specific responsibilities linked to Governors and these are as follows:

Safeguarding Governor – Anne Camm

Health & Safety Governor – Jenny Birks

Pupil Premium Governor – Anne Camm

Looked After Children Governor – Anne Camm

Sports Premium Governor – Joanne Duke

SEND Governor – Fiona Lewin

Literacy Governor – Laraine Shaw

Maths Governor - Laura Green

Cross Curricular & Visits Governor – Joanne Duke

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