Governance at Emmanuel Junior Academy

As Governors, we are proud of our school and proud to be part of the Diocese of Sheffield Academies Trust. The children work hard and are very well behaved, but they are also recognised as being individuals and given plenty of opportunities to have fun; the teaching staff put in a huge number of hours into preparing and delivering lessons while also giving the children the care and attention they need; and the other staff ensure  that everything runs smoothly (and deal with the lunchtime grazed knees!).

OFSTED 2018 praised the work of Governors:

'Governors make a positive contribution to the school’s leadership and management. They are focused on pupils   achieving the best   possible outcomes. Governors work in partnership with the headteacher to identify the main areas for improvement'. 

  • The Local Governing Body and DSAT Trustees work together to ensure Emmanuel Junior Academy achieves the highest standards possible and continually improves.
  • More information regarding accountability and the areas delegated to be the responsibility of the Local Governing Body by DSAT is outlined here CLICK HERE
  • To find out more about the DSAT Board of Directors and Trustees please CLICK HERE
  • For a copy of the pecuniary interests of the Governing Body CLICK HERE
  • For full details of all the governors please CLICK HERE

How we work?

The full Local Governing Body (LGB) meet every term and carry out statutory roles, discussing school improvement issues, focused on the quality of education the school provides and the impact of their work. They hold leaders to account for the progress that children make.

The Strategic Group also meet termly and agree agenda's and deal with statutory business items, freeing up as much time for the full LGB to discuss core business linked to learning and wellbeing.

We have two Link Governor Groups: LGG1 Quality of Education and LGG2 Inclusion.

We have a Safeguarding Link Governor who meets the Head of School at least termly.

For full details of our work CLICK HERE for our Terms of Reference   


Chair of GovernorsMrs Laraine Shaw
Vice Chair of GovernorsMrs Gill Daly and Mr Chris Ellis
Trust Governors

Mrs Gill Daly

Mrs Bev Nicholson

Mr Dan Morrell (A representative of the Church)

Staff GovernorMr Mike Laycock
Parent Governors

Mr Chris Ellis

Mrs Helen Gray


Mr Adam Cornes (Head of School)

Mrs Mo Andrews (Executive Headteacher)

Clerk to the GovernorsMrs Mary Gibson (IPC Services)

Financial Information

Trust Financial Information can be found here CLICK HERE

Academies are required to publish certain information, including whether a member of staff earns more than £100,000 per annum. Currently, no members of staff at Emmanuel Junior Academy fulfil these criteria.

Full information of the School's Financial Benchmarking can be found if you CLICK HERE

For more information about our Local Governing Body, click on the links below:

 To see our Calendar of meetings for the year please CLICK HERE

Our Terms of Reference CLICK HERE

All about the role of a member of the Governing Body CLICK HERE