The Governors of Cromer Junior School

Mr John Simpson                       Local Authority Governor, Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance

Mr Whilhelm de Neve              Headteacher

Mr Dan Fisher                             Parent Governor, Vice-Chair and Chair of Curriculum and Assessment

Mrs Amy Thompson                  Staff Governor

Mr Adrian Woods                      Parent Governor, Chair of Health & Safety

Mr John Sansby                          Co-Opted Governor, Chair of Personnel

Mr Peter Drinkwater                   Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Mary-Jane Edwards             Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Hilary Cox                              Associate Governor

 No Governor has any pecuniary interests in the school.
All Governors can be contacted via the School Office

The Clerk to the Governors is the School Secretary

  1. The Governing Body is now made up of Parent Governors, Co-Opted Governors, Staff Governors, a Local Authority Governor and an Associate Governor, there being nine in total.  The full Governing Body meets six times a year (generally each half term), with smaller groups of Governors meeting on other occasions to consider financial, personnel, curriculum and health and safety matters. The results of the deliberations of these smaller groups are presented to the full Governing Body for approval.
  2. Much of the work this year has been concentrated on the continuing efforts being made to improve SATs. We have benefited from presentations by Subject Leaders and from other teachers with particular responsibilities as well as being able to experience “classes in action”. Governors visit school to monitor teaching and learning.
  3. Particular attention has been given to the scrutiny of actual and proposed spending of the Pupil Premium to achieve the best outcomes.
  4. A great deal of time has been spent considering the ever-changing landscape with regards to academisation and partnerships. The governing body and school leadership team have worked to build strong collaboration with Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School.
  5. The Autism Base continues to work at capacity, and a measure of its effectiveness is the number of visits being made by other schools to see it operating.
  6. Governors have encouraged staff visits and exchanges with other schools from which some useful innovations have been introduced. There has also been significant work in improving transition arrangements both from Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School and to Cromer Academy.
  7. Potential future pupil numbers are increasing in the immediate term but this trend may not continue. The consequences for accommodation are complex. It is likely that the ICT suite will be re-commissioned as a classroom.
  8. The School Community has done much to enrich opportunities (Broadening Horizons) for pupils, from  better equipment in the playground, electronic information displays, visits, clubs (including breakfast and after school clubs – now operating at near to capacity), sporting activities to participation in wider town and district activities.
  9. The school’s curriculum, whilst following the National Curriculum, has been reorganized. Individual subjects now have greater emphasis in topic work. Subject leaders are seen as ‘champions’ of their subjects, working closely with each other to maintain a sense of cohesion. This has been evident from monitoring visits.
  10. At the end of the summer term the Headteacher was able to report enhanced SATs results.
  11. The Governors continue to work to assist, challenge and promote the ethos of Cromer Junior School, (Broadening Horizons).

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