Welcome from the Chair
Dear Parents and Friends,
At the Carlton Junior Academy, Governors, staff, parents and children work together in a happy, creative and high attaining environment; with our core values of excellence, determination, respect, relationships and responsibility underpinning everything that we do.
The Governing Body is involved with our academy at every level. This includes finance, safeguarding, premises management and staff appointments. As Governors, we consider our most important role to be the safety, welfare and education of our pupils.
The children in our academy achieve high standards across the curriculum. We are justifiably very proud of them and would like to thank the parents who encourage and support their children so admirably. In a good academy, such as ours, parents take a great interest in their child’s learning and development so together “We Grow Greatness.”
Governors are appointed to ensure that objectives are met, and that future planning is both visionary and realistic. We provide strategic direction and ensure the clarity of vision and ethos needed for the improvement of the academy; we monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the academy; we hold the leaders to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff; we ensure that the academy fulfills its statutory duties, for example under the Equality Act 2010, and other duties for example in relation to the ‘Prevent’ duty and safeguarding; and we oversee the financial performance of the academy making sure that the money is well spent including the pupil premium.
We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all academy personnel to ensure that every one of our children has access to an enriched education and to all the opportunities that they deserve to prepare them for the next stage of their education.
The priorities for academy improvement, this academic year, are as follows:
- In response to the impact of Covid-19, continue to diminish the differences in achievement between disadvantaged pupils and others across all the year groups in Maths, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling and Reading.
- Continue to develop teaching of systematic Phonics for targeted pupils, particularly Year 3 pupils.
- Embed strategies to support memory and recall.
- Following the pandemic, refresh and relaunch a high-quality comprehensive curriculum for personal development including embedding ‘seeds to success’ (Redhill Academy Trust Pledges) and reintroducing the wider curriculum offer.
- Improve attendance and punctuality.
Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matter further, I can be reached via the school office.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the school year.
For information about governance in the Redhill Academy Trust, please click here.
For the Trust’s financial information, please click here
Our governors at TCJA:
Mrs Michelle Sills – Chair of Governors
Mrs Sharon Wood
Mrs Beth Hunter
Mrs Annette Satterley
Ms Pat Clarke
Mrs Heather Hallam
Rev Wendy Murphy
Ms Lynne Thompson (Vice-Chair)
Further information on the governors can be found below:
|Name||How appointed||Date of appointment or last reappointment||Term of office||Business/pecuniary interests declared||Governance roles in other educational institutions||Attendance 2021/2022||Attendance 2022/2023|
|Vanessa Alhinho||Parent||28/01/2021 Resigned from Local Academy Board on 2 Oct 2023||4 years||None||None||3/6||1/4|
|Patricia Clarke||Community||01/04/2023||4 years||None||None||4/6||2/4|
|Heather Hallam||Community||14/11/2021||4 years||None||None||1/6||3/4|
|Beth Hunter||Staff||03/11/2021||4 years||None||None||6/6||1/4|
|Martin Kerry||Community||24/06/2023||4 years||None||None||5/6||4/4|
|Wendy Murphy||Community||26/01/2021||4 years||None||None||2/6||0/4|
|Annette Satterley||Staff||01/09/2022||4 years||None||None||4/6||2/4|
|Michelle Sills||Community||19/05/2020||4 years||Provides PPA cover & runs an after-school Dance Club at this school||None||4/6||4/4|
|Bibiana Sokal-Green||Parent||15/11/2019 Term of office ended on 14 Nov 2023||4 years||None||None||4/6||3/4|
|Lynne Thompson||Community||27/09/2020||4 years||None||None||4/6||3/4|
|Sharon Wood||Staff Headteacher||01/09/2019 - ex-officio||n/a||None||None||6/6||4/4|