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 school 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 school 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 school, 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 for the improvement of the school; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school; and hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all school personnel to ensure that every one of our children has access to an enriched education and to all the opportunities that they deserve.
The priorities for school improvement, this academic year, are as follows:
- To further improve provision for middle attaining pupils and gender gaps in Maths.
- To review the current curriculum and develop subject leadership to secure excellent outcomes across all subjects.
- To improve attainment at the end of KS2 in Spelling and to ensure that it is in line or above the National Average.
- To improve handwriting across the whole school so that all children are able to write legibly in a cursive style with fluency and speed.
- To review and strengthen the IT strategy across the Academy.
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.
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Mrs Michelle Sills – Chair of Governors
Mrs Sharon Wood
Mrs Beth Hunter
Mrs Annette Satterley
Ms Helen Carey
Mrs Bibiana Sokal-Green
Mrs Jo Bird
Ms Pat Clarke
Mrs Heather Hallam
Rev Wendy Murphy
Ms Lynne Thompson (Vice-Chair)
Mr Duncan Patchett
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 2019/2020|
|Jo Bird||Community||08/02/2020||4 years||Provides music tuition at The Carlton Infant Academy||None||4/4|
|Helen Carey||Parent||15/11/2019||4 years||None||None||2/3|
|Patricia Clarke||Community||01/04/2019||4 years||None||None||3/4|
|Kellyann Greening||Parent||15/11/19 - Resigned with effect from 04/05/20||4 years||None||None||2/3|
|Heather Hallam||Community||14/11/2017||4 years||Works as an MDSA at this school||None||2/4|
|Beth Hunter||Staff||03/11/2017||4 years||None||None||3/4|
|Martin Kerry||Community||24/06/2019||4 years||None||None||3/4|
|Wendy Murphy||Community||26/01/2017||4 years||None||None||1/4|
|Duncan Patchett||Associate||07/10/2017||4 years||None||None||3/4|
|Annette Satterley||Staff||01/09/2018||4 years||None||None||4/4|
|Michelle Sills||Community||19/05/2020||4 years||Provides PPA cover & runs an after-school Dance Club at this school||Sits on the Redhill Academy Trust Executive Board||3/4|
|Bibiana Sokal-Green||Parent||15/11/2019||4 years||None||None||3/3|
|Lynne Thompson||Community||27/09/2016||4 years||None||Parent governor at The Carlton Academy||3/4|
|Sharon Wood||Staff Headteacher||01/09/2019 - ex-officio||n/a||None||None||4/4|