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 are as follows:

  1. To further improve provision for middle attaining pupils and gender gaps in Maths.
  2. To review the current curriculum and develop subject leadership to secure excellent outcomes across all subjects.
  3. To improve attainment at the end of KS2 in Spelling and to ensure that it is in line or above the National Average.
  4. To improve handwriting across the whole school so that all children are able to write legibly in a cursive style with fluency and speed.
  5. 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.

Best regards

Michelle Sills


Trust level documents, please click here.


Mrs Michelle Sills – Chair of Governors

Staff Headteacher

Mrs Sharon Wood

Staff Governors

Mrs Beth Hunter

Mrs Annette Satterley

Parent Governors

Mrs Joanne Bird

Ms Helen Carey

Miss Kellyann Greening

Mrs Bibiana Sokal-Green


Ms Pat Clarke

Mrs Heather Hallam

Martin Kerry

Rev Wendy Murphy

Ms Lynne Thompson (Vice-Chair)

Associate Governor

Mr Duncan Patchett

Further information on the governors, terms of office, monitoring links etc can be found below:

Governors’ Membership & Attendance 2018 19

Governor Membership 2019 20

NameHow appointedDate of appointment or last reappointmentTerm of officeBusiness/pecuniary interests declaredGovernance roles in other educational institutionsAttendance 2018/2019Attendance 2019/2020
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