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Governance Statement

Writtle Junior School Governance Statement and Register of Governors’ Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Writtle Junior School 

July 2016 (rev. September 2016)

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of the Perfect Primary School Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Writtle Junior School Governing Body during the last twelve month period September 2015 to July 2016

Governor Category Date of Appointment Term of Office Date stepped down - if applicable By whom appointed

Michelle Kirby




  Parent Election
Ash Ahmed Parent 06/03/2013 06/03/2017


Parent Election
Vacancy Parent       Parent Election
Martin Berry Co-opted 31/08/2012 31/08/2016


Governing Body

Nic Adams








Parent election

Governing Body

Joan Gentle Co-opted 08/07/2013


  Governing Body
Julie Greenhill (Staff) Staff 11/11/2013 11/11/2017   Governing Body
Jackie Johnson Co-opted 10/06/2015 10/06/2019   Governing Body
Stuart Lambert (Staff)


15/06/2015 15/06/2019   Governing Body

Ralph Bray





Local Authority

Lynne Oscroft





Governing body

Nick Taylor (HT) Staff (HT) Duration of Headship Ex Officio


School Governors - Committees to which they belong, attendance record and number of Courses attended for 2 year period - September 2014 to July 2016

Governors, commitees to which they belong and attendance record - n/a not on that committee Full governing body - 8 meetings Finance & Premises Committee - 7 meetings Curriculum Committee - 6 meetings Pay & Personnel Committee - 9 meetings Number of CPD - Cources / Conferences attended
Nic Adams

Chair 8/8

n/a 6/6 9/9

1 conference, 1 course

Ash Ahmed 4/7 2/6 n/a n/a  0
Martin Berry 2/4 n/a n/a 3/8 1 course
Ralph Berry Chair 8/8 Chair 7/7 6/6  n/a 2 courses
Joan Gentle 8/8 6/6 n/a 8/8 2 courses
Julie Greenhill (staff) 8/8  6/7 n/a n/a Staff - separately listed 
Jackie Johnson 5/8 3/6  Chair 6/6 n/a 1 conference, 2 courses
Stuart Lamber (staff) 7/8 n/a 6/6 n/a Staff - separately listed
Lynne Oscroft  5/7 6/7 n/a Chair 9/9 3 courses
Michelle Kirby 4/4 n/a n/a 1/1 Induction course
Kevin Marten 3/4 0/1 n/a n/a Induction course
Nick Taylor (Staff HT) 8/8  7/7 6/6 9/9  Staff - separately listed


Register of relevant business and pecuniary Interests during the last twelve month period September 2015 to July 2016

  Relevant business and pecuniary Interests Governance roles in other Educational Institutions Relevant material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff
Nic Adams None None None
Ash Ahmed None None None
Martin Berry None None None
Ralph Bray None Governor Writtle Infant School None
Joan Gentle None Governor Writtle Infant School None
Julie Greenhill Member of Staff None Hunsaband tenders for building works
Jackie Johnson None None None
Stuart Lambert Member of Staff None None
Lynne Oscroft None Governor Writtle Infant School None
Michelle Kirby None None None
Kevin Marten None None None
Nick Taylor (HT) Member of Staff Governor of Frobisher Primary School Sister-in-law's firm occasionally tenders for electrical contracts


Note: - Governance arrangements should include at least the following information: 

• The structure and remit of the governing body and any committees, and the full names of the chair of each; 

• For each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months: their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government), 

• Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including: governance roles in other educational institutions; 

• Any relevant material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives); and 

• Their attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

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