Role of the Junior Governors

The role of Junior Governors is to act as the House of Lords, with the School Council acting as the House of Commons. Key ideas and plans are put forward to the Junior Governors to discuss further with the headteacher, Mr Goodwin.

In addition to this, the Junior Governors attend a range of local and national events. Over recent years, the Junior Governors have compared at our Carol Services, Christingle Service and Harvest Festivals. Our Junior Governors have also attended the Sir Richard Hotham Memorial and the Commonwealth Service which is held at Westminster Abbey.

Election of Junior Governors

At the start of their time in Year 6, pupils spend the week deepening their understanding of British Values with a key focus on democracy. After learning more about the role of the Junior Governor, pupils create their own speeches before being elected to present their speeches to the whole school. Ballet boxes are then set out in the hall and each child and member of staff has the opportunity to vote for their chosen governors.

In September 2019, we held elections for our new Junior Governors. We had 6 candidates, all of whom put forward their proposals during a special Collective Worship. After the candidates put forward their proposals, members of the school community come together to vote.