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Woodbridge Junior School

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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Welcome to the Woodbridge governors page, this page will tell you who the governors are and broadly what their roles are. At Woodbridge governors play an active part in ensuring the success of the school. Each governor is linked to a school priority and some also have responsibility for overseeing other areas such as safeguarding and recruitment.


Who are we?


The governing body of Woodbridge Junior School is made up of a collection of people which includes the schools Head Teacher, elected members of school staff, elected parents and selected representatives from the local community. Every governor fills a declaration of interest form in, these are held in school.


What do we do at Woodbridge Junior School?


We have some big responsibilities, making important decisions for the school. This involves things like looking at how the school spends its annual budget, ensuring the school meets the requirements of the national curriculum, setting targets and monitoring achievements. We are also involved in things like staffing decisions and ensuring that the school premises are well maintained. As well as these, overall, we aim to do whatever we can to be supportive of the school, its staff and all of the pupils. There are no sub-committees so voting rights for committees do not apply.


How are we chosen?

Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school, school staff governors are elected by their colleagues and community representatives may be chosen by the rest of the governing body. Terms of office are usually four years. 


Where do we meet ? 

Meetings take place at the school, in the evenings. 


When do we meet?

We have four full governor board meetings a year as we do not have committee meetings. Individual governors also visit the school throughout the year. 


How can you get your ideas across to us?

If you have any ideas for the Governors, please email the Clerk to Governors Jasmine Daulton-Clarke - or You can find out more about becoming a Governor by visiting the Derbyshire County Council Governor page.


The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:


  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher


The governing body is made up of:


  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • community governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)


If you would like to ask the governors a question or contact them please send an e-mail to or  


Meet the Governors 

Select a name to read their bio