School governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups with around 300,000 contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at more than 30,000 schools.

Our Governing Body works hard to ensure the best for the children.

School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in charge of planning the school’s future direction and can thereby help raise the standards of pupil achievement. Governors are also accountable to parents and their wider community for the performance of the school.

There are three core functions of a governing body, as reflected in Ofsted’s inspection:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met;
  • Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation; and
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

They are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving the school budget; and appointing the headteacher.

Governing bodies meet at least three times a year and usually rely on committees to advise their decisions. Committees may address issues such as staffing, finance, curriculum and premises. Further information can be found here.

As from September 2014 Holt Farm Junior School became part of a Multi-Academy Trust known as South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT). The Multi-Academy Trust has its own Board of Directors. Holt Farm Junior School has its own Local Governing Body, which includes parent governors.

The Local Governing Body 

Mrs Wass Head of School 
Paul Taylor Chair of Governors/Community
Sally Claydon Vice Chair/Sponsor Governor
Miss Ayers Staff Governor 
Mr Eede Staff Governor 
David Struthers Community Governor 
Angela Law Sponsor Governor
Kelly Elvin Parent Governor
Ros Allen Sponsor Governor 
Rosemary Waddell  Clerk


Chair  - Paul Taylor
Vice Chair- Sally Claydon
Safeguarding/ Attendance/ Online Safety -  Ros Allen
SEN/ Inclusion(including Pupil Premium) -  Paul Taylor
Teaching & Learning/ Assessment -   Sally Claydon  

Behaviour- David Struthers  

Curriculum -  (Maths, English, SMSC, British Values) Angela Law 
Pupil and Parent Voice- Sally Claydon
Health & Safety -  Paul Taylor 

Physical Education/ Sports Premium Kelly Elvin

Please click to link to see the Governance Handbook 



LGB Meeting Dates

Pay Committee Meeting Dates

27.09.17 at 4pm


18.10.17 at 4pm

18.10.17 at 3.30pm

07.02.18 at 4pm


28.03.17 at 4pm

28.03.17 at 3.30pm

23.05.17 at 4pm


27.06.17 at 4pm