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A message from the Governors.


Joseph Turner is a great place to be. We pride ourselves on having a very calm and purposeful learning environment. We are very focused on our school improvement with specific developments being thoroughly implemented and established.


We were delighted that OFSTED 2014 acknowledged all of our improvements and it was a true reflection of where we were. The staff and governors have used the Ofsted report as a benchmark from which to work. Our ultimate aim is to improve our ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.

The quality of teaching and learning to further improve progress and standards is central to our further development. The staff team is very carefully appointed to strengthen and enhance the current expertise and experiences. Only the best will do!


The children are a credit to their families and us and we are extremely proud of them for their individual contributions to the life of the school.


The Governing Body consists of:


  • 2 parent governors - Mr K Williams and Vacancy
  • 1 local authority governor - Mrs J Poxon (Chair of Governors)
  • 1 staff governor - currently vacant, but the advertisement process will begin shortly.  
  • 1 head teacher - Mr R Workman
  • 6 Co-opted governors - Mrs M Baines, Mrs S Carter, Mrs M Hands,                                                                    Mr S Walker, Miss S Ward, Mr L Wellings


Full Governing Body - 28th Sept '16, 13th Dec '16, 29th March '17 and 19th July '17


Curriculum and Standards Committee - 23rd Nov '16, 25th Jan '17 and 12th July '17


Finance and Staffing Committee - 7th Dec '16, 22nd March '17 and 21st June '17


Health and Safety Committee -  2nd Dec '16, 1st March '17 and 7th June '17


Special Responsibility Governors


Safeguarding / Child Protection - Mrs J Poxon (Chair)

Health and Safety - Mr L Wellings

Attendance - Mrs M Baines

SEN - Miss S Ward

Teaching and Learning - Mrs M Hands

EYFS - Mrs S Carter

Training and development - Mrs J Poxon (Chair)

Appraisal Governors - Mrs J Poxon, Mr L Wellings and Miss S Ward



We would welcome any new members who are interested in becoming a governor of this forward thinking school. We meet once a term for full governing body meetings with sub-committees once a term.


The Governing Body are committed to the further improvement of all aspects of the school.

If you are interested in be coming part of our Governing Body please contact our Clerk