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We currently have some governor vacancies. We have had a number of newly appointed governors who are helping us move our school forward. Would you like to join them?


If you are interested in becoming a governor and helping our school move to ‘Outstanding’ please email


I look forward to hearing from you. 

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 embedded.


We were delighted that OFSTED 2018 acknowledged all of our improvements and it was a true reflection of where we were as we were judged to be 'Good' again. 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 Mrs L Pyatt
  • 1 local authority governor - Mrs J Poxon (Chair of Governors)
  • 1 staff governor - Mr M Hill  
  • 1 head teacher - Mr R Workman
  • 6 Co-opted governors - , Mrs S Carter,  Mr S Walker, Mrs S Pedder, plus 3 vacancies


Full Governing Body - 4th Oct '17, 13th Dec '18, 28th March '18 and 18th July '18


Curriculum and Standards Committee - 22nd Nov '17, 10h Jan '18, 24th April ‘18 and 11th July '18


Finance and Staffing Committee - 15th Nov '17, 21st March '18 and 13th June '18


Health and Safety Committee -  1st Nov '17, 28th Feb '18 and 6th June '18


Special Responsibility Governors


Safeguarding / Child Protection - Mrs J Poxon (Chair)

Health and Safety - Mrs S Carter

SEN - Mrs S Pedder

Teaching and Learning - Mr S Walker

EYFS - Mrs S Carter

Training and development - Mrs J Poxon (Chair)

Appraisal Governors - Mrs J Poxon and Mrs S Pedder



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.