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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 - Mrs L Pyatt and Mr S Walker(Chair)
  • 1 local authority governor - Mrs J Poxon (Chair of Governors)
  • 1 staff governor - Miss L-A Lowe
  • 1 head teacher - Mr R Workman
  • 8 Co-opted governors - Mrs S Carter (Vice Chair), Mrs M Chirikeni, Miss G Gelder, Mrs I Johal, Mrs A Jivan+Patel & 3 vacancies
  • In year resignations: Mrs S Pedder (resigned 11th September 2020)                                                         Mrs N Breakspear (resigned 10th December 2020)





Special Responsibility Governors



Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor *

Mrs J Poxon / Mr S Walker

SEND Governor

Mrs M Chirikeni

Health and Safety Governor

Mr S Walker

Safer Recruitment Governor

Mrs J Poxon 

ASGB Governor

Mrs J Poxon


Miss L-A Lowe


Mrs S Carter

Teaching & Learning of Core Subjects

Mrs L Pyatt

Training & Development

Mr S Walker





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.

Meeting schedule 2018/2019