Staveley Junior School

Welcome to Staveley Junior School

College Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 3XE

01246 472 325

The Governing Body of Staveley Junior School

What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.


Meet the Governors:

Jill Brooks writes:

I have been Chair of Governors at Staveley since September 2013.  Before that, I was an LA governor appointed by Derbyshire County Council. I was born in Staveley and have always lived here. I attended the Junior School when it was Middlecroft Junior School. I retired from teaching in March 2009 and wanted to stay involved in schools so became a governor at Staveley.

Who are the governors?

The governing body comprises: the Head Teacher, one Staff Governor, four co-opted Governors,  three Parent Governors  and one Governor nominated by the Local Authority. No matter which governor you ask about their work in school, they will always say the children are at the heart of any decision they make.

If you have any concerns about your child or any school related issues, first of all please speak to your child’s teacher or the Headteacher. If you still have concerns you can contact the Governing Body via the school office, by emailing the school or by phone on 01246 472 325.

If you would like access to the minutes of Governor or committee meetings, please contact the Clerk to Governors, Katie Westwood, on or by phoning the school office.


Click to read:

Governor priorities

Responsibilities and Declarations of Interest

Governor Attendance 2021 - 22

Committee details

Details of Governor appointments


Jill Brooks Julie Bacon Sue Parkes Leanne Stevens Kerry Wilkinson
Chair of Governors Vice Chair of Governors Headteacher Governor Staff Governor Co opted Governor
Co opted Governor

Co opted Governor

Chair of T& L Committee
David Churm Greg Proffitt Kate Heardman Vacancy x2 Katie Westwood
Parent Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Co opted Governor Clerk to Governors
Chair of L & R Committee      Local Authority Governor  

What do we do?

We have three main areas of responsibility:

  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure the money is well spent.
  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

Staveley Junior School has a committed Governing Body. We are interested in knowing as much as possible about the school; its history and current context. We are all volunteers, and we give our time because we care about the school and the community. We have a wide range of skills, backgrounds and interests. We make decisions that help the school to provide the best possible education, in its widest sense, for all the children in our school.

How are we organised?

We meet three times a year as a full Governing Body. The two committees; Teaching & Learning and Leadership & Resources meet three times a year too.