Juniper Hill School

Welcome to Juniper Hill School…

“We take pride in all we do”


What do Governors do?


School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.


Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

* set the aims and objectives for the school

* set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

* set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

* monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

* be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.


Governors are required to complete a Pecuniary Interest form on an annual basis and all Governor meetings ask for any 'Declarations of Interest' at the start of the meeting which are then minuted.




Juniper Hill Governing Body – Roles and Responsibilities



Term of Office

Finance and Resources

Teaching, Learning and Community

Strategy and Planning

Specific Role

Working Group

Mr Charles Newhouse


March 2014-March 2018

X (Chair)


X (Chair)

Chair of Governors /

Science / Performance Management


Chair, Finance (Lead)


Mr Andrew  McClean


Nov 2016-Nov 2020




Child Protection/ Performance Management/ SMSC


Miss Joanne Harper


Oct 2014 –Oct 2018





HR, MAT group



Miss Natasha Mears Staff

Nov 2017-Sept 2021






Mrs A Jacobson


March 2016 – March 2020





MAT group

Mr Gareth Drawmer







All when needed




Anna Trott


Sept 2017 - Sept 2021






Maddy Sykes

Parent June 2017-June 2021






A group of Governors may be required to form the Complaints Panel, Staff Dismissal, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Employee Grievance, Pay Review Appeals or Pupil Discipline Committees.   The Chairman of Governors has the authority to form such committees from the Governor’s pool, should they be required to meet, and a Chairman of such a committee would be elected at such a meeting.  No Governor can sit on a committee if they have prior knowledge of a staff dismissal incident, an employee grievance, an exclusion issue or staff (with regard to pay related issues).  Any Governor who sits on the Staff Dismissal committee cannot sit on the Staff Dismissal Appeals committee.  Governors are reminded of the need to attend Committee meetings at the agreed time – if governors are unable to attend, please could they inform the relevant Committee Chairmen/school of their absence 


Juniper Hill Governors Register of Interest Forms 2016-2017


Governor type:


Date of Appointment:


Business Interest:



Gareth Drawmer


September 2014

Staff Member

Resources, Teaching, Learning and Community, Strategy & Planning

Joanne Harper


September 2013

UTC Reading Trust

Resources, Strategy & Planning

Andrea Jacobson


September 2013

Bourne End Academy



Andrew McClean


September 2013

Beaconsfield High School

Teaching, Learning and Community

Charles Newhouse


November 2014

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Chair of Governors

Voluntary Fund Trustee

Resources (Chair), Strategy & Planning, Teaching, Learning and Community




Governing Body Documents


Many of our Policies are available online as pdf documents – please click on the 'Policies' page under the 'Parents' section of the web site.

Other documents are available on request from the school office. There is a file readily available in the school reception area of the Minutes of the termly Full Governing Body Meetings, and other committee minutes and documents are filed by the office. Single copies of most items are free. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request.