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Governing Body

We are delighted that our governing body plays such an active role in the life of the school. It is made up of representatives from different areas of expertise, which when combined allows them to take a wholly balanced view of Canvey Junior School life.

Councillor Ray Howard is one of our longest serving members who brings a wealth of Local Authority knowledge to our meetings. 

Our current chair, Mrs Lorraine Breading, has served for over 30 years, firstly as a parent governor and latterly as a community governor.  You will often see Mrs Breading around the school.  She gives her time to attend all our regular concerts and events.  Mrs Breading brings a wealth of experience to her role and has served for a number of years as one of the countries National Leaders of Governance.  She has been able to use her expertise in training and assisting other governing bodies who have needed support from time to time.

David Neale is a local businessman who again brings a wealth of local business knowledge to our meetings.

Mike O’Brien is head of Youth Services at County Hall and is another of our community representatives. 

Mrs Townsley is our school leader and is a valuable member. The most important role is that of our parent governor, a role which Miss Vincent carries out diligently.  Their contribution is invaluable as it allows the governors to hear how the effects of decisions they make impact our children in the school. 

This is of course the reason we are here, and the governing bodies focus always remains to ensure that the school acts in the best interests of the children, maximising opportunities which will ensure each child is able to reach their full potential, as well as ensuring the school carries out all its statutory obligations. Details of our governors are always available on our school website: www.canveyjuniorschool.co.uk and photographs of both governors and staff members are on display in the school reception.

 

CJS Governor information 2022-2023

Name of GovernorCategory of governor and term of office expiry dateAppointing bodyCommittee membershipsPositions of responsibilityRelevant business interests that could present a conflict of interestPersonal relationship with members of school staff

Mrs Lorraine Breading

Co-opted

30/06/2023

Essex County Council

Finance Committee; Salaries/Pay Committee;

HT's Performance Review Committee.

Chair of Governing Body;

Curriculum

P Breading Motor Services Limited (Company Director)

None

Mr Ray Howard MBE

Local Authority

01/02/2025

Essex County Council

 

 

Governor at Northwick Park

Primary Academy

None

 

 

Mrs Lee Lynch

 

 

Co-opted

30/06/2023

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

Health & Safety

 

 

None

 

 

None

Mr David Neale

Co-opted

30/06/2023

Governing Body

Finance Committee; Salaries/Pay Committee;

HT's Performance Review

Committee.

Vice-Chair of Governing Body; Finance and Premises

Home Start Essex Book Trade Charity

None

Mrs K Newcombe

Staff

06/10/2025

Elected

 

Canvey Re-Start Unit Assistant at Canvey Junior School

None

None

Mr Michael O'Brien

Co-opted

30/06/2023

Governing Body

Finance Committee; Salaries/Pay Committee;

HT's Performance Review

Committee.

Salaries/Pay Committee

Sports Premium

.

Employee of Essex County Council

Director of Canvey Island Football Club Ltd

None

Mrs Sally Townsley

Co-opted 30/6/2023

Governing Body

 

Deputy Headteacher

None

None

Mrs Karen Tucker

Headteacher N/A

Ex-officio

Salaries/Pay Committee.

Headteacher

Trustee of Discovery Educational Trust

None

Mrs Carol Hurry

Co-opted

02/02/2026

Governing Body

 

Safeguarding/Looked After Children

 

 

None

Name of Governor who has served in the past 12 months but has now stepped downCategory of governor and term of office expiry dateAppointing bodyCommittee membershipsPositions of responsibilityRelevant business interests that could present a conflict of interestPersonal relationship with members of school staff

Mrs Sue Howett

Staff

21/01/2022

Elected

 

ICT Manager at the School; School Website.

 

None

 

None

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Canvey Junior School

Governor Attendance 2022-2023

Name

Governor Designation

FGB 10/10/2022

EGM 02/11/2022

FGB 23/11/2022

EGM 18/01/2023

FGB 01/02/2023

FGB 21/03/2023

EGM 25/05/2023

FGB 17/05/2023

FGB 05/07/2023

Joane Jobson1

Parent Governor

Ap

Ap

Ap

Ap

 

 

 

 

Michelle Vincent 2

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

Ap

Ray Howard MBE

LA Governor

Ap

Ap

Karen Tucker

Headteacher

 

Ap

 

Karen Newcombe

Staff Governor

Lorraine Breading

Co-Opted Governor (Chair of

Governors)

Carol Hurry

Co-Opted Governor

David Neale

Co-Opted Governor (Vice-Chair of

Governors)

Michael O’Brien

Co-Opted Governor

Ap

Lee Lynch

Co-Opted Governor

Ap

Sally Townsley

Co-Opted Governor

(Deputy Headteacher)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Term of office ended February 2023

2 Appointed to the Governing Body February 2023