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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.


Our main role is to support the Senior Leadership Team and the Staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.


Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Heads of School and the Executive Head Teacher.


The Chair of Palfrey Junior School Governors is Mrs Bernadette Reilly who can be contacted via the school office/school email.

The Clerk to Governors is Mrs Janet Marklew.


We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.


Our Governors are as follows:-




Term of Office

Start Date

Term of Office

End Date

ChairBernadette Reilly24/01/202223/01/2026
Vice ChairIlyas Tarajia17/10/202216/10/2026

Executive Head Teacher 

Palfrey Junior School/ Butts Primary

Angela Hill


Head of School Palfrey Junior

Cheryl Collis


Head of School Palfrey Junior School

Emily Kinsey


Staff Governor 

Vanessa Kennedy

Co-opted GovernorRebecca Hawes23/09/202022/09/2024
Co-opted GovernorMohammed Fahim12/10/202211/10/2026


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For all other information please follow the link below to the Cadmus website.

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