Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

Joydens Wood Junior School


The Governing Body of Joydens Wood Junior School is the key strategic decision maker and vision setter and plays a major part in the school’s accountability.

It has a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to ensure every child has the best possible education.

In accordance with the Government’s requirements the Governing Body concentrates on the three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


School governors are all volunteers and give a huge amount of their time for the benefit of the children. They act first and foremost in the best interests of the school.

Being a governor is a fulfilling role and if you would like to know more about the work of the governing body or have any comments/questions please email


Our Members/Governors with their key monitoring areas are:



Sue Hallam

Yvonne Fryer


Parent Governors

Matthew Edwards - Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Curriculum and Ethos Committee, Oversees PP, SEND, Sports Premium, SDP Key Priority 5 (Improve attendance for FSM and SEN pupils) and SDP Key Priority 2 (gender differences in reading and writing)

Louise Westpfel - Chair of the Finance Committee, Oversees Finance and Ofsted

Jeff Kay - Oversees Health and Safety and SDP Key Priority 4 (Increasing attainment in SPAG)


Co-opted Governors

Tasha Walker - Chair of Governors, Oversees Safeguarding/Child Protection, PP, SEND and SDP Key Priority 3 (Leadership)

Francesca Christmas

Michelle Martin


Staff Governors

Jacqueline Watson - Headteacher

Paul Redford - Oversees training and SDP Key Priority 1 (Teaching and Learning)

Luke Graham


Our governing team are also part of committees.  These committees are made up of the following governors:



Louise Westpfel (Chair)

Jeff Kay

Tasha Walker

Jacqueline Watson

Lorraine Smith (Observer)


Curriculum and Ethos

Matt Edwards (Chair)

Luke Graham

Tasha Walker

Jacqueline Watson

Please click here to see the Code of Conduct for Governors

Please click here   to see Attendance at Meetings

Please click here to see our Governors' Allowances Policy

Please click here to see the school's Annual Accounts

Please click here to see the Governors' and Members', details and register of business, pecuniary and personal interests