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 Governors are:

Tasha Walker                    Chair of Governors
Matt Edwards                   Vice Chair of Governors

Jacqueline Watson          Headteacher
Louise Westpfel                Parent Governor
Jeff Kay                              Parent Governor
Michelle Sutherland         Staff Governor
Paul Redford                     Staff Governor


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