Governing Body

Chapel End Junior Academy has an excellent Governing Body from a diverse background and each member brings a unique set of skills to our school.

Anyone aged 18 or over can become a school governor. No specialist qualifications are needed and people from many different backgrounds volunteer for the role. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a family member attending a school or college to become a governor. As a school or college governor, your duties will include: assessing the strategic direction, policies and objectives approving the budget reviewing progress against the budget and objectives challenging and supporting senior staff playing a part in appointing staff.


REAch2 now has over 55 schools and is organised into 4 regions.

Our school is part of the North Central region.

Schools in the region
AylesburyGreen Ridge Primary Academy
EssexChigwell Primary Academy;  Dorothy Barley Junior Academy; Langtons Junior Academy; Pemberley Primary Academy; Purfleet Primary Academy; Water Lane Primary Academy
HertfordshireGarden City Primary Academy; Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy
London:Chapel End Junior Academy; Concordia Primary Academy; Minerva Primary Academy; Summerside Primary Academy; Woodside Primary Academy
ReadingCivitas Primary Academy; The Palmer Academy; Ranikhet Primary Academy


Our school’s LGB is made up of 4 trust-appointed members, who are volunteers, two parents, two staff and the headteacher.  They can invite other members of staff in to meetings to discuss current issues.  You can find out about our governors here [link to governor details].  They have to declare that they are working for the school in an open and honest way and so fill in a declarations of interests form [link to that here].All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at  The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today.  You can also find details of who our trustees are.


The LGB also works alongside a regional board where region-wide issues are discussed.  The Regional Board is made up of volunteers, just like an LGB, with head teachers and chairs of governors.  There is also a team of regional officers, led by the Regional Director, Gill Ellyard.  They provide support to the schools in finance, HR, estates and governance.

Governing Body Minutes

Copies of all governor body meeting minutes are available upon request.

Chair of Governors:

Paul Bannister
C/O Chapel End Junior Academy
4 Roberts Road
E17 4LS

We have to share this information with you about our governors and governance:

REACh2 Trust website

Download PDFs

To view Governing Body documents, simply click the file names and the document will open in a new browser window.  Alternatively you can click here to view the files in Google Drive.