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My name is Janet Butler. I am pleased to be the Chair of the Governing Body at Ewanrigg Junior School and happy to be supported by my co-Chair, Mrs Yvonne Frost.

I started my work at EJS many years ago when I worked alongside Mrs Julia Brown in providing teaching and additional support for children with Special Educational Needs. I then became the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

Initially I was employed by Learning Support Service and became an LEA governor of Ewanrigg Junior School. I have continued in the governing role for over 20 years. During this time I have been Chair of the Curriculum and Attainment committee. I have also served on the Health and Safety and Finance and Staffing committees.

In my governing role I have joint responsibility for Special Educational Needs provision. I enjoy visiting the school and spending time with the children. I have been able to use my teaching skills to assess pupils who may need specific additional support. With Mrs Dawson I helped to monitor attendance and to ensure that children are safe in school.

“Be all that you can be” is the motto of EJS. Every person working here is fully committed to encouraging every pupil to develop academic and social skills which will equip them to go forward to be good citizens and to achieve a successful and happy life.

Although it is more than 10 years since I stopped working in the classroom at this school I still feel a valued member of the EJS family.

We, as a school, will strive to provide your children with the best education, a positive environment and a place where they all feel safe and valued as individuals.