planning the strategic direction of our school
The Governing Body plans the strategic direction of a school, makes sure public money is well spent, and holds school leadership to account.
A strong governing board ensures robust debate, which in turn leads to better educational outcomes for children.
Our governors, alongside all the other adults that work in school, are referred to as ‘Duty Bearers’. This reflects their collective duty to uphold children’s rights in all the work they do. School governors and the headteacher are responsible for the overall educational and financial health of the school and will make decisions about:
- setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies;
- agreeing and monitoring the school’s budget;
- appointing staff, including the headteacher;
- maintenance of the school premises;
- improving the school’s environment.
Governors make sure that:
- the National Curriculum is taught;
- standards of achievement are raised;
- the school provides for all its pupils including those from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with special needs;
- the school encourages pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development;
- staff and pupils enjoy a safe and healthy environment.
The work is important, usually satisfying, sometimes challenging, never dull!
|Broomfield School Governing Body 2022/23|
|Governor||Category||Appointing Body||Term of office||Committees||Positions of responsibility|
|1||Mrs F Sharp||Head||N/A||25-04-22 – present date||Headteacher|
|2||Mrs J Tomlinson||Staff||Staff (Election)||4 years – elected 11-10-22 term ends 10-10-26|
|3||Mr. Richard Shuttleworth||Parent||Parent (Election)||4 years – elected 14-10-19 term ends 13-10-23||Chair|
|4||Mrs Emma Lancaster||Parent||Parent (Election)||4 years – elected 25-01-21 term ends 24-01-25||
Safeguarding and Looked
After Children Governor
|5||Miss Megan Anderson||Local Authority||Governing Body||4 years – appointed 10-11-20 term ends 09-11-24||Headteachers Performance Management Group|
|6||Mrs Claire Neill-Webb||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years – elected 16-06-20 term ends 15-06-24||Headteachers Performance Management Group||
|7||Mr Ro Craven||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years – appointed 10-05-21 term ends 09-05-25|
|8||Mrs Laura Thompson||Co-opted||
|4 years – appointed 11-10-22 term ends 10-10-26||Headteacher’s Performance Management Group|
|9||Mr Mike Holmes||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years – appointed 11-10-22 term ends 10-10-26|
|Mrs Angela Barnes||Clerk|
Note: 2 vacant co-opted governor positions and staff governor to be confirmed
There are 9 full governing body meetings per year and committee meetings which are held as required. The membership of each committee is 3 governors as available excluding the Headteacher and the Staff Governor. The committees are: Staffing Committee, Staffing Appeals Committee, Pupil Discipline Committee, Complaints Committee. The terms of reference are set out in the Committee Structure 2022/23 document.
Please click on each name to find out more about each of our governors
Miss Megan Anderson
Chair or Governors
Mrs Emma Lancaster
Mrs Claire Neill-Webb
Mrs Laura Thompson