Governors

Governing Body

planning the strategic direction of our school

respecting school rights

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All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.

 

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

Vice chair

SEND Governor

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

Governing Body

 

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
10 vacancy
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.

Meet
The
Governors

Please click on each name to find out more about each of our governors

Miss Megan Anderson

Miss Megan Anderson

Authority Governor

Richard Shuttleworth

Richard Shuttleworth

Chair or Governors

Mrs Emma Lancaster

Mrs Emma Lancaster

Parent Governor

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Claire Neill-Webb

Mrs Claire Neill-Webb

Co-opted Governor

Janet Tomlinson

Janet Tomlinson

Staff Governor

Mrs Laura Thompson

Mrs Laura Thompson

Co-opted Governor

Roland Craven

Roland Craven

Co-opted Governor

Fiona Sharp

Fiona Sharp

Headteacher

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