Broadwater Down Primary School

Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

Governors

The Governing Body is part of the Leadership & Management team of the school; they are responsible for working with the school, to ensure that it delivers a good quality education.

 

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • To ensure accountability
     

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

 

Annual Governors' Statement 

At Broadwater Down, our Governing Body is made up of a team of committed volunteers, from a selection of educational and non-educational backgrounds.

As a Full Governing Body, we meet three times per year; additionally we have a Strategic Team, who set the vision for the school each year and meet throughout the school year to monitor and evaluate against our School Improvement Plan. Filtering out of the Strategy Team are two teams, our Learning & Development team focuses on curriculum, data and monitoring and a Resources team, with a focus on finance and buildings, each of those teams meet three to four times per year. Additionally our Governors are trained on an on-going basis, and also meet with Governors of other governing bodies, to share good practice and skills.

Our Governors take an active role within the school, and can often be seen, attending lunchtime clubs, being school reader volunteers and taking part in many of the school activities, such as school trips and productions.

As you can appreciate, this requires a lot of time and commitment and we are incredibly grateful to those who give up their time in order to do this invaluable role within our school.

 

From December 1st 2014 the re-constituted Governing Body consists of:

 

1 x LA Governor

1 x HT Governor

1 x Staff Governor

2 x Parent Governors

6 x Co-opted Governors

 

Total: 11 Governors

 

The membership of the Governing Body is now required to be skills-based. Vacancies will be filled by Governors whose relevant skills can be matched to the needs of the school. This is to ensure that every child in the school receives the best education possible.

Code of Conduct for Governors at Broadwater Down Primary School

 

Broadwater Down Governor Information 2017 - 2018

Name & Term

Appointed by

Committee

Responsibilities

Register of Business or Pecuniary Interests

Other Governor Responsibilities

Penny Kift

LA Governor

06/03/14 to 05/03/18

Local Authority &

Governing Body

Resources,

Strategy

Chair of Governing Body, Vice Chair of Strategy, Chair of Resources

PSHEE, SMSC and Attitudes & Behaviours (Core Values, Learning Behaviours, Behaviour Policy)

Nil

Governor of All Saints’ and St Richard’s C of E Primary School

Neil Pegrum

Co-opted Governor

17/03/15 to 16/03/19

 

Governing Body

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

 

Vice Chair of Governing Body, Chair of L and D, Chair of Strategy 

Engagement (Curriculum, Attendance, Clubs)

Pupil Premium

 

Nil

 

 

Associate Governor of Skinners Kent Academy

 

Vicki Lonie

Staff Governor

20/04/14 to ex-officio

N/A

All

Headteacher

Nil

 

Catherine Barber

Staff Governor

11/12/15 to 10/12/19

Staff election

Learning & Development,

Strategy

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Nil

 

Clare Hyland

Co-opted Governor

18/09/14 to 17/09/18

Governing Body

Resources

Early Years Foundation Stage

Nil

 

Linda Wybar

Co-opted Governor

04/11/14 to 03/11/18

Governing Body

Learning & Development,

Strategy

English

Nil

Governor and Headteacher of Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

Robert Bollen

Co-opted Governor

12.07.16 to 11.07.20

 Governing Body

 Resources

 

Safeguarding

 

 Nil

 

Scott Gilchrist

Parent Governor

8.11.16 to 7.11 20

 Parent election

 Learning & Development

Vice Chair of L and D, Inclusion (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, EAL)

Pupil Premium

 Nil

 

Nick Kelly

Co-opted Governor

8.11.16 to 7.11.20

 Governing Body

 Learning & Development

Curriculum and Assessment

 Nil

 

 

Governors No Longer Serving

Name & Term

Appointed by

Committee

Responsibilities

Register of Business Interests

Attendance

Emily Lightbody

Staff Governor

29/09/11 to 28/09/15

Staff election

Learning and Development,

Strategy

Teaching, Learning and Development

Nil

From September 2014 to maternity leave in April 2015, 50% of Full Governing Body and 100% of Learning and Development meetings

Rob Jackson

Co-opted Governor

17/03/15 to 03/11/15

Governing Body

Resources

Policies

Nil

Of period served, 100% of resources meetings and 0% of Full Governing Body meetings

Alexia Taylor

Parent Governor

05/03/13 to 22/07/16

 Parent election

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

Vice Chair of Governing Body

(SEN&D, Pupil Premium, G&T/Challenge)

Nil

For academic year 2015 - 2016, 100% of meetings attended.

Helen Hooper

Parent Governor

20/11/15 to 3/17)

 Parent election

 Resources

Training and Development

 Nil

For 2016 - resignation, 50% FGB, 0% Resources.

Sue Pearce

Co-opted Governor

04/11/14 to 03/11/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Strategy, Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair of Strategy,

Vice Chair of Resources

Safeguarding

 

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 2016 - 2017 100% Strategy and Resources, 33% FGB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadwater Down Governor Attendance 2016 - 2017

 

 Full Governing Body

Strategy Team

Learning and Development Team

Resources Team

Penny Kift                                

 100%

100%

-

100%

Neil Pegrum

 66%

66%

100%

 -

Vicki Lonie

 100%

100%

75%

100%

Catherine Barber

 66%

33%

50%

 -

Clair Hyland

 100%

 -

-

100%

Linda Wybar

 66%

100%

100%

 -

Sue Pearce

 33%

100%

 -

100%

Rob Bollen

 66%

 -

 -

75%

Scott Gilchrist

 100%

 -

 100%

 -

Nick Kelly

 50%

 -

 50%

 -

Helen Hooper

 50%

 -

 -

0%

 

 

Broadwater Down Governor Attendance 2015 - 2016

 

Full Governing Body

Strategy Team

Learning and Development Team

Resources Team

Penny Kift

100%

80%

 

100%

Alexia Taylor

100%

100%

100%

 

Vicki Lonie

100%

100%

100%

100%

Catherine Barber

66%

100%

100%

 

Clair Hyland

66%

 

50% *

 

Linda Wybar

100%

100%

100%

 

Sue Pearce

66%

100%

 

75%

Neil Pegrum

100%

 

 

100%

Helen Hooper

100%

 

 

100%

*Items discussed via email before and after meeting. Points raised in advance of meeting.