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 2019 - 2020

 

Name and Term

Appointed by

Committee

Responsibility

Register of Business or pecuniary Interests

 

Register of relationships between Governors or between Governors and school staff

Other Governors Responsibilities

Penny Kift

LA Governor

07/03/18 to 06/03/22

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

Neil Pegrum

Co-opted Governor

01/04/19 to 31/03/23

 

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Engagement (Curriculum, Attendance, Clubs)

Sports and Pupil Premium

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil

Associate Governor of Skinners Kent Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Harris

Staff Governor

14/11/19-13/11/23

N/A

 

 

 

 

All

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

Caroline Double

Staff Governor

14/11/19-13/11/23

Staff election

 

 

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

 

 

Deputy Head and Class Teacher

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

Clare Hyland

Co-opted Governor

01/12/18 to 30/11/22

Governing Body

 

 

 

Resources, Strategy

 

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

Linda Wybar

Co-opted Governor

01/12/18 to 30/11/22

Governing Body

 

 

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

 

 

English and Safeguarding

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

SEN/D

 

 

 

 

 Nil

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

Gemma Pearmain

Co-opted Governor

14/11/19-13/11/23

Governing Body

 

 

 

Learning and Development

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

John Brooker

Parent Governor

19/01/19-18/01/23

Governing Body

 

Resources

 

 

 

 

 Nil

 

 

Nil

 

Raj Chaturvedi

Parent Governor

14/11/19-13/11/23

Governing Body

 

 

 

Resources

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

Clerk to the Governors: Sarah Rome

Broadwater Down School - Governors Attendance 2019-2020

Governors

FGB 28 October 2019

EFGB 7 January 2020

FGB 13 July 2020

Total

Katie Harris

Y

N/A

Y

100%

Penny Kift

Y

Y

Y

100%

Robert Bollen

N

N

Y

33%

John Brooker

N

N

Y

33%

Raj Chaturvedi

N/A

N/A

Y

100%

Caroline Double

Y

Y

Y

100%

Claire Hyland

Y

Y

Y

100%

Gemma Pearmain

N/A

N/A

Y

100%

Neil Pegrum

Y

Y

Y

100%

Linda Wybar

Y

Y

Y

100%

 

Governors

Strategy Committee

16 October 2019

Strategy Committee

10 February 2020

Strategy Committee

20 May 2020

Total

Katie Harris

Y

Y

Y

100%

Penny Kift

Y

Y

Y

100%

Robert Bollen

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

John Brooker

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Raj Chaturvedi

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Caroline Double

Y

Y

Y

100%

Claire Hyland

Y

Y

Y

100%

Gemma Pearmain

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Neil Pegrum

Y

Y

Y

100%

Linda Wybar

Y

N

Y

67%

 

Governors

Resources Committee

18 February 2020

Resources Committee

 19 May 2020

Total

Katie Harris

Y

Y

100%

Penny Kift

Y

Y

100%

Robert Bollen

Y

Y

100%

John Brooker

Y

Y

100%

Raj Chaturvedi

Y

Y

100%

Caroline Double

N/A

N/A

N/A

Claire Hyland

Y

Y

100%

Gemma Pearmain

N/A

N/A

N/A

Neil Pegrum

N/A

N/A

N/A

Linda Wybar

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Broadwater Down Governor Information 2018 - 2019 

Name & Term

Appointed by

Committee

Responsibilities

Register of Business or Pecuniary Interests

Other Governor Responsibilities

Penny Kift

LA Governor

07/03/18 to 06/03/22

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

01/04/15 to 31/03/23

 

Governing Body

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

 

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

Engagement (Curriculum, Attendance, Clubs)

Sports and Pupil Premium

 

Nil

 

 

Associate Governor of Skinners Kent Academy

 

Katie Harris

Staff Governor

On-going

N/A

All

Headteacher

Nil

 

Clare Hyland

Co-opted Governor

01/12/18 to 30/11/22

Governing Body

Resources, Strategy

Early Years Foundation Stage

Nil

 

Linda Wybar

Co-opted Governor

01/12/18 to 30/11/22

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

 

John Brooker

Parent Governor

 

Parent election

 

 

 Nil

 

 

Clerk to the Governors: Mr Trevor Brittain 

 

BROADWATER DOWN  SCHOOL - GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2018-19
FGB 29/10/2018 21/03/2019 15/07/2019 Notes
Catherine Barber Ap Ap Y  
Rob Bollen Y Y Y  
Scott Gilchrist Ap Y Ap  
Clare Hyland Y Y Ap  
Penny Kift Y Y Y  
Vicki Lonie Y Y Y  
Neil Pegrum Y Y Y  
Linda Wybar  Y Y Y  
John Brooker N/A Y Y Appointed 15/01/2019
STRATEGY 09/10/2018 21/01/2019 23/05/2019
Catherine Barber Y Y Y
Clare Hyland Y Y Y
Penny Kift Y Y Y
Vicki Lonie Y Y Y
Neil Pegrum Y Y Y
Linda Wybar  Y Y Y
Ap = Apologies accepted
Ab = Absent

 

Governors No Longer Serving 

Name

Appointed by

Committee

Responsibilities

Register of business Interests

Date of Resignation

Vicki Lonie

 

N/A

All

Head Teacher

Nil

End of employment 31/08/2019

Catherine Barber

Staff Election

Learning and Development

Strategy

Deputy Head Teacher, Class Teacher and Maths Subject Leader

Nil

End of employment 31/08/2019

Scott Gilchrist

Parent Election

Learning and Development and SEN/D governor

Parent Governor

Nil

15/07/2019