Broadwater Lane, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5RP

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Broadwater Down Primary School

COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY and EXCELLENCE

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

 

To see our past years of Governor information, please click here.

Broadwater Down Governor Information 2021 - 2022

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

08/11/21 to 07/11/25

Local Authority &

Governing Body

Resources,

Strategy

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

Safeguarding

Health and Safety

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 

Sports and Pupil Premium

 

Nil 

 

 

Nil

 

Associate Governor of Skinners Kent Academy

 

 

 

Katie Harris

Staff Governor

01/09/19 

N/A

 

All

 

Headteacher

 

Nil

Nil

 

Caroline Hodgkins

Staff Governor

14/11/19 to 13/11/23

Staff election

 

 

 

Learning & Development, Strategy

 

 

Deputy Head 

 

 

Nil

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

Linda Wybar

Co-opted Governor

01/12/18 to 30/11/26

Governing Body

 

 

 

Learning & Development,

Strategy

 

 

English

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

Nil

 

 

Governor and Headteacher of Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

Robert Bollen

Co-opted Governor

13/7/20 to 12/7/24

Governing Body

 

 

 

 Resources,

 Strategy

 

 

SEN/D

 

 

 

 Nil

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

Gemma Pearmain

Co-opted Governor

22/11/19 – 21/11/23

Governing Body

 

 

 

Learning and Development

 

 

 

 EYFS

 

 

Nil

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

Sarah West

Parent Governor

22/09/21 – 21/09/25

Governing Body

 

 

 

Resources

 

 

 

Wellbeing

 

 

Nil 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

Harry Wild

Co-opted Governor

12/7/21 to 11/7/25

 Governing Body

 Learning and Development

 Maths

 Nil

 Nil

Sarah Rome

28/10/19 - Ongoing

KCC Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Broadwater Down School - Governors Attendance 2021 - 2022

 To see our past years of Governor Attendance, please click here.

Governors FGB 8th November 2021 FGB 15th March 2022 FGB 11th July 2022 Total
Katie Harris Y Y Y 100%
Penny Kift Y Y N 67%
Robert Bollen Y Y Y 100%
Caroline Hodgkins Y Y Y 100%
Gemma Pearmain Y Y Y 100%
Neil Pegrum Y Y Y 100%
Linda Wybar Y Y Y 100%
Harry Wild Y N Y 67%
Sarah West Y Y Y 100%
Governors Strategy Committee 27th September 2021 Strategy Committee 7th February 2022 Strategy Committee 26th May 2022 Total
Katie Harris Y Y Y 100%
Penny Kift Y Y Y 100%
Robert Bollen N/A N/A N/A N/A
Caroline Hodgkins Y Y Y 100%
Gemma Pearmain N/A N/A N/A N/A
Neil Pegrum Y Y Y 100%
Linda Wybar Y Y Y 100%
Harry Wild N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sarah West N/A N/A N/A N/A
Governors Resources Committee 13th October 2021 Resources Committee 1st February 2022 Resources Committee 17th May 2022 Resources Committee July 2022 (CANCELLED) Total
Katie Harris Y Y Y N/A 100%
Penny Kift Y Y Y N/A 100%
Robert Bollen Y Y Y N/A 100%
Caroline Hodgkins N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gemma Pearmain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Neil Pegrum N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Linda Wybar N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Harry Wild N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sarah West Y Y Y N/A 100%
Governors L&D Committee 11th January 2022 L&D Committee 28th March 2022 L&D Committee 5th July 2022 Total
Katie Harris Y Y Y 100%
Penny Kift N/A N/A N/A N/A
Robert Bollen N/A N/A N/A N/A
Caroline Hodgkins Y Y Y 100%
Gemma Pearmain Y Y Y 100%
Neil Pegrum Y Y Y 100%
Linda Wybar Y Y Y 100%
Harry Wild N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sarah West N/A N/A N/A N/A