The governing body has three core functions:
- to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
- overseeing the school’s financial performance and making sure its money is well spent.
In practise this means we work closely with the headteacher (and where appropriate the Local Authority) to:
- Determining the strategic direction of the school.
- Appoint and performance manage the headteacher.
- Monitoring the performance of the school and agreeing targets to raise standards of achievement.
- Ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of all pupils.
- Ensuring all pupils have equal opportunities.
- Assisting with the appointment and employment of teaching and non-teaching staff.
- Contributing and ratifying school policies.
- Ensuring the school site is well maintained, safe and secure.
- Monitoring the school budget.
- Dealing with complaints about the school.
In addition to the Full Governing Body (FGB) which meets five times during the school year, there are two governing body committees, each meeting four times a year:
· Achievement and Curriculum Committee (Chair: Mrs Rachel Browning)
· Finance, Premises and People (Chair: Mr Paul Townsend)
Broomhill's governing body is made up of 8 members:
Stephan Howarth - Chair of governors (English)
I had a long career in education, starting off as a history teacher and later becoming a headteacher in two secondary schools. Now retired, I still do some assessment work in history for an international examination board. I joined the governing body at Broomhill Junior School in 2013 and have been Chair of Governors since September 2015. I am interested in all aspects of school leadership and management and hope I can use my experience to support the headteacher and her staff in raising the aspirations and achievements of all our pupils.
Melina Smith - Head Teacher
Leanne Simpson - Clerk
Rachel Browning - Parent (Safe Guarding / SEN)
Jon Stone - Co-opted (Pupil Premium)
Paul Townsend - Co-opted (Health & Safety / Finance)
Liam Read - Co-opted (Maths)
Mair Allen - Parent (Mental Health / Healthy Schools)