Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Governors are a voluntary group that meets 6 times a year and is made up of parents, staff and the wider community.

Their job is to ensure that all children are safe, secure & happy and get the best education they can.

As well as the six meetings per year of the full governing body (FGB), smaller committees meet to look at different areas of school life.

These are:

The School Improvement Committee
The SIC checks on how well the children are taught & how well they learn.

Behaviour and Safety, including Premises Committee
The main purpose of this committee is to ensure that the school and grounds provide a safe, secure environment for all and to report back to the full governing body any issues related to this. The BSPC also checks that the staff and children are safe and they look at children's behaviour in school.

Finance and Personnel Committee
The FPC checks that the schools money is spent in the best way to meet the children?s needs and ensures that people who work in school are treated fairly.

The constitution of the Governing Body and its committees are outlined below.

All governors are elected to a term of four years apart from Mrs Amelia Smith, the Headteacher, whose term is open.

Braunstone Frith Governing Body: September 2018

Name

Category

Start of Term

Appointment Ceases

Attendance in Full Governors Meetings in 2017/2018 (6 Meetings)

Mrs Jane Brown

Co-opted

23/03/14

25/08/18

2 Apologies, 2 Absences

Miss Samantha Coleman

Parent

15/12/15

14/12/19

3 Apologies

Mr Graham Foster

Parent

14/02/14

13/02/18

Full Attendance

Mr Keith Lishman

Co-opted (Chair of Governors)

18/09/13

17/09/17

1 Apology

Mrs Ann Paull

Co-opted

04/12/15

03/12/19

1 Apology

Mr Boyd Pick

Authority (Vice-Chair of Governors)

15/02/17

14/02/21

1 Apology

Mrs Isabel Reid-McKay

Parent

12/03/14

11/03/18

Full Attendance

Mrs Amy Rowley

Staff

22/01/16

21/01/20

1 Apology

Mrs Amelia Smith

Headteacher

01/09/09

Open

Full Attendance

Miss Marie Bodycot

Parent

25/10/17

24/10/21

1 Apology

Mrs Carolyn Burt is the Clerk to the governing body and can be contacted through the school by phoning 0116 2872487.


Finance and Personnel Committee
(4 meetings)

Member

Attendance in 2017/2018

Mr Keith Lishman (Chair)

Full Attendance

Mr Graham Foster

Full Attendance

Mrs Amelia Smith

Full Attendance

Mrs Marie Bodycot

N/A


Behaviour and Safety Committee
(4 meetings)

Member

Attendance in 2017/2018

Mr Boyd Pick (Chair)

Full Attendance

Mrs Amy Rowley

Full Attendance

Mrs Amelia Smith

Full Attendance

Mrs Samantha Coleman

Full Attendance


School Improvement Committee
(5 meetings)

Member

Attendance in 2017/2018

Mr Keith Lishman (Chair)

Full Attendance

Mrs Ann Paull

1 Apology

Mrs Amelia Smith

Full Attendance

Mr Graham Foster

Full Attendance

Governor Profiles

Click here to learn a little more about our School Governors

Full Governing Body Meeting Dates

Wednesday 26th September 2018
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Wednesday 19th June 2019

Business & Other Interests and Relationships with Staff

Mrs Jane Brown is the Principal of New College as well as the Director of New College Leicester Trust
Mr Boyd Pick is the Chair of Governors of Eyres Monsell Primary School
Mrs Izzy Reid-Mackay is the Director of Kickstarting Commmunity Interest

The Role of a Governor

Different Governing Bodies operate in different ways, but governors will be expected to do far more than merely attend meetings. Effective governors will visit the school regularly to see and understand how the school operates. They will visit the school for a particular purpose and produce reports for their fellow Governors. Governors will also be expected to receive and understand reports from the headteacher and senior leaders so they can question, challenge and support, thereby improving the quality of the education provided at the School.

The governing body operates a code of conduct which sets an ethos of professionalism and high expectations of governors. Governors are provided with this part of their induction into the school and will be expected to work within it, since a governing body operates as a corporate entity with corporate responsibility.