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Governors are a group of volunteers who include parents, staff and members of our local community.

Our main role is to promote ongoing improvements in standards throughout the school. We help the headteacher and staff plan the school’s long-term direction and we evaluate progress. We help set the school’s aims and values and are responsible for some staff appointments, including the head. Many of our responsibilities carry a statutory requirement. This means we are obliged by law to do things such as agree the annual budget.

Our role is sometimes described as a ‘critical friend’. This does not mean that we are there to criticise the head or the school. Instead we try to ask useful questions to gain a greater understanding of the school and to foster an ethos of continuous improvement.

Our recent Ofsted report in March 2018 identified the governors as a strength of the school and said:

'Governors know the school well and are proud of the inclusive ethos that school leaders have developed over time.  They share the leaders' high expectations and are highly ambitious for pupils.'

'Governors are knowledgable and provide robust challenge to the headteacher and co-headteacher.  Efficiently led by the chair of the governing body, they know the school's strengths and weaknesses well.  Governors are very well aware of the challenges the school faces with a large number of pupils joining the school at different times of the year.  They are proud of the stron progress pupils make from their different starting points.'

School Governing Body 2017 - 2018

Headteacher/Co-Headteacher (count as one governor):

Jill Harland/Jo Davies


Foundation governors:

Rachel Rich (Chair of Governors)

David Klemm (Vice - Chair of Governors)


Staff governor

Laura Dales


Parent governors

Mohammed Ashfaq

Ashrat Bostan


Local Authority Governor

Jonathan Pryor


Co-opted Governors

Fhameeda Bi

Anna Dobos

Debbie Smith

Governors 2017



This committee is responsible for staffing including the appointment of the Head Teacher and Co-Head Teacher, performance management, governor training and development, finance, property management and health and safety.

Curriculum and Standards

This committee is responsible for teaching and learning matters including key priorities, target setting, current standards and achievement, curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions.

Children's Welfare

This committee is responsible for areas in school that support children e.g. SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy),child protection, attendance, bullying and harassment and the agreement of the SRE policy.

Performance Appraisal Team

This committee is involved in approving performance pay increases.

Governing Body meeting dates 2017 - 2018

Brudenell Primary School Full Governing Body Meetings take place four times per academic term. The dates for the Full Governing Body Meetings are as follows:-

Academic Year 2017/2018

  • Monday 2nd October 2017
  • Monday 4th December 2017
  • Tuesday 6th February 2018
  • Monday 21st May 2018
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