BROOMFIELD SCHOOL GOVERNOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
School governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to parents and the community. The responsibilities of the governing body can be summarised as providing strategic direction, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability. Specific responsibilities include:
Promoting high standards of education and achievement
Planning the school’s long-term future
Setting the school’s aims and values
Appointing senior staff including the Head Teacher
Budgetary allocation and control
The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOVERNORS?
Governing bodies comprise representatives from the school staff, the Local Authority, the local community, parents and, in particular circumstances, members of churches and other interest groups. Broomfield School has a Governing Body made up of 14 Governors which comprises of 4 PARENT GOVERNORS, 1 STAFF GOVERNOR, HEADTEACHER GOVERNOR, 5 CO-OPTED GOVERNORS, 2 PARTNERSHIP GOVERNORS and 1 LA GOVERNOR.
Community Governors are appointed by the governing body to represent the community They may also have no previous experience or knowledge of the school whose governing body they join.
Local Authority (LA) Governors are appointed by the Local Authority that maintains the school and in some cases these appointments are made on a party political basis. SGOSS is able to advise on particular circumstances in each area.
Parent Governors are voted onto the governing body by other parents and are usually parents of children who attend the school.
Staff Governors are elected by staff within the school
Foundation Governors are appointed by the organisation that set up the school to to represent their interests. Further information on foundation governors is available from SGOSS.
Associate Members are appointed in an advisory capacity by the governing body to enhance the experience or expertise of a committee(s). Associate members can attend full governor body meetings but have no voting rights.
CURRENT GOVERNORS OF BROOMFIELD
GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE AND ROLES
Broomfield School has the main Governing Body and three Committees details of these and the chairs for each are below:
FULL GOVERNING BODY - CHAIR Gregory Thwaites
The Chair of Governors can be contacted by writing to Dr Gregory Thwaites, c/o Broomfield School, Wilmer Way, N14 7HY.
CURRICULUM, STANDARDS AND STAFFING COMMITTE - CHAIR Billy Huband Thompson
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE - CHAIR Robin Lurie
FINANCE AND PREMISES COMMITTEE - CHAIR SIMON BOYES