Our Governors

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

Title
Category
Date Off
Comments
Register of Business Interests (inc Financial)
Material Interests
Date (as at)
Date Appointed
Vicky Hawkins
Associate
22/09/2021
NIL
None declared
21/10/2020
23/09/2020
Jennifer Donaldson
Partnership
23/09/2024
NIL
None declared
23/09/2020
24/09/2020
Roni Malek
Associate Member of the Governing Body
Reviewed annually in September
Governor at West Grove School
NIL
None declared
31/07/2020
01/08/2020
Robin Lurie
Co-opted
03/03/2024
NIL
None Declared
08/09/2020
04/03/2020
Paul Ready
Co-opted
03/03/2024
NIL
None Declared
08/09/2020
04/03/2020
Gregory Thwaites
Co-opted
03/12/2023
NIL
None declared
08/09/2020
04/12/2019
Matt Miller
Associate Member of Community Committee
Reviewed annually in September
Governor at Highlands School
NIL
07/07/2015
Jane Clift
Associate Member of Finance and Premises Committee
Reviewed annually in September
Jan 2017
Sam Murray
LA
01/03/2020
Governor at Tottenhall Infant School
ACE Education (Education Law Training Provider - Partner)
None declared
25/09/2019
02/03/2016
Simon Boyes
Partnership
03/12/2020
NIL
None declared
20/10/2020
07/12/2016
Peter Manning
Partnership
31/12/2019
NIL
None declared
03/12/2019
07/07/2015
Josephine Michael
Associate Member of Governing Body
Reviewed annually in Autumn Term0
NIL
None declared
28/09/2016
05/07/2016
Helen Kacouris
Co-opted
06/07/2023
Alpha Education - Consultancy
None declared
26/10/2020
07/07/2015
Sarah Wilson
Co-opted
06/07/2023
NIL
None declared
09/11/2020
07/07/2015
Peter Travis
Head Teacher
null
NIL
None declared
23/10/2020
Lorna Green
Staff
04/03/2022
NIL
None declared
03/11/2020
05/03/2018
Kate Peacock
Parent
02/12/2022
null
NIL
None declared
21/10/2020
03/12/2018
Nick Roberts
Parent
31/08/2020
null
NIL
None declared
25/09/2019
15/12/2017
Theresa Gysi
Parent
08/01/2021
NIL
None declared
06/11/2020
09/01/2017
Billy Huband Thompson
19/03/2023
NIL
None declared
23/09/2020
19/03/2019
Liz Constantidies
Parent
31/07/2020
null
NIL
None declared
25/09/2019
11/11/2016
Roni Malek
Co-opted
31/07/2020
Governor at West Grove School
NIL
None declared
25/09/2019
07/07/2015

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 Kate Peacock

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