“Governors know the school well and work closely with all leaders to hold the school to account for its work”.
Our Governing Board draws on people with a range of experience and interest in the school. We meet at least termly for full Governing Board meetings and all governors sit on the Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee. The governors focus their support for the school on strategic leadership to drive forward school improvement.
The Governing Board has three key responsibilities:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.
- To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
- To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
A key role of the Governing Board is monitoring activities within the school. At Browick Road, governors do this by working together to monitor key priorities for the school. This involves visiting school to join lessons, carrying out learning walks with staff, talking to children about their work, meeting teachers and reading teacher reports on curriculum provision and progress.
Please contact the Chair of Governors with any comments or questions you may have using the following email address and we will get back to you with a response, if requested, as soon as we can: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governing Board:
Jeremy Wiggin – Chair of Governors
Jeremy is a Local Authority governor. He monitors attendance, science and outdoor education. He is also on the Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee.
Stephanie Lyall – Vice Chair of Governors
Stephanie is a co-opted governor. She is the Safeguarding and LAC governor. She monitors art, RE and wellbeing. She is also on the Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee and the Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee.
Helen Laflin – Headteacher
Automatic right to be on the Governing Board as Headteacher.
Rebecca Arnold – Co-opted Governor
Rebecca is a co-opted governor. She monitors cyber security, D&T, PE, KS1 English and PE & Sport Premium.
Jon Reed – Co-opted Governor
Jon is a co-opted governor. He monitors GDPR and health and safety.
Verity Cane – Co-opted Governor
Verity is a co-opted governor. She monitors KS2 English, music, history and geography. She is also the SEND governor.
Rachel Christian – Parent Governor
Rachel is a parent governor. She monitors Early Years, maths and PSHE/RSHE.
Richard Goodenough – Parent Governor
Richard is a parent governor. He monitors IT and the school website. He is also the Pupil Premium governor.
Vicki Wild – Staff Governor
Vicki is a staff governor and Deputy Headteacher.
Instrument of Government
Register of Interests
Governing Boards are required to publish a register of governors’ outside interests. A copy of this can be obtained by contacting the school office.
Annual Governance Statement
Please click on the link below to read our latest annual governance statement, which summarises the key matters dealt with by the Governing Board, the governance arrangements for the school and where you can find out more about the school governors.
Attendance at Governor Meeting and Latest Minutes
The attendance of governors at meetings is recorded. The latest minutes from the Full Governing Board can be obtained by contacting the school office.
Governors are actively encouraged to undertake training that is relevant to the role of being a governor. A record is kept of all training that is undertaken and this can be found below.
One of the key roles and responsibilities for the Governing Board is to monitor the progress and performance of the school.
Undertaking visits demonstrates the governors’ role in the strategic management of the school and each governor is encouraged to make at least one visit a year during school time to monitor an area of the School Improvement and Development Plan (SIDP) or other area they are responsible for.
Governor Code of Conduct
We have reviewed the ‘Code of Conduct for School Governing Boards’ and confirmed full acceptance of this document at the Full Governing Board meeting on 3rd October 2023. A copy of this can be found below:
Interested in becoming a governor at Browick?
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a school governor at Browick. The role is both challenging and rewarding and you would be joining a Governing Board that works closely as a team to achieve the best possible outcomes for children at the school. We have put together a description of the role, which can be found by clicking here.
Please feel free to contact the Chair of Governors with any questions you may have by emailing email@example.com.