Governors

“Governors know the school well and work closely with all leaders to hold the school to account for its work”.

Ofsted, 2013

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: chairofgov@browickroad.norfolk.sch.uk

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.
Date of appointment: 17/12/2021
End of term: 16/12/2025
Business and financial interests: Employee of Norfolk County Council

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.
Date of appointment: 01/09/2023
End of term: 31/08/2027
Business and financial interests: None

 

Helen LaflinHeadteacher

Automatic right to be on the Governing Board as Headteacher.
Date of appointment: 01/09/2023
Business and financial interests: None

Rebecca Arnold – Co-opted Governor

Rebecca is a co-opted governor. She monitors cyber security, D&T, PE, KS1 English and PE & Sport Premium.
Date of appointment: 01/09/2023
End of term: 31/08/2027
Business and financial interests: Employee of Sapienta Education Trust

Jon Reed – Co-opted Governor

Jon is a co-opted governor. He monitors GDPR and health and safety.
Date of appointment: 01/09/2023
End of term: 31/08/2027
Business and financial interests: Director of Paddy & Scott’s Cafes Ltd and The People Switch

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.
Date of appointment: 24/03/2022
End of term: 23/03/2026
Business and financial interests: None

Rachel Christian – Parent Governor 

Rachel is a parent governor. She monitors Early Years, maths and PSHE/RSHE. She is the SRB governor.
Date of appointment: 10/12/2021
End of term: 09/12/2025
Business and financial interests: None

Richard Goodenough – Parent Governor

Richard is a parent governor. He monitors IT and the school website. He is also the Pupil Premium governor.
Date of appointment: 24/03/2022
End of term: 23/03/2026
Business and financial interests: None

 

Vicki WildStaff Governor

Vicki is a staff governor and Deputy Headteacher.
Date of appointment: 19/07/2023
End of term: 18/07/2027
Business and financial interests: None

 

Rachael Tanguy – Co-opted Governor

Rachel is a co-opted governor. She is the mental health governor.
Date of appointment: 12/12/2023
End of term: 11/12/2027
Business and financial interests: None

 

Oliver Burwood – Co-opted Governor

Oliver is a co-opted governor.
Date of appointment: 12/12/2023
End of term: 11/12/2027
Business and financial interests: CEO of DNEAT

Instrument of Government

Please click on this link to view the Instrument of Government document.

Register of Interests 

Governing Boards are required to publish a register of governors’ outside interests. These are listed under each governor’s individual profile above.

A copy of this register can also 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.

Governor Training

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.

Governor Monitoring

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 chairofgov@browickroad.norfolk.sch.uk.

8-12 Browick Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0QW

Telephone: 01953 603061

When you contact the school, your enquiry will be dealt with by a member of our administration team: Miss Paula Bilverstone (School Administrator), Miss Julie Clarke (Finance Officer) or Mrs. Hannah Jones (Administration Assistant).
Email: office@browickroad.norfolk.sch.uk

SENDCo: Miss Vicki Wild
Email: senco@browickroad.norfolk.sch.uk

Paper copies of any information on the school’s website will be provided free of charge. Please contact the school office to request any paper copies required.