The role of Governors at Broadway First School
We would like to extend our welcome to you. We are an active team of governors who are dedicated to ensuring your child gets the best possible education at Broadway First School.
The governing body of a school is responsible for:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
We do this by helping to create the strategic vision for the school and supporting and challenging the senior leadership team to ensure that the school efficiently performs its vital task of educating and preparing children for life in 21st century society.
In addition to attending meetings, Governors also regularly visit the school to meet with staff and pupils, observe lessons and monitor the 'Learning Improvement Plan'. Our current Chair is Dr. Rachel Clements
Types of Governors on our Full Governing Body (FGB)
Our FGB comprises of 11 Governors over the following categories. This structure is in accordance with our 'Instrument of Government' which was varied by order of Worcestershire LA on 19 July 2016 and came into effect on 30 September 2016:
Head Teacher (x1): Mr Lee Poultney
Staff Governor (x1): Mrs Louise Nightingale
Parent Governors (x2): Two vacancies
Local Authority Governor (x1): Dr Joan Reading
Co-opted Governors (x6): Dr Rachel Clements, Mrs Jackie Ferguson, Mrs Diana Franks and three vacancies
To reflect the changes in the Ofsted Inspection framework; from September 2019 we will be operating two main committees, which will help us deliver our objectives:
This committee replaces the previous Curriculum and Data committees and will more effectively monitor the curriculum and pupil data, ensuring all appropriate strategic actions are taken to meet the required progress and attainment for all children across all abilities and year groups. You can read the Terms of Reference of this committee.
Chaired by: Dr Reading
Members: Mr Poultney, Dr Clements, Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Franks
Finance & Premises Committee
This committe provides oversight and management of the budget drawn up by the school, ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control and agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding. Read the full Terms of Reference of this committee.
Chaired by: Mrs Ferguson
Members: Mr Poultney, Dr Clements, Mrs McPhail, Mrs Esrich (Finance) and Mr Freaney (Associate member)
We operate a system of 'link' Governors, where Governors take responsibility for specific areas. This year we have allocated Governors to classes and also have Governors looking after statutory responsibilities:
Safeguarding, Prevent and e-safety – Dr Reading
Special Educational Needs & Disability and Pupil Premium – Dr Clements
Health and Safety - Mrs Ferguson
Terms of Office for our past and present Governors - as at July 2020
Register of Governor interests - as at May 2020
'Code of Conduct' - our Governors abide by this code of conduct
Governor meetings attendance record for 2019/20 academic year
Minutes of previous FGB meetings