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 Mrs Jackie Ferguson

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): Mrs Dee Hope, Mr Alex Stutely
Local Authority Governor (x1): Dr Joan Reading
Co-opted Governors (x6): Dr Rachel Clements, Mrs Jackie Ferguson, Mrs Diana Franks, Miss Lesley-Anne Avis, Mrs Melanie Wilson and one vacancy 


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:

Quality Committee

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; which were re-approved by the committee in January 2021.

Chaired by: Dr Reading

Members: Mr Poultney, 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: Dr Clements

Members: Mr Poultney, Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Melanie Wilson, Mrs Esrich (Finance) and Mr Jon Freaney (Associate member)

Link Governors

We operate a system of 'link' Governors, where Governors take responsibility for specific areas:

Safeguarding, 'Prevent' and e-safety – Dr Reading

Health and Safety - Mrs Ferguson

Special Educational Needs & Disability (SENd) and Pupil Premium  – Dr Clements

Website - Miss Lesley-Anne Avis

Statutory information

Terms of Office for our past and present Governors - as at May 2021

Register of Governor interests - as at December 2020

'Code of Conduct' 2020/21 - our Governors will abide by this code of conduct 

Governor meetings attendance record for 2020/21 academic year

Minutes of previous FGB meetings

2020/2021: 17 Sept 2020; 17 Nov 2020; 3 Dec 2021; 29 April 2021

2019/2020: 19 Sept 2019; 12 Dec 19; 26 Feb 20; 27 April 20; 19 May 20; 1 June 20 and 8 July 2020

2018/2019: 4 July 201911 April 201913 Dec 201820 Sept 2018

2017/20185 July 201830 April 201814 December 201721 September 2017

2016/20176 July 20174 May 201712 January 201722 September 2016




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