Governors of Broadway First School

Welcome from the Governing Body of 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 supporting and challenging the senior leadership team of the school, so as to ensure that our 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 school to meet with staff and pupils, observe lessons and monitor the implementation of the School Development Plan.

Our full governing body (FGB) is composed of the following types of governors:

Head Teacher (x1): Dr Tessa Browning
Staff Governor (x1): Mr Lee Poultney
Parent Governors (x2): Mrs Sarah Gillard and one vacancy
Local Authority Governor (x1): Dr Joan Reading
Co-opted Governors (x6): Dr Rachel Clements, Mrs Diana Franks, Mr Jon Freaney, Mrs Jude Simms, Mrs Philippa Wakelin and Dr Richard Langley

Our current Chair is Dr. Clements and the Vice Chair is Mr Freaney

This structure is in accordance with our 'Instrument of Government' which was made on 21 May 2015 and amended by Worcestershire Local Authority on 19 July 2016.

Strategic Vision

We set the strategic vision for the school, which is detailed here


We currently have three main committees, which help us deliver our objectives:


This committee monitors the data output of the school ensuring all appropriate strategic actions are taken to meet the required progress and attainment for all children across all abilities and year groups; additionally it acts to shape the Governor Monitoring programme of activity. Read the full Terms of Reference.

Chaired by: Mrs S Gillard

Members: Dr Clements, Dr Browning, Dr Reading & Mr Freaney

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.

Chaired by: Mr J Freaney

Members: Dr Clements, Dr Browning & Mrs Franks


This committee ensures the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum and reviews, monitors and evaluates the curriculum offer. Read the full Terms of Reference as at January 2017.

Chaired by: Mrs Wakelin

Members: Dr Clements, Mr Poultney, Dr Langley & Mrs Simms

Plus a Pay committee attended by Mrs Wakelin, Dr Browning & Mrs Franks

Link Governors

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

Maths: Mrs Gillard (lead) and Mr Freaney
English: Dr Clements (lead) and Dr Langley
Science: Mrs Reading (lead) and Dr Clements
Early Years Foundation Stage: Mrs Simms (lead) and Mrs Wakelin
‘Topic’: Mrs Wakelin (lead) and Mrs Franks
Computing/E-safety: Mr Freaney (lead) and Dr Langley and Mrs Gillard
Website: Mrs Gillard
Special Educational Needs and Disability and Teaching Assistant deployment: Mrs Reading
Leadership and Management: Dr Clements (lead) and Mr Freaney
Safeguarding and Prevent: Mrs Simms
Health and safety / Premises: Mrs Gillard
Pupil premium / Looked after children / More able: Mrs Wakelin
Physical Education: Dr Langley
Religious education: Mrs Franks
Governor training: Dr Clements

Additional information

View the Terms of Office for our past and present Governors as at 1st November 2017

Register of Governor interests as at 1st November 2017

'Code of Conduct' - our Governors abide by this code of conduct (as at 14 December 2017)

Governor meetings attendance record for 2017/2018 academic year

Minutes of Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings:

30 April 2018

14 December 2017

21 September 2017

6th July 2017

4th May 2017

12th January 2017

22 September 2016




Upcoming Events

  • 16 Jul
    Year 5 Main Games at Fladbury All Day

  • 17 Jul
    Leaver's BBQ & Rounders 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

  • 18 Jul
    Broadway Tower Walk & Picnic for Whole School All Day

  • 16 Jul - 19 Jul
  • 20 Jul - 05 Sep
  • 25 Oct - 22 Dec