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 (Acting Head)
 
Staff Governor (x1): To be confirmed in September 2019
 
Parent Governors (x2): Mrs Hanene Mcphail and one vacancy
 
Local Authority Governor (x1): Dr Joan Reading
 
Co-opted Governors (x6): Dr Rachel Clements, Mrs Marion Davies, Mrs Jackie Ferguson & Mrs Diana Franks and two vacancies 

Committees

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.

Chaired by: Will be decided at the September 2019 FGB meeting

Members: Will be assigned at the September 2019 FGB meeting

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: Will be decided at the September 2019 FGB meeting

Members: Will be assigned at the September 2019 FGB meeting

Link Governors

We operate a system of 'link' Governors, where Governors take responsibility for specific areas. The roles for 2019/20 will be assigned at the September 2019 FGB meeting.

Statutory information

View the Terms of Office for our past and present Governors

Register of Governor interests

'Code of Conduct' - our Governors abide by this code of conduct

Governor meetings attendance record for 2018/2019 academic year

Minutes of previous FGB meetings

2018/2019: 4 July 2019 (due for approval at Sept 2019 FGB); 11 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