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 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, Mrs Philippa Wakelin and one vacancy

Our current Chair is Dr. Clements 

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: Dr Reading

Members: Dr Clements, Dr Browning

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: Dr Clements

Members: Dr Browning, Mrs Franks and Mr Freaney (as an Associate member)


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 and Mr Poultney

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:

Art: Mrs Franks

Computing (Inc. E-safety): Dr Clements

Early Years Foundation Stage: Dr Clements

English: Dr Clements

Governor training: Dr Clements

Health and safety / Premises: Mrs Jackie Ferguson

Leadership and Management: Dr Clements

Maths: Mrs Franks

Multi-cultural education: Mrs Franks

Physical Education: Mrs Marion Davies

Pupil premium / Looked after children / More able: Mrs Wakelin

Safeguarding and Prevent: Dr Reading

Science: Mrs Reading

Special Educational Needs and Disability and Teaching Assistant deployment: Mrs Wakelin

Topic: Mrs Marion Davies

Website: Mrs Jackie Ferguson

Additional information

View the Terms of Office for our past and present Governors as 28 March 2019

Register of Governor interests as at May 2019

'Code of Conduct' - our Governors abide by this code of conduct (as at October 2018)

Governor meetings attendance record for 2017/2018 academic year

Minutes of Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings:

13 Dec 2018

20 Sept 2018

5 July 2018

30 April 2018

14 December 2017

21 September 2017

6th July 2017

4th May 2017

12th January 2017

22 September 2016




Upcoming Events

  • 18 Jun
    Induction meeting for new parents 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

  • 21 Jun
    Bell Boating Regatta 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    All of Class 4 will take part in the bell boating regatta held in Pershore. Parents can spectate from King George's Playing Fields (by Pershore Leisure Centre)

  • 24 Jun
    Broadway Arts Festival 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

  • 18 Jun - 28 Jun
  • 27 Jun - 03 Jul
  • 04 Jul - 11 Jul
  • 12 Jul - 16 Jul
  • 17 Jul - 20 Jul
  • 19 Jul - 23 Jul