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, Mrs Philippa Wakelin and Dr Richard Langley and two vacancies

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: Mrs S Gillard

Members: Dr Clements, Dr Browning, Dr Reading

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, Mr Poultney, Dr Langley

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): Mrs Gillard

Early Years Foundation Stage: Dr Clements

English: Dr Clements

Governor training: Dr Clements

Health and safety / Premises: Mrs Gillard

Leadership and Management: Dr Clements

Maths: Mrs Gillard

Multi-cultural education: Mrs Franks

Physical Education: Dr Langley

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: Dr Langley

Website: Dr Langley

Additional information

View the Terms of Office for our past and present Governors as October 2018

Register of Governor interests as at 1st October 2018

'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:

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

  • 14 Dec
    Christmas Service (Nativity) at St Michael's Church 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Parents are welcome to attend the service and asked to collect their child directly from the Church. Only children who are in WAC or attending gymnastics will be escorted back to school .

  • 17 Dec
    Lempen Theatre Puppet Show for Whole School 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Kindly paid for by Friends

  • 19 Dec
    Magical Reading Experience/Non-uniform reward All Day

    If children have gained enough reads (evidenced by their Reading Records) they will be given a certificate the end of the week before to let them know if they will be taking part in a magical reading experience and/or coming into school in non-uniform as a reward.

  • 14 Dec - 20 Dec
  • 20 Dec - 21 Dec