Who are the governors?
All governors are volunteers who work together for the benefit of the school. They are:
- Parents elected by other parents with children at the school;
- The headteacher;
- Teachers elected by other teachers;
- Non-teaching staff elected by other non-teaching staff;
- People appointed by the local education authority;
- People chosen by governors from the local community.
Please see below for a full list of the present governors and their current responsibilities.
What do governors do?
Our job for the school is to
- Promote high standards of educational attainment;
- Set targets for pupil achievement;
- Take responsibility for strategic planning ;
- Manage the school's budget , including deciding how many staff will work there and their pay;
- Ensure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results;
- Participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the head teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline; and
- Draw up a post-OFSTED action plan after an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education.
The governors at Brookhurst meet regularly as a whole body, but fulfil many of their responsibilities through sub committees.
These sub committees are:
Curriculum, Pupils and Policies (CPP)
Pay and Personnel
Each sub committee meets at least once a term and works on areas that fall under their remit. They make recommendations to the governing body which decides on any necessary actions.
If you wish to talk to someone.....
………the first point of contact is the class teacher. If you want to take matters further, you can make an appointment to see Mr Hughes or Miss Stanton via Mrs Chapleo in the school office.
If you want to contact a governor, Pat Chapleo can do that for you too, as she is also clerk to the governors. Our parent governors Carol Collinson, Helen Evans, Karen Hague, James Knight, Chris King and James Sinnott are at school most days and can usually be found lurking by the various exits!
If you would prefer to talk to a governor who is not a parent, Mrs Chapleo can arrange for them to contact you. Please be assured that any governor who has a conflict of interest will ensure that they have no involvement in that particular case. All matters are treated strictly in confidence.
Minutes of governor meetings are available from the office. Any confidential matters that may be discussed at governor meetings are not made public for obvious reasons.
Policies & Guidelines Handbook
You can see a copy of any/all of our policies by contacting the school office.
Although certain elements are governed by legislation and the Local Education Authority, the Policies are specific to Brookhurst.
Also available is the School Development Plan (SDP), a rolling three-year programme of actions aimed at the progressive development and improvement of the school.
Iain Black – Iain is an LEA appointed governor who has many years' experience as a governor at Brookhurst School . He sits on the Finance Sub Committee. Iain has subject responsibility for Science and represents the Governing Body at local authority patch' meetings.
Carol Collinson – Carol is a parent governor, with subject responsibility for numeracy. She chairs the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee and sits on the Finance Sub Committee. She is class link governor for FJF.
Anne Davies – Anne is a staff governor. She has been a teaching assistant at the school for a number of years. Anne is a member of the Premises Sub Committee and the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee.
Bill Gifford – Bill is an LEA appointed governor. He is a local councillor and sits on the Premises Sub Committee, as well as acting as the ICT link governor. He is linked with class 56B.
Karen Hague – Karen is a parent governor. Karen has subject responsibility for PSHE. Karen sits on the Premises Sub Committee and the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee. She is linked with Class FAB
Barbara Ingram – Barbara is a community governor. Barbara is a member of the Curriculum Policies and Pupils Sub-Committee. She works for a local educational organisation. Barbara is linked with Class 2H.
Chris King – Chris is a parent at the school. He is the Chair of the Curriculum and Policies Sub-Committee, and is on the Premises Sub-Committee.
James Knight – James is a parent governor, and is the Chair of Governors. James is linked with Class 2A.
Lesley Mobbs – Lesley is a Community governor, and is a member of CPP. Lesley brings her expertise of working with younger children to the role of Early Years link governor. She is linked with Class 1W
Yvonne Moore - Yvonne is a Leamington Town Councillor.
Mark Hughes – Mark is the Deputy Headteacher at Brookhurst Primary and sits on Finance Sub Committee.
James Sinnott – A parent governor. James is also Vice-Chair of Governors. James is Chair of the Premises Sub Committee and also sits on the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee. James is also our Health and Safety governor. His link class is 3J.
Andrew Cave – Andrew is a newly appointed Community Governor, having many years experience with the Smallpeice Trust. Andrew is on the Finance Sub-Committee.
Angela Stanton – As Head, Angela is automatically a member of the Governing Body.
David Moon is a parent at the school and an associate governor who lends his support to the Governing Body on financial matters.
Pat Chapleo is clerk to the Governing Body