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Two new features - 'poetry please' and the history of our school have been added to this website w/b 18th March.
 

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

 They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to the school address and mark your envelope clearly 'Chair of Governors' or please telephone the school reception on 01757 704308.

Governing Body Meetings 2018 / 19

Meeting Type/date Attendees Business Discussed

Full Governing Body

24th September 2018

 

Claire Callaghan (Late arrival)

Wendy Thompson

Joel Albyn

Rev Pete Watson

Cliff Pritchard

Cath Rushby

Linda Chadwick

Vicky Umpleby

Rachel Robinson

 

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

Last year's SATs results.

Staff sickness absence.

Governing Body Committee Structure.

Meeting dates for the coming year.

Governor Training.

School policies.

Behaviour management.

TA cover for high needs children.

Term time holidays.

The new perimeter fencing.

 

 

 

Safeguarding Committee

25th October 2018

Cliff Pritchard

Linda Chadwick

Rachel Robinson

Attendance and punctuality

Behaviour

Child Protection

Policies

Building Health and Safety

School Development Plan

 

 

 

Full Governing Body

31st January 2019

 

Claire Callaghan (Late arrival)

Wendy Thompson

Joel Albyn

Rev Pete Watson

Cliff Pritchard

Cath Rushby

Linda Chadwick

Vicky Umpleby

Rachel Robinson

Staffing structure 2019/20

Pupil Premium Review

Governor Review

Local Authority Monitoring Visit feedback

Performance Data

 

 

 

Safeguarding Committee

11th February 2019

 

Cliff Pritchard

Linda Chadwick

Rachel Robinson

 

 

Attendance and punctuality

Behaviour

Child Protection

Policies

Building Health and Safety

School Development Plan

 

 

 

 

Finance Committee

13th February 2019

 Joel Albyn

Claire Callaghan

Cath Rushby

Rachel Robinson

Adele Mulvey

Financial planning and spending review

Staffing for 2019/20

 

 

 

 

Achievement Committee

13th February 2019

Claire Callaghan

Cath Rushby

Cliff Pritchard

Vicky Umpleby

Rachel Robinson

Data

Curriculum enhancements

Staff subject leadership

Monitoring timetable

Teacher mentoring scheme

School Development Plan

Policy update

 

 

Meet Our Governing Body

 

Mrs Robinson

 

 

Mrs Robinson is our Headteacher

Pete Watson

Pete Watson

  

Hello folks, I’m Pete Watson (a.k.a. ‘Rev Pete’ to the pupils).  I’ve been the vicar at St Wilfrid’s Church in Brayton since Jan 2010. One of the things I love most about my role is getting into local schools to spend time with the pupils, staff and parents.  Being part of the Brayton Primary School community is just great.  It’s such a privilege to be involved in this special school, helping lead worship, having lunch with the children, being a governor, and in various other ways (being “sponged” at Sports Day springs to mind!).  I’m married to Charlotte, and we are very blessed with 3 girls.  I’m passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with those I meet and working towards a just society.  I also love chocolate brownies, the Lord of the Rings movies and rocky coastlines!  If I haven’t already, I hope to meet you soon!

 

   

 

   

 

Cliff Pritchard

 

 

Hello, I'm Cliff Pritchard and I am Foundation Governor

 

Claire Callaghan

 

 

I have been the Chair of the Governing Body since September 2016. I started governing life as a parent governor in September 2014 and became a co-opted Governor in September 2017. I have a daughter in Year 5. By day, I am a qualified accountant and a Senior Finance Business Partner for the Ministry of Justice.

  

Joel Albyn

  

 

Hi, I'm Joel and a co-opted Governor with two children at the school.  I've been a Governor since September 2014. For my day job, I design and implement digital / ecommerce technology platforms, which hopefully puts me in a good place to support the school on all aspects of technology and ICT in the classroom. 

 

Wendy Thompson 

 

 

Hello, I’m Wendy Thompson and I’m a Local Authority Governor. My background is in education, I am an experienced Primary teacher and have an NPQH qualification. I have a wide range of skills and educational experience which I can bring to this role. I am a huge supporter of the school and I am delighted and proud to have the opportunity to be part of the governing body team at Brayton C of E Primary.

Catherine RushbyCatherine Rushby

Catherine Rushby

 

Hello, I’m Catherine and was elected as a Parent Governor in November 2015.  I work in Human Resources, specialising in Learning and Development.  In my role as a Governor I support and challenge the team to make sure each child is able to get their opportunity to shine and reach their full potential.

Linda Chadwick

 

Linda is our staff representative.  More details to follow

 

More details ...

Name                Date of Appointment

Term of Office  

Date Stepped Down           Appointing Body       Category Attendance Record at meetings in 2017-18     Current Positions of Responsibility   Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors                    Other Schools Governed Relationships between Governors and other members of School

 

Dr Claire Callaghan

 

Sept 2017 4 years N/A FGB Co-opted
100%
Chair of Governors
N/A

 N/A

  N/A

Mrs Robinson

Sept 2018

Ex-officio N/A N/A Staff (ex-officio) 100% Headteacher N/A

 N/A

 N/A

Mr Joel Albyn Sept 2014 4 years N/A FGB

Co-opted

100% Vice Chair of Governors N/A

 

 N/A

 N/A

Mr Cliff Pritchard Sept 2017 4 years N/A York Diocese Foundation 83% Safeguarding/Child Protection Link Governor N/A

England Lane and Simpson's lane academies (stepped down 2015)

 N/A

Mrs Catherine Rushby Nov 2015 4 years N/A Parents

Parent

100%   Owner of BIZBO coaching

 N/A

 N/A

Mrs Wendy Thompson July 2017 4 years N/A

LA

Local Authority

100% Vice Chair of Governors N/A

 N/A

 N/A

Rev Pete Watson N/A Ex-officio N/A York Diocese Department of Education Foundation (ex-officio) 86% SIAMs/Church Worship Link Governor N/A

 N/A

 

Husband of Charlotte Watson (KS1 Teacher)

Linda Chadwick Sept 2017 4 years N/A FGB Staff 100%    N/A

 N/A

 N/A