Hello, my name is Tracey Hewison and I’m the Clerk to the Governing Board at Brading Primary School.

Every school has a clerk to the governing board who is responsible for the administration. The clerk is also there to give legal and procedural advice.  I am your first contact point if you need to contact the governors.

Governors at Brading

In academic year 16/17, there were 8 governors serving on the Governing Board.  Listed below are roles and responsibilities on the Board, their term of office and attendance at meetings during the 2016/17 school year. 

Name

Role

Responsibility

Term of office

FGB attendance

Committee attendance

Sam Travis

Parent

FGB Chair

A&S Chair

Pupil Premium, Maths, PE

29.03.21

66.66%

50%

Beverley Gilbert

Staff

Head Teacher

-

100%

100%

Pat Redfern

Foundation

L&M Chair

Literacy, EYFS

09.12.18

83.33%

100%

Jane Hindle

Staff

A&S,

Safeguarding, SEND, SCR

09.12.18

83.33%

100%

Nancy Riches

Local Authority

A&S,

Training & Development

19.01.20

100%

100%

John Henry

Co-opted

FGB Vice Chair, L&M Safeguarding, SCR, ICT

09.12.18

83.33%

75%

Cathy White

Co-opted

L&M, Science, EYFS

09.12.18

83.33%

100%

Lesley Wood

Foundation

A&S, SEND

09.12.18

83.33%

100%

 

Vacant

Foundation

 

 

 

 

Vacant

Parent

 

 

 

 

For academic year 17/18 there are 9 governors serving on the Governing Board.  Below are their roles and responsibilities on the board.

Name Role Responsibility Term of office FGB attendance

Committee attendance

Pat Redfern Foundation

Chair of governors

Literacy,

EYFS

09.12.18
Beverley Gilbert Staff Head Teacher -
Jane Hindle Staff

A&S,

Safeguarding,

SEND, SCR

09.12.18
Nancy Riches Local Authority

A&S,

Training &

Development 

19.01.20
John Henry Co-opted

FGB Vice Chair,

L&M Safeguarding,

SCR, ICT

09.12.18
Cathy White Co-opted

L&M, Science,

EYFS

09.12.18
Lesley Wood Foundation A&S, SEND 09.12.18
Tim Luker Parent L&M, Maths 27.09.21
Dave Piggott Parent

L&M,

Sports premium, Safeguarding,

Pupil premium

27.09.21

Currently 

Vacant

Foundation

 

 

Who puts them on the Governing Board?

  • Local Authority Governor - Nominated by the Local Authority and voted on by the Governing Board.
  • Parent – A Governor elected to the Governing Board by the parents/carers by nomination and ballot.
  • Staff – A member of staff elected to the Governing Board by school staff by nomination and ballot. The Headteacher is a governor by right of position.
  • Foundation – Nominated by the Diocesan Board of Education in connection with the Church of St. Mary The Virgin in Brading.
  • Co-opted – A Governor voted on by the Governing Board by the virtue of the skills they hold which are of benefit to the school.

Who decides how many governors there should be?

Brading Primary has an Instrument of Governance approved by the Local Authority and in line with legal requirements for the following spaces:

  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 2 Co-opted Governors
  • 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher)
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 3 Foundation Governors

When do they meet?

The Governing Board holds Full Governing Board meetings every half term, generally on a Wednesday after school.  New dates are set in the summer term for the following academic year and the dates for 2017-2018 are:-

Full Governing Board meetings:-

  • 27th September
  • 6th December
  • 28th March
  • 16th May
  • 4th July

 

The Leadership & Management committee meetings:-

  • 4th October
  • 22nd November
  • 7th March
  • 2rd May
  • 20th June

 

The Achievement & Standards committee meetings:-

  • 11th October
  • 15th November
  • 28th February
  • 27th June

 

What do the Committees do?

There is a Leadership and Management committee who meet 5 times during the school year.  The primary functions of this committee are to monitor Headteacher performance, ensure development of the whole workforce (including governor training), to prepare the annual budget and monitor monthly expenditure, be pro-active in all matters connected with the school buildings, grounds and health and safety. 

There is an Achievement and Standards committee who meet 4 times during the school year.  The primary functions of this committee are to receive and analyse the annual RAISE online data report, to receive reports on pupil progress and scrutinise the evidence of pupil tracing and achievements, to set targets for pupil achievement and attendance, monitor trends and agree actions to address issues of underachievement. 

How can I see what the Governing Board does?

The minutes from meetings are available at the school.  The minutes will tell you what was discussed at a meeting and the actions and decisions taken.

Some items in governors meetings and committees will be confidential to ensure data protection of individual staff and pupils.  These minutes are not available for public scrutiny.

There are opportunities to meet governors at school events, although Governors are unable to discuss matters involving individual children or complaints.  If you have a complaint please follow the Complaints policy, available on this website under Statutory Information and Policies or in paper format by request from the school office.

Governors must by law declare any business or financial interests which may conflict with terms of governors business.  The current register is available below.

Governor Business Interests November 2017

If you would like any further information on the work of the Governing Board, please contact me using tracey.hewison@bradingcepri.iow.sch.uk, or by letter addressed to myself which can be left with the school office.