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Bracken Edge Primary School

Belong Enjoy Persevere Succeed

 

Our Governors

OUR GOVERNING BOARD ARE A DEDICATED TEAM WHO OVERSEE AND ENSURE THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF THE SCHOOL.

 

Governors offer strategic guidance, rather than getting involved in the operational aspects of a school. This involves:

  • Working with other board members to plan the school’s strategic direction.
  • Overseeing the school’s financial performance, ensuring money is well-spent.
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account
The governing board is made up of volunteers from our staff, the local community and the local education authority.

Chair - Julia Shemilt

Clerk – Karamjeet Bhuhi

 

GOVERNOR ROLES 2022 / 2023

Name Category Of Governor and Committee's Served Additional Role Date of Appointment Relevant Financial Interests Personal Interests and Relationships to Staff Governance Interests
Julia Shemlit - Chair of Governors
- Co-Opted Representative
- Resources Committee
-Teaching, Learning &
Pupil Support Committee

SEND  Governor


Head Teacher Performance Management

24/06/2020 -23/06/2024 None None Governor at Harehills Primary School
Charlotte McCallum - Vice Chair of Governors
- Co-Opted Representative
- Chair of Resource Committee
-Teaching, Learning &
Pupil Support Committee
Health & Safety

Headteacher performance management

Complaints Governor

27/11/2018 – 31/08/2026

 

 

None None None
Councillor Jane Dowson - LA  Representative
-Teaching, Learning &
Pupil Support Committee
PE & Sports Premium Governor

Headteacher Performance Management

 18/05/19-18/05/2023

 

Has stated  her role in this section as a non-financial interest 

 

None Is an elected councillor
Sue Monypenny Co-Opted Representative Teaching and learning committee

English and EYFS
01/09/19-
31/08/23
Director of Sue Monypenny Associates None Trustee of partners in learning (Doncaster)
Caroline Carr -Head Teacher
-Ex-Officio/staff
-Resource Committee
-Teaching  Learning &
-Pupil
Support Committee
N/A

01/06/2021-31/05/2025

 

President of Leeds Branch of NAHT None None
Jane Griffiths - Deputy Head Teacher 
- Associate Governor
-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 Assessment

 

29/06/20 – 28/06/2024

 

None None None
Natalia O'Reilly

- Staff Member

- Resources Committee

01/11/2021-01/11/2025 None None None
Ben Dalton - Parent Representative
- Resources Committee

Relationship

Education 
Equalities

12/12/2019 – 11/12/2023 None One child in school None
Emily Nelson

- Co-Opted Representative
-Teaching & Learning Committee

 Curriculum Governor

Pupil Premium


CLA Governor

22/06/2021-22/06/2025

 

Works for Leeds Museum and Galleries Service

 

None

Works for Leeds Museum and Galleries Service

 

Duncan Millard

Parent Representative
- Resources Committee

Wellbeing

 11/03/22- 10/03/26

Two children in school

 

GOVERNORS WITH SPECIFIC MONITORING DUTIES

Attendance J.Shemilt
Child Protection & Safeguarding  J Shemilt
Children Looked After    E Nelson 
Complaints    C McCallum 
Curriculum  E Nelson 
English S Monypenny 
Equalities  B Dalton 
EYFS   S Monypenny
Health & Safety  C McCallum 
Maths   J.Shemilt
PE & Sports Premium Cllr Dowson  
Pupil Premium  E Nelson  
RSE B Dalton 
SEND  J Shemilt 
Training    N.O'Reilly 
Wellbeing D Millard

The constitution of the governing board is:

  •  Headteacher
  •  3 x parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested
  •  6 x co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing board
  •  1 x staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school
  •  1 x associate governor, appointed by the governing body (cannot vote in committee meetings)
  •  1 x Local Authority (LA) Governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body 

 

The governing board operates with the following committees:

  • Resources committee - responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.
  • Teaching, learning and pupil support committee - responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing board is represented at school improvement discussions.

Governor Attendance (All Governing Board Meetings) 2022-2023

Forename

Surname

Role

Total Meetings Possible

Meetings attended

Karamjeet

Bhuhi

Clerk

3

3

Caroline

Carr

Head Teacher

3

3

Ben

Dalton

Parent Representatives

3

3

Jane

Dowson

LA Representatives

2

2

Jane

Griffiths

Associate Member

2

2

Charlotte

McCallum

Co-opted Representatives

2

2

Duncan

Millard

Parent Representatives

2

0

Sue

Monypenny

Co-opted Representatives

2

1

Emily

Nelson

Co-opted Representatives

2

2

Natalia

O'Reilly

Staff Governor Representative

2

2

Sarah

Wilson

Co-opted Representatives

1

1 (Resigned 26.09.22)

Julia

Shemilt

Co-opted Representatives

2

2

Governor Attendance (All Governing Board Meetings) 2021-2022

Forename

Surname

Role

Total Meetings Possible

Meetings attended

Karamjeet

Bhuhi

Clerk

9

9

Caroline

Carr

Head Teacher

9

9

Ben

Dalton

Parent Representatives

9

9

Jane

Dowson

LA Representatives

9

7

Dom

Egan

Parent Representatives

1

1

Jane

Griffiths

Associate Member

9

9

Krystal

Hafesji

Parent Representatives

9

Charlotte

McCallum

Co-opted Representatives

9

9

Duncan

Millard

Parent Representatives

2

2

Sue

Monypenny

Co-opted Representatives

9

9

Emily

Nelson

Co-opted Representatives

9

0

Natalia

O'Reilly

Staff Governor Representative

8

0

 Sarah

 Wilson

 Co-opted Representatives

 9

 9 

Giles

Primmer

Associate Member

7

7 (Resigned July 2022)

Julia

Shemilt

Co-opted Representatives

9

9

 

Governor Attendance (Full Governing Board Meetings) 2020-2021

Name

Role

Meetings Attended

Notes

Caroline Carr

Headteacher

4/4

 

Ben Dalton

Parent

4/4

 

Jane Dowson

Local Authority

3/4

 

Dom Egan

Parent

4/4

 Resigned October 2021

Jane Griffiths

Headteacher

4/4

 

Kellie Halliday

Co-opted

2/3

Resigned February 2021

Charlotte McCallam (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

4/4

 

Sue Moneypenny

Co-opted

4/4

 

Giles Primmer

Associate

1/4

 

Julia Shemilt (Chair)

Co-opted

4/4

 

Cris Wilson

Parent

0/3

 Term of office ended May 2021

Ambreen Yasin

Staff

4/4

 Resigned November 2021

Natalia O'Reilly

Staff

1/4

 

Governor Attendance (Full Governing Board Meetings) 2019-2020

Name

Role

Meetings Attended

Notes

Mujhaid Ali

Headteacher

4/6

Resigned in June 2020

Ben Dalton

Parent

6/6

 

Jane Dowson

Local Authority

4/6

 

Dom Egan

Parent

6/6

 Resigned October 2021

Nathalie Fontenay

Co-opted

1/2

Resigned Feb 20

Jane Griffiths

Associate

6/6

 

Kellie Halliday

Co-opted

1/2

Joined Jan 20

Michelle Kouni

Co-opted

1/6

 

Charlotte McCallam

Co-opted

6/6

 

Sue Moneypenny

Co-opted

5/6

 

Giles Primmer

Associate

5/6

 

Mark Randall

Co-opted

3/6

 

Resigned June 2020

Cris Wilson

Parent

4/6

Term of office ended May 2021

Ambreen Yasin

Staff

3/6

 Resigned November 2021

 

Bracken Edge Primary School Governing Board

 

 

DATES AND TIMES OF NEXT MEETINGS 

 

FGB

TLPS Committee

Resources Committee 

20/09/2022

06/12/2022

28/03/2023

20/06/2023

17/10/2022

07/02/2023

02/05/2023

07/11/2022

07/03/2023

16/05/2023

MINUTES OF GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

These are available on request from the school office.

VACANCIES ON THE GOVERNING BOARD

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please click here for more information about the role and how to apply.

 We have two co-opted vacancies at the moment please contact us if you might be interested

You can apply online here if you are interested in being a part of our team

List of Governors who have left their role in the last 12 months:

Forename

Surname

Position

Category

Start

End

 

Rachel Walker

Staff

Staff Representatives

 

02/01/2022

Giles Primmer

Staff

Associate

29.06.20

31.08.22

Krystal  Hafesji

Parent

Parent

13.09.21

01.09.22

Sarah Wilson Co-Opted Co-opted 13.09.21 26.09.22

2020-21 Annual Governor Impact Report

 

We are a hard working Governing Board with a variety of knowledge and skills to support leadership at Bracken Edge.  The last year has been extremely challenging for lots of different ways but we have all pulled together and worked as a team quite remarkably.  If you would like to read out impact report please click here.

Governing Board Behaviour Principes 

Click here to see more about our principles which we ratified in February 2021

 

Principles

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others.

 

  • Bracken Edge Primary School is an inclusive school. All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010. 

 

  • It is expected that all adults – staff, volunteers and governors – will set excellent examples to the children at all times.

 

  • High standards of behaviour are expected. The school rules should be displayed around school and applied consistently by all staff.  Children will know the rules and be involved in their development.

 

  • The school’s Relationship, Behaviour & Discipline Policy will ensure that there are measures to encourage good behaviour, self-discipline and respect, and prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils. This will also apply to pupils if they are using the school’s online platform to complete work at home or to participate in ‘live’ online lessons. The behaviour policy also provides guidance on the use of reasonable force.
  • Stages for addressing unwanted behaviours will be known and understood by all pupils and staff.  These will be applied fairly and consistently, taking into account special educational needs and disability and the needs of vulnerable children. Sanctions will be monitored to ensure effective impact.

 

  • Children will be helped to understand and take responsibility for their actions.

 

  • The Relationship, Behaviour & Discipline policy is shared and understood by pupils, staff and parents.

 

  • The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions.

 

  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life.  If there are significant concerns about a child’s behaviour then the school will seek advice and support from appropriate outside agencies.

 

  • The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR GOVERNORS

To view the guidance document produced by Leeds GSS, please click here.