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Bracken Edge Primary School

Belong Enjoy Persevere Succeed

Our Governors

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

The governing body is made up of volunteers from our staff, the local community and the local education authority.

Chair - Julia Shemilt

Clerk – Jane Howarth

 

GOVERNOR ROLES 2020 / 2021

Name

Category of Governor and Committees Served

Additional Role

Date of Appointment

Relevant Financial Interests

Personal Interests and relationship to staff

Governance Interests

Julia Shemilt

- Chair of Governors

- Co-Opted Representative

- Resources Committee

-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 

- Safe guarding and Child Protection Governor

- PE & Sports Premium 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 Governor

- Health & Wellbeing Governor

27/11/2018 – 31/08/2022

 None

None

None

Councillor Jane Dowson

- LA  Representative

-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 

  • Complaints Governor
  • Headteacher Perfromance Managment

 

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

None

Is an elected councillor

Caroline Carr-

 Head Teacher

Ex-Officio

-Resource Committee-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 

01/06/2021-31/05/2025

 None

None

None

Jane Griffiths

- Deputy Head Teacher 

- Associate Governor

-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 

 

29/06/20 – 28/06/2024

 None

None

None

Giles Primmer

- Deputy Head Teacher

- Associate Governor

- Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

- Resources Committee

 

29/06/2020 – 28/06/2024

 None

None

None

Dom Egan

- Parent Representative

- Resource Committee

-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 

 

- Headteacher Perfromance Managment

- Pupil Premium & Sports Premium Governor

- Safe Guarding Governor

- SEND  Governor

- CLA Governor

27/11/2018 –

31/08/2022

Rubrica Services – Owner / Operator

None

Two children in school

Ambreen Yasin

- Staff Governor

-Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support Committee

 -Wellbeing

17/09/2019 -16/09/2023

 None

None 

None

Ben Dalton

- Parent Representative

- Resources Committee

 -Curriculum and assessment

Relationship Education Governor

12/12/2019 – 11/12/2023

 None

None

One child in school

Sue Monypenny

- Co-Opted Representative

-Teaching & Learning Committee

 

 Standards and English Governor

Early Years & Foundation

 01/09/2019-31/08/2023

Sue Monypenny Associates Ltd

None

None

Emily Nelson

- Co-Opted Representative

-Teaching & Learning Committee

 Curriculum Governor

22/06/2021-22/06/2025

Works for Leeds Museum and Galleries Service

None

Works for Leeds Museum and Galleries Service

 

 

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 and learning 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 (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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINUTES OF GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

These are available on request from the school office.

VACANCIES ON THE GOVERNING BODY

There is currently a vacancy for: a parent governor and a co-opted governor.

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

 

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

Forename

Surname

Position

Category

Start

End

Mujahid

Ali

Headteacher

Head Teacher

01/01/2017

12/06/2020

Nathalie

Fontenay

Vice Chair

Parent Representatives

20/02/2017

12/02/2020

Kellie

Halliday

Co-opted Representatives

29/01/2020

11/02/2021

Michelle

Kouni

Co-opted Representatives

17/09/2019

01/09/2020

Mark

Randall

Chair

Co-opted Representatives

17/09/2019

16/06/2020

Jane

Griffiths

Headteacher

Headteacher

13/06/2020

31/05/2021

Cris 

Wilson

 

Co-opted Representatives

15/05/17

14/05/2021

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.