Brunswick Primary School

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Governors                                                      

Governors Strategic Plan 2019

Brunswick Primary School Governing Board

Name

Role 

Term of office 

Appointed by

Original appt date

Alison Colbran

Interim Headteacher

01.09.2020

Virtue of office

01.09.2020

Anneka Dawson

Local authority governor

 07.01.2020 - 06.01.2024

Nominated by local authority, elected by governing board

 07.01.2020

Leah Wright

Staff governor

19.10.2018 - 18.10.2022

Elected by staff

 19.10.2018

David Beales

Co-opted governor

 27.11.2019 - 26.11.2023

Governing board

 27.11.2019

Daniel Holmes    

Co-opted governor

11.05.2017 – 10.05.2021

Governing board

12.02.2015

 

Co-opted governor

 

Governing board

 

Neil Scott

Co-opted governor

 27.11.2019 - 26.11.2023

Governing board

 27.11.2019

Michael Williams

Co-opted governor

19.09.2018 - 18.09.2022

Governing board

19.09.2018

 

Co-opted governor

 

Governing board

 

 

Parent governor

 

Elected by parents

 

 

Parent governor

 

Elected by parents

 

 

Parent governor

Elected by parents

 

Julie Rebbeck

Associate member

17.06.2020 – 16.06.2024

Governing board

17.06.2020

Euan Hanington

Associate member

28.11.2018 - 27.11.2022

Governing board

28.11.2018

Past governors, since September 2019

Name

Role

Term of office   Appointed by 

Original appt date

 
Di Gare LA governor 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019 Governing board 01.09.2015
Emma Brandenburger Parent governor 11.02.2016 - 10.02.2020 Elected by parents 11.02.2016
Julie Rebbeck Co-opted governor 01.09.2019 - 17.06.2020 Governing board 01.09.2015
Polly Jane Warren Parent governor 05.10.2018 - 23.08.2020 Elected by parents 05.10.2018
Shaun Collins Staff headteacher 01.01.2010 - 01.09.2020
Virtue of office 01.01.2010
Helen Johnson Co-opted governor 23.09.2017 - 16.09.2020 Governing board 23.09.2013
Kate Cohen Parent governor 05.10.2018 - 19.10.2020
Elected by parents 05.10.2018

Full governing board (FGB) meetings

The full governing board meets no less than five times a year. Its three core functions, as identified by the Department for Education in the Governors' Handbook:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Michael Williams is Chair of Governors: michaelwilliams@brunswick.brighton-hove.sch.uk

The minutes of FGB meetings are published once they have been agreed by the governing board. 

Some functions are delegated to committees. Brunswick Primary School has a resources committee and curriculum and data committees.

 

Resources committee 

Daniel Holmes

Neil Scott

Alison Colbran

 

Nigel Lecky until July 2019

Di Gare until Aug 2019

Shaun Collins until Aug 2020

Kate Cohen until Oct 2020

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Curriculum and data committees

David Beales

Euan Hanington                                

Julie Rebbeck

Michael Williams

Anneka Dawson

 

Emma Brandenburger until Dec 2018

David Holloway until June 2019

Di Gare until Aug 2019

Polly Jane Warren until August 2020

Helen Johnson until September 2020

Curriculum and Data Committee Terms of Reference

Certain associated papers from the meetings are also available on request, although some will be confidential. Please contact the Clerk to Governors for further information at clerk@brunswick.brighton-hove.sch.uk

 

Meeting attendance

Governors' attendance at meetings in the last academic year, 2019-20:

 

Governors  7 FGB meetings 8 resources committee meetings 3 curriculum/data committee mtg
E. Brandenburger 2/3 1/1 n/a
K. Cohen 7/7 8/8 n/a
S. Collins 5/7 6/8 n/a
D. Beales 6/6 n/a 3/3
N. Scott 6/6 6/6 n/a
D. Holmes 5/7 8/8 n/a
H. Johnson 7/7 3/3 3/3
A. Dawson 6/6 n/a 2/3
J. Rebbeck 7/7 n/a 2/3
P. Warren 4/7 n/a 2/3
M. Williams 6/7 2/2 2/3
L. Wright 7/7 n/a n/a

 

 

                                                 

Register of interests

Date declared Business/pecuniary interests  Governance roles in other educational establishments  Personal interests
Emma Brandenburger
18.09.2019 None Paid on a sessional basis by the local council to support training of other governors Child at the school
David Beales 05.02.2020 None None Child at the school
Alison Colbran (Associate Member) 18.09.2019 Deputy Head of the school None None
Shaun Collins 18.09.2019 Headteacher of the school None None
Kate Cohen 18.09.2019 None None Child at the school
Anneka Dawson 06.01.2020 None None None
Euan Hanington (Associate Member) 18.09.2019 Deputy Head of the school None
Daniel Holmes
08.11.2019 None None Child at the school
Helen Johnson 18.09.2019 None None None
James Parkhurst (Associate Member) 28.06.2019 None None Child at the school
Julie Rebbeck
18.09.2019 Deputy Head of the school None None
Neil Scott 05.02.2020 None None Child at the school
Leah Wright 18.09.2019 Staff governor None

None

Polly Warren 18.09.2019 None None

Child at the school

Michael Williams 27.11.2019 None None

Child at the school

 

Keeping up to date

Brighton and Hove Governance Support have a Twitter feed, giving updates about local and national education policy. Follow them @BHSchoolGovs

 

Approved minutes of meetings 

Copies of previous meetings can be obtained by emailing clerk@brunswick.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Full Governing Board