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

Rittick Chakraborty

Co-opted governor

25.11.2020 - 24.11.2024

Governing board

 25.11.2020

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

Vacancy

Co-opted governor

 

Governing board

 

Vacancy

Co-opted governor

 

Governing board

 

David Brading

Parent governor

 23.10.2020 - 22.10.2024

Elected by parents

 23.10.2020

Vicky McNeilly

Parent governor

 23.10.2020 - 22.10.2024

Elected by parents

 23.10.2020

Cheryl Wiggs

Parent governor

23.10.2020 - 22.10.2024 

Elected by parents

 23.10.2020

Lucy Rothera

Associate member

25.11.2020 - 24.11.2024

Governing board

25.11.2020

Former 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
Euan Hanington Associate member 28.11.2018 - 18.12.2020 Governing board 28.11.2018

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.

 

Resources committee 

Daniel Holmes  (Chair)

Neil Scott

Alison Colbran

Rittick Chakraborty

Vicky McNeilly

Cheryl Wiggs

 

Former resources committee members

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

Please contact the clerk to governors for further information on governing borad membership 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
David Beales 10.11.2020 None None Child at the school
David Brading 06.11.2020 None None Child at the school
Rittick Chakraborty 29.09.2020 Founder/director of DukesForYou Ltd None
Alison Colbran 16.09.2020 Interim headteacher None None
Anneka Dawson 13.09.2020 None None None
Lucy Rothera (Associate Member) 16.09.2020 Teacher at school None None
Daniel Holmes
19.03.2021 None None Child at the school
Vicky McNeilly 07.11.2020 None None Child at the school
Neil Scott 16.09.2020 None None Child at the school
Leah Wright 16.09.2020 Staff governor None

None

Cheryl Wiggs 05.11.2020 Social worker None

Child at the school

Michael Williams 05.11.2020 Employed by Smith News plc None

Child at the school

 

 

Approved minutes of meetings 

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

Full Governing Board