Brunswick Primary School

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Governors                                                      

Brunswick Primary School Governing Board

Name

Role 

Term of office 

Appointed by

Original appt date

Shaun Collins

Headteacher

01.01.2010

Member by virtue of office

01.01.2010

Vacancy

Local authority governor

 

Nominated by local authority, elected by governing board

 

Leah Wright

Staff governor

19.10.2018 - 18.10.2022

Elected by staff

 19.10.2018

Vacancy

Co-opted governor

 

Governing board

 

Daniel Holmes    

Co-opted governor

11.05.2017 – 10.05.2021

Governing board

12.02.2015

Helen Johnson 

Co-opted governor

23.09.2017 – 22.09.2021

Governing board

23.09.2013

Vacancy

Co-opted governor

 

Governing board

 

Michael Williams

Co-opted governor

19.09.2018 - 18.09.2022

Governing board

19.09.2018

Julie Rebbeck

Co-opted governor

01.09.2019 – 31.08.2023

Governing board

01.09.2015

Emma Brandenburger

Parent governor

11.02.2016 - 10.02.2020

Elected by parents

11.02.2016

Kate Cohen

Parent governor

05.10.2018 - 04.10.2022

Elected by parents

 05.10.2018

Polly Jane Warren

Parent governor

05.10.2018 - 04.10.2022

Elected by parents

 05.10.2018

Alison Colbran

Associate member

28.04.2016 - 27.04.2020

Governing board

28.04.2016

James Parkhurst

Associate member

01.09.2019 – 31.08.2023

Governing board

01.09.2015

Euan Hanington

Associate member

28.11.2018 - 27.11.2022

Governing board

28.11.2018

Past governors, since September 2017:

Name

Role

Term of office   Appointed by 

Original appt date

 
Pat Gerard Co-opted governor 10.09.2015 - 21.09.2017 Governing board 10.09.2015
Anna Barrick Parent governor 27.04.2017 - 08.02.2018 Elected by parents 27.04.2017
Meg Stone Parent governor 02.01.2018 - 11.07.2018 Elected by parents 02.01.2018
Euan Hanington Staff governor
04.09.2014 - 03.09.2018 Elected by staff 04.09.2014
David Holloway Co-opted governor 13.02.2019 – 12.06.2019 Governing board 12.02.2015
Nigel Lecky Co-opted governor 13.02.2019 – 26.07.2019 Governing board 12.02.2015
Di Gare LA governor 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019 Governing board 01.09.2015

Full governing board (FGB) meetings

The full governing board meets five times a year. At these meetings, it carries out 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.

Helen Johnson is Chair of Governors: helenjohnson@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 

Kate Cohen

Shaun Collins

Daniel Holmes (Chair)

 

Nigel Lecky until July 2019

Di Gare until Aug 2019

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Curriculum and data committees

Helen Johnson

Euan Hanington                                

Julie Rebbeck

Polly Jane Warren

Michael Williams

 

Emma Brandenburger until Dec 2018

David Holloway until June 2019

Di Gare until Aug 2019

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, 2018-19:

 

Governors  5 FGB meetings 6 resources committee meetings 6 curriculum/data committee mtg
E. Brandenburger 5/5 n/a 1/1
K. Cohen 4/4 4/4 n/a
S. Collins 5/5 6/6 n/a
D. Gare 5/5 5/6 6/6
D. Holloway 3/4 n/a 0/4
D. Holmes 4/5 5/6 n/a
H. Johnson 5/5 n/a 6/6
N. Lecky 5/6 5/6 n/a
J. Rebbeck 5/5 n/a 5/6
P. Warren 4/4 n/a 6/6
M. Williams 4/4 n/a 1/2
L. Wright 4/4 n/a n/a

 

 

                                                 

Register of interests

Date declared Business/pecuniary interests  Governance roles in other educational establishments  Personal interests
Emma Brandenburger
19.09.2018 None None. Employee of YMCA Downslink Child at the school
Alison Colbran (Associate Member) 28.11.2018 Deputy Head of the school None None
Shaun Collins 16.11.2018 Headteacher of the school None None
Di Gare 19.09.2018 None None Application has been made for grandchildren to start in reception in September 2019
Kate Cohen  11.10.2018  None None Child at the school
David Holloway
19.09.2018 None None Child at the school
Daniel Holmes
19.09.2018 None None Child at the school
Helen Johnson 19.09.2018 None None Child at the school
Nigel Lecky
16.11.2018 None None None
James Parkhurst (Associate Member) 28.06.2019 None None Child at the school
Julie Rebbeck
19.09.2018 Deputy Head of the school None None
Leah Wright  28.11.2018 Staff governor None

None

Polly Warren 28.11.2018 None None

Child at the school

Michael Williams 28.11.2018 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

Minutes of meetings 

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

Full Governing Board

Curriculum & Data committee
28.04.16 14.07.16 11.11.16 24.02.17 27.04.17 07.07.17 06.12.18 13.12.18 03.04.19 04.04.19