Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, BN3 1RP

01273 711816

Brunswick Primary School

Achieving success with determination and joy

Governors                                                      

Brunswick Primary School Governing Board

Name

Role 

Term of office 

Appointed by

Original appt date

Susan Thompson

Headteacher

01.01.2022 -

Virtue of office

01.01.2022

Claire Roberts

Co-opted governor

02.03.2022 - 01.03.2026

Governing board

02.03.2022

Leah Wright

Staff governor

19.10.2018 - 18.10.2022

Elected by staff

19.10.2018

Rosie MacLachlan

Co-opted governor

 02.03.2022 - 01.03.2026

Governing board

02.03.2022

Daniel Holmes    

Co-opted governor

11.05.2021 – 10.05.2025

Governing board

12.02.2015

Rittick Chakraborty

Co-opted governor

25.11.2020 - 24.11.2024

Governing board

25.11.2020

Grace Drysdale

Co-opted governor

19.05.2021 - 18.05.2025

Governing board

19.05.2021

Lucy Rothera

Associate member

25.11.2020 - 24.11.2024

Governing board

25.11.2020
Sophie Barker Parent governor 24.06.2022 - 23.06.2026 Elected by parents  20.07.2022
Helen Longton Howorth     Co-opted governor 25.05.2022 - 24.05.2026 Governing board 25.05.2022

Former governors, since September 2021

Name

Role

Term of office   Appointed by 

Original appt date

 
Alison Colbran Interim Headteacher 01.09.2020 -04.01.2022
Virtue of office 01.09.2020

Michael Williams

Co-opted governor  19.09.2018 - 02.03.2022  Governing board  19.09.2018 

Jamie Trott

Co-opted governor  19.05.2021 - 02.03.2022  Governing board 19.05.2021

Neil Scott

Co-opted governor 27.11.2019 - 14/04/2022 Governing board 27.11.2019

David Brading

Parent governor 23.10.2020 - 31.05.2022 Elected by parents 23.10.2020

Cheryl Wiggs

Parent governor 23.10.2020 - 31.05.2022 Elected by parents 23.10.2020

Reem Abushawareb

Parent governor 12.11.2021 - 20.09.2022 Elected by parents 12.11.2021

Anneka Dawson

Local authority governor 07.01.2020 - 09.09.2022 Nominated by local authority, appointed by governing board 07.01.2020

James Stuart

Co-opted governor 02.03.2022 - 26.09.2022 Governing board 02.03.2022

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.

Claire Roberts is Chair of Governors: claireroberts@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)

Susan Thompson

Rittick Chakraborty

Grace Drysdale

 

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Please contact the clerk to governors for further information on governing board membership at clerk@brunswick.brighton-hove.sch.uk

 

Meeting attendance

Governors' attendance at meetings in the last academic year, 2021-22:

 

Governors  5 FGB meetings 7 resources committee meetings Date joined/resigned 
S. Thompson 3/3 3/3 Joined 01/01/2022
A. Colbran 2/2 2/2 Resigned 31/12/2021
D. Holmes 5/5 5/5
R. Chakraborty 5/5 5/5
G. Drysdale 5/5 3/5
J. Trott 1/2 n/a Resigned 02/03/2022
M. Williams 3/3 n/a Resigned 02/03/2022
C. Roberts 3/3 n/a Joined 02/03/2022
N. Scott 3/3 3/3 Resigned 14/04/2022
D. Brading 2/3 n/a Resigned 24/05/2022
C. Wiggs 4/4 3/3 Resigned 27/05/2022
A. Dawson 4/5 n/a
L. Wright 2/5 n/a
J. Stuart 2/3 n/a Joined 02/03/2022
R. Maclachlan 2/3 n/a Joined 02/03/2022
R. Abushawareb 3/4 1/3 Joined 12/11/2021
S. Barker 1/1 n/a Joined 20/07/2022
H. Longton-Howorth 1/2 n/a Joined 24/05/2022

 

 

                                                 

Register of interests

Date declared Business/pecuniary interests  Governance roles in other educational establishments  Personal interests
Claire Roberts 25.05.2022 East Sussex employee in the School Improvement Service. LA rep on the Diocese Board of Education (East Sussex) Associate member for Hove Park None
Rittick Chakraborty 25.05.2022

Director DukesForYou Ltd

Director of Stable.co.uk
None None
Anneka Dawson 18.07.2022 None None None
Lucy Rothera (Associate Member) 25.02.2022 None None Year 1 leader at the school
Daniel Holmes
25.05.2022 None None Parent of year 3 and year 6 children
Susan Thompson 25.05.2022 Staff Headteacher Trustee at Hailsham Academy None
Leah Wright 14.09.2022 None None

Year 6 leader at the school

Grace Drysdale 09.08.2022 None None

None

Helen Longton-Howorth 25.05.2022 Headteacher of Carden Primary School None

None

Sophie Barker 20.07.2022 None None

Parent year 4 child

Reem Abushawareb 25.05.2022 None None

Parent of year 5 child

James Stuart 25.05.2022 None

Member University of Brighton Academies Trust

None

Rosie MacLachlan 15.07.2022 None

None

None

 

 

Approved minutes of meetings 

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

Full Governing Board

Curriculum & Data committee
06.12.18 13.12.18 03.04.19 04.04.19 18.07.19 10.07.19 10.12.19