Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, BN3 1RP

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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

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

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

James Stuart

Co-opted governor

 02.03.2022 - 01.03.2026

Governing board

02.03.2022

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

David Brading

Parent governor

 23.10.2020 - 22.10.2024

Elected by parents

23.10.2020

Reem Abushawareb

Parent governor

 12.11.2021 - 11.11.2025

Elected by parents

12.11.2021

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
Vicky McNeilly Parent governor 23.10.2020 - 30.06.2021 Elected by parents 23.10.2020
David Beales Co-opted governor 27.11.2019 - 23.07.2021 Governing board 27.11.2019
Alison Colbran Interim Headteacher 01.09.2020 -04.01.2022
Virtue of office 01.09.2020
Richard Baylie Associate member 19.05.2021 -  11.02.2022 Governing board 19.05.2021

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

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)

Neil Scott

Susan Thompson

Rittick Chakraborty

Grace Drysdale

Cheryl Wiggs

 

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, 2020-21:

 

Governors  5 FGB meetings 7 resources committee meetings  
A. Colbran 5/5 7/7
K. Cohen 1/1 1/1
R. Chakraborty 4/4 3/4
D. Beales 3/5 n/a
N. Scott 4/5 7/7
D. Holmes 5/5 7/7
H. Johnson 1/1 n/a
A. Dawson 5/5 n/a
C. Wiggs 4/4 4/4
V. McNeilly 3/3 3/3
M. Williams 5/5 n/a
L. Wright 4/5 n/a
D. Brading 4/4 n/a
G. Drysdale 2/2 n/a
J. Trott 1/1 n/a

 

 

                                                 

Register of interests

Date declared Business/pecuniary interests  Governance roles in other educational establishments  Personal interests
 
David Brading 06.11.2020 None None Child at the school
Rittick Chakraborty 16.02.2022 Founder/director of Dukes For You Ltd. Mentor with Brighton University for theirBAME/Identity match mentoring
None None
Alison Colbran 10.09.2021 Teacher at the school None None
Anneka Dawson 17.09.2021 None None None
Lucy Rothera (Associate Member) 10.09.2021 Teacher at school None None
Daniel Holmes
12.12.2021 None None Child at the school
Susan Thompson  23.11.2021  Headeacher of school.  Director of (currently dormant company) Bagatelle  Hope Govvernor at Hailsham Community College Headteacher at the school
Neil Scott 22.09.2021 None None Child at the school
Leah Wright 10.09.2021 Teacher at the school None

 

Cheryl Wiggs 18.09.2021 Social worker None

Child at the school

Michael Williams 05.11.2020 Employed by Smith News plc None

Child at the school

Grace Drysdale 26.09.2021 None None

None

Richard Baylie (Associate Member) 16.09.2020 Teacher at school None

None

Jamie Trott 22.09.2021 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