Our Governing Body’s Vision Statement
The governing body will ensure that through good leadership and accountability our school is fully inclusive and that everyone is able to flourish as an individual and a life-long learner.
Our Governing Body’s Ethos
As governors, and in partnership with parents, staff and the community, we will support Brookland Infant and Nursery School to inspire pupils to achieve their potential in a stimulating and enjoyable way, laying solid foundations for our children’s future. In a safe and nurturing environment we will help children learn our key values and have respect for equality and diversity.
- GB minutes October 2019 (119KB)
Our Governing Body
All categories of governors serve for 4 years
Figures in brackets show meetings attended in the last year
|Name||Appointed By||Pecuniary and Business Interests||Date Appointed||Committees & Roles
|Mrs Sheila Farmer||LEA||None||01/09/2018||
|Mrs Alison Atkinson||Headteacher||School employee (Headteacher)||
|Mrs Emily Cully||Staff||School employee (teacher)||01/04/2018|
|Ms Sarah Small||Parent||None||25/11/2016||
|Mr David Warner||Parent||Works for a local ICT Services company||01/05/2019|
|Mrs Nuala Manuel||Parent||None||01/05/2019|
|Mr Dave Smith||Co-opted||None||18/04/2017||
|Mr Steve Pearce||Co-opted||None||08/05/2015 – 30/09/2019||
|Mrs Alison Worsley||Co-opted||None||01/05/2019||
|Mr Tony Mizon||Co-opted||School employee till 29/09/2017
from 30/09/2017 None
|Mr Steve Bowman||Co-opted
| 08/05/2015 – 31/12/2019
|Mrs Sheryl Wall||Co-opted||Formerly School SENDCo||01/01/2018-30/09/2019||now left|
|Mrs Jane Allen||Co-opted||School employee||01/11/2019|
|Elaine Phillips||Clerk||HfL Clerking Service|
School governors have a general responsibility for the effective management of the school, acting within a framework set by national legislation and the policies of the Local Education Authority. They are not expected to make detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school, that is the role of the Headteacher.
All governors are volunteers. The governing body works as a team to support the school. Their role is to support and challenge the Headteacher, to help set the vision and strategic direction of the school and to ensure that our school is the very best it could be. The governing body decide on the general policies of the school, curriculum and conduct, managing the budget, staffing, discipline and attendance and community use of the school.
The governing body meet at least once a term. They have one main committee (Resources Committee) which deals with Finance, Staffing and premises.
In September 2017 the governing body moved to a portfolio system whereby governors each take a portfolio area to monitor. There are six portfolios:
|1. Faculty portfolio: english, music, geography, history, science||Emily / David|
|2. Faculty portfolio: PE/Sport/Forest School, SEND, RE, PHSE||Tony / Sheila|
|3. Faculty portfolio: maths, computing, art, D&T||Dave / Nuala|
|4. Safeguarding, attendance, behaviour||Sarah|
|5. Assessment and achievement||Alison W / Steve B|
|6. EYFS, admissions, transition||Sheila / Jane|
|7. Strategy||Sheila / Alison W / Dave / Steve B|
The governing body have adopted the Hertfordshire County Council’s policy for complaints arrangements:
A copy of this document is available from the office.