School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting the strategic direction of the School, ensuring accountability, and being the School’s ‘critical friend’. The Education Acts give governors key principles, in regulations and guidance. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school.
Almost anyone can become a school governor. All new governors receive training and support from the School, the Local Authority and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please ask the School Office for further details.
Alongside the Senior Leadership Team at Brimsdown Primary School, governors are responsible for deciding on the strategic direction of the school. This includes contributing to decisions on:
- vision and values
- equality and inclusion
- special educational needs
- extended school
- parental and community engagement
|Name||Title||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed by:|
|Kirstie Barrett||Chair of Governors||17/09/2020||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Camlee Voisin-Baptiste||Vice Chair||01/03/2018||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Paul Venus||Acting Headteacher||Ex-Officio||Ex-officio|
|Eleanor Painter||Acting Headteacher|
|Marina Sophocleous||Staff Governor||Re-appointed 3/12/2019, 03/12/2015||4 Years||Elected Staff|
|Mansoor Ahmed||Parent Governor||24/11/2017||4 Years||Elected Parent|
|Michelle Carr||Parent Governor||01/09/2019||4 Years||Elected Parent|
|Elliott Plumb||Trust Appointed Governor||12/12/2019||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Robert Mannion||Trust Appointed Governor||04/07/2019||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Vacancy||Trust Appointed Governor||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.
Register of Pecuniary Interests
Click here for The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and the names of Trustees and Members
Scheme of Delegation
Please click here.
Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months.
|Name||Title||Date of Appointment||Date Stepped Down||Appointed by:|
|Ingrid Cranfield||Chair of Governors||17/10/2018||19/09/2020||Ivy Learning Trust|