Governors

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
  • achievement
  • equality and inclusion
  • safeguarding
  • behaviour
  • staffing
  • curriculum
  • special educational needs
  • premises
  • 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

Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests

Attendance Record

Attendance 2019 - 2020

 

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