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Welcome to the Governing Body

We want to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and the role we play at Brackenbury.

The Governing Body has an important part to play in raising school standards. We set the strategic direction for the school, ensure financial accountability and monitor and evaluate school performance. While the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, our role is often described as acting as “a critical friend”. We provide strategic governance to ensure that all children get the best possible education, constantly challenging the school to attain the best possible performance.

We have responsibility together with leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment. We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils. We also have a responsibility to handle complaints, though it is important to note that individual problems should, at the outset, be directed first to your child's teacher and then to the school's leadership team.

The governing body is drawn from the school staff, parents of children at the school, the community that our school serves, and people who have applied through - or been nominated by - the Local Authority. The usual term of office is four years but many governors stand for re-election and serve more than one term.

If you are interested in the work we do, would like to find out more, have any questions – or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school. You can also write to the Chair of the Governing Body, Chris Allen, via our school office.

The full Governing Body meets once a term, and there are sub committees dealing with Resources and Finance, Curriculum and Learning, and Family and Community. Once approved, the minutes of all our meetings are available from the school office – please ask the school business manager, Mr Tim Rampley.

Governors Register of Interests membership attendance details