The Governing Body carries out a very important job behind the scenes in supporting and challenging the school staff to improve the outcomes for children.
Governors have three core functions:
We carry out regular audits of our skills in the light of the skills and competences we need, taking account of the Department for Education’s Competency Framework for Governance. We update our knowledge through governor training events, reading, visiting school and presentations at our meetings.
Currently there are 9 members and all have voting rights on their committees and in the Full Governing Body:
2 parent governors (appointed by parents)
Mrs Gail Broadbent - Term of office – 1st December 2016 - 30th November 2020
Mrs Joanne Mitchell - Term of office - 20th June 2019 - 19th June 2023
1 Staff governors (appointed by the staff):
Mr Adam Medlock – Term of Office – 20th September 2017 – 19th September 2021
Mrs Debbie Sweet - Head Teacher
Austin Crowther - Local Authority appointment
4 Co-opted governors (appointed by the Governing Body):
Mrs Christine Graham - Term of office 22ndJanuary 2020 -21st January 2025
Mrs Brenda Montieth – Term of office 3rd December 2018 – 2nd December 2022
Mrs Stella Spencer (Chair) – Term of Office 1st October 2016- 30th September 2020
Mr Kane Hellewell - Term of Office 11 April 2019 to 10 April 2023
Our Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Bev Ashton
Mr Austin Crowther - Governor at Ravenscliffe High School
Trustee of Friends of Highbury
Trustee of Pellon Baptist Church
IEB of the Trinity Academy
Mrs Christine Graham - Works in Highbury school one day a week.
Mrs Debbie Sweet - None
Mrs Brenda Montieth - Senior SEN officer BMDC.
Mrs Stella Spencer - A family member is a pupil at the school.
A member of my family is in a relationship with a member of staff.
Gail Broadbent - Self Employed in childcare business.
Adam Medlock - None
Joanne Mitchell - Trustee of Friends of Highbury
Kane Hellewell - None
Parent Governor vacancy
Closing date: 4pm on Friday 25th September. Please see attachments below for further details.
|3 FGB public minutes 11th June 2020 agreed with the Chair.docx||Download|
|3 FGB public minutes 18th July 2019.docx||Download|
|3 FGB public minutes 30th April 2020 (1) approved by the Chair.docx||Download|
|3 FGB public minutes 6th February 2020 (3) approved by the Chair.docx||Download|
|7 AGM minutes 12.09.19 (1).docx||Download|
|FGB public minutes 24th Oct 19 (1) approved by the Chair.docx||Download|
|Governor attendance summary 2019-2020(1).docx||Download|