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Welcome to our Governors' section. This is a team of committed individuals made up of parents, staff and members of the community. They help lead and manage the school, taking a major role in areas such as recruitment, strategic planning and monitoring.

 

As the current Chair of Governors I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the ‘community’ that is Brentry Primary School. I have chosen the word ‘community’ because the school is more than just the staff and the children but also the parents, carers, volunteers and Governors who are joined together to ensure that the pupils’ education and care is of the highest standard.

 

The Governing Body are all volunteers who have the ultimate responsibility for the leadership and management of the school in relation to the children’s education, finance, staffing, recruitment and the management of the school’s facilities. This all sounds very grand but the Governors can be best described as ‘critical friends’. They include parents, community representatives and people appointed by the Local Authority. They all bring specific required skills and talents to the Governing Body. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Governor should contact the school and express an interest.

 

The operational and daily leadership of the school is still firmly vested in the Head Teacher, who together with two members of staff also forms part of the Governing Body. Your feedback and ideas in relation to Brentry Primary School are always welcome and will always be considered and, where appropriate, acted upon. Remember we do not know unless you tell us.

 

Warm regards 

Mr Chris Pullin

Chair of Governors

 

 

Governing Body                                   Details Last Reviewed: August 2016

Chair of Governors
Mr Christopher Pullin

 

Vice Chair of Governors
Mr Peter Ellwood

 

Committee Chairs
Finance & Resources – Peter Ellwood
Pupil Outcomes – Ruth Owen

 

Committee Vice Chairs
Finance & Resources – TBC
Pupil Outcomes – TBC

 

Community/Co-opted Governors  Term of Office 

Miss Claire Ransom                           09 Oct 2017 to 08 Oct 2021

Mr Andy Smith                                   09 Oct 2017 to 08 Oct 2021

Ms Francess Ripley                            09 Oct 2017 to 08 Oct 2021   

Mrs Jo Poulsom                           06 Feb 2017 to 05 Feb 2021

Mr Gerald French                              21 Mar 2016  to   20 Mar 2020

Mrs Cynthia Reynolds                         06 Jan 2015   to   05 Jan 2019                            
Mr Christopher Pullin                           06 Jan 2015   to   05 Jan 2019
Mrs Sarah Swann                               06 Jan 2015   to   05 Jan 2019
Mrs Ruth Owen                                  06 Jan 2015   to   05 Jan 2019
       

 

Parent Governors                            Term of Office        

Mrs Nicola Sealey                               02 Oct 2014   to   01 Oct 2018
Mrs Lucy Matthews                             14 May 2014  to  13 May 2018     

 

Staff Governors                               Term of Office          

Ms Lizzie Evans                                  04 Mar 2014   to 03 Mar 2018

 

Authority Governor                         Term of Office

Mr Peter Ellwood                                 08 Jul 2014   to   07 Jul 2018

 

Headteacher
Mr Geraint Clarke is also a governor of the school ex officio

 

Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Joanne Hyde

 

Term of Office

An individual will be appointed to the governing body for a maximum of 4 years, at which time they are subject to re-election if they wish to continue.

 

Governing Committees

 

Pupil Outcomes
Sarah Swann, Ruth Owen, Nicola Sealey, Christopher Pullin, Peter Ellwood, Lucy Matthews, Cynthia Reynolds, Claire Ransom, Geraint Clarke, Lizzie Evans, Gerald French.

 

 

Finance & Resources
Pete Ellwood, Christopher Pullin, Geraint Clarke, Gerald French, Jo Poulsom, Hannah Jack.

 

Link Governors

Wellbeing Governor – Nicola Sealey

SEN Governor – Sarah Swann

CIC Governor – Sarah Swann

CP/Safeguarding Governor – Gerald French

Pupil Premium Governor – Christopher Pullin

Health & Safety Governor – Christopher Pullin

Computing Governor – Peter Ellwood

Numeracy Governor – Peter Ellwood

Literacy Governor – Lucy Matthews

Associate Governor – Hannah Jack

Reception Class Link Governor – Lucy Matthews & Gerald French

Year 1 Link Governor – Ruth Owen

Year 2 Link Governor – Peter Ellwood & Nicola Sealey

Year 3 Link Governor – Sarah Swann

Year 4 Link Governor – Cynthia Reynolds & Chris Pullin

Year 5 Link Governor – Andy Smith

Year 6 Link Governor – Fran Ripley

 

Pecuniary Interest

Christopher Pullin - Chris's son in law owns the local cleaning company called Cosmic Hygene.  .

 

 

SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY SUB COMMITTEE STRUCTURE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

 

Chair of FGB – Chris Pullin

Vice Chair of FGB – Peter Ellwood

Clerk to FGB – Jo Hyde

 

 

 

Pupil Outcomes Committee

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Clerk – Helen Price

Clerk – Jo Hyde

 

Members

Members

 

Sarah Swann

Ruth Owen – (Chair)

Nicola Sealey

Chris Pullin

Lucy Matthews

Pete Ellwood

Cynthia Reynolds

Claire Ransom

Geraint Clarke

Lizzie Evans

Gerald French

Jo Poulsom

Pete Ellwood - (Chair)

Chris Pullin

Gerald French

Geraint Clarke

Hannah Jack (SBM)

 

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

 

Safeguarding & wellbeing,

SEND,

Child Protection/LAC,

Attendance,

Equalities,

Achievement,

Teaching & Learning,

Vulnerable groups/Pupil Premium outcomes,

CPD,

Behaviour,

SMSC

Budgets

Financial Monitoring

Staffing

Capital spending

Premises

Business management

Partnerships

Health & Safety

Pupil Premium spending

 

Named Governors

Additional Panels

 

Wellbeing Governor – Nicola Sealey

 

SEN Governor – Sarah Swann

 

CIC Governor – Sarah Swann

 

C P / Safeguarding Governor Gerald French

 

Pupil Premium Governor – Chris Pullin

 

H&S Governor – Chris Pullin

 

Computing Governor – Pete Ellwood

 

Numeracy Governor – Pete Ellwood

 

Literacy Governor – Lucy Matthews

 

Associate Governor – Hannah Jack

 

Reception Link Governors – Lucy Matthews / Gerald French 

 

Year 1 Link Governor – Ruth Owen

 

Year 2 Link Governor – Pete Ellwood

 

Year 3 Link Governor – Rob Pattison / Nicola Sealey

 

Year 4 Link Governors – Cynthia Reynolds / Chris Pullin

 

Year 5 Link Governor – Andy Smith

 

Year 6 Link Governor – Fran Ripley

Safeguarding Team - Chris Pullin / Sarah Swann / Gerald French /

Hannah Jack

 

Pupil Discipline - Chris Pullin

 

Pupil Discipline Appeals - Emma Morgan  / Cynthia Reynolds /

Ruth Owen

 

Head’s Performance Review Committee - Chris Pullin / Ruth Owen /

Cynthia Reynolds

 

Head’s Performance Review Appeals Governor - Robert Pattison

 

Self-Evaluation Panel (SEF Panel) - Cynthia Reynolds / Ruth Owen /

Chris Pullin / Pete Ellwood

 

Pay/Appraisal Committee - Chris Pullin  / Pete Ellwood plus 1 other gov tbc

 

Pay Appeals Committee - Sarah Swann plus 2 other govs tbc

 

Children’s Centre Liaison Governor – Chris Pullin

 

Association of Bristol Governor’s Representative (ABG) - Rotated

 

PTA Representatives – Sarah Swann / Nicola Sealey

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Instrument of Government

What a handsome bunch!

What a handsome bunch! 1 Chris Pullin - Chair/H&S /Pupil Premium/Yr 4 link
What a handsome bunch! 2 Ruth Owen - Year 1 link Governor
What a handsome bunch! 3 Cynthia Reynolds - Yr 4 link Governor
What a handsome bunch! 4 Lucy Matthews - English/Reception link Governor
What a handsome bunch! 5 Pete Ellwood - Maths/Year 2 link Governor
What a handsome bunch! 6 Lizzie Evans - Year 6 Teacher and Governor
What a handsome bunch! 7 Sarah Swann - CP/LAC/SEN and Year 3 link Governor
What a handsome bunch! 8 Jo Hyde - Clerk to Governors
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