“Governing boards are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders” DfE Governance Handbook November 2015 – John Nash Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools
The Department for Education states that governing bodies have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The governing body aims to support the whole community of Bournville Primary School using their varying skills, strengths and expertise from all walks of life to enrich the work of the governing body and improve the governance of the school. In all decision making, the governors are committed to ensuring that the best interests of all children in the school are the highest priority.
The Governing Body of Bournville Primary is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and the community.
The current governors of the school are:
1). Mr Justin Harvey-Bennett (Chair of Governors)
1). Mrs Lynn Winter (Vice Chair)
2). Mrs Joy Partridge
3). Mrs Debbie Ludwell
4). Mr James Clayton
1). Miss Emma Scott
1). Miss Michelle Clarke
2). Mrs Jo Price
3). Ms Frances Laing
1). Mr Adam Matthews (Headteacher)
Clerk to the Governing Body
1). Mrs Sarah Edwards
To contact the Chair of Governors, please email: Justin.email@example.com or write to Mr. J. Harvey-Bennett at the school postal address.
Governing Body Structure: Bournville Primary School Governing Body Structure 2016-17
Governors register of business and pecuniary interests: Governors Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2016-17
Governors Code of Conduct: Code of Conduct for school governors in North Somerset Adopted by BPS FGB 17 June 2015