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“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:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. 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:

Parent Governors

1). Mr. James Clayton

2). Vacant

Staff Governors

1). Mrs. Jo Price

2). Vacant

Headteacher of the Academy

Mrs. Marie Berry (Headteacher)

Appointed by the Board

1). Miss. Emma Scott

2). Mrs. Tanya Fowler

Co-opted Governors

1). Ms. Denise Hunt (Chair of Governors)

2). Mrs. Lynn Winter (Vice Chair)

3). Miss. Michelle Clarke

4). Mrs. Debbie Ludwell

5). Ms. Frances Laing

Clerk to the Governing Body

1). Mrs. Sarah Edwards

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email: [email protected] or write to Mrs. Denise Hunt at the school postal address.

Governor Information:

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