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Brackenbury Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park
Federation

Governing Board

Brackenbury, Kenmont & Wendell Park Federaton Governing Board

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

The Governing Board has an important part to play in raising school standards. We set the strategic direction for the schools, ensure financial accountability and monitor and evaluate school performance. While the Executive Head teacher and Heads of School are responsible for the day-to-day running of each 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 schools to attain the best possible performance.

We have responsibility together with the leadership teams for agreeing the policies for the general running of each school. We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that each school is a safe, healthy and inclusive environment. We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of each 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 Board is drawn from the school staff, parents of children at the schools, the community that our schools serve 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. 

The full Governing Board meets once a term, and there are sub-committees dealing with Resources & Finance and Curriculum & Standards. Once approved, the Minutes of all our meetings are available from any school office.

Governing Board Membership and Appointing Bodies

The current and historical membership of the Governing Board can be viewed online at each schools 'Get Information About Schools' webpage which lists each governor's terms of office and appointing body.  Pen Portraits of our current board can also be viewed at the bottom of this page. 
Brackenbury - Get Information About SchoolsKenmont - Get Information About SchoolsWendell Park Get Information About Schools

Governing Board Diversity Information

Diversity is important and the DfE want governing boards to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve.

The DfE encourages schools to collect and publish governing board members’ diversity data. Board members can opt out of sharing their information, including protected characteristics, at any given time and so the information below may not include all members of the board.

Federation Board Diversity Report

Governing Board Terms of Reference, Instrument of Governance & Declarations of Interest

Committee Membership and Terms of Reference

Committee Membership, Structure  and Terms of Reference

Declarations of Interest

Federation Board  - Declaration of Interest Governors 2023-24

Historical Boards Declarations

Brackenbury Declarations of Interest – Governors 2022-23

Kenmont Declarations of Interest - Governors 2022-23

Wendell Park Declarations of Interest - Governors 2022-23

Instrument of Government

Federation Instrument of Government 

 

Governors Record of Attendance & Membership

2022/23 Academic Year 

Federated Board  - Summer term Attendance

Federation GB Meeting Attendance Summer term

Individual Boards Attendance (Autumn and Spring terms only)

Brackenbury GB Meeting Attendance Autumn and Spring terms

Kenmont GB Meeting Attendance Autumn and Spring terms

Wendell Park GB Meeting Attendance Autumn and Spring terms

2021/22 Academic Year

 Historic recordsBrackenbury GB Meeting Attendance and Membership changes 2021-2022

Kenmont GB Meeting Attendance 2021-22Wendell Park GB Meeting Attendance 2021-22 H

Historic Board Membership

Details of changes to the federation board of governors can be found below:

Federation Historical Board Membership (Aut 23)

Details of the previous membership of each individual school's boards can be found below

Brackenbury Historic Governing Board Membership

Kenmont Historic Governing Board Membership

Wendell Park Historic Governing Board Membership

 

Governor Pen Portraits

Please click on each photo to see a short biography of each governor.

Governors (ID 1001)

  • Ms Wendi Webber
    Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Alice Careless
    Vice Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor
  • Dr Zainab Aboud
    Co-opted Governor
  • Dr Jamie Carter
    Co-opted Governor
  • Mr David Collins
    Executive Head Teacher, Ex-Officio Governor
  • Ms Gilly Di Loreto
    Co-opted Governor
  • Mr Andrew Frame
    Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Caroline Francillette
    Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Jezselle Panayi
    Staff Governor
  • Mr Matthew Pitchers
    Parent Governor
  • Ms Sophie Maclachlan
    Co-opted Governor (Staff)
  • Mr Alastair Ross
    Parent Governor
  • Ms Sharon Tobutt
    Co-opted Governor
  • Dr. Charlotte Vidal-Hall
    Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Finola West
    LA Governor
  • Ms Magda Wood
    Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Ayan Yusuf
    Co-opted Governor (Staff)