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Brackenbury Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park

Governing Board

Brackenbury Governing Board

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

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

We have responsibility together with leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment. We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the 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 school, the community that our school serves, 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. You can also write to the Co-Chairs of the Governing Board, Mrs Alice Careless or Dr Jamie Carter via our school office.

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

The current membership of the Governing Board can be viewed online on Get Information About Schools this lists each govennors terms of office and appointing body.


Governoring Board Membership, Terms of Reference, Instrument of Governance & Declarations of Interest

Committee Membership and Terms of Reference


Declarations of Interest

Declarations of Interest – Governors 2022-23

Instrument of Governance

 Brackenbury Instrument of Governance


Governing Board Membership and Appointing Bodies

Further information about the board's membership, including the appointing body and dates of apporintment can be viewed on Brackenbury's Get Information About Schools Governance page

Governors Record of Attendance and Changes to Membership

2021/22 Academic Year

 Brackenbury GB Meeting Attendance and Membership changes 2021-2022

2020/2021 Academic Year

 Brackenbury Governing Board Membership Details and Attendance at Meetings Record  2020/21



Governor Pen Portraits

  • Dr Jamie Carter
    Co-Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Alice Careless
    Co-Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor
  • Dr. Charlotte Vidal-Hall
    Vice- Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety Link Governor
  • Ms Finola West
    Chair of Families, Curriculum & Achievement Committee, Local Authority Governor & Link Governor for Vulnerable children and SEND
  • Mr Andrew Frame
    Chair of Resources Committee, Co-opted Governor
  • Ms Anna Fowler
    Co-opted Governor
  • Mr David Collins
    Executive Head Teacher, Ex-Officio Governor
  • Mr David Fricker
    Assistant Head teacher, Staff Governor
  • Mr Stephen McClay
    Parent Governor, Link Governor for Wellbeing
  • Ms Georgina Ross
    Head of School, Staff Governor
  • Mr James Thomas
    Parent Governor, Link Governor for Safeguarding
  • Dr Zainab Aboud
    Parent Governor, Link Governor for Data Protection