Meet the Governors

  • Mr D. Christmas

    Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors

    Brookfield Primary School
    Ridge Road
    Sutton
    SM3 9LY

  • Mr G. Belcher

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mrs C. Musters

    Co-opted Governor

  • Dr S. Rudman

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mrs C. Hadland

    Parent Governor

  • Mr C. Edmunds

    Parent Governor

  • Mrs E. Holden

    Staff Governor

  • Mrs K. Hughes

    Associate Governor & School Business Manager

  • Miss J. Morley

    Headteacher (ex-offico) Governor

Below are statutory documents relating to the funding and governance of the LEO Academy Trust:
LEO Academy Trust Accounts 2015 (PDF 1mb)
LEO Academy Trust Articles of Association Document (PDF 293kb)

WHAT IS THE GOVERNING BODY?

The Local Governing Body (LGB) plays a key role in helping Brookfield Primary Academy provide the best possible education for all its pupils. It works strategically in the background, leaving day to day running of the school to the Headteacher and staff, and is accountable to parents and the wider community to ensure that standards are of the highest quality.

The LGB decides strategic policy for the school, monitors progress, sets budgets and supports and advises those who carry out specific work. It is made up of a combination of appointed, elected and co-opted members. The composition of the LGB is set out in the LEO Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and consists of parents, staff and community governors.

The LGB does not take all decisions but delegates much of its responsibility to committees. At Brookfield Primary these are the Learning and Achievement Committee and the Resources Committees. Various panels deal with other issues, such as staff pay, pupil exclusions and admissions. Committees meet in a termly cycle, and report to the Full Governing Body meeting. Individual governors accept specific responsibilities, which sometimes involve representing the LGB on borough-wide organisations.

Governors usually serve a term of four years and provide their services in an unpaid capacity. The work requires commitment but is extremely rewarding. Membership is constantly changing through the expiry of terms of office and resignations forced by individual circumstances. We strongly encourage parents to consider putting their names forward for this worthwhile role. When a parent governor vacancy occurs, invitations to self-nominate are sent out with an election being held if there are more candidates than the number of vacancies.

The school buys into a training and support package for all governors (including advisors and clerks for governing body meetings). In addition, governors attend internal training sessions at the school and independent training through various organisations.

LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT COMMITTEE

The Learning and Achievement Subcommittee is responsible for ensuring good and improving standards of teaching, learning, progress and achievement in the school. We do this by monitoring the running of the curriculum, monitoring progress and overseeing changes and approving or amending relevant policies.

The terms of reference for this committee are available here.

The members of the LGB are as follows:

Full name

Date of appointment

Term of office

Who appointed

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Committee

Graham Belcher

26/01/2017

4 years

LGB

None

Resources (Chair)

 

 

       

David Christmas

26/01/2017

4 years (Chair for 2 years)

LGB

None

Resources

Craig Edmunds

21/12/2016

4 years

LGB

None

Learning & Achievement
Resources

Caroline Hadland

21/12/2016

4 years

LGB

None

Learning & Achievement
Resources

Elizabeth Holden

26/01/2017

4 years

LGB

None

Learning & Achievement

           

Joanne Morley

26/01/2017

4 years

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

None

Learning & Achievement
Resources

Claire Musters

26/01/2017

4 years

LGB

None

Learning & Achievement (Chair)

Sandra Rudman

19/06/2017

4 years

LBG

TBC

Learning & Achievement

 

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for monitoring the needs and resources of the school with regard to finances, staffing and premises, including health, safety and security, repairs and maintenance, replacements and improvements. The committee considers priorities for refurbishment and improvements of the premises. It also has delegated responsibility for staff appointments and the oversight of the teaching staff’s performance management. The committee keeps constantly under review the staffing structure of the school. The Governing Body is responsible for determining how funds available to the school will be spent. This involves setting budgets, monitoring expenditure and actively seeking out additional sources of funding in the form of grants available from central government and elsewhere. These responsibilities are all delegated to this committee.

The terms of reference for this committee are available here.

GOVERNORS’ ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ATTENDANCE

Each year we publish the roles and responsibilities of governors and the committees they sit on, as selected by the LGB.

Download the Governing Board structure and committees – 2016/17 (PDF)

We also publish each year the number of meetings each governor has attended. This information is recorded here:

Name of local governor

Local governing body date

Resources Committee

Learning & Achievement Committee

 

26/01/17

23/03/17

19/06/17

28/02/17

15/05/17

09/03/17

06/06/17

Graham Belcher

 

 

Samantha Bowry

 

David Christmas

 

 

Craig Edmunds

Caroline Hadland

Elizabeth Holden

 

 

Michelle Mallcott

 

 

Joanne Morley

Claire Musters

 

 

Sandra Rudman