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Governors are like a Board of Directors who make decisions about how the school is run.

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.  School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.


Brackenbury Governing Board
Shelley  Baker - ChairShelley  Baker - Chair

Lizzie Mullarky 


Chris Georgiou


Melanie Paulding


Peter Bode


Mark Truman


Ady Bates-Holland

Claire Cornthwaite

Mary Hutchinson Matt Lindner    


Governing Body at Brackenbury

Governing Body at Brackenbury Primary School

Name of governor Governor type Original Appointment date Appointed By Current term
Shelley Baker - Chair Co-opted 01.09.2017 Governing Body 01.09.17- 01.09.21
Adrian Bates-Holland LA 01.11.2016 Local Authority 01.11.16 - 01.11.20
Claire Cornthwaite Co-opted 23.11.17 Governing Body 23.11.17-22.11.21
Chris Georgiou Parent 04.12.2013 Elected by Parents 04.12.13 - 04.12.17
Mary Hutchinson Co-opted 25.01.18 Governing Body 25.01.18-24.01.22
Matt Lindner Parent 02.12.2014 Elected by Parents 02.12.14 - 02.12.18
Lizzie Mullarky Headteacher 03.04.2017 Member by virtue of their office 03.04.17 - 03.04.21

Melanie Paulding  Vice-Chair

Parent 18.12.2014 Elected by Parents 18.12.14 - 18.12.18
Mark Truman Staff 12.10.2017 Member by virtue of their office 12.10.17 - 12.10.21

In the past 12 months we also had the following members on the Brackenbury School governing body

Daniel Burton Staff 11.11.2016 Member by virtue of their office Resigned
Dawn Oliver Head 01.01.2013 Member by virture of their office Resigned
Harry Steer Co-opted 01.01.2013 Governing Body Resigned
Sarah Gordon Co-opted  03.03.2017 Governing Body Resigned
Alan Robins Co-opted 01.01.2013 Governing Body Resigned
Faith Mair Co-opted 03.12.2014 Governing Body Resigned

Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed.

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2017-2018

Full Governing Board Meetings  12th October, 23rd November, 25th January, 22nd March, 17th May, 12th July

Finance Committee Meetings 

7th November, 11th January, 15th March, 26th April
Data/Teaching & Learning Committee Meetings (Looking at end of cycle data/pupil groups) 7th November, 11th January, 26th April

Register of Interests 2017-18

Register 2017-18
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