School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.
The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher. At Broadheath there is an Executive Headteacher and a Head of School. Governors have a responsibility to oversee finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual governor is a member the governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. To access the "Instrument of Government" click here. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- Help set the aims and objectives for the school
- Help set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. All Governors sign up to the "Code of Conduct" for our Governing body.
There are different categories of governor:
- Local authority
The chair of governors, Mrs Barbara Beard, can be contacted via the school:
01905 640285 [email protected]
Our Governors, except the Head, are appointed for 4 years. Clicking on the individual icon will reveal more information about them.
Barbara BeardChair, Foundation Governor, Member of Leadership & Management [L&M]
Andrew Hackley B.A. (QTS)Executive Head Teacher
Andrew Hackley B.A. (QTS)
After having spent several years working in the construction industry Mr Hackley returned to education and completed a degree in education during which he also managed a hop farm at night during the hop-picking season.
He was appointed at Broadheath as Deputy Head in September 2008. Most of his teaching career has been spent teaching Year 6 pupils but has been lucky enough to teach children across all of the primary ages. He was also employed, part time, by the University of Worcester as a science lecturer in the education department.
For the past 9 years he has been involved with working with the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), NFER, STA and the DFE in the development of the Key Stage 2 Science and Reading tests � this has helped him to keep up to date with current trends and ideas.
He looks forward to continuing to work with the fantastic pupils, parents and staff at Broadheath CE Primary School and hopes that together we can achieve our aim of �Happy Children, Successful Learners�.
Julia RandallStaff Governor (Head of School)
Julia has been teaching for over twenty years in schools in Worcestershire across all age ranges but has mainly worked with upper Key stage 2 children. Julia was appointed Deputy Headteacher in September 2019 but continues to teach part time with the Year 4/5 pupils as well as covering teachers across the school. She loves working with children and in particular at Broadheath Primary School, where there is a vibrant and purposeful atmosphere with plenty of humour to see everyone through each week!
Ian CraiganFoundation Governor Member of L&M
Ian is a freelance storyteller and community artist. He works in schools and community settings across the country using traditional tales from many countries, plus a few of his own devising. All this activity, along with regular fun and games with his 3 grandchildren, keeps him very close to the needs and interests of young children. In the past he has worked for Worcester City and County Councils in community development work and Early Years - he helped to set up the Sure Start programme in the county. He is an active member of Christ Church, leading services and helping to organise activity. Together with his wife Ally, he runs monthly services for the whole school. In his spare time he is a barn dance caller and a Border Morrisman.
Bryan Warnes B. Sc., M. ScParent Governor Chairman of IPA
Bryan Warnes B. Sc., M. Sc
Bryan moved to the West Midlands from the wilds of Norfolk at the tender age of eighteen, to study Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Following eight years as a Highways and Drainage Engineer with Birmingham City Council, a period as a Contracts Manager for a house building Company, interspersed with a year traveling around India, he re-entered academia. With a Masters degree in Irrigation Engineering under his belt, including a year in Pakistan, studying rice growing in the Punjab, he then worked as a Flood Defence Engineer with the National Rivers Authority.
The lure of foreign climes was too great however, and he moved to Southern Africa, with a two year contract for a British charity working for the Government of Lesotho. This involved supervising the construction of rural roads in the mountains, with a workforce of approximately five thousand women, using hand tools and labour based methods, in association with the World Food Programme.
The next ten years were spent living in Bolton and then Shropshire, managing a specialist Construction
Sub-Contractor � diamond drilling, diamond sawing and robotic demolition of reinforced concrete structures throughout the UK.Bryan moved to Lower Broadheath in 2010, having become a father at the age of fifty. He is now a full time house husband, and helps with the PTA. His main hobbies are acting as a parent helper with Class Two, being slightly grumpy and selling raffle tickets to unsuspecting parents outside the school � in all weathers.
Julie DavisonCo-opted Governor Member of L&M
Full LOCAL ACADEMY BOARD
LAB generally meets once or twice a term.
Register of Interests
Academic Year 2019/2020
Academic Year 2018/2019
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