Governors have the responsibility for the strategic management of the school within the framework set by national legislation and by the policies of the Local Authority. The governing body has representation on it from the Local Authority, community, parents, teaching staff and support staff.  The governors oversee the management of the school building, the curriculum, the staff and their wellbeing, and primarily the education of the children within it. Meetings of the Full Governing Body are held monthly.
Owing to the unique relationship and shared usage of the school site with Springfield Special School, representatives of both governing bodies meet regularly as a Joint Executive committee to discuss issues that affect both schools.
Minutes of meetings of the Governing Body are available on request from the school office.


Governor Details – September 2018

Unless stated otherwise governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests, nor are they members of any other governing body.

Attendance given is for the academic year 2017/18. Where Governors are unable to attend a meeting they are expected to read paperwork and to forward any comments or questions to the Chair for discussion at the meeting.

Madley Brook Governing Body

September 2018

Name Role on governing body Term of office Appointed by Pecuniary Interests
Ruth Evans 21/09/2015 – 20/09/2019 Staff
Catherine Frampton Vice-chair


01/04/2016 – 31/03/2020 Parents
Eleanor Howell Health and Safety and SEN 01/03/2017 – 28/02/2021 Community
Emma Lawley 01/04/2015 – 31/03/2019 Community Headteacher at Springfield School and governor at Springfield School
Katherine Spencer Headteacher Ex-officio Governor at Springfield School
Paul Whitehouse Chair


01/04/2016 – 31/03/2020 Parents Wife works at the school on a casual basis
Daniel Wilson 13/06/2018 – 12/06/2022 Parents


Governors who left the Governing Body during the previous year:

Rachel Carter

Parent Governor

FGB Attendance: 6 out of 8

Stepped Down 21.8.2018

Phil Carpenter

Local Authority Governor

RGB Attendance 6 out of 6

Stepped down 13.6.2018