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 Co-location Group to discuss issues that affect both schools.
Governor Details – September 2019
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 2018/19. 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
|Name||Role on governing body||Term of office||Appointed by||Pecuniary Interests||Meeting attendance 2019/20|
|Linda Cowmeadow||Vice Chair||01/10/2019 – 30/09/2023||Parents||6 out of 6|
|Alison Honeyford||01/02/2019 – 30/01/2023||Community||6 out of 6|
|Eleanor Howell||01/03/2017 – 28/02/2021||Community||5 out of 6|
|21/11/2018 – 20/11/2022||Parents||6 out of 6|
|Emma Lawley||01/04/2015 – 31/03/2023||Community||Headteacher at Springfield School and governor at Springfield School||4 out of 6|
|Katherine Spencer||Headteacher||Ex-officio||Governor at Springfield School||6 out of 6|
|Richard Tilley||01/20/2019 – 30/09/2023||Community||5 out of 6|
|Lindsay Wakeling||01/01/2020 – 31/12/2019||Staff||2 out of 3|
|Sophie Williamson||Parent Governor||25/09/2020|
|Daniel Wilson||Health and Safety||13/06/2018 – 12/06/2022||Parents||7 out of 8|
Members of the school’s leadership team also attend governing body meetings, but they do not have any voting powers.