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.

Role of a Governor

Parent Governor Nomination Form

Minutes of meetings of the Governing Body are available on request from the school office.

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

September 2020

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
Ed Kay Chair


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.