Governors

Our Governing Body is at the heart of how our school operates.

They are primarily responsible for ensuring that Brooksbank provides the best quality education for all of its pupils. “We are constantly looking at ways to improve the education and life chances of the pupils in our care,” says our Chair of Governors, Marion Bain.

Ofsted recognises that there is a relationship between effective governance, the quality of leadership and management and the quality of provision and pupil achievement. Raising attainment and improving effective teaching and learning are key areas for discussion and improvement. To do this, governors work together with the Headteacher, who is also a school governor.

Our governors bring a wide range of experience and commitment to their roles and are united in their determination that every student will receive the best teaching and learning experience possible and that The Brooksbank School will continue to be regarded as a school where learners may flourish.

Consisting of twenty members, our Full Governing Body meets each term and has two standing committees, Curriculum & Pastoral and Finance & Resources, as well as various one-off committees. Information about governor vacancies are posted on this website.

The Chair of Governors and governors, individually or collectively, welcome communication and comments about their work from parents. They can be contacted through our school or via the school’s email address.

Click here for the composition of the governing body.

Academies have a responsibility to be transparent about its governance. This requirement is specifically referred to in the Academies Financial Handbook issued by the Education Funding Agency. Here is an extract from that handbook referring to transparency together with links to the documents where Brooksbank complies with these requirements.

Transparency

The trust must be transparent with its governance arrangements.

Publishing information about governance structures

In the interests of transparency, an academy trust must publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible format. This must include:

  • the structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies, and the full names of the chair of each (where applicable)
    • See Governors’ Report in 2016/17 Audited Accounts, Pages 3-19. Click here for the report
    • Click here for the governance statement as at 31st August 2017
  • for each member who has served at any point over the past 12 months, their full names, date of appointment, date they stepped down (where applicable), and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions
    • Click here for this statement for 2017/18
  • for each trustee and local governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months, their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the trust’s articles), and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions
    • Click here for this statement for 2017/18
  • for each trustee their attendance records at board and committee meetings over the last academic year
    • See Governors’ Report in 2016/17 Audited Accounts, Pages 3-19. Click here for the report
    • Click here for 2017/18 governor information
  • for each local governor their attendance records at local governing body meetings over the last academic year
    • See Governors’ Report in 2016/17 Audited Accounts, Pages 3-19. Click here for the report
    • Click here for 2017/18 governor information

Click here for the Instrument of Governance.

Click here for the Operation of the Governing Board including terms of reference

Click here for the Code of Conduct for Governors