Welcome to the Governors' section!
At Broomwood Primary School we have an extremely committed and involved Governing body who are helping us to raise standards and to continue to make improvements to our school.
Broomwoood’s Governing Body Constitution (the instrument of Government):
Annual Governance Statement
The board of Governors:
|Date of appointment||Current Office Expires||Appointing body||Role||Business Interests||Financial Interests||Direct email address|
|Councillor Raymond Bowker||03-Nov-16||02-Nov-20||
appointed by GB
|Chair of Governors||Councillor Trafford MBC||No other Financial Interestsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Krystyna Rabin||25-Oct-15||24-Oct-19||Appointed by GB||Vice Chair of Governors||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
|Ms Elizabeth Ribbands||04-Feb-16||03-Feb-20||Appointed by GB||Community Governor||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
|Mr Stanley Hinley||22-Jul-15||21-Jul-19||Appointed by GB||Community Governor||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
|Ms Donna Vipond||30-Jun-16||29-Jun-20||Elected by parents||Parent Governor||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
|Mrs Mary Lewis||22-Jul-15||21-Jul-19||Appointed by GB||Community Governor||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
|Ms Shirley Mellor||22-Oct-15||21-Oct-19||Elected by parents||Parent Governor||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
|Mr David Thwaite||22-Jul-15||21-Jul-19||Appointed by GB||Community Governor||Lignum Creations||No other Financial Interests|
|Franklin Tree Surgeons Limited|
|Ms Donna Smalley||23-Jun-16||22-Jun-20||Appointed by GB||Community Governor||No other Business Interests||ACES Finance Support Officer|
|Mrs Nicola Chappels||23-Jun-16||22-Jun-20||Elected by school staff||Staff Governor||No other Business Interests||No other Financial Interests|
Clerk to the governors:
Pippa Cowley- School Business Manager within the school
Finance and staffing: Curriculum: Health and Safety:
Krys Rabin Donna Vipond Mary Lewis
Cllr Ray Bowker Shirley Mellor Donna Vipond
Ann Ribbands Nicola Chappels Krys Rabin
Louise Hossen Louise Hossen Ray Bowker
Donna Smalley David Thwaite Louise Hossen
Discipline staff/pupils: Appeals: Headteacher Perfomance Management:
Krys Rabin Cllr Ray Bowker Cllr Ray Bowker
Ann Ribbands Donna Vipond Krys Rabin
Stan Hinley Shirley Mellor Ann Ribbands
Louise Hossen Outside advisor: Karen Samples
Pay Review: Pay Review Appeals:
Cllr Ray Bowker Krys Rabin
Louise Hossen Stan Hinley
Ann Ribbands Shirley Mellor
Attendance (from the start of this academic year)
Number of Full Gov
Number of Committee
Number of training
Number of school
|Cllr Ray Bowker||2(100%)||4(100%)||6|
|David Thwaite||2(100%)||4 (100%)||4|
|2 (100%)||2 (100%)||2|
Councillor Ray Bowker MBE (Chair of Governors): I have been a Governor of the school for in excess of 30 years and have been the Chairman for over 25 years. I was awarded the M.B.E. in the December 2001 New Year’s Honours List. I have served 38 years as a Councillor on Trafford M.B.C. and became Mayor of the Borough for the Millennium Year 1999/2000. I have been the Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the Council for over 25 years. I was Managing Director of my own Engineering Design Company for 45 years and professionally qualified as a Member of the Institutions of Engineering Technicians and Engineering Design Engineers (M.I.E.T. and M.I.E.D respectively). I served in the Boys Brigade for over 43 years as a boy, an Officer and then Captain for 10 years.
Kris Rabin (Vice Chair of Governors): I have been a Governor now, at Broomwood, for 15 years. I became an LEA Governor a few months after my eldest grandchild started in Reception. The school had been through many difficult years and soon after I started we went into Special Measures. The then Head, Ann Wood, worked tirelessly to turn the school around and I am proud to say that I was part of the Governing Body that helped in the process. All the Gov's. are very proud of what has been achieved. The ethos of aiming high continues with our now Head, Louise. Two of my grandchildren have been through the school and another two are in the process . The grandchildren are all doing well. The school is a lovely place to be and the children feel safe and are happy. I am 66 and we have lived in Timperley for 38 years. I have 3 daughters, including identical twins and I am a retired Optometrist. Fortunately, I received a very good education both at primary and secondary level, prior to university. My desire for all the children at Broomwood is for them all to experience the same high level of education that I did,so that they can achieve well in life.
Donna Vipond (Co-opted): I moved into the area in 1999 and had a child at the school. I volunteered in the nursery at first and I wanted to get more involved in the school and saw being a governor at the school as a great opportunity! My background was as an NNEB and so have always enjoyed working with children and watching them make progress and have a great interset in children being able to read and enjoy books.
Outside of school I enjoy knitting, family time and spending time with my elderley mum in a care home, where I also love talking to the other residents.
Mary Lewis (Co-opted): I began working at Broomwood Primary School in September 2009 and became a support staff governor in September 2010. Broomwood Primary was the school I attended as a child from 1975 to 1981. My background is in administration and I worked as a Buyer for Girlguiding UK for twenty years. However after having my children 9 years ago I decided to look into a role in education, I gained a Teaching Assistant Lvl 2 qualification and worked supporting a child with SEN, something which I really enjoyed. When that role ended, I wanted to continue working in the school environment so I applied for the receptionist role here at Broomwood due of my links to the school and my administration background. I love this role as it gives me the best of both worlds, utilising my skills in administration and being able to work in education. Outside of school most of my spare time is taken up with my children and all their out of school activities - football, rugby, cubs... but when I do get a moment I love reading Dan Brown novels.
David Thwaite (Co-opted): I have lived around this local area all my life and was brought up in Hale before moving into Timperley in 2003. I attended Stamford Park Infants and Juniors before moving on to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. I have always had a strong belief in the value of a sound education and have constantly strived to increase my own education in both academic and vocational practical skills.
Academically I have a BTEC, an HND, NVQ's, City and Guilds, LSDC, B.Ed.(Hons), PGD(Merit) and an MSc. While practically I am qualified as a thatcher, wheelwright, wood turner, welder, blacksmith, fabrication engineer, woodcarver and tree surgeon, I know the education sector well as I worked as a secondary school teacher and then later as a Head of Faculty from 1995 until 2008. My main subject was Design Technology but also taught Art and ICT. Since leaving teaching in 2008, I have been self-employed working as a designer maker specialising in woodwork and the design and construction of parks, playgrounds and chainsaw sculptures. It is my firm belief that all children have the ability to succeed and it is a matter of finding the subject area that can inspire them to a lifelong desire to achieve. Broomwood Primary School has the necessary drive, determination and support from staff and parents to make this possible for all students.
Statement from the board:
Calender of meetings:
|Term||Full Govs||Pay Review||Finance/Staffing/Property||Health and Safety||Curriculum|
Code of conduct and expectations:
The following principles of conduct are designed to assist governors discharge their responsibilities and duties effectively and efficiently:
The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 Schedule 4
A person is disqualified from holding or from continuing to hold office as a governor of a school at any time when the person is a registered pupil at the school or is under 18 years of age.
The fact that a person is qualified to be elected or appointed as a governor of a particular category at a school does not disqualify the person from election or appointment or from continuing as a governor of any other category at that school, but no person may at any time hold the office of more than one governor of the same school.
A person is disqualified from election or appointment as a
parent governor of a school if the person
(a) is an elected member of the local authority; or
(b) is paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any twelve consecutive months.
A governor who, without the consent of the governing body, has failed to attend their meetings for a continuous period of six months beginning with the date of the first such meeting the governor fails to attend, is, on the expiry of that period, disqualified from continuing to hold office as a governor of that school. This does not apply to ex-officio governors.
A foundation governor, authority governor, co-opted governor or partnership governor who has been disqualified as a governor of a school is not qualified for election, nomination or appointment as a governor of any category at that school for twelve months starting on the date on which they are so disqualified.
A person is disqualified from holding or continuing to hold office as a governor of a school if (a) the person’s estate has been sequestrated and the sequestration has not been discharged, annulled or reduced; or (b) the person is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order, an interim bankruptcy restrictions order(
a), a debt relief restrictions order or an interim debt relief restrictions order.
A person is disqualified from holding, or from continuing to hold, office as a governor of a school at any time when the person is subject to (a) a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986(
c); (b) a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002(d); (c) a disqualification undertaking accepted under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002; or (d) an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986(e) (failure to pay under county court administration order).
A person is disqualified from holding or from continuing to hold office as a governor of a school if—
(a) the person ("P") has been removed from the office of trustee for a charity by an order made by the Charity Commission or Commissioners or the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of the charity for which P was responsible or to which P was privy, or to which P contributed or which P facilitated by P’s conduct; or (b) the person has been removed, under section 34 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005(
f), from being concerned in the management or control of any body.
A person is disqualified from holding or from continuing to hold office as a governor of a school at any time when the person is—(a) included in the list kept under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999(
a) (list of those considered by the Secretary of State as unsuitable to work with children); (b) subject to a direction of the Secretary of State under section 142 of EA 2002(b) (or any other disqualification, prohibition or restriction which takes effect as if contained in such a direction); (c) barred from regulated activity relating to children in accordance with section 3(2) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006(c); (d) disqualified from working with children under sections 28, 29 or 29A of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000(d);
(e) disqualified from registration under Part 2 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010(
e) for child minding or providing day care; or (f) disqualified from registration under Part 3 of the Childcare Act 2006(f).
A person is disqualified from holding or continuing to hold office as a governor at any time when the person refuses a request by the clerk to the governing body to make an application for a criminal records certificate.
Where a person is, or is proposed to become, a governor and is disqualified from holding, or from continuing to hold, office as a governor, he/she must give notice of that fact to the clerk to the governing body.