Brockley Primary School Governance

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Brockley Primary School

to July 2020


Governance Arrangements 

The name of the school is Brockley Primary School  

The school is a Community School 

The name of the governing body is “The Governing Body of Brockley Primary School.”   

The Governing Body shall consist of:  

1 – Headteacher 

1 –  Staff Governor 

1 –  LA Governor 

2 –  Parent Governors 

4 –  Co-opted Governors 

Total number of Board Members = 9 

The Term of Office for all categories is 4 years. 

Clerk to Governors in post.  

The Governing Body of Brockley School 

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of Brockley Primary School Governing body are: 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
  1. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. 
  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

The Governing Body has a programme of meetings throughout the year and a committee structure that focuses on specific areas of governance 



Co-opted Governor resigned in September 2019. 

1 Pre-existing vacancy for a Co-opted Governor. 

As at July 2019 the Board has 7 members.  

The Board has actively sought to recruit a Parent Governor and Co-opted Governor to fill the existing vacancies. However, the restrictions imposed in the light of the COVID19 virus have limited the Boards ability to undertake an effective and robust recruitment and selection process required to ensure that suitable applicants are appointed. The situation continues to be monitored. 


Attendance record of Governors 

All meetings were well attended and any apologies accepted 

Meetings were quorate which ensured that decisions could be made. 


 SEPTEMBER 2019 / JULY 2020


CATEGORY NAME END OF TERM 25.09.19 25.11.19 02.03.20 30.03.20 19.05.20 13.07.20
Clerk To Governors Isobel Sperring  


Caroline Rodgers



Linda Mosley


Vice Chair/Parent

Elton Sperring


Jayne Saxton

19.03.2019 Apologies

Laura Bates


Kay Sharman-Davies

24.03.2023 Apologies

Angela Piper



Co-opted Vacancy              


The Work we have done on our Committees and the Governing Body meetings. 

The Board started the year with a very clear Monitoring and Evaluation schedule to ensure that all areas were covered. Individuals were appointed as Link Governors taking responsibility for specific subject areas. However, the closure of the school in March resulted in the suspension of activities.  Work undertaken from September 2019 – March 2020 is as follows: 

Pupil Attainment and Progress  

    • Moderation of English Books. 
    • Mathematics Book Looks and Peer  
    • Performance Data Review. 


Monitoring Activities 

    • Modern Foreign Languages 
    • EYFS 
    • Safeguarding 
    • SEND 
    • Attitudes and Behaviour (including attendance, lates and My Concern) 
    • Staff Health and Wellbeing  


Financial Review 

    • Budget updates presented at each Full Governing Body meetings for review and challenge. 


Policy Review 

Policies have been approved by the Governing Board as follows: 

    • Teachers Pay 
    • Instrument of Financial Regulations, Procedures, Roles and Responsibilities 
    • Off-site Visit Policy 
    • Parent Code of Conduct