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Brockley Primary School Governance

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of

Brockley Primary School to July 2023


Governance Arrangements

The name of the school is Brockley Primary School


The school is a Community School


3. The name of the governing body is "The governing body of Brockley Primary School." 


4. The governing body shall consist of:

        a. 2 - Parent governors

        b. 1 - LA governor

        c. 1 - Staff governor

        d. 1 - Headteacher

        e. 4 - Co-opted governors


5. Total number of Board Members - 9


6. The term of office of all categories is 4 years.


7. 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.
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. 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 structure that focuses on specific areas of governance



1 LA Governor resigned in December 2021. An application has been received by DCC and is currently going through their appointment process


As at July 2023 the Board has 8 members.


Attendance record of Governors

All meetings were well attended and any apologies accepted.

Meetings were quorate which ensured that decisions could be made.

The Work we have done and the Governing Body Meetings

The Board has returned to their normal duties following the Covid epidemic. The decision was made to move away from Committees, with the full Governing Board retaining responsibility for some core functions with Panels or individual Link Governors delegated to monitor subject and specific statutory areas. This is working well.


Pupil Attainment and Progress

The Headteacher reported on pupil attainment and progress to the Governing Bodies meetings based on assessments provided by the teaching staff.

Data Performance tables were received in July and will be examined and discussed early next term.


Monitoring Activities

  • SATs Key Stage 2
  • Finance
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing
  • Review of School Improvement Plan with External Advisor, Headteacher and subject leads with a focus on writing and phonics (5.12.22)
  • Review of School Improvement Plan with External Advisor, Headteacher and subject leads with a focus on English, writing and maths (25.04,23)
  • Religious Education
  • School visit to the National Coal mining Museum
  • Design and technology
  • Art
  • Modern foreign languages


Financial review

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


Policy review

The Board has approved policies during the year as follows:-

  • External Contributors/Speakers
  • Managing Allegations against staff, carers and volunteers
  • Separated Parents
  • Debit Card
  • Confidential Reporting Code
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Extended Services Debt
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Redundancy and Restructuring
  • Behaviour
  • Child on Child
  • Dinner Money
  • Private Fostering
  • Social Media
  • ECT
  • Anti-bullying
  • Charges, remissions & lettings
  • Visitor
  • Volunteer
  • Administration of medicines
  • Competence procedures for support staff
  • Disciplinary procedures Part 1 and 2
  • Formal competence procedures for teachers
  • Governor expenses
  • Grievance procedure
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave          
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • No smoking
  • Teacher appraisal


The Governing Board as at 23.10.2023

Caroline Rodgers – Headteacher/Ex-Officio 
Linda Mosley – Chair of Governors/Co-opted05/10/2025
Elton Sperring – Vice Chair of Governors/Co-opted   22/11/2025
Sarah Wheeldon – Staff Governor 05/10/2025
Hannah Marriott - Co-opted Governor 24/04/2027
Karen Lumb – Parent Governor  24/04/2027
Gavin Lyons – Parent Governor 25/01/2027
Donna Hales – Co-opted Governor     11/12/2025
Vacancy – LA Governor  
Isobel Sperring – Clerk to Governors