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Governors

The governors are responsible for governing the school. Most of their work takes place out of school hours, but governors often visit the school and are linked with particular classes and each governor is also linked to a subject.

Governors are here to ensure the school meets its statutory duties, manage the budget and contribute to school improvement – curriculum and premise.  If you would like to speak to a governor please contact the school office.

Equality, Values & Ethos Statement

At Broom Barns we treat each other with respect.  We are a safe, happy and supportive school community, where everyone can enjoy learning to achieve their goals.

Broom Barns School is committed to providing equality of opportunities to all. We are proud to be an inclusive school that supports all children and adults.

Broom Barns Primary School is an inclusive school where we aim to inspire and empower our children to learn by providing a stimulating and exciting learning environment.  We will provide a modern and relevant curriculum to enable all children to achieve their full potential regardless of gender, beliefs and academic ability.  We recognise each child as an individual and encourage them to become resilient, independent, confident and happy children who can think for themselves.  This is underpinned by a core set of values, which will prepare them for today’s society.

R – resilient
I – independent
C – confident
H – happy

 

Governor Position/
Area of Responsibility
Category Term of Office Committees (Attendance
2015-2016)
Relevant Interests FGB Attendance 2015-16 FGB Attendance 2016-17
Mr Richard Hewgill
(Chair)
  • Welfare & Attendance
  • Leadership & Management
  • Children Looked After
  • Behaviour
  • Personal Development
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Safer recruitment trained
  • Pay committee
  • PREVENT trained
LEA Governor 25/6/13 – 24/6/17
  • Resources (3/3)
  • School Improvement (3/3)
Governor at the Priory School 6/6 3/4
Mr Jason Martin

(Vice Chair)

  • Public Relations
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Learning and Assessment
  • Humanities
  • Healthy & Safety
  • Checking Major Tenders
  • Outcomes for Children & Other Learners
  • Finance
  • Pay committee
  • PREVENT trained
Parent Governor 15/5/15 – 14/5/19
  • Resources (3/3)
  • School Improvement (1/3)
6/6 3/4
Mrs Jayne Currant
  • Equalities
  • Policies
  • Safer recruitment trained
  • PREVENT trained
Headteacher Ongoing
  • Resources (3/3)
  • School Improvement (3/3)
Michael Currant – Carpet Supplier and Fitter (Spouse) 5/6 4/4
Mrs Dawn Brown
  •  SEND
  • Pupil Premium
  • Discipline and complaints panel
Co-opted

Governor

10/11/16 – 09/11/20 Employed at Greenside School 3/3
Ft. Christopher Bunce  

  • Safeguarding (including radicalisation and e-safety)
  • R.E.
  • Maths
  • Discipline and complaints panel
  •  Safer recruitment trained
Co-opted

Governor

31/3/16 – 30/3/20  0/6 3/4
Miss Liane Chillmaid
  • Pupil Voice
  • School Council
  • Eco
  • Outdoor Learning
  • PREVENT trained
Co-opted

Governor

11/9/14 – 10/9/18
  • School Improvement (3/3)
Member of Staff 6/6 3/4
Mrs Shelley Martin
  • Gov Development Co-ord
  • Gov Visits Co-ord
  • PSHCE (including SRE)
  • PREVENT trained
Staff Governor 20/9/14 – 19/9/18
  • School Improvement (3/3)
Graham Martin (Spouse) – Teaching Assistant 6/6 4/4
Mrs Yvonne Pendlebury
  •  Science
  • D & T
  • Discipline and complaints panel
Co-opted

Governor

10/11/16 – 09/11/20 3/3
Mrs Jackie Phillips
  • EYFS
  • Safer recruitment trained
  • PREVENT trained
Co-opted

Governor

8/9/16 – 7/9/20
  •  Resources (2/3)
Member of Staff  2/6 4/4
Mrs Sarah Rutherford
  • Personal Development
  • Behaviour & Attendance
  • Leadership & Management
  • Anti-Bullying and Behaviour
  • Policies
  • PREVENT trained
Co-opted

Governor

26/3/15 – 25/3/19
  • School Improvement (2/3)
4/6 4/4

Past Governors

Ms Samantha Carter
  • Personal Development
  • Behaviour & Welfare
  • Outdoor Learning and Eco
  • R.E.
Community Governor 11/9/14 – 11/5/16
  • Resources (3/3)
2015-2016

5/6

Ms Tina Jarman Headteacher

until 31/8/15

until 31/8/15
  • School Improvement (2/3)
2014-2015

4/5

Mrs Nicola Portman
  • Early Years
  • Pupil Voice
  • School Council
 Community Governor 11/9/14 – 10/5/16
  • School Improvement (3/3)
 Member of Staff 2015-2016

5/6

Mrs Emma Webb Parent Governor 14/3/12 – 1/12/15
  • School Improvement (1/3)
2014-2015

3/5

Mr Mark Parrott
  • Outcomes for Children & Other Learners
  • Maths
  • Finance
  • Computing (including e-safety)
  • Health & Safety
Community Governor 11/9/14 – 10/7/16 Resources (Chair) (3/3) 2015-2016

5/6

Ms Val Rosher
  • Achievement of Pupils
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Learning and Assessment
  • Literacy
  • P.E
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Outcomes for Children & Other Learners
  • Sports Premium
  • Discipline and complaints panel
  •  Safer recruitment trained
  • Pay committee
  • PREVENT trained
Vice Chair & Co-opted

Governor

11/9/14 – 25/7/17
  • Resources (2/3)
  • School Improvement (Chair) (3/3)
2015/16

5/6

2016/17

4/4

Mr Richard Hewgill

rhI have lived in Stevenage for over 47 years and my 2 daughters and their families also live in the town. Having started my career in the building trade I moved into Local Government and later became a Housing Manager in London. I have been a school governor since 2004 and am currently Vice Chair of governors at The Priory School in Hitchin as well as being Chair of governors at Broom Barns. I believe strongly in the right of every child to receive an education that will help them achieve their maximum potential. Being a governor allows me to assist in ensuring that this is achieved.

Mr Jason Martin

jmartin2015As a former student of Broom Barns, with two children currently attending the school, I felt being a Parent Governor provided me with the ideal opportunity to give something back and support the school in its quest to become an outstanding rated school. Having graduated with an honors degree in Marketing, I relocated to Hong Kong, where I spent 20 years in Marketing & Sales related jobs. I opened two companies in Asia and last year expanded into Europe, which was the main reason my family and I returned to the UK. I am passionate about primary education and will strive towards providing a platform that allows every pupil at Broom Barns the opportunity to excel to best of their ability. I am very proud to be part of the Broom Barns team.

 

Mrs Jayne Currant

I am a Primary Years trained teacher and I have taught in both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and across the primary range. I joined Broom Barns Primary School in January 2011 as Deputy Head and was appointed as Headteacher in September 2015. I feel privileged to be the Headteacher at Broom Barns and I take pride in the achievements of the children. I firmly believe in the school vision and believe that every child should become R.I.C.H. Resilient, Independent, Confident, Happy.

Mrs Dawn Brown

I am Stevenage born and bred, and have had links with Broom Barns for many years. I currently work at Greenside School and we link with Broom Barns to provide opportunities for the two groups of pupils to meet, participate in activities together and enjoy each others company. I am the whole school lead for autistic learners and work across the year groups. I have supported trainee teachers both at Greenside and during their placements at Broom Barns for over 5 years. I also work for the National Autistic Society accreditation team.

 

Ft. Christopher Bunce

I am the Rector of St Andrew and St George, the Church of England parish that covers Bedwell and includes Broom Barns. I was a banking lawyer in the City before being ordained, so hope that I bring a variety of skills to my role as governor. The Church deeply cares about the community it serves, and I want to encourage the school in all its good work. The school has a fantastic team of staff and children and I want to see Broom Barns continue to flourish for the good of all in our community, as children are empowered to reach their potential and grow in character.

Miss Liane Chillmaid

My connection with Broom Barns started 17 years ago when my son was in year 2. I used to volunteer and help in his class with reading and art projects. I was also a part of the PTA. I then became a member of staff, initially working 1:1 with a child in year 5. I am currently the year 3 teaching assistant/HLTA. I also work in years 1, 2 and 4 in the afternoons. I became a governor in 2014 as I am proud to be a member of staff and was interested in helping to drive the school towards achieving outstanding status.

 

Mrs Shelley Martin

I started working at Broom Barns in 2000 as a teaching assistant. For the last nine years I have been a class teacher and am currently responsible for the English and music curriculum. I want the children at our school to achieve the best they possibly can and leave us well prepared for the next stage of their education.

 

Mrs Jackie Phillips

I am a primary year’s trained teacher and I have taught across the primary phases. I joined Broom Barns School in 1999 as a class teacher and was appointed as Deputy Head teacher in December 2015.  I believe that every child, without question, has the potential to succeed and it is our job to strive to create the kind of environment in which all children can realise their full potential.

Mrs Yvonne Pendlebury

 My family and I have lived in Stevenage for over twenty years; all of my children have been educated in Stevenage schools, and I have volunteered in many roles connected with them, including on the PTA, and as a member of the Friends Association.
I have over ten years’ experience as a school governor, for eight years I served as a parent governor at a local secondary school. I was also a parent governor at my daughters Primary School, and served two years there as Chair of Governors.
When volunteering at Broom Barns in the past, I was instantly struck by the warm and caring atmosphere of the school. I believe the staff at Broom Barns is dedicated to providing the very best in primary education to its pupils, and I hope my past experience as a governor, will help Broom Barns staff and pupils to be the best they can be.

Mrs Sarah Rutherford

sruthI have been a resident of Stevenage all my life.  I have two sons, one still at Broom Barns and the other recently left to attend secondary school. Being a governor I thoroughly enjoy taking an active interest in the school and its pupils.  I strongly believe that the school has what it takes with an excellent team of staff behind it to achieve outstanding status and am proud to be part of this.