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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 Category Term of Office Attendance FGB
Relevant Interests
Mr Richard Hewgill LEA Governor
25/6/17 – 24/6/25 3/3 Governor at the Priory School
Mr Jason Martin Parent Governor
(Vice Chair)
15/5/15 – 14/5/23 3/3
Mrs Jayne Currant Headteacher Ongoing 3/3 Michael Currant – Carpet Supplier and Fitter (Spouse)
Mrs Julie Ashley-Wren Staff Governor 20/9/18 – 19/9/22 3/3 Stevenage Borough Councillor
Mrs Dawn Brown Partnership Governor 07/9/17 – 06/9/25 2/3 Employed at Greenside School
Ft. Christopher Bunce Co-opted Governor 31/3/16 – 31/07/22 2/3
Mrs Sharon Evans Foundation Governor 13/8/18 – 12/9/22 2/3
Mrs Jackie Phillips Associate Governor 07/9/17 – 06/9/25 3/3 Member of Staff
Mrs Jenny Rasmussen Partnership Governor 12/04/21- 11/04/25 3/3
Miss Nicole Robinson Co-opted Governor 01/01/20-  31/12/23 2/3 Member of staff

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.

Areas of Responsibility/Roles;  Welfare & Attendance, Leadership & Management, Children Looked After, Behaviour, Personal Development, Headteacher Performance Management, Safer Recruitment Trained, Pay Committee, Prevent Trained.

Mr Jason Martin

jmartin2015As a former student of Broom Barns, with two children that previously 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.

Areas of Responsibility/Roles;  Public Relations, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Humanities, Checking Major Tenders, Prevent Trained, Pay Committee, Finance, Outcomes for Children & Other Learners, Healthy & Safety.

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.

Areas of Responsibility/Roles;  Equalities, Policies, Prevent Trained, Safer recruitment trained.

Mrs Julie Ashley-Wren

I am using my 30 years plus experience as a governor at other schools in Broom Barns.  I have been teaching primary and nursery for over 20 years and as a parent of five and a grandparent I am totally committed to ensuring the best possible opportunities for all children to develop their love of learning.

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.

Areas of Responsibility/Roles;  SEND, Pupil Premium, Discipline and Complaints Panel.

Ft. Christopher Bunce

I am the Vicar of St. Mary’s, Hitchin. 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.

Areas of Responsibility/Roles; Safeguarding (including radicalisation and e-safety), Maths, R.E., Safer Recruitment Trained, Discipline and Complaints Panel.

Mrs Sharon Evans

I started working at Broom Barns in 2001 and have enjoyed every minute.  I started as a LSA and TA and achieved HLTA status.  I have seen many changes over the years and shared in its successes.  I have now left Broom Barns and enjoy working with the other Governors and help the school with their future successes.


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.

Areas of Responsibility/Roles; EYFS, Prevent Trained, Safer Recruitment Trained.

Mrs Jenny Rasmussen

I began volunteering at Broom Barns in 2015 while I was studying for my degree in Applied Education at the University of Bedfordshire. I had worked as a Teaching Assistant for many years, mostly in secondary schools, as well as a Teachers’ resource librarian and midday supervisor.  I qualified as a teacher during my time at Broom Barns thanks to the support and friendship of the whole Broom Barns staff.  I believe that quality education is the key to unlocking children’s potential and I consider it a privilege to be a governor at Broom Barns where we are all working towards nurturing RICH students who are prepared for the future.

Miss Nicole Robinson

Miss Robinson

I was raised in Stevenage and have worked at the Stevenage Education Support Centre for two years.  I initially worked in the transition team, supporting students in their move from primary to secondary school and currently work as a teaching assistant across KS3 and 4 phases.  I am passionate about ensuring every child has an equal chance to access education and that they are offered the same opportunities, regardless of their circumstances.