OUR GOVERNING BODY
Welcome to the Governing Body page.
Our Governing Body work collaboratively with the Head Teacher, Staff, and Local Authority advisors on all aspects of school performance, developing new initiatives, and school improvement. We are part of the school leadership team in that Ofsted measure the effectiveness of the Governing Body and our impact on school improvement.
As a Governing Body we meet formally for full meetings three times per year - usually October, February, and June. We have a number of committees that also meet up to three times per year. These committees relate to Finance, Personnel and Staffing Matters, and our commitment to the Children through the Every Child Matters committee.
We are committed to supporting the school leadership team and staff to make sure Brandon Primary School is the best that it can be ensuring our children achieve the greatest academic and emotional learning foundation to move forward into secondary education. Current membership of our Governing Body is given below along with the date their term as a governor will end.
Beverly Sherratt - Chair of Governors
Mrs Marley 31/08/2019
Vacancy x 2
Local Authority Governors
Heather Bell - Vice Chair of Governors
Vacancy x 2
Mrs Hodgson - Head Teacher
Number of years on the governing body.... I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2008 and became Chair in July 2014.
Reasons why I became a governor.... I went to Brandon School and both of my children have attended the school. My youngest son left in July 2014 to go to Durham Johnston School. I therefore have a great interest in the school, and now as a local business owner I am keen to increase the schools presence within the local community.
My school interests.... My background is in Human Resources. I'm now a self employed management consultant, and coach. So I am keen to contribute to the Governing Body on leadership, staffing and ensuring our children get a great start to their education.
Numbers of years on the governing body.... 3 years.
Reasons why I became a governor.... I became a governor as I wanted to understand the wider school role and to support the school staff and children.
My school interests.... I am actively involved in promoting and enhancing blogging within the school and have a interest in computing, science and numeracy.
In addition to full governing body meetings, sub-committee meetings are held regularly. Membership of the committees can be found from the link below.
Governors have areas of special interest, details of this are given below:
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A GOVERNOR?
If you would like to be part of our Governing Body please contact the Head Teacher or Beverly Sherratt, Chair, through the school. They will be happy to have a chat about our team in Brandon.
For more information you can also look on the Durham County Council website.