The Governors maintain a general oversight of matters such as school premises, finance, the curriculum, teaching and non-teaching staff, and the general conduct of the school. Full Governor Meetings take place twice per term and you could also sit on various committees if you wish.
The role of a School Governor is, put simply, to set the strategic direction of the school with the Headteacher. In recent years Governors have worked closely with Mr Culham and the Senior Leadership Team on the Ofsted agenda of raising standards, of attainment as well as recruitment of staff, financial management and the development of our new kitchen facilities. A very wide and far reaching brief!
We are always looking for enthusiastic members of the community to contribute to how the school is shaped into the future. If this is of interest to you, we would love to hear from you, or click here to go to the recruitment pack.
Chair of Governors (Parent)
I am a governor because I am excited to be able to be a part of seeing Birchfield Community Primary School continue to grow and become an outstanding place of education.
Headteacher (Staff Governor)
I have been Headteacher at Birchfield Community Primary School since 2001. I am passionate about providing quality education to children and giving them experiences and opportunities to take them onto the next stage of their lives. I am proud to be the Headteacher and work with fantastic staff, governors, parents and children.
Clerk to Governors
As a parent of a young child I wanted to understand what his education would involve from the other side of the fence, not just as a parent.
Chair of Business Committee, LA Governor (Safeguarding)
I am a LA Governor. I am the Chair of the Business Committee and the Safeguarding Governor. My wife is School Secretary. I wanted to take a closer interest in the running of a primary school and also use my skills and experience to assist in the school’s governance.
I am a co-opted governor with children who attend/have attended the school. I am a governor as I wanted to shape how the school is run for the benefit of children, parents and teachers.
I joined to help give the governing body a staff point of view and contribute to decisions made for the children’s future.
Chair of Quota Committee, Parent Governor
I feel strongly that every child, regardless of background, gets a chance to succeed. I have a real interest in education, by being involved in Birchfield I am able to support and challenge to ensure that this is happening.
Co-opted Staff Governor
I work as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant specialising in speech and language. I feel it is important for support staff to be represented on the governing body to contribute to decisions being made for the school.
Co-opted Governor (Pre-School)
I am a Co-opted Governor with five years service. When I retired as a teacher, I wanted to continue to be part of a school community, supporting and encouraging everyone to achieve their best. Birchfield was the school I chose!
I chose to become a parent governor as I wanted to understand the curriculum in order to better help my children and I felt I had the time to support the school to become better than they already were. The school has lots of potential and I recognised the changes that were happening and want to progress with them.