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Brimrod Community Primary

Challenge, Aspire, Create & Achieve


Be a School Governor

Governors have a vital role. They help set the strategic direction of the school and ensure it delivers on its responsibilities. This requires a group of committed people from many walks of life with a mix of skills and experience. They all share an interest in education, a desire to help the school and an enquiring mind.


Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a commitment to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. The most important thing is that governors have skills to contribute and the willingness to learn and develop their abilities as governors.


This is a part-time, voluntary role which is very rewarding and interesting. Successful applicants will be given a full induction programme and on-going training and support is available.


Our Governing Body

Overall Governing Board Arrangements

Our Governing Body meet 6 times a year using the Circular model.  Our structure is reviewed annually and agreed by all Governors.

Structure and Remit

The Governors meet as a full Governing Body at all meetings

All Governors are a member of the Personnel & Pay Committee, Complaints Committee, Personnel Appeal Committee & Pupil Discipline Committee.  

The Governors meet in September, November, January, March, May and July.

The clerk to the Governing Board is Jay Darlington, School Business Manager.

In this academic year, the Governors have decided to remain with the same Governing structure.

Committee Structure

As the Governing Board meet as a whole, there are no sub committees.  All decisions are made at the 6 meetings.

In order to ensure close monitoring and evaluation, some roles within school have been allocated to certain Governors.  The following Governors have the following roles:

Safeguarding - Helen Bougham

SEN - Helen Bougham

Current Chair of Governors

Our current Chair of Governors is Emerson Whitworth.

Our current Vice Chair of Governors is Shayze Cosar


The Chair of Governors chairs all meetings.  In his absence, the Vice Chair acts as Chair.


 Governor School Links

Governors also have a link with a particular Curriculum Team.  Governors are linked to the following curriculum teams:

English & Languages Team - Helen Brougham

Maths & Computing Team - Sandra Hartley

Science & Technology Team - Shayze Cosar

Humanities Team - Emerson Whitworth

The Arts -  Alan Warnock


Our current Governors are:

Mrs Louise Thompson - Acting Headteaacher

Term of Office: 01.09.19 - 31.08.2023

Business Interest: Headteacher of Brimrod Primary School.

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Mr Emerson Whitworth - Chair - Co-opted Governor

Term Office: 19/11/2018 - 18/11/2022

Business Interests : None recorded

Financial Interest: None recorded.


 Mrs Shayze Cosar - Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor

Term Office: 05/12/2016 - 04/12/2020

Business Interests : Work in a local primary school / special school within the current school's cluster

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Ms Helen Bougham - Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 16/11/2017 - 15/11/2021

Business Interest: None recorded.

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Mr Alan Warnock - Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 08.04.2019  - 07.04.2023

Business Interest: None recorded.

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Mrs Jay Darlington - Staff Governor

Term of Office: 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023

Business Interest: School Business Manager of Brimrod Primary School..

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Mrs Sandra Hartley - Local Authority Governor

Term of Office: 16.11.2017 - 15.11.2021

Business Interest: Headteacher of a local primary school within the school's cluster and a former Headteacher of Brimrod Primary School

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Mr. Andrew Walker - Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 21/08/2019 - 20/08/2023

Business Interest: None recorded.

Financial Interest: None recorded.


Mrs Jane Ashley - Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 02/09/2019 - 01/09/2023

Business Interest: None recorded.

Financial Interest: None recorded.


There are a number of vacancies on the GB including:

2 x Parent Governors.



 Governor Attendance 2018 - 2019

Governor Attendance 2017 - 2018