Governors

Welcome to the Governing Body


Here at Broughton Primary School, we are very proud to work with and be a part of such a creative and outward looking school. As members of the Governing Body we see the immense effort and hard work that goes into making our school so successful, and it is our role to support and challenge the school to do even better!
We thought you might want to know a little more about what we do and who we are. If you want to find out more or have ideas that you would like to share with us please get in touch by emailing us at admin.broughtonprimaryschool@northlincs.gov.uk  or writing to us at the school address.
What do we do?

The Governing Body, together with the Head Teacher, staff and Local Authority, is responsible for the school.

We must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves, ensuring that all the resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all children and provide value for money.

The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher and delegates to the Headteacher the responsibility of the day to day running of the school. Individual governors have no power as such, and we cannot speak or act on behalf of the Governing Board – any decisions are made by the Board as a whole.

At Broughton Primary School we have three meetings of the full governing body every year. Governors work together in smaller groups throughout the year, dealing with particular responsibilities through committees and sub-committees on behalf of the full governing body – membership is indicated in the individual governor details below. The committees usually meet once or twice a term, depending on their remit.
Who are we?
The Governing Body is made up of four groups who represent the 'stakeholders' in the school – staff, parents, the community and the Local Authority. At Broughton Primary School we have a diverse and challenging board of governors. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, and with that we hope we bring a wide reaching set of skills, experience and perspectives to the governing body.
Statutory Information
We are required to summarise various details relating to the governors for the last academic year. Please click this link to find this information or use the link at the very bottom of this page.
Donna Senior

Co-opted Governor


Chair of Governors

Chair of Children and Learning Committee

As governor of the school, it is a huge privilege and responsibility to work with the senior leadership to ensure that all of our children receive the best education and inspired to learn.  I have been a governor for over five years and have a background in school governance.

 

I have four children, two at secondary school in Brigg and two who are currently at the school.  I like to spend time with my family and friends and enjoy reading.

Anna Martin

Co-opted Governor


Chair of Children and Learning Committee

I am an ex parent governor - my son attended Broughton Juniors until moving to the Vale Academy in 2008. I’ve worked in the educational field with young people aged 13-19 for over twenty years, working for Connexions and Hull City Council delivering training in advice and guidance, motivational strategies and communication skills.

I currently work at an independent school for young people with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. 

I have a particular interest in English, the Creative Arts and anything that lets our children experience the wider world. 

Richard Taylor

Co-opted Governor

I have had 2 sons pass through the school during the last 10 years, both successfully going through The Vale Academy and onto adult hood, work and University. I feel I understand the school, how it works and how the staff work. Through joining the governing body I have increased this knowledge greatly.

I believe that coming from an industrial working background helps me to bring practical skills and knowledge to the school along with a different perspective.

Michelle Dent

Parent Governor


Vice Chair of Governors
I believe children’s Education is shared between School and home. Working with parents as partners encourages continuity. I have worked in Education for the past 22 years with Early Years and now teaching the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. I believe every child has something they are good at. Broughton Primary School encourages that ethos and I am pleased to be part of that.
 
Emma Smithen

Co-opted Governor
Background
After leaving University with a degree in Human Resource Management I worked for a number of years in recruitment as a head hunter for corporate organisations.  I then decided to move into Welfare to Work where I have developed my career over the last 18 years.  I have worked in both operations delivering contracts that support long term unemployed individuals back into work, skills contracts to up skill and develop the potential of individuals and Apprenticeship provision.  For the last 5 years I have worked within the Business Development arena as a Partnership Development Manager working with Stakeholder and providers to develop effective partnership links for future opportunities.

Interests

I love spending time with my family and a lot of my interests centre around my 5 year old daughter.  We love spending time walking in the park and going swimming along with baking and anything creative.I enjoy reading and crafting along with decorating cakes.Whenever I can I enjoy going to the gym and CrossFit.

Reason for becoming a Governor
My work has given me a real vision into how important it is that education includes life and employability skills.  I wanted to use the skills that I have to support and enable every child to reach their full potential.
                                                                                                                      

 
Alex Heward

Staff Governor
I studied English/History BA at The University of Sheffield. I then completed a PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste and began my teaching career at Broughton Primary School. I have been a teacher at Broughton Primary School for six years. Since that time, I have worked in Years 4, 5 and 6. I am English coordinator and a member of the senior leadership team.

I have always considered Broughton Primary School to be a very special place where all children are valued and encouraged to thrive in whatever they do. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work at such a fantastic school


Emily Hall

Co-opted Governor
I have a degree in History from the University of Lincoln and studied my PGCE at Hull University in 2013. I am currently teaching my fourth year at Broughton Primary School, in Key Stage 2. I am a co-opted governor and I also sit on the finance committee. I decided to become a governor to get a wider understanding of the running of the school and to be more actively involved.
Helen Marshall

Parent Governor
I decided to become a parent governor as I wanted to work with the school to continue to provide the high quality education which my daughters have and currently receive. 

I believe all children should have the opportunity to experience everything Broughton Primary School has to offer.  

I have been proud to see my daughters grow in confidence through the many activities that the school offers and have felt supported by the school through every step of their school life both educationally and emotionally.

I have worked in a primary school setting for the last 8 years as a music instructor and take pride in providing the children I teach with a variety of musical experiences as I believe these are invaluable to a child's development.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 
Tracey Ramage

Co-opted Governor

 

Background
After leaving Huddersfield University with a Masters degree in Textile design and technology I worked for a number of years in the textile trade across the UK, working closely with a range of companies in Europe and China as a R&D technologist and social compliance manager.  

I then decided to move into Education as a teacher of Design & Technology where I have developed my career over the last 17 years.  I have worked in a number of Secondary schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. I currently hold the position of Faculty lead for Design, technology, Media and ICT.

Reason for becoming a Governor
At my current school I have been a staff governor for a number years and have worked closely with the team driving standards forward. I wanted to use these skills and apply them to Broughton Primary school, so that I am able to support every child and allow them to have a positive, happy and productive future.  

Tracey I Ramage 

Leader of Design, Technology and Media/ ICT 

Currently reading: 

Little Women Series - Louisa May Alcott

 

 

Leoni Kitchin

LA Governor
 

I’ve been involved in Governance for a few years now and have had the privilege of supporting several schools in Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire as a Governor at Primary Level.  I also support schools across Lincolnshire as a Local Leader of Governance and train Governors for the National Governance Association.

I do this because I passionately believe in making sure children get the best opportunity for a good education so that they can be the best they can be – whatever that is for them.  I see so much brilliant work going on by adults and children in the sector and I help out so that we all stay ambitious for children.

I have 2 daughters in Years 3 and 5 in another school and see the challenges as a parent as well as an Educator. In my day job I am a professional Coach and Mentor developing people following a long career in HR. I often work with Headteachers and Educators across North Lincolnshire as well as clients in industries across the region.

At Broughton I am responsible for tracking the progress of the current Year 2 children.

 
 

Phil Brown

Co-opted Governor
 

Background

After a short career in the food industry followed by a time of self employment, I had a complete change of direction and have worked in education since 1997. I have been the headteacher at Bottesford Junior School since 2012.

Reason for becoming a Governor

I work closely with the Board of Governors at my own school and decided that collaborative work with another school would be very useful and also that it would be good for my own professional development to experience the role of governor from the ‘other side of the table’. I hope that my own experiences can be of use to Broughton Primary School and that I can create links and gain skills that will strengthen my own school’s position.

Interests:

I am married with two teenage sons. I enjoy reading and gardening but I am also a keen Liverpool supporter.​



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