Governors

Branton Community Primary  School and 
Breamish Valley Community Nursery
Governing Body October 2019

 

Name

Role

Committee membership

Committee
Voting rights

Period of office

Co-opted Members 

Mrs Janice Johnston

Vice-Chair - Acting Chair of Governors
 
All Yes
1.1.2015
 
16.9.2022

"

Mrs Joyce Jenkins

Governor for the Arts

All

Yes

1.10.2017 -

30.9.2021

 "
Cllr Wendy Pattinson
 
  All Yes 1.2.2018

31.1.2022

"

Mr Gary Schofield

 

All

Yes

27.11.2018

26.11.2022

Local Authority Appointed
Mrs Janice Woods
SEND Governor All Yes 27.9.2016 26.9.2020

Parent Governors

Mrs Abi Wilson

 

All

Yes

1.5.2012

30.4.2020

 "

Mr Tim Rogerson

 

All

 Yes

20.7.2018

 19.7.2022

Staff representatives

Mrs Zoë Ryan

Headteacher

All

Yes

1.1.2014

 

 "

Miss Rachel Plunkett

 ICT/e-safety

All

Yes

1.5.2013

30.4.2021

Governor Information
 
Definition of pecuniary interest as stated in the Local Government Act of 1993 - A pecuniary interest in a matter is one where there is a reasonable likelihood or expectation of appreciable financial loss or gain to the person, or to other persons as defined by section 443 of the Act.
 
Name 
 
 
 
     
 
 
Appointed by
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business or pecuniary interests
 
 
 
 
Governance roles in other educational institutions                                                     
 
                                          
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
 
 
 
Joyce Jenkins Governing Body None None None
Pamela Wendy Pattison Governing Body NCC County Councillor None None
Abi Wilson Parents None None None
Janice Johnston Governing Body None None None
Janice Woods Local Authority None None None
Tim Rogerson Parents Occasional grounds maintenance for school None None
Gary Schofield Governing Body None None None
Rachel Plunkett School staff None None Employed by school
Zoe Ryan Headteacher None None Employed by school
Attendance at full Governing Body meetings 2018-19
(previous years' attendance can be found in the minutes of each meeting)
Name
Autumn Term Meeting
09.10.2018
Spring Term Meeting
05.03.2019
Summer Term Meeting
11.06.2019
Joyce Jenkins Yes  Yes Yes 
Jan Johnston Yes  Yes  Yes
Gary Schofield N/A Yes  Yes
Abi Wilson Yes  Yes  Yes
Tim Rogerson No  No No
Wendy Pattison Yes  Yes  Yes
Janice Woods Yes  No Yes 
Rachel Plunkett Yes  Yes Yes
Zoe Ryan Yes  Yes Yes
Vacancy -    
Governing Body Meetings 2019-20
 
Autumn Term - Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 4.30 pm
Spring Term - Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 4.30 pm
Summer Term - Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 4.30 pm
 
 
Minutes of Governing Body Meetings
These are only available once they have been agreed by the Governing Body as a true record of the meeting at the following Governors meeting. 
Meet our Governors!
  • Mrs Joyce Jenkins

    Co-opted governor

    joyce.jenkins2@school360.co.uk

    As a retired headteacher, I have been involved in education for almost all my working life, in a range of roles, including careers adviser, training officer, classroom teacher and finally as the head of a Northumberland First School for the past thirteen years.
    Within schools, my particular interests have been in the arts, literacy and creative learning. I have always had a commitment to community involvement and enabling children to be independent, curious and resilient.

  • Mrs Wendy Pattison

    Co-opted Associate Governor

    wendy.pattison@school360.co.uk

    Councillor Wendy Pattison is a Co-opted Governor at Branton. She is the Northumberland County Councillor for the Longhoughton Ward, which includes part of the catchment area for our school.

  • Vacancy

    Parent Governor

Headteacher's Reports to Governors

Thank you!

On 30th September 2014 the Governing Body of Branton First School said goodbye to two longstanding Governors, Mrs Katie Carr-Ellison and Mr Derek Roughton. A huge thank you to them both for their support and enthusiasm over the years.

Mrs Sybil Telford, parent and grandparent of pupils in our school now and in the past, stepped down from her role as Co-opted Governor in April 2016.  We thank her for her past and present support of our school and also her fantastic baking can't go unmentioned!

Mr Stuart Nelson has also been a long standing member of the governing body as a parent and co-opted member, and great supporter of Branton. He stepped down in May 2016 having stepped in to cover for another Governor for a period of time.  Mr David Wilson a long term supporter of our school stepped down from out Governing body in June 2016. 

Mrs Laura Capper, our longstanding Chair of Governors stepped down as Chair and as a Governor on 27th September 2016.  We all say a huge thank you to Mrs Capper for her continued and tenacious support over many, many years! 

Mrs Helen Cowens stepped down from her role as Parent Governor in June 2017 and we thank Helen for her support and commitment during her period of office. 

Mrs Lynne Romartinez stepped down from her role as Co Chair and governor in June 2018.  We say a huge Thank You to Lynne for her time and commitment to our school. 

Miss Gillian Hogg stepped down from her role as Co Chair in June 2018 and Governor from August 2018.  A huge Thank you to Gillian for all she has done in support of our school and the school team. 

Mr Ross Wilson stepped down from his role as Parent Governor at the end of August 2018.  We thank Ross and his extended family for their support for our school over many, many years. 

Mr Tom Oates stepped down form his role as co-opted governor in October 2018.  We thank Tom for all his expertise and support for our school. 

Mr Tim Rogerson stepped down from his role as Parent Governor in November 2019.  We thank Tim for his support of our school and his work on our school and school grounds over the last few years. 

    Past members of our Governing Body
   Period of office
From To
Mrs Katie Carr-Ellison               Sept 2014
Mr Derek Roughton   Sept 2014
Mr Stuart Nelson   July 2015
Mrs Sybil Telford   April 2016
Mr David Wilson   June 2016
Mrs Laura Capper Dec 1999 Sept 2016
Mrs Helen Cowens Nov  2013 June 2017
Mrs Lynne Romartinez May 2016 June 2018
Miss Gillian Hogg  May 2016 Aug 2018
Mr Ross Wilson July 2017 Aug 2018
Mr Tom Oates Oct 2015 Oct 2018
Mr Tim Rogerson July 2018 Nov 2019