Governors

Branton Community Primary  School and 
Breamish Valley Community Nursery
Governing Body November 2017

 

Name

Role

Committee membership

Committee
Voting rights

Period of office

Co-opted Members  

Miss Gillian Hogg

Co-Chair of Governors
Safeguarding
Buildings / Resource management Yes 1.5.2016 30.4.2020
 " Ms Lynne Romartinez Co-Chair of Governors Curriculum and standards / Nursery Yes 1.5.2016 30.4.2020

 "

Mr Tom Oates

Vice Chair
Health and Safety

Resources Management 

Yes

5.10.15 

4.10.19

 "

Mrs Jan Johnston

Safeguarding

Curriculum and Standards

Yes

17.9.14 -

16.9.18

 " Mrs Joyce Jenkins Governor for the Arts Curriculum and Standards
Resources
Nursery
Yes 1.9.2017

30.8.2021

 "
Vacancy 
 
         
 "
Vacancy
 
         
Local Authority Governor
 
Mrs Janice Woods
 
SEND Governor Curriculum and Standards
Resources
Nursery
Yes 27.9.2016 26.9.2020

Parent Governors

Mrs Abi Wilson

 

Curriculum and Standards / Nursery

Yes

1.5.12 - 

30.4.16

 "

Mr Ross Wilson

 

 Buildings / Resource management

 Yes

 14.7.2017

 13.7.2021

Staff representatives

Mrs Zoë Ryan

Headteacher

Curriculum and Standards
Resources
Nursery

Yes

1.1.14 -

 

 "

Miss Rachel Plunkett

 ICT/e-safety

Curriculum and Standards
Nursery

Yes

1.5.17 -

30.4.21

Meet our Governors!
  • Miss Gillian Hogg

    Co-Chair of Governors

  • Mrs Lynne Romartinez

    Co-Chair of Governors

    I have been involved in drama and especially drama in education activities since my youth, finding ways to participate in this art form throughout my varied career path. After living in Spain for a decade, where I set up a small Theatre in Education Company – mainly to cater for my own children and the lack of drama in Spanish schools, I returned to the UK and completed a Drama degree so that I would be in a position to do the same in the UK. It was through my work as one of the original members of Cap-a-Pie theatre company that my work in the field of drama became diverse. As an actor-facilitator my work ranged from developing site-specific drama performances with young people to performing the role of Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare’s Henry VI parts one and two. The work at Cap-a-Pie was varied and in a day’s work my role could often go from managing teams of musicians and performers; to presenting a performance; to running workshops in schools based on curriculum needs; and then on to co-coordinating with adult groups to develop and assist fundraising activities. After completing teacher training and working as Head of Drama for over 15 years I want to ensure that, despite the current climate regarding Arts in schools, students in the North -East are given the chance to participate in Drama activities, just as my own children were.

  • Mr Tom Oates

    Vice Chair of Governors

  • Mrs Jan Johnston

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mrs Joyce Jenkins

    Co-opted Governor

    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 Abi Wilson

    Parent Governor

  • Mr Ross Wilson

    Parent Governor

    I am a parent governor at Branton. I live and Work in the Breamish Valley and our twins Luca and Tilly attend Branton.
    I have lived in the community all my life and attended Branton Myself from 1984-89!
    I am a firm believer in rural schools and the role they play in the community.
    I will work with existing staff and Governors to ensure Branton remains a great little school and continues to be an asset to our community.

  • Mrs Janice Woods

    L A Governor

  • Miss Rachel Plunkett

    Staff Governor

  • Mrs Zoe Ryan

    Headteacher Governor

  • Vacant position

    Co-opted Governor

  • Vacant position

    Co-opted Governor

    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

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.