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Governance

Please scroll down for all important statutory information regarding Governance at Bramhope Primary School

 

The LOCAL Governing BODY of Bramhope Primary School:

Structure:

The Local Governing Committee comprises:

  • 1 headteacher
  • 1 elected staff governor
  • 3 elected parent governors
  • 1 co-opted governors
  • 3 appointed governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.  The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.  The Local Governing Committee meets six times per academic year.

There are currently 9 Governors on the Local Governing Committee:

  • Ian Wrightson (Chair, Appointed Governor)
  • Jonathan Allchin (Appointed Governor, SEND link)
  • Matt Broughton (Appointed Governor)
  • Rachel Colbourn (Headteacher Governor)
  • Anna Greenwood (Parent Governor)
  • Anita Holmes (Co-opted Governor)
  • Connor McKeown (Staff Governor)
  • Neil McLeod (Parent Governor)
  • Kathryn Molyneux (Parent Governor)

The chair of governors is Mr Ian Wrightson, who can be contacted via the school office admin@bramhopeprimaryschool.co.ukor by post to Bramhope Primary School, Breary Rise, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9AL.

Roles & Duties

The governors provide strategic direction and accountability in school.  The headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school and governors act as a critical friend, providing challenge and support.  Individual governors do not act independently from the rest of the governing committee - decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing committee.

The Bramhope Primary School Local Governing Committee reports to the Collaborative Learning Trust Board.  To find out about the Governance of the Collaborative Learning Trust, please see the Collaborative Learning Trust section of the website. Please see the Collaborative Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation, which includes the Local Governing Committee's Terms of Reference.

Academy Conversion

On 1 November 2019, Bramhope Primary School converted from a locally maintained school to an academy and joined the Collaborative Learning Trust.  The former Governing Body was automatically dissolved on conversion and the Local Governing Committee was established with effect from 1 November 2019.  For the purposes of continuity, the governors’ terms of office under the former Governing Body were carried forward to the Local Governing Committee.

Further details of the Collaborative Learning Trust can be found here.

The LOCAL Governing COMMITTEE of Bramhope Primary School is currently:

 

Rachel Colbourn (Headteacher)

Date of current term:  ongoing

Former or current job: Headteacher

Links to Bramhope Primary School: Headteacher

Roles at other schools: none

 

Ian Wrightson (Chair, Appointed Governor)

Date of current term: 24.11.2022–23.11.2026

Former or current job: Accountant

Links to Bramhope Primary School: none

Roles at other schools: none

Jonathan Allchin (Appointed Governor, SEND link)

Date of current term: 23.03.2023–22.03.2027

Former or current job: Project Engineer

Links to Bramhope Primary School: none

Roles at other schools: none

Mrs Anita Holmes (Co-opted Governor)

Date of current term: 20.05.2021-20.05.2025

Former or current job: Senior Civil Servant in HM Revenue and Customs

Links to Bramhope Primary School: none

Roles at other schools: none

Kathryn Molyneux (Parent Governor)

Date of current term: 4.07.2023–4.07.2027

Former or current job: Lawyer

Links to Bramhope Primary School: parent

Roles at other schools: none

 Neil McLeod (Safeguarding Link Governor, Parent Governor)

Date of current term: 1.11.2021-31.10.2025

Former or current job: Teacher

Links to Bramhope Primary School: parent

Roles at other schools: none

Conor McKeown (Staff Governor)

Date of current term: 26.11.20-26.11.24

Former or current job: Primary Teacher

Links to Bramhope Primary School: member of staff

Roles at other schools: none

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Anna Greenwood (Parent Governor)

Date of current term: 4.07.2023-4.07.2027

Former or current job: Teacher

Links to Bramhope Primary School: parent

Roles at other schools: none

 

Rev'd Matt Broughton (Co-opted Governor)

Date of current term: 14.07.2022–13.07.2026

Former or current job: Vicar

Links to Bramhope Primary School: parent

Roles at other schools: none

 

 

 

 

For the full list of current and historic governors registered on GOV.UK, please click here.

Attendance at local governing committee meetings 

During the Academic Year, Bramhope Primary School’s Local Governing Committee meets on six occasions.  Please see below the Attendance Registers.