Meet the Governors

Our Instrument of Government states that the Governing Body of Beech Green Primary School shall consist of:

  • 1 Headteacher - elected by default
  • 1 LA Governor - elected by the governors
  • 1 Staff Governor - elected by the staff
  • 4 parents governors – elected by the parents
  • 7 Co-opted governors – elected by the governors

Total number of governors = 14

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Costello-Byrne who can be contacted by emailing chair@beechgreen.gloucs.sch.uk

Name and Category of Governor Photo Position and Committees Additional Responsibilties

Business or financial interests

Governorance roles in other schools, if any

Mrs Julie Poulson - Headteacher

Resources Committee

Education & Development Committee

  Staff Member - Headteacher
Miss Emma Watkins - LA Governor   Resources Committee

Health & Safety

Attendance

 
Miss Kathryn Grainger - Staff Governor to be agreed   Staff Member - Y6 teacher
Mr Stephen Ball - Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

   
Mrs Rakiya Sambo - Parent Governor Vice Chair of Education & Development Committee    

Mrs Joanna White - Parent Governor

  Resources    

Mrs Emma Hamilton -Parent Governor

  Resources    
Mrs Helen Parkinson - Co-Opted Governor Education & Development Committee Safeguarding/ Child Protection and Children in Care (CiC)

Staff Member - Y2 Teacher

Chair of BG Childcare Committee (Nursery)

Mr Stephen Tuffin -
Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Resources Committee School Website Governor at Barnwood Park Arts College
Mrs Sarah Costello-Byrne -
Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Education & Development Committee

  Governor at St Peter's High School
Mr Luke Thompson - Co-Opted Governor   Resources Committee    
Co-Opted Governor Vacancy        
Co-Opted Governor Vacancy        
Co-Opted Governor Vacancy        
Mrs Jenny Simmonds   Clerk to the Governors  
Associate Member None at the present time      

Governors’ term of office is four years, other than the staff governor that is two years.

The Governors stand on one of two committees, Resources or Education and Development.  These committees and the full governing body each meet three times an academic year, unless required more often.
The Governing Body of Beech Green is encouraged to be part of the school community and all have an open invitation to join us for school events.  Governors make regular visits into school and feedback their findings to the whole governing body at full governing body meetings.  Whilst the responsibility of the day to day management of the school is delegated to the Headteacher, the Governing Body plays a vital role in acting collectively as a “Critical Friend” by supporting but also challenging the effectiveness of the school.

Find out more about becoming a school governor.

Governors Attendance of Meetings for the last academic year 2017/2018:

  • FGB = Full Governing Body Meeting
  • R = Resources Committee Meeting
  • E&D = Education and Developement Committee Meeting
  • P = Present
  • N/A = Not a member of that committee
  • A = Did not attend, Apology given and accepted
  • X = Did not attend, Absent
  • M = Maternity leave 
Governor Committee

R

4.10.17

E&D

11.10.17

FGB

1.11.17

R

24.1.18

E&D

31.1.18

FGB

21.2.18

R

9.5.18

E&D

16.5.18

FGB

6.6.18

Hayley Earl & Sharon Weeks - Co-Acting Head All P P P            

Julie Poulson - Headteacher

All       P P P P P P

Sonya Whitfield

Staff

FBG

Resources

P N/A P P N/A P P N/A A

Emma Watkins

LA

FBG

Resources

  N/A P P N/A P P N/A P

Stephen Ball

Parent

FBG

Resources

N/A N/A P P N/A P A N/A P

Stephen Tuffin

Parent

FBG

Resources

N/A N/A P P N/A P A N/A P

Claire Woodger

Parent

FGB

Ed & Dev

N/A P P N/A P P N/A P P

Rakiya Sambo

Parent

FGB

Ed & Dev

N/A A P N/A M M N/A M M

Helen Parkinson

Co-Opted

FGB

Ed & Dev

N/A P P N/A A P N/A P P

Natasha Hannaway

Co-Opted

FGB

Ed & Dev

N/A P P N/A P P N/A P A

Esther Parker

Co-Opted

FGB

Ed & Dev

N/A P A N/A P P N/A P A

Sarah Costello-Byrne

Co-Opted

FGB

Ed & Dev

N/A P P N/A P P N/A P P

Kendra O'Neill

Co-Opted

FGB

Resources

P N/A P A N/A A A N/A A

Luke Thompson

Co-Opted

FGB

Resources

            P N/A P

Christian Hickman - Co-Opted

FGB

Resources

X N/A P            


Accepted apologies of Full Governors = Esther Parker x2, Sonya Whitfield x1, Natasha Hannaway x1, Kendra O'Neill x2, Rakiya Sambo x2 (maternity)

Accepted Apologies of Education & Development Committee = Helen Parkinson x1, Rakiya Sambo x3 (maternity)
Accepted Apologies of Resources Committee = Stephen Ball x1, Kendra O'Neill x2, Stephen Tuffin x1

Absent Governors = Resources Committee = Christian Hickman x1

Governors who left the governing body during the last academic year 2017-2018:  Mrs Hayley Earl and Mrs Sharon Weeks Acting Co-Headteachers (2017-2018) - reverted to their roles as Deputy Headteachers, Mr Christian Hickman (2017-2018).

Governors who left the governing body during this academic year 2018-2019:  Mrs Kendra O'Neill (2018-2019), Mrs Natasha Hannaway (2018-2019), Mrs Esther Parker (2018-2019), Miss Sonya Whitfield (2018-2019).