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 Education & Development Committee   Staff Member - Y6 teacher
Mr Stephen Ball - Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

   
Mrs Rakiya Sambo - Parent Governor 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 - Y1 Teacher

Chair of BG Childcare Committee (Nursery)

Mr Stephen Tuffin -
Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Education & Development 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 2018/2019:

  • 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

3.10.18

E&D

17.10.18

FGB

14.11.18

R

30.1.19

E&D

13.2.19

FGB

27.2.19

R

8.5.19

E&D

15.5.19

FGB

5.6.19

Julie Poulson - Headteacher

All P P A P P P P P P

Sonya Whitfield Staff

FBG

Resources

A
 
N/A P P N/A P P    
Kathryn Grainger Staff

FGB

Education & Development

                P
Emma Watkins LA

FBG

Resources

X N/A A P N/A P X N/A P
Stephen Ball Parent

FGB

Resources

P N/A P P N/A P P N/A P
Claire Woodger Parent

FBG

Education & Development

N/A P A N/A P P N/A P P
Rakiya Sambo Parent

FGB

Education & Development

N/A A P N/A A P N/A P A
Joanna White Parent

FGB

Education & Development

                P
Helen Parkinson Co-Opted

FGB

Education & Development

N/A A A N/A P P N/A P P
Natasha Hannaway Co-Opted

FGB

Education & Development

N/A A P N/A P P N/A    

Stephen Tuffin

Co-Opted

FGB

Resources

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

Sarah Costello-Byrne

Co-Opted

FGB

Education & Development

N/A P P N/A P P N/A P P
Luke Thompson Co-Opted

FGB

Resources

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

Kendra O'Neill

Co-Opted

FGB

Resources

P N/A A X N/A        

Ester Parker Co-Opted

FGB

Education & Development

N/A P P N/A P P      


Accepted apologies of Full Governors = Rakiya Sambo x 1, Kendra O'Neill x 1, Helen Parkinson x 1, Julie Poulson x 1, Emma Watkins x 1, Claire Woodger x 1

Accepted Apologies of Education & Development Committee = Rakiya Sambo x 2, Natasha Hannaway x 1, Helen Parkinson x 1
Accepted Apologies of Resources Committee = Joanna White x 1

Absent Governors = Resources Committee = Emma Watkins x 2, Kendra O'Neill x 1, Luke Thompson x 1

Governors who left the governing body during the last 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), Mrs Claire Woodger (2018-2019)

Governors who left the governing body during this academic year 2019-2020: