our governors

There is a joint governing body for Brindishe Lee, Brindishe Green and Brindishe Manor Schools.

Our governing body is led by a very experienced and well–established chair of governors.

Our governing body includes:

  • a governor appointed by Lewisham Council
  • the executive head
  • a staff governor
  • community or co-opted governors
  • parent governors

Parent governors are elected to serve on the governing body by the parents of each school and normally serve for four years.

Our staff governor is elected by the staff of the three schools and normally serves for four years.

Co-opted governors are invited onto the governing body, by the governing body, to add areas of expertise and to represent the local community.

The governing body is responsible for many important decisions in the running of the schools. These include:

  • appointing both the executive head and headteachers and the teaching staff
  • agreeing the aims of the school curriculum and ensuring the national curriculum is implemented
  • determining how the school’s budget is to be used each year
  • deciding how sex and relationships education and religious education should be taught in the school
  • producing the school prospectus deciding what charges should be
  • made for activities outside normal school hours
  • dealing with official complaints and exclusions

The governors keep in regular contact with parents through newsletters and by visiting the school and attending school functions and events.

A full list of governors is available from the school office. You can contact the governing body by writing to the chair of governors via the school office.

Our parent governors are pleased to hear about views and ideas and can also be contacted via the school office or the website.

Full governing body meetings are held once every half term in the evening. The agenda for the meeting includes items from the Local Authority, directives and initiatives from the Government and school-based concerns. Parents and carers are welcome to attend our governing body meetings as observers. Please let us know if you wish to attend so that we know to expect you and can arrange seating.

The dates of full governing body meetings and information about the work of the governing body are published in the weekly newsletter. Minutes of the meetings are available for public inspection.

Details of our governors

INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT FOR FEDERATED GOVERNING BODIES

1. The name of the federation is:  The Brindishe Federation

2. The names and categories of the schools in the federation are:

Name

Category

1. Brindishe Lee

Community

2. Brindishe Green

Community

3. Brindishe Manor

Community

3. The name of the Governing Body is: ‘The governing body of The Brindishe Federation’.

4. The Governing Body shall consist of the following.

         

Category of governor
(state where the term of office is less than four years)

No. of governors in each category

Parent governors

2

Executive Headteacher

1

Staff governor

1

LA governor

1

Co-opted governors

7

5. Total number of governors:  12

6. This instrument comes into effect on 1 September 2016

7. This instrument was made by order of Lewisham Local Authority on TBC 2016

8. A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the Governing
    Body ( and the Headteacher if not a governor).

BRINDISHE FEDERATION GOVERNING BODY (Updated October 2016)
(Brindishe Green, Brindishe Lee & Brindishe Manor Schools)
GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE

Reconstituted   1 September 2016
Governor places      12
Executive Head   1
Staff   1
Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham    1
Elected parents of pupils attending the school    2
Co-opted 7
CHAIR OF THE GOVERNING BODY Spyros Elia

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE 

The Governing Body does not operate committees.

The Governing Body does appoint governors to working parties when the need arises. These are small groups of governors and members of the school leadership team who work together to; review key policies (such as the Brindishe Federation Policy for Resolving Concerns and Complaints), to plan the three schools’ budgets each Spring, and respond to new legislation, for example on British Values. Once the working parties have completed their work and reported back to the main governing body, they are disbanded.

Pupil Discipline / Staff Grievance / Staff Discipline / Staff Discipline Appeal  / Complaints Panels
These meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors, who are selected according to the following criteria:

  1. Availability
  2. Correct skills and experience
  3. Fair representation in terms of gender and ethnicity
  4. Excluding those with any prior knowledge of the case / any conflict of interest
  5. If more than three Governors met the criteria above, then and only then, would alphabetical order criteria be implemented.

BRINDISHE FEDERATION GOVERNING BODY

Governors’ details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)


FULL NAME

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

TERM OF OFFICE
(NO OF YEARS AND END DATE)

DATE RESIGNED

RESPONS-IBILITIES

Ms G Achenbach

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

N/A

N/A

 

Headteacher, Brindishe Manor

Ms S Beckford-Henry

PARENT

PARENTS

1/9/14

 

 

31/8/16

 

Mr J Baguley

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

N/A

N/A

 

Deputy Head, Brindishe Green

Ms E Buchanan

ADVISER

GB

18/10/16

N/A

 

 

Assistant Head, Brindishe Manor

Ms L Campbell

ADVISER

GB

11/02/16

N/A

N/A

 

Deputy Head, Brindishe Green

Ms S Clayton

PARENT

PARENTS

1/9/14

4

1/9/18

 

 

Ms L Dale

CO OPTED

GB

21/10/14

4

21/10/18

 

 

Ms C Dougan

ADVISER

GB

18/10/16

N/A

 

 

Assistant Head, Brindishe Manor

Ms F Din

PARENT

PARENTS

1/9/14

4

1/9/18

 

 

Mr S Elia

LA

LA

9/9/14

4

9/9/18

 

Chair and Safeguarding Link

Ms S Gorbutt

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

N/A

N/A

 

Headteacher, Brindishe Green

Ms J Guest

ADVISER

GB

18/10/16

N/A

 

 

Assistant Head, Brindishe Manor

Ms D Hughes

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

N/A

N/A

 

Deputy Head, Brindishe Green

Ms K Matthews

STAFF

STAFF

1/9/14

4

1/9/18

 

Deputy Head, Brindishe Lee

Ms L Morris

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

 

 

 

Headteacher, Brindishe Lee

Ms L Murphy

CO OPTED

GB

21.10.14

4

21/10/18

 

 

Mr J Myers

CO OPTED

GB

21.10.14

4

21/10/18

 

 

Dame V Paterson

EXECUTIVE HEAD

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Executive Head

Ms K Porter

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

N/A

N/A

 

Deputy Head, Brindishe Manor

Mr H Phillips

CO OPTED

GB

21.10.14

4

21/10/18

 

 

Ms N Rashid-Tarafder

CO OPTED

GB

21.10.14

4

21/10/18

 

 

Ms D Spalding

ADVISER

GB

20/10/15

 

 

31/8/16

Ex-Headteacher, Brindishe Lee

Ms J Stirling

CO OPTED

GB

21.10.14

4

21.10.18

 

Vice Chair
LAC Link & H & S Link

* N/A means not applicable because the person is appointed as an adviser for as long as they are employed in the Federation

BRINDISHE FEDERATION GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2015/16


Name

20.10.15

3.11.15

11.2.16

24.2.16

24.5.16

9.6.16

Ms G Achenbach

X

Ms S Beckford-Henry

X

Mr J Baguley

Ms S Clayton

X

Ms L Dale

X

X

Ms F Din

X

Mr S Elia

Ms S Gorbutt

X

Ms D Hughes

X

X

Ms K Matthews

Ms L Murphy

Mr J Myers

X

X

X

Dame V Paterson

Ms K Porter

X

Mr H Phillips

Ms N Rashid-Tarafder

Ms D Spalding

Ms J Stirling

X

 

  1. Governors details for website at January 2016