Role of the Governing Body


The role of the Governing Body is to act as a strategic leader of the school. The law states that the Governing Body should “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school”. In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; this aspect of the role is often described as being a “critical friend”
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 All Governors are volunteers and include parents, staff and members of the local community. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school which is the responsibility of the Headteacher. At BPS we have two committees through which Governors conduct much of their work:

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Resources

Members of the Governing Body may be contacted via the School Office.


Meet our governors

Name Role Responsibilities
Gemma Hopkin  Chair of Governors

Performance Management,  Governor Development


HTPM, Pay Review, Performance Management, 

English, Maths, Outcomes

Paul Gadd Parent Governor

Compliance, Filtering & Monitoring, Marketing

Sam Brewer Headteacher Headteacher
Sue Fish Associate Member Marketing working group
Gwen Brignall Co-opted Governor

EYFS, Safeguarding,

Vice Chair C&S

Tracey Stanton Staff Governor Equality, Curriculum & Standards
George Milne Local Authority Health & Safety
Krstyn Brooks Co-opted Governor

Resources Chair, Pay Review, HTPM

Ade Osibogun Co-opted Governor Resources, Funding PP/Sports, Pupil Disciplinary
Biddy Howard Co-opted Governor Inclusion: SEND, PP
Kai Kahembe Co-opted Governor GDPR, Wellbeing

 Committee membership

Committee Chair Members
Curriculum & Standards Gemma Hopkin

Gwen Brignall VC

Tracey Stanton

Collette Thompson

Biddy Howard


Resources Kyrstn Brooks

Ade Osibogun VC

Paul Gadd

Kai Kahembe

George Milne

Collette Thompson

Pay & Review Kyrstn Brooks

Gemma Hopkin

Collette Thompson



Gemma Hopkin

Krystn Brooks

Collette Thompson

Governor Details