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Board of Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Our Governors

Clare Bolton
Stuart Clowes
Colin Driscoll
Craig Harris
Helen Keast
Adam Kelland
Jenny Moore
Julie Summerhayes (chair)
Rob Sutherland (vice chair)
Alex Tedford
Brian Walton (Headteacher)
Jan White

To contact the Governors email the Clerk Greg Jones

To contact the Chair of Governors direct please use the following postal address:

Chair of Governors
Brookside Academy
Brooks Road
BA16 0PR

 BSA Governors Details 19-20.pdf

Academy Articles of Association - July 2011

Brookside Model Funding Agreement - June 2011

Final Signed Accounts 15-16

Final Signed Accounts 16-17

Final Signed Accounts 17-18

Final Signed Accounts 18-19


Board Minutes

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