What do school governors do?
School governors are a team of people who work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. The governors make decisions that directly affect the education and well-being of children. They play an important role in improving standards throughout the school and agree the school's budget. They also help as part of the recruitment process for a Headteacher.

The role of the governing body 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)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school, as well as the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

As Governors we:

  • Fulfil our statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and inclusive place
  • Support and challenge the school leadership team, acting as a 'critical friend'
  • Each contribute our experience and expertise to drive school improvement forward.
  • Meet in committees and once a term as a full Governing Body.
Please click on this link below to read a statement on our impact and work.
Governor Statement - The Willow primary school

Broadwaters Governing Body

Broadwaters comprises of: The Willow Primary School, Broadwaters Children's Centre and The Brook Special primary school. The Governing Body has three Committees and the above members all sit on at least one of these with the Headteachers present on all of them:
  • Finance, Premises and Personnel
  • Teaching Learning and Standards
  • Community Services
Listed below are current members of the Broadwaters Governing Body.
Co-opted  Governors (7) Head Teacher Governors (2) Parent Governors (2)
Robert Singh Maureen Duncan Katrina Serrett
Harriet Fisher Dawn Ferdinand vacancy WILLOW
Marilyn Francis (Chair)
Cllr Toni Mallett
Chris Le May Staff Governor (1)
Celestin Okoroj Chia Barsen
Michael Floyd
Co-opted Staff Governors (1) Associate Members
Local Authority Governor (1) Helen Gatenby Edyta Ballantyne (Willow)
Clare Woodford
Natasha Beckles (Willow)
Edward Putman(Brook)
Co-opted Governor Children's Centre (1) Duwan Farquharson (Willow)
Dee Swift Also present: Sukina Campos (Brook)
Jennifer Ude (Clerk)
Sarah Harris (Willow)

Please find a list of the governors and their roles and responsibilities below.  
Governor's roles and responsibilities and Register of Interests 2017-2018 and
Governor's attendance at meetings 2015-2016 year

The full governing body meetings are on: 19 March 2018 (in school), 21 May 2018   

Part One of the Meetings is open to the public (for observation) and parents/carers are particularly welcome. 
If you wish to contact the Chair of the Federated Governing Body, Marilyn Francis, please do so through either The Willow or The Brook Schools.

Please find below minutes of the Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community (BILC) Governing Body (GB) meetings for the past and current academic years;
September 2017 BILC GB minutes
July 2017 BILC GB minutes
March 2017 BILC GB minutes
November 2016 BILC GB minutes
September 2016 BILC GB minutes

December 2016 - Marilyn Francis, Chair of Governors, wins Governor of the Year award in Haringey at the Outstanding For All Awards

Please click here to see a 1 minute video: Governor of the year award winner - Marilyn Francis
Please click here to see a photo of the event:  Marilyn Francis, Chair of Broadwaters accepts her award
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