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

Headteacher

Collaborative Partnership QLC

Liaison with Quedgeley Town Council

Staff Member - Headteacher
Miss Kathryn Grainger - Staff Governor Education & Development Committee Consulting/informing staff about GB activities and decisions Staff Member - Y4 teacher

Vacancy for

LA Governor

 

 

   
Mr Stephen Ball
Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Budget and financial controls

Purchasing and procurement

HT performance management and reviews

Staff development and performance management of teaching assistants & support staff

Whistleblowing

New governor mentoring and induction

 

Mrs Joanna White Parent Governor

Resources

Special Educational Needs SEND

Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged Children

Public policy issues including NGA, central government and virtual college

 

Mrs Katie Tucker Parent Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

Education & Development Committee

Mental Health & Well Being  

Mrs Beth Staite

Parent Governor
  Education & Development Committee    

Mrs Helen Parkinson

Co-Opted Governor

Education & Development Committee

Safeguarding/ Child Protection and Children in Care (CiC)

School Council

Liaison with Nursery and After School Clubs

Chair of BG Childcare Committee (Nursery)

Mrs Sarah Costello-Byrne

Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Education & Development Committee

HT performance management and reviews

Children adopted from Care

Friends of Beech Green (FABG)

New governor mentoring and induction

Governor at St Peter's High School

Mrs Rakiya Sambo

Co-Opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Education & Development Committee    

Mr Luke Thompson

Co-Opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Resources Committee Play  

Mrs Linda Salomon

Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Education & Development Committee Equality  

Mrs Andrea Webb

Co-Opted Governor

Resources Committee    
Co-Opted Governor Vacancy        
Mrs Jenny Simmonds   Clerk to the Governors School Secretary
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 2019/2020:

  • 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 

Table below shows attendance for academic year 2019 - 2020

Governor Committee

R

9.10.19

E&D

16.10.19

not quorate

FGB

6.11.19

R

29.1.20

E&D

12.2.20

FGB

26.2.20

FGB

20.5.20

Virtual

FGB

17.6.20

Virtual

 

FGB

15.7.20

Virtual

FGB

26.8.20

Virtual

Julie Poulson - Headteacher

All P P P P P P P P P P
Kathryn Grainger Staff

FGB

Resources

P N/A P P N/A P P P P P
Emma Watkins LA

FBG

Resources

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

FGB

Resources

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

FGB

Education & Development

N/A arrived after meeting abadoned X N/A A P P P P P
Joanna White Parent

FGB

Resources then

Education & Dvelopment

P N/A P P N/A A P P P P
Mrs Katie Tucker

FGB

Resources

Education & Development

      P P P P P P P
Helen Parkinson Co-Opted

FGB

Education & Development

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

Sarah Costello-Byrne

Co-Opted

FGB

Education & Development

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

FGB

Resources

P N/A P N/A P X P P P A
Linda Salomon

FGB

Education & Devlopment

      P N/A P P P P P
Stephen Tuffin Education & Devlopment N/A P P P N/A P P P P  
Emma Hamilton Resources P N/A X N/A            


Governors who left the governing body during the last academic year 2019-2020:  Mrs Emma Hamilton (2019-2020) Mr Stephen Tuffin (2019-2020)

Governors who left the governing body during this academic year 2020-2021:  Miss Emma Watkins