School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

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 head teacher.

The head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body, as well as the day to day running of the school.

Dave Edge is the Chair of Governors. He may be contacted via the following email address dave.edge@brackenleas.northants.sch.uk

Governance Of Bracken Leas

Further detail on how our school is governed may be found on the Governance page of the Hawksmoor Learning Trust Website or by clicking on the button below.

Governance of Hawksmoor Learning Trust Schools

 Bracken Leas School Governing Body

Name & CategoryCommitteesRole & ResponsibilitiesTerm Of Office
Paula Harwood
Headteacher
Resources
Standards
01.09.17
Karen Falvey
Trustee from the Trust Board
StandardsHeadteacher Performance Management01.04.17-
31.03.21
Andrea Kent
Staff
Elected by Staff
Standards01.09.17-
31.08.21
Christine Allum
Appointed by the board
Standards
Resources
Vice Chair of Governors
Safeguarding
01.04.17-
31.03.21
Sarah Hand
Appointed by the board
StandardsChair of Standards
Safer Recruitment
01.12.17-
30.11.21
Claire Fisher
Elected by Staff
StandardsLooked After Children
Pupil premium
Sports Premium
01.04.17-
31.03.21
Dave Edge
Parent
Standards
Resources
Chair of Governors
Head Teacher Performance Management
Safer Recruitment
01.04.17-
31.03.21
Peter Gardner
Parent
ResourcesChair of Resources
Headteacher Performance Management
Health & Safety
01.04.17-
31.03.21
Maria Parrag Resources03.12.18-
02.12.22
Mehmet Kavaz Resources03.12.18-
02.12.22
Deb Payton Standards03.12.18-
02.12.22
Neil Jacobs
Parent
Appointed 01.04.17
Resigned 16.07.18
Chris Watts
Appointed by the Board
Appointed 01.04.17
Resigned 31.12.18

Register of Governors’ Interests 2018-19

NameCategoryInterests
Paula HarwoodHeadteacherNone
Andrea KentStaffNone
Claire FisherStaffNone
Chris WattsAppointed by the BoardNone
Dave Edge
Chair
ParentParent
Christine Allum

Vice Chair
Appointed by the BoardNone
Peter GardnerParentSpratt Endicote Solicitors
Parent
Karen FalveyTrustee from the BoardTrustee and Governor of Nicholas Hawksmoor Learning Trust
Director IMAT
Sarah HandAppointed by the BoardHead of Milton Keynes Teaching School. Husband self employed local plumber - Hands on Plumbing
Maria ParragParent
Mehmet KavazParent
Deb PaytonParent
Assistant Head at Royal Latin School - attends Governing Body Meetings as an observer

Record of Governors’ Attendance 2017-18

NameLocal Academy BoardResourcesStandards
Paula Harwood4/4
(4 out of a possible 4)
3/33/3
Andrea Kent
4/4n/a2/3
Sarah Hand
4/4n/a2/2
Chris Watts
4/43/3n/a
Claire Fisher
4/4n/a3/3
Karen Falvey
4/4n/a3/3
Dave Edge 4/4n/a3/3
Neil Jacobs
0/41/3n/a
Peter Gardner
4/43/3n/a
Christine Allum
3/4n/a3/3