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Governors are like a Board of Directors who make decisions about how the school is run.

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.  School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.


Brackenbury Governing Board
Shelley  Baker - ChairShelley  Baker - Chair

Lizzie Mullarky 


Chris Georgiou

Mary Hutchinson

Matt Lindner

Mark Truman

Sue Winn

Emily Taylor

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Ben Lewis

Sandra Mulholland






Brigitte Groves








Governing Body at Brackenbury Primary School

Name of governor Governor type Original Appointment date Appointed By Current term
Shelley Baker - Chair Local Authority 01.09.17 Governing Body 01.09.17- 01.09.21
Chris Georgiou Co-opted 04.12.13 Governing Body 04.12.17 - 04.12.21
Mary Hutchinson Co-opted 25.01.18 Governing Body 25.01.18 - 24.01.22
Ben Lewis Parent 10.12.18 Parents 10.12.18 - 09.12.22
Matt Lindner Co-opted 02.12.14 Governing Body 12.07.18 - 12.07.22
Sandra Mulholland Co-opted 11.02.19 Governing Body 11.02.19 - 10.02.23
Lizzie Mullarky Headteacher 03.04.17 Member by virtue of their office 03.04.17 - 03.04.21
Emily Taylor Parent Governor 24.06.19 Parents 24.06.19 - 23.06.23
Mark Truman Staff 12.10.17 Member by virtue of their office 12.10.17 - 12.10.21
Sue Winn Co-opted 08.11.19 Governing Body 08.11.19 - 07.11.23
Brigitte Groves Co-opted 25.03.21 Governing Body 25.03.21 - 25.03.24


Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed.

Governing Body at Brackenbury


Register of Interests 2020-2021

Attendance at meetings

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2020-2021

FGB                                                 Thursday 22nd September 2020  

FGB                                                 Thursday 12th November 2020     

Resourcing Committee                Monday 23rd November 2020

FGB                                                 Thursday 14th January 2021

Resourcing Committee                 Monday 25th January 2021

FGB                                                  Thursday 25th February 2021

Resourcing Committee                  Monday 15th March 2021

FGB                                                  Thursday 25th March 2021

Resourcing Committee                 Monday 10th May 2021

FGB                                                  Thursday 13th May 2021

Resourcing Committee                  TBC

FGB                                                   Thursday 24th June 2021

Resourcing Committee                  TBC

FGB                                                   Thursday 15th July 2021       

Minutes of the Full Governing Board and Committees can be viewed on request. Please contact the clerk to the governors at ninapickering@brackenbury.brighton-hove.sch.uk

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