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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



Ben Lewis



Sandra Mulholland





Claire Watson









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
Claire Watson Co-opted 28.11.19 Governing Body 28.11.19-27.11.23
Sue Winn Co-opted 08.11.19 Governing Body 08.11.19-07.11.23

In the past 12 months we also had the following members on the Brackenbury School governing body

Melanie Paulding Co-opted 18.12.14 Governing Body Resigned
Sam Cosham Parent 12.07.18 Elected by parents Resigned

Karina Williamson

Associate 20.09.18 Governing Body Resigned
Katie Rogers Co-opted 12.07.18 Governing Body Resigned
Peter Bode Co-opted 23.11.17 Governing Body Resigned
Adrian Bates-Holland Associate


Governing Body Resigned

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 2019

Annual declaration 2019

Attendance at meetings

Attendance 18-19

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2019-2020

FGB                                                                Thursday 26th September

Teaching & Learning Committee               Thursday 26th September

FGB                                                                 Thursday 28th November

Teaching & Learning Committee               Thursday 28th November

FGB                                                                 Thursday 13th February

Teaching & Learning Committee               Thursday 13th February

FGB                                                                 Thursday 2nd April

Teaching & Learning Committee               Thursday 2nd April

FGB                                                                 Thursday 14th May

Teaching & Learning Committee               Thursday 14th May

FGB/Review Of Year                                    Thursday 9th July

Teaching & Learning Committee               Thursday 9th July

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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