The Governing Body

What we do

Governors make the key decisions about how the school is run.  The full governing body meets six times a year; sub-committees meet as necessary.

Governors are appointed to help:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the school
  • Provide and support the strategic direction of the school
  • Decide what is taught
  • Set and support standards of behaviour
  • Interview and select staff
  • Decide on how the school budget is spent
  • Support and judge the performance of the Headteacher

School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.  They must act together, they cannot act individually.

School Governors are:

  • Parents
  • Teachers at the school
  • Local council representatives
  • Community representatives

Parent Governors are elected by the parents and serve, as do all Governors, for four years. They bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals; they should not be thought of as delegates of the parents. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body, with full voting rights.  The current Chair of Governors is Parent Governor Mrs Donna Whinham – she can be contacted via the school office.

We have  3 Sub-Committees:

Finance and Resources 

HR and Pay

Curriculum and Standards.

Minutes for meetings are kept in the School Office and are available on request.

FGB dates for 2020/21 are:- 

Monday 28th September 2020

Thursday 26th November  2020

Thursday 28th January 2021

Thursday 18th March 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

Thursday 8th July 2021

Curriculum and standards sub committee meetings:-
9th  October  2020
12th March 2021 
11th June 2021

Finance subcommittee meetings:-
12th November 2020
6th May 2021

HR and Pay subcommittee meetings:-
12th November 2020
11th June 2021 

The Governing Body

Statutory Governor Information, Bromley Heath Junior School, 2020-2021

Name Date of Appointment Term of office Governor Category Body appointed by Committee Membership Link Role Business & Pecuniary Interests Govern in other schools
Mrs Claire Bond 06/03/2019 05/03/2023 Co-opted Governor Governing Board


HR & Pay

Equality & Diversity, SEND Partner governor at BHIS No
Mrs Rachel Hall 28/02/2019 27/02/2023 Parent Governor Elected by parents Curriculum Personal Development Pupil at school No
Ms Caroline Jankowska 29/01/2018 28/01/2022 Co-opted Governor Governing Board


Pupil Premium No No
Mr Graeme Laycock 30/09/2019 29/09/2023 Co-opted Governor Governing Board HR & Pay   No  
Mr David Lewis 01/10/2018 30/09/2022

Co-opted Governor


Governing Board


HR & Pay [CHAIR}

Curriculum [CHAIR]

Safeguarding, Quality of Education No No
Mrs Tracy Serle  n/a  n/a Co-opted Governing Board


HR & Pay


  Headteacher No
Mr Nadeem Shah 29/01/2018 28/01/2022 LA Governor Elected by LA



  Pupil at school No
Mrs Donna Whinham 03/09/2018 02/09/2022

Parent Governor


Elected by parents

Finance [CHAIR]

Health and Safety, Leadership and Management Sister chair of BHIS governing body No
Mrs Harriet Williams 03/09/2018 02/09/2022 Co-opted Governor Governing Board Curriculum Behaviour and Attitudes No No
Mr Stewart McSmythurs 04/01/2021 n/a Associate Member Governing Board Curriculum   Deputy Head No
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