Our Governors

Message from the Chair of Governors

As Chair of Governors, I am very proud of our school and how far we have come in such a short space of time. The overall purpose of the Governing Body is to help our school provide the best possible education for all of the pupils in order to develop every child’s full potential:

Nurture, Aspire, Believe, Achieve.

The vision for our school is to create a safe, nurturing environment which enables each child to attain greatness and a lifelong love of learning. We will encourage all our children to reach their maximum potential, independently through inclusion and first hand discovery learning. We believe we are all individuals with different views, needs and aspirations; therefore all areas of the curriculum should be valued. Children learn best when they are happy and following their own interests, therefore we will ensure that they are given the opportunity to share the planning of our creative curriculum. We recognize that teamwork between staff, parents and children, working together with respect has the greatest impact on our children’s learning. We believe everyone has a place in the life of the school and our school is the heart of the community. We can make a real difference to every child in our school.

The school is growing, with more and more parents choosing Brierley. Our most recent Ofsted inspection shows that the school is rapidly improving in all areas.  We have good to outstanding teaching and inspiring leadership.

We care about the children’s education and all round development and at Brierley I firmly believe that we help all children to make the most of their potential.

In addition to our school, we now have our own Nursery Provision- LittleBears@Brierley which is a preschool provision for 3 year olds. We established this nursery to help us to give children a firm foundation on which to base their education; everyone here at Brierley works hard to improve the life chances for every child.

I am proud of the school and the fantastic things that are achieved by those who belong to it.

Kind regards,
Mike Birchall
Chair of Governors

The governors of Brierley have a pivotal role in the strategic running of the school. All governors are volunteers and give their time freely for the good of the school and the children.

MR MIKE BIRCHALL
Chair of Governors
Head Teacher
Governor
I have 40 years in a financial and business background giving good experience to the governing body as a critical friend. Being a governor gives me the opportunity to support the local community and make a difference.
Governor
I am a graduate of Harper Adams University and I am a lecturer in Bakery Science at Reaseheath College. I am a mum of three and have an interest in special educational needs.
Staff Governor
I have worked at Brierley Primary School as a teaching assistant, I became a governor at around the same time from when I started here.
Governor
I have worked at Brierley for 18 months as a Midday Assistant. I have been an active member of F.O.B for numerous years. I became a governor to help make a difference and support teachers and pupils.

Brierley Primary School Governing Body

Name

Governor Category

Additional Responsibility

Term of Office

Start Date

End Date

Appointed by

Mrs C McIntosh

Headteacher

On-going

Mr M Birchall

Chair of Governors

EYFS/HEALTH AND SAFETY/PREMIUM FUNDING

Year 6 Governor

 

4 Years

28.03.2018

28.03.2022

Mr C Parker

Governor

SAFEGUARDING/FINANCE

4 Years

28.03.2018

28.03.2022

Mrs S Copeland

Governor

SEND/INCLUSION

4 Years

17.07.2019

17.07.2023

Mrs S Proudman

Staff Governor

4 Years

01.04.2019

01.04.2023

Mr G Baines

Governor

4 Years

03.05.2016

03.05.2020

Mrs S Roberts

Parent Governor

PARENT LIAISON GOVERNOR

4 Years

17.07.2019

17.07.2023

Mrs L Fletcher

Governor

4 Years

25.07.2016

25.07.2020

 

2019

COHORT

LINK GOVERNOR

PHASE 1

LITTLE BEARS/RECEPTION
RECEPTION
MR MIKE BIRCHALL

PHASE 2

YEAR 1
YEAR 2
MRS SAM COPELAND
MR CHRIS PARKER

PHASE 3

YEAR 3
YEAR 4
MRS SARA ROBERTS
MRS LAURA FLETCHER

PHASE 4

YEAR 5
YEAR 6
MRS STEPH PROUDMAN
MR GEOFF BAINES

 

Governors who have served since 1st September 2015 and no longer serving

Status

Start Date

End Date

Tracey Burndred

Co-opted

28.3.14

15.3.16

Rev Steve Clapham

Co-opted

28.3.14

31.12.15

Sue Garbutt

Co-opted

27.3.15

22.01.16

Janet Smith

Co-opted

28.3.14

04.02.16

 

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