Overview of the Governor Role:
The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability at Franche Primary, working with the leaders of the school. Their purpose is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.
It has 3 key functions:
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Franche Community Primary School is overseen by a Governing Body. They work with the Headteacher and the School Leadership Team to ensure the school is well managed, has a clear strategy for improvement and provides a high quality education for all pupils.
The Governing Body has 12 full Governors. Co-chairs are Jelena Merrick and Jason Borlase.
Vice chairman is Matt Whitehouse, who is a parent at the school.
Other co-opted governors are Jean Green, Jane Bulmer and Jo Mee.
The staff member who is also a co-opted Governor is Jane Bulmer, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and our nursery manager at Franche.
There are four parent governors, who are drawn from among the parents of children who currently attend the school and the local community. They are: Jenny Monger, a maths teacher from a local secondary school, Matt Whitehouse, a Detective for West Midlands Police; Kirstie Stuart, a Human Resources advisor; and Mark David Hughes, a Financial Crime Investigation Manager., and newly appointed Rachel Cartwright.
Staff governor is Elizabeth Dixon, Deputy Headteacher and former Early Years Leader at Franche.
Mr Kenyon acts as the ‘Headteacher’ at all Governor meetings.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Governing Body, please contact the School Office.