Franche Community Primary School is overseen by a Governing Body. They work with the acting head teachers 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 17 full Governors. Chairman is Cllr Anne Hingley, who has been involved with the school for many years. Anne is a former Mayor of Kidderminster and an experienced and supportive friend of Franche. She is also safeguarding lead for the governing body and is our Local Authority Governor.
Vice chairman is Co-opted Governor and parent at the school Jason Borlase.
Other co-opted governors are Jean Green, Alison Hinton, Leroy Wright and Jelena Merrick.
The staff members whom are also co-opted Governors are Jane Bulmer, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and our nursery manager at Franche; Sarah Phillips, a Teaching Assistant in Key Stage Two and Jo Mee an Early Years Supply Teacher and parent at the school.
There are three 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 former police officer; and Kirstie Stuart, a Human Resources advisor.
Staff governor is Elizabeth Dixon, Acting Headteacher and former Early Years Leader at Franche.
Mr Simpson acts as the ‘Headteacher’ at all Governor meetings.
We currently have 3 x vacancies – 2 x co-opted and 1 x parent. To find out more about these roles, please contact the school office.