Ashbrow School

Working Together for Children and Families


Stephanie Bowgett                        Andi Briggs

          Chair of Governors                 Vice Chair of Governors


                                                                                                            Ian Howe                     Amy Bunce                      Amanda Green

                                                                                               Local Authority             Co-opted Governor             Parent Governor


                                                                                        Dora Plant                   Louise Kent                    Katy Roche                  Lynn Green

                                                                             Headteacher      Co-opted Staff Governor         Staff Governor                  Clerk


Carol Dixon                                Ken Gedman                         Elissa Gay

    Co-opted Staff Governor            Local Authority Governor               Parent Governor



Stephanie Bowgett      Chair of Governors

Equality Governor



Andi Briggs Vice Chair of Governors

PR, Marketing, Communications

Finance (Joint Resp.) 

Year 4-6

Amy Bunce


Co-opted Governor

Year 1-3

Foundation Subjects

Ken Gedman

Local Authority



Pupil Premium


Ian Howe Local Authority

Health and Safety Governor

Louise Kent


Co-opted Staff Governor


Governor Training contact
Dora Plant


Head Teacher

Katy Roche


Staff Governor

Elissa Gay Parent Governor

Vulnerable groups and LAC

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Amanda Green Parent Governor




Carol Dixon


Co-opted Staff Governor



Click here to see the Register of Governors Business interests

Below are the Minutes for the Full Governing Body, Children and Families Committee, Resources Committee and the Standards and Effectiveness Committee.

Full Governing Body

September 2020

June 2020

April 2020

February 2020

November 2020

October 2019

July 2017

May 2017

April 2017

February 2017

September 2016

September 2017

November 2017

June 2018

May 2018

July 2018

Resources Committee

January 2020

November 2019

February 2018

November 2017

March 2017

February 2018

April 2018

June 2018

November 2018 

Resources Committee Terms of reference 2018 - 2019 

Terms of reference S&E Committee 

Committee Matters 2018

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

January 2020

November 2019

February 2018

November 2017

March 2017

April 2018

February 2018

June 2018


We are all volunteers who wish to make a positive contribution to the school and the education of all its children.

The governing body’s overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the Headteacher, whom we appoint, to promote the continuous improvement in the performance of the school. We play an important part in raising school standards through our three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The full governing body meets twice a term. Our committees, which cover issues relating to behaviour, curriculum, staffing, building maintenance and finances, meet at least once a term. The governing body makes collective decisions.

As a body, we elect a Chair and Vice Chair and also Chairs for each of our committees.

A governor’s term of office is 4 years.

Parent Governors are elected when a vacancy arises, by a ballot of eligible parents (see Parent Governors’ information).  Local Authority Governors are selected by the governing body from a list of governors appointed by the local authority. Community Governors are appointed by the governing body.  Staff governors are drawn from both teaching and non teaching staff groups and are elected by the staff.

Our ‘Terms of Reference’ are outlined below. These are reviewed at the start of each academic year.

The governing body of Ashbrow School seeks to reflect fully the population of the school and welcomes members from all sections of our community.

The agendas and minutes of our meetings are made available to the local authority and are at the school for anyone to read via the school office. We do, however, maintain the right to confidentiality where appropriate. Non governors may attend meetings at the invitation of the governing body.

We have two sub committees and you can read their Terms of Reference by clicking on the committee name below:


Standards and Effectiveness


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