What do school governors do?
School governors are a team of people who work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. The governors make decisions that directly affect the education and  well-being of children. They play an important role in improving standards throughout the school and agree the school's budget. They also help as part of the recruitment process for a Headteacher.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school, as well as the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

As Governors we:

  • Fulfil our statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and inclusive place
  • Support and challenge the school leadership team, acting as a 'critical friend'
  • Each contribute our experience and expertise to drive school improvement forward.
  • Meet in committees and once a term as a full Governing Body.

Broadwaters Governing Board

Broadwaters comprises of The Willow Primary School, Broadwaters Children's Centre and The Brook Special primary school. The Governing Board has three Committees and the members below all sit on at least one of these with the Headteachers present on all of them:
  • Finance, Premises and Personnel
  • Teaching Learning and Standards
  • Community Services
Listed below are current members of the Broadwaters Governing Board    

Co-opted Governors (4)

Marva Rollins OBE
Marilyn Francis (Chair)
Cllr Toni Mallett
Nina Cromwell

Local Authority Governor (1)
Andrew Willet

Headteacher Governors (2)
Maureen Duncan
Dawn Ferdinand

Staff Governors (1)
Jessica Burke (BROOK)
Vacancy (WILLOW)

Parent Governors (2)
Tahnia Shabnum  - BROOK
Vacancy- WILLOW

Co-Opted Members (4)
Sukina Campos (Brook)
Sarah Harris (Willow)
Edyta Ballantyne (Willow)
Duwan Farquharson (Broadwaters)

Associate Member
Nofar Fari

Please find a list of the governors and their roles and responsibilities below:

Governing Body Dates

Click here for a list of meeting dates for 2020-2021

The meetings are now held monthly. Dates below - all meetings are on a Tuesday at 6pm unless indicated:
Tuesday 21 September 
Tuesday 12 October at 9.30am
Tuesday 16 November at 9.30am
Tuesday 7 December at 9.30am
Tuesday 25 January 2022
Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 9.30am
Tuesday 22 March 2022  at 9.30am
Wednesday 27 April 
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Wednesday 13 July 2022

Part One of the meeting is open to the public (for observation) and parents/carers are particularly welcome. Please contact for more information.

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Board, Marilyn Francis, please do so through the Willow school office

Please find below minutes of the Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community (BILC) Governing Board (GB) meetings for the current academic year:

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