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Welcome to our Governing Body

The Governors are proud to be a part of the team within Brigg Primary School. We aim to move the school forward and continue to improve standards.


We can be contacted by either email at or writing to us at the school address.


What do we do?


The Governing Body, together with the Head Teacher, staff and Local Authority, is responsible for the school.


We provide the strategic direction for the school and provide support and challenge to the Headteacher. We hold the school to account for the standards it achieves and ensure that all the resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all the children in our school and provide value for money.


The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher and delegates to the Headteacher the responsibility of the day to day running of the school. Individual governors have no power as such, and we cannot speak or act on behalf of the Governing Board – any decisions are made by the Board as a whole.


At Brigg Primary School we have three formal meetings of the full governing body every year, one each term. Governors work together in smaller groups throughout the year, dealing with particular responsibilities through committees and sub-committees on behalf of the full governing body. The committees usually meet once or twice a term, depending on the areas they cover. A key part of our monitoring role is carried out on one full day each term when Governors spend the whole day in school meeting with pupils and staff prior to the termly governor meeting.


Who are we?


The Governing Body is made up of four groups who represent the 'stakeholders' of the school – the staff, the parents, the community and the Local Authority. At Brigg Primary School we have a diverse and challenging board of governors. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, who bring a wide range of skills, experience and perspectives to the governing body. The next tabs include a short biography of current members of the Governing Body.


Statutory Information


We are required to summarise various details relating to the governors for the last academic year. See below for details of committes and the Governor's register of interest.


Jackie Rae

Chair of Governors

Our Governing Body


Governor Type Name  School / Curriculum Area link
Associate Governor Cllr Rob Waltham  

Associate Governor

Graham West


Associate Governor

Kerry Peaker  
 LEA Governor Chris Darlington SEND / Looked After Children / Pupil Premium
Appointed by the Teaching/support Staff

Ross Simpson

Geography/Eco Warriors / History

Appointed from Parents Tara Smith Art/DT/Music/French
  Carla Clarkson PSHE/SMSC/RE
Co-Opted Governors Micheal Grimley Science
  Donna Fryer (Vice Chair) English / Reading Champions
  Karen Lyth Safeguarding / Medical Needs / Early Years

Michelle Archer

Chair:                                             Jackie Rae Maths / Computing / Community Engagement 
Voting Headteacher Sarah Spencer  


Responsible for:

Monitored through:


Children and Learning

Analysis of data

Teaching and learning

Standard and Achievement meeting

Analysis of data / appraisal

Learning walks

Pupil voice


All Governors

Chair: Jackie Rae

Children and Resources


Health and Safety including Behaviour



Finance / Health and Safety meeting

Analysis of Financial position / Value for money

Learning walks/Pupil voice


All Governors

Chair: Karen Lyth





Jackie Rae

Donna Fryer

Tara Smith

Performance Committee

Headteacher’s Performance Management


Donna Fryer

Karen Lyth

Chris Darlington

Personnel Appeals  



Michael Grimley