Broke Hall Governors bring many and varied skills to the Governing Body.
Our Governors represent our key stakeholder groups: parents, the local community and staff.
There are two full Governor meetings per term which focus on Learning & Assessment and Leadership & Management. There are a number of sub-committees and working groups which look at various aspects of school life, ensuring the school is well run and managed, provides the best possible education, and is an enjoyable and safe place to learn and work. These groups usually meet once a term, with other meetings happening as necessary and include:-
- Monitoring & Curriculum
- Child Development & Protection
- Premises, Health and Safety
The Governors get involved in all aspects of school life, supporting and challenging the school to provide the best possible education all pupils. In addition to attending regular committee meeting, governors will support the school with monitoring tasks such as learning walks and pupil interviews. Our Governors also support the school through attending fundraising events, children's performances, Open Evenings and have even accompanied the children on our residential trips in Years 5 and 6.
Governors can be contacted via the school office.
The Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body are:
- Chair - Mr P Kilburn
- Vice Chair - Mr S Spinks
- Safeguarding Governor - Mr P Kilburn
- Attendance Governor -Mr P Kilburn
The links below give additional information about our Governors and governance arrangements:
- The Governing Body
- Governor Meetings 2022-2023
- Governor Meetings 2021-2022
- Governing Body Terms of Reference
- Register of Pecuniary and Business Interests
If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school office.
You can read more about our governors below:
Mr P Kilburn: I am currently chair of Governors and Chair of the Personnel Committee. I have been a governor at Broke Hall for eight years, having been appointed in May 2014. I have previously served as a governor of a primary school in Yorkshire and a secondary school in Essex.
I spent 30 years as a police officer and then worked for Ofsted as a Compliance Manager for some years. I have a special interest in Early Years.
Mr S Spinks:
I joined the Broke Hall Governing Board, as a parent governor, in March 2021 and I have really enjoyed the experience to date.Being able to support the school community, our pupils and our staff is extremely important to me and I look forward to continuing this journey in the future.
I have a background in the Insurance market and do my best to translate the lessons I learn in my day job into meaningful solutions for our school.Observations, monitoring and speaking to parents, staff and pupils are, in my opinion, critical to succeeding as a governor and I welcome and questions or feedback the school community wants to discuss with me.
Mrs M Smith FCCA: I have been a Governor of Broke Hall School for twelve years of which eleven years as Chair of Finance and elected as Vice Chair in July 2017. I joined the team as a parent governor moving to co-opted governor to continue to work alongside the team at Broke Hall to ensure future generations benefit in the same way my children did.
I am a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with 10+ years post qualification experience, working in large organisations across a number of financial roles. Currently leading the Service Operations & Performance, within the Group Finance Shared Service for BT Group plc.
Mr I Scott: I have been a Governor at Broke Hall since 2008, initially being elected as a parent governor. I have previously served as Chair of Personnel and Chair of Governors. I was a founding Trustee of the Children's Endeavour Trust and have remained a Governor after becoming Chair of Trustees.
I served in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a doctor and as a trainee surgeon in Germany and Northern Ireland. I am a retired Consultant Surgeon and was the first Medical Director of Ipswich Hospital.
Mr A Patmore: I have been a Parent Governor since March 2022. I feel a close affinity with the school since my daughter started almost six years ago. I am a youth support worker and have a passion for there wellbeing of young people. I also have a background in the construction industry and so have an interest in the physical environment of the school.
Mr W Pryke
Mr C Rich: I have been a staff governor at Broke Hall Primary School for over 3 years. I currently work in the school as an assistant headteacher and core curriculum lead, having previously been a phase leader and class teacher. I have been working in schools for over 12 years and recently attained a National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership.
Mrs S Gibbons: I became a governor at Broke Hall to support pupils, parents and staff, and in particular, to represent the Early Years team and to liaise between the governors and Early Years.
I began my career teaching Ceramics in Further Education in Chichester and then taught Art and Design at a high school in Essex. While teaching British History and Art in a US Elementary school I realised that I thoroughly enjoyed developing my own learning ‘with the children’ and this provided a natural progression into primary teaching. I then taught for several years as an English as Additional Language Teacher in many schools in Ipswich and the surrounding area.
I have been teaching at Broke Hall for many years, most of these in Early Years, where I have been privileged to able to work with amazing colleagues and to support children at the beginning of their own learning journeys.
Mr A Skinner
I have been a parent governor since Dec 2022. I have two children at the school and feel that now is the perfect opportunity for me to give back and help the school to continue to nurture and improve on that safe environment whilst striving to prove the best possible platform for our children to grow from.