The Role of the Governors

Expectation of governing bodies and their leadership is significant. OFSTED are clear about the importance of strong, effective leadership. Governors are appointed by a variety of means, but once appointed are expected to be of equal status and responsibility. They play a vital role as the school works through the difficult environment common to much of the public sector, which is how to deliver continuing improvement whilst managing within a diminishing financial resource. Being a member of the governing body requires knowledge of both board-level strategic leadership skills and corporate governance.

The Brodetsky Governing Body is made up of 10 members; 6 members are appointed by the Brodetsky Foundation Trust, 1 member is the Head Teacher, 1 member is appointed by the Local Authority, 1 member is an elected member of staff and 1 member is an elected parent governor. There is also scope for the governing body to co-opt 4 additional members for a year, should it be required. Currently there are 4 subcommittees of the governing body, to which certain functions are delegated. The structures of the committees and chairs (in bold) are below:

Pupil Support: Lisa Baker, Helen Lewis, Jason Broch, Sharon Bhogal and Lindsay Seaton;
Teaching & Learning: Jason Broch, Susy Jagger, Lisa Lee, Sharon Bhogal and Rebecca Skolnick;
Resources: Henry Cohen, Alan Dunwell, Susy Jagger, Manjit Hare and Lindsay Seaton;
Limmudei Kodesh: Dan Cohen, Jason Kleiman, Helen Lewis, Sagi Yechezkel, Susy Jagger, Lindsay Seaton and Louisa Simons.

It is expected that each governor will be part of one or more of these subcommittees as part of fulfilling the role.

The current membership of the Brodetsky Governing body is:

Dr. Jason I Broch, Chair of GB & Chair of Teaching & Learning (Foundation Governor)
Mrs. Lisa Baker, Vice Chair & Chair of Pupil Support (Local Authority Governor)
Cllr. Dan Cohen, Chair of Limudei Kodesh (Foundation Governor)
Mr. Alan Dunwell, (Foundation Governor)
Mrs. Helen Lewis, (Foundation Governor)
Rabbi. Jason Kleiman, (Foundation Governor)
Mr. Henry Cohen, Chair of Resources (Foundation Governor)
Miss. Susy Jagger, Executive Head Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Lee, (Parent Governor)
Mrs. Rebecca Skolnick, (Staff Governor)


Governors’ full statutory information

Governing Body information

Governing Body attendance at meetings

Governors’ pen portraits

Governor Training

Dates for next full governors meetings

starting at 17:30:

Thursday 15 March, 2018
Thursday 19 July, 2018

Governor Meeting Minutes

20 Jul 2017 Minutes
30 Mar 2017 Minutes
20 Feb 2017 Minutes
15 Dec 2016 Minutes
10 Oct 2016 Minutes

Governing Body Documents

Annual Governor Statement Brodetsky – 14th September 2017

For anyone interested on how to become a Governor please email our Chair of Governors, Jason Broch.