The Broadwaters Federation Governing Body

The Broadwaters Federation
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 (7)
Marva Rollins OBE
Marilyn Francis (Chair)
Nina Cromwell
Nofer Fari

Local Authority Governor (1)
Andrew Willet

Headteacher Governors (2)
Maureen Duncan
Dawn Ferdinand

Staff Governors (2)
Jessica Burke (Brook)
Lorna Wright (Willow)

Parent Governors (2)
Tahnia Shabnum  - BROOK
Kanupriya JhunJhunwala - Willow

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

Please find a list of the governors and their roles and responsibilities below:
Declaration of Interests School year 21-22
Governor's roles and responsibilities and Register of Interests 2019-2020
Governors Attendance register 2020-2021


Click here for a list of  meeting dates for 2021-2022

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 Brook school office

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

September, October, November and December 2021

January 2022 (meeting held on 3rd Feb)


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