School Governors

Each individual governor is a member of a governing committee, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing committee; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing committee. They are very proud to be part of Warrington Primary Academy Trust WPAT Trust and work with the Trust to imporve the ooutcomes of all children. The role of the governing committee 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).
Governors at Bruche meet to discuss all issues, there are no discrete committees. Governors meet twice a term as a full governing body to discuss standards and resources.
 

Self-review: 26.01.21

23.03.21

06.07.21

07.12.21

04.04.22

04.07.22

 
Minutes from Bruche Local Governing Committee meetings are available upon request through the school office.
 
If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the school office who will be able to give you more information. If you would like to get in touch with the school governors please use the email address of the chair of governors (bruche.chair@wpat.warrington.sch.uk) or come and speak to the school office.
  • Mr Matt Jones

    Co-opted governor - Chair

    bruche.chair@wpat.uk

    Hi! My name is Matt and I am the Chair of Governors at Bruche. I became a governor six years ago because I am passionate about education and want to use my skills to ‘give something back’ to the next generations. While at university, I ran a student-led charity and was involved in many community outreach projects – I love the ‘buzz’ of helping others! My time as a governor at the school has been both challenging and rewarding, and I really look forward to ensuring our pupils get the best education possible. If you have any questions about the work of our governing body or simply want to talk, please feel free to get in touch at bruche.chair@wpat.warrington.sch.uk.

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 01/09/2020
    Term of Office: 01/09/2024 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Mr Chris Jones

    Executive Headteacher/staff

    I'm Chris Jones and I'm the Executive Headteacher of two primary schools (Ditton and Bruche) in Warrington Primary Academy Trust, with Bruche Primary School being my substantive school. I'm a pupil premium reviewer which enables me to support head teachers and leaders across the country, an Associate School Improvement Advisor for Warrington Local Authority and a Local Leader of Education. I'm also an Instructional Coach for The Chartered College of Teaching. Personally, the biggest advantage of working within Warrington Primary Academy Trust is that it enables me to spend much more time strengthening teaching and learning and building capacity in my staff.

    Appointing Body: WPAT
    Appointment date: 04/04/2014
    Term of Office: On going
    Interests Declared: WPAT
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Mrs Jill Kerrigan

    Support Staff Governor

    I'm Jill and I represent the non teaching staff. I'm also the school business manager here at Bruche. I've worked at few other primary schools in Warrington but Bruche is my favourite! I joined the governing body because I feel I can bring unique knowledge and input to meetings in my role of business manager.

    Appointing Body: Elected by staff
    Appointment date: 16/09/2021
    Term of Office: 16/09/2025 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: WPAT and Mother of Hannah Kerrigan year 2 teacher
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Mrs Carol Buckley Mellor

    Co-opted governor - Vice Chair

    My name is Carol Buckley-Mellor and I am a co-opted member of the governing board at Bruche. I have had an invested interest in Bruche since my own children came to the school more than 25 years ago! As a previous teacher at Bruche I have had the pleasure of seeing many children have an excellent start to their education. I have a belief in the staff and leadership at Bruche and being a governor gives me the chance to see that a quality education continues for many more children to come.

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 05/12/2020
    Term of Office: 05/12/2024 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: Previous Welfare and Pastoral support at Bruche Primary School
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Miss Rachel Aaron

    Co-opted governor

    Hi, I'm Rachel, a local business owner who was elected as governor in 2019. My background is primarily in construction design and project management. I chose to use my transferable critiquing and management skills to volunteer as a governor, to help support Bruche and give back to the community.
    I'm really excited to contribute to our school in the coming years!

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 02/04/2019
    Term of Office: 02/04/2023 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Mrs Felicity Barry

    Parent Governor

    I am Felicity Barry, a Parent Governor at Bruche Primary. I wanted to become a Governor to help support Bruche to continue being a great school for all children. I lead creative workshops with schools and communities across the region and I'm passionate about schools being a positive environment for staff, pupils and the community.

    Appointing Body: Appointed by Parents
    Appointment date: 03/12/2019
    Term of Office: 03/12/2023 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Ms Juliet Brown

    Co-opted governor

    My name is Juliet Brown and have over 25 years’ experience working in the Education Sector. My particular skillset lies in Primary Education. I have been a highly successful Primary Principal, led two schools in the role as Executive Principal and I am also an accredited Local Leader in Education, Pupil Premium reviewer and most recently a SEND reviewer. My current role is Lead Primary Principal of the Wade Deacon Trust, where in my role I set the overall direction for the Primary Academies, securing educational success through effective strategic planning, high quality leadership, coaching, governance and by developing collaboration across the academies to ensure they continue to improve. My particular passion is Governance. I have just completed a term of office as Chair of Governors of a large primary school in Knowsley and prior to that I was the Vice Chair of Governors of a Secondary Academy. In my role as Governor at Bruche, I believe I can use my experience to support the school to continue to flourish and succeed and in addition, be part of an environment where every child receives a first class education.

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 07/12/2021
    Term of Office: 06/12/2025 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: Lead Primary Principal for the Wade Deacon Trust
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)

  • Mrs Emma Murphy

    Co-opted governor

    Hi, I'm Emma, I work in Warrington Primary Academy Trusts central management team based in Evelyn Street Primary School. In my role as Business Manager & PA to the CEO, I work closely with all other schools within the Trust & the senior leadership Teams. This is the first role I have held working in Education and in Governance, so whilst I have lots to learn, I am confident that the knowledge I gain from my day job will assist me in supporting the governors & staff here at Bruche Primary to achieve success, nothing less!

    Appointing Body: WPAT
    Appointment date: 07/12/2021
    Term of Office: 06/12/2025 and has voting rights
    Interests Declared: Business Manager and PA to CEO of WPAT
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 07.12.21)