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Brierley Hill Primary School

Governing body

At Brierley Hill Primary School members of the governing body are all volunteers who are committed to driving school improvement for the children of the school.

 The 3 core strategic functions of our governing body are: 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values, and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Executive and Associate Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and for the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent. 

We meet once a term as a Full Governing Body. (Twice per term if necessary.)

We also have a number of sub-committees that perform much of the detailed work in accordance with their terms of reference. 

The Governor Body at Brierley Hill Primary School is made up of 9 members.


The body is comprised of governors from the following categories: 

  • 2 parent governors – elected by parents.
  • 1 staff governor – elected by school staff.
  • 1 Local Authority governor – nominated to represent the local authority.
  • 4 co-opted governors – appointed by governors, based upon their skills set.
  • The Executive Headteacher – appointed in line with his role.


Chair of Governors

Miss Jayne Donnelly is Chair of Governors.

She can be contacted via the School Office:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 01384 816980
  • Writing: Please write to the school’s office FAO: Chair of Govenors/Jayne Donnelly.


Current Governor vacancies

We currently have vacancies for two parent Governors, as well as for Co-Opted and Local Authority Governor roles.

Every year we complete a Skills Audit to seek Governors who have skills which would benefit the governance of the school.

To be a Governor you don’t need to be an expert in educational issues it may be that you have experience in Finance, Law, Human Resources or Health and Safety.  You also need to:

  • Be over 18
  • Pass a check for your suitability to work within a school


Governors are expected to abide by our agreed code of conduct