Meet the Governors
We have a strong Governing Body that represent and challenge the school well. They are immensely supportive, bringing a variety of skills and knowledge to further enhance our provision. Meetings are held every term and governors visit school regularly to keep in touch with the work that goes on and take the 'critical friend' approach that enables us to keep improving. The Governors at Dame Ellen Pinsent do not hold a governor position at any other school.
Structure and responsibilities of the Governing Board and its committees:
The GB of Dame Ellen Pinsent School comprises the following category of Governors:
- 2 Parent Governors
- 1 LA Governor
- 1 Staff Governor
- 1 Head Teacher Governor
- 4 Co-opted Governors
- 2 Foundation Governors appointed by Birmingham Special Schools’ Co-operative Trust
The Chair of the Governing Board for Sept 2022 – Sept 2023 is Andy Punch and the Vice-Chair is tbc
Individual Governors hold responsibilities in the following areas:
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The Governing Board works with two Committees:
- Curriculum - See Terms of Reference for Curriculum committee 2022_23 - PDF below for details.
The Chair of the Curriculum Committee is Sadie Bolton
- Premises, Personnel & finance - See Terms of Reference Finance, Personnel & Finance (FPP) Committee 2022_23 - PDF below for details.
The Chair of the Premises, Personnel & Finance Committee is Harpreet Lotay.
Dame Ellen Pinsent School Governing Board Attendance 2021/22
Governors who have served over the last 12 months:
Sadie Bolton - Term ended Jan 2023
Lisa Walke - Term ended October 2022
Michelle Wheatley - Term ended June 2022
Paul Bishton - Term ended April 2022
Donna Cater - Term ended April 2022
Nick Loveland - Term ended January 2022
Yasir Idris - Term ended November 2021
Michelle Orton - Term ended June 2021