Our Governing body is responsible for the strategic direction of our school. We're a group of volunteers that meet approximately once a month to ensure that Glenfrome is delivering a good quality education and is effectively using the schools budget. Along with our Head Teacher and senior leadership team we agree the School Development Plan and review and monitor the progress of that plan throughout the school year with regular reviewed and visits to the school.
The Governing body is made up from a mix of parents, staff and community members all with different skills and experience enabling them to make a valued contribution to the school. We also have 6 specific Governor roles linked to priority areas for the school; Safeguarding & Child Protection, Equalities, Health & Safety, Children in Care, Pupil Premium and Special Educational Needs.
Recently, amongst other things we've agreed our School Development Plan for the current academic year, appointed staff, secured funding for our new building, approved our school budget, and reviewed various school policies.
Take a look below to see who's who on the Governing body - you'll probably recognise a few faces!
Inger O'Callaghan, Headteacher
Inger has been Head Teacher at Glenfrome for 3 years, having previously been a teacher and Local Authority consultant all over Bristol, raising children’s attainment in Maths and English.
“I absolutely love being Headteacher at Glenfrome, because all the staff, families and especially children are so fantastic!”
Erica Simpson, Co-opted Governor, Chair of Governors
Erica is a parent governor, Chair of the governing body and chair of the Finance Premises and Staffing committee along with being the lead governor for Safeguarding / Child Protection. Erica has two children and a background in sales and leadership straetgy and training.
David Shepherd, Co-opted Governor
David is our Teacher Governor. David has been Teaching at Glenfrome for one year and currently works in Year 6.
Sarah Ellis, Staff Governor
Sarah has been at Glenfrome two years and is the Phase One leader. She teaches in reception.
Farah Hussain, Co-opted Governor
Helene Titus-Glover, Co-opted Governor
I am currently studying the LPC at Staffordshire University long distance, whilst working for DWP. I have a passion to help young people and children. I aim to specialise in Child protection and Safeguarding children when I graduate July 2017. I have 12 years’ experience working with children and vulnerable adults from volunteering in school, church, university, nursing homes and helping my parents with the foster children until they retired Feb 2016.
Jade Poole, Co-opted Governor
Jade Poole is a Cultural Education Consultant and manages Artsmark for the South West. Jade has a background in inclusive dance, and is dedicated to championing the difference finding a creative outlet can have on a young life and the importance of arts in education. In her spare time Jade enjoys exploring this wonderful city and all the culture and adventure it has to offer.
Kurtis Reece, Co-opted Governor
My name is Kurtis Reece and I formerly attended Glenfrome Primary School. As a school governor, I am responsible for Equalities, which is an essential part of high quality teaching and learning. Professionally I work as a Marketing & Communications Executive. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports and travelling.
Kevin Molloy, Co-opted Governor
I joined the Governing Body as a co-opted governor on 1 February 2017. Whilst I am new to Glenfrome Primary, I was formerly the SEN link governor with special interest in Inclusion and Equality at another primary school in Bristol.
I am the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren. Three of these are currently in primary education and three more will be starting school in the next few years. Because of this, I have a strong commitment to helping to ensure that all children receive the very best primary education.
Although I am new to Glenfrome Primary, I have already witnessed the enthusiasm and professionalism of staff and governors and I look forward to contributing my own skills to the dedication to the children that makes this school a great place to teach and learn.
Leah Tomlin, Co-opted Governor
Leah Tomlin worked as a neuroscientist before pursuing a career in teaching. She has spent many years as a teacher and school leader in Bristol, where she completed her qualifications for headship. Leah is currently kept busy being the mother of three young children.