Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School

Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School

Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School, Broom Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8AN

01740 651 363

Governing Body

Governing Body


Governors are the strategic leaders of our school, they have a vital role to play alongside the school leadership and staff to ensure every child gets the best possible education.
Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School Governors have a strong focus on ensuring they:

  •  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)

We have a strong supportive Governing Body led by Mr Ali Khan our Chair of Governors. The Governing Body is made up of Staff, Parent, Co-opted and Authority Governors and an Associate Member. All Governors can be contacted through the school office.

Staff Governors are elected by their colleagues in school, Parent Governors are elected by the other parents and in certain circumstances are appointed by the Governing Body. Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Body and the County Councillors for this area appoint the Authority Governors. The Governing Body also appoint Associate Members to the Governing Body.

If you are interested in becoming a School Governor please contact the School Office


Meet Our Governing Body




Mr M. S. Ali Khan


Vice Chairperson

Reverend K. Lumsdon 



Mr S Shields


Associate Member

Miss M. Hockaday (no voting rights)


Co-opted Representatives

Mr M. S. Ali Khan

Rev. K. Lumsdon

Mrs A. W. Laws



Mrs L. Lakey


Local Authority Representatives

Mr P. B. Atkinson


Parent Representatives

Miss D. Brown


Miss E. Sutherland

Mrs L. Stoddart

Staff Representative

Mr P Graham



Governors who have left in the last 12 months


Mr S. Kavanagh 31 August 2023

Ms C Corner 18 December 2023

Mrs V Collins 2 February 2024





Governing Body Committee Membership






Governing Body Terms of Reference






Governing Body Declaration of Interest






Governing Body Terms of Office






Governing Body Annual Statement




Governing Body Meetings and Attendance 2022 - 2023

Governing Body Meetings and Attendance 2023 - 2024

Governing Body Code of Conduct

Governing Body Diversity


As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:

  • target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
  • develop and adapt practices to ensure full participation
  • prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
  • address potential 'blind spots' through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks

However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our Governing Body are identifiable.

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