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

01740 651 363

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 S. Ali Khan


Vice Chairperson

Reverend K. Lumsdon



Mr S. Kavanagh


Associate Member

Miss M. Hockaday


Co-opted Representatives

Mr M. S. Ali Khan

Ms S. Henderson

Rev. K. Lumsdon

Mrs A. W. Laws

Mrs V. C. Collins



Local Authority Representatives

Mr P. B. Atkinson


Parent Representatives

Miss D. Brown

Mrs C. Stow

Mr T. Longley

Miss E. Sutherland

Staff Representative

Mr S. Shields







Governing Body Committee Membership






Governing Body Terms of Reference






Governing Body Declaration of Interest






Governing Body Terms of Office






Governing Body Annual Statement

 The 2017/18 statement will be uploaded following approval by the curriculum committee at their meeting on Monday 11th December 2017.




Governing Body Meetings and Attendance 2018 - 2019

Governing Body Code of Conduct