You can email the Chair of the Governing Body at: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with the school office who will pass this on.
The Function of the Governing Body
The functions of the governing body include the following core functions —
- Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined
- Ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school
- Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources
In exercising their functions the Governing body agrees to:
- Act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school
- Be open about the decisions they make, actions taken and be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.
- The governing body will appoint a clerk with a view to ensuring their efficient functioning and must have regard to advice from the clerk as to the nature of the governing body’s functions.
The Head Teacher’s responsibilities include:
- The internal organisation, management and control of the school
- The educational performance of the school.
- The head teacher is accountable to the governing body for the performance of all his or her responsibilities.
- The head teacher must comply with any reasonable direction of the governing body.
Our School Governors
- Alix Cake
- Andrew Cooke
- Scott Fairhurst
- Tracy Jubb
- Andrea Liversidge
- Kayla Martin
- Emily Thomas
- Suzy Broadhead
- Jade Hammond
My name is Alix Cake and I have lived locally for most of my life. I am passionate about the local community, and the quality of education all young people receive.
I work full time within secondary education and believe that all educational settings are responsible for shaping, enthusiastic and well rounded individuals.
I am retired and live in Bramley and am a Councillor on Bramley Parish Council, my career was in I.T. and Telecommunications.
The Council runs many community events throughout the year at the building on Flash Lane and also make the village look nice with all the flower beds and hanging baskets.
In have 4 grandchildren ranging in ages from 9 to 18 so hopefully can bring some of my experiences to the school.
In my spare time I like walking and biking (an electric to help on the hills) and my pet hate is litter and so go on litter picking walks.
Scott Fairhurst – recent governor at Bramley Sunnyside Infant School, I am a secondary school teacher at a Rotherham school and have 12+ years teaching experience. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, going on day trips and visiting friends. I have seen many changes in education over the years and the more recent recruitment and retention crisis in education has given me a real drive to ensure schools have ambition to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education.
I joined the governing body in October 2022 as a co-opted governor. I live across the border in West Yorkshire but was originally from Barnsley. I have a grown-up son. In my spare time I Iike walking and spending time with family and friends.
I work for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council as a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) School Improvement Officer. Before that, I was SEND Service Manager for Rochdale Local Authority. I have also worked in Barnsley and Wakefield; starting my working life as a primary school teacher.
I am passionate about quality education and inclusion for all children. I hope my skills and experience will benefit the children of Bramley Sunnyside Infant School.
I am co-founder and CEO of a family support charity working across the whole of South Yorkshire, offering care and support for our most vulnerable children and families.
Previous to that, I worked in education for over 20 years both in Rotherham and Sheffield, as a teacher and a head teacher. I can truly say that education is my passion and I have always worked hard to put children and families and the very centre of everything, believing that all children and young people deserve the best life chances in order to fulfil their potential.
As part of my teaching career, I had the joy of being part of the Bramley Sunnyside Infants family and so, joining the governing body feels like a privilege and like ‘coming home.’ I hope to share in the next part of the whole team’s journey, adding experience, support and challenge along the way.
Hi. My name is Kayla Martin and I have 3 children, 2 of which are in BSI and one due to start next September. I have worked as an infant teacher for the last 12 years and joined the BSI governing body in 2021. Being a teacher, I have experience in data handling, have knowledge of the curriculum and special educational needs. I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential regardless of their background and individual barriers to learning.
I am keen to be a part of the schools development and help create a vision that builds on the amazing work the staff already do. I promise to be both supportive and challenging whilst monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness, acting as a critical friend around areas of improvement and holding the leadership team to account for delivery.
I live in the local area and have done for many years, 3 out of my 4 children currently attend Bramley Sunnyside and all of them are flourishing thanks to the wonderful team of staff.
I work as a primary school teacher in a Sheffield school and have over 15 years teaching experience. I am passionate about education and look forward to being part of the team and helping to support the future of the school.
Both my sons have been pupils at the School over the past 10 years with the youngest moving onto the Juniors in Sept 23 – they have both flourished and thrived at Bramley Sunnyside Infant School through the most caring, committed and engaging team of staff and I wanted to continue to support the school now they have moved on to give back to everyone that has made their time in school so rewarding by setting them up for a fabulous future.
I currently work for a national education charity that supports primary and secondary schools across the UK connect with volunteers from the world of work to raise aspirations and broaden their horizons. I lead on building partnerships with a wide range of employers, professional associations and organisations, engaging their workforce and members and encouraging them to sign up as volunteer for work-related learning and as school governor.
I’ve held a variety of roles at another children’s charity Youth Sport Trust using the power of sport to change young people’s lives, having initially trained as a secondary Physical Education teacher in Sheffield and have a huge passion for the place Physical Education, sport and physical activity plays in support young people’s growth.
I am a recent addition to the governors – I have two children, one of which attends BSI infant school and the other is due to start in 2025.
I have worked as a primary teacher for the last 15 years and currently work at the Junior School, next door. I lead Reading, art and performing arts in my current setting.
In my spare time, I love to read, horse ride and do a range of art activities.