Valley Primary School is a member of the Connect Schools Academy Trust.

The Board of Trustees at Connect Schools Academy Trust delegates powers and duties to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body, who then monitors, evaluates progress, and acts as a champion for the school in the community.

The role of the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body is to provide focused governance for the school at a local level.

The Valley Primary School Local Governing Body monitors the school’s key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the Head teacher, providing challenge where appropriate.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, who reports to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body and the Connect Board of Trustees.

The Valley Primary School Local Governing Body meets at least once a term to discuss issues and developments, review policies, the finances and make important decisions about the running of the school.

Valley Primary School Local Governors are unpaid volunteers and are appointed or elected for four years. 

Parent governors are elected by parents following an election; staff governors are elected by a vote by staff (both teaching and support staff); community governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Parent governors can stay to complete their term even if their child leaves the school.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is William Mitchell and can be reached: chair@valley.bromley.sch.uk

For details of the current membership, please see below.

 

VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL LOCAL GOVERNING BODY (Updated September 2021) 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE 

Headteacher 1 

Elected by the staff body 2 

Elected parents of pupils attending the school 2 

Community governors 5 

CHAIR OF THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY William Mitchell chair@valley.bromley.sch.uk  

 

 Name 

Category 

Appointed by 

Date of appointment 

Term of office and end date  

 

Role 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2020/21 

Robert Girling 

Community 

GB 

11/12/19 

10/12/23 

Safeguarding link governor 

Six of a possible six 

Katey Hewitt 

Parent 

Parents 

3/7/19 

 

 

 

2/7/23 

None

Five of a possible six 

Stephen Jackson 

Headteacher 

N/A 

1/9/16 

N/A 

N/A 

Headteacher 

Six of a possible six 

Charlie Macnaughton 

Community 

GB 

29/1/21 

28/1/25 

None 

Six of a possible six 

William Mitchell 

Community 

GB 

28/2/19 

27/2/23 

Chair of Governors 

 

 

Six of a possible six 

Rachael Mole 

Staff 

Staff 

26/3/19 

25/3/23 

None 

Six of a possible six 

Toby Reid 

Community 

GB 

3/4/19 

2/4/23 

None 

Five of a possible six 

 

Phil Ridgewell 

Community 

GB 

25/4/18 

24/4/22 

None 

Six of a possible six 

Andrew Storey 

Parents 

Parents 

4/12/17 

3/12/21 

 

None 

Five of a possible six 

Ece Yumi 

 

Staff 

Staff 

7/12/17 

6/12/21 

None 

Six of a possible six 

 

Governors

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