The Brier School

The Brier School

Preparing for life – Building on our strengths

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Our Governing Body is made up of Parents, Staff, Community and Local Authority (LA) Governors. They are responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and ensuring the school runs effectively. They also make decisions about school policies and procedures.


Finding skilled and diverse governors for our governing board has and always will be our aim. We know that a diverse governing board is a stronger board, reflecting school communities and the wider country.

We proudly display the Governors for Schools quality mark to show our board’s commitment to finding skilled and diverse governors through an independent organisation. It is an assurance to all those in our school community that the board values diverse governance and is doing all it can to make governance as robust as possible. 



Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured.


The Brier School Governors – September 2020

Type Name Responsibility Committee(s)
LAU Mr P Hill (Chair of Governors and Finance) IT/SEN/Finance/H.T. Performance Finance/HR/H.T. Performance/Full Governors
HDT Mr D Stanton (Headteacher) Finance/HR/Full Governors/SEN Finance/HR/Full Governors
COO Mr S Cooper To be confirmed Full Governors
PGV Miss J Dougliss Pay/SEN/Numeracy Full Governors/Pay
COO Mrs D Emery Finance/SEN/LAC/Pupil Premium Finance/Full Governors
COO Mrs L Horton To be confirmed Full Governors
STAFF Mrs C Millward HR/SEN/DAGB Representative/ Training Link/Literacy HR/Full Governors
PGV Mr A Pountney To be confirmed Full Governors
COO Mrs J Smith Finance/SEN/H.T. Performance/Pay Finance/H.T. Performance /Full Governors/ Pay
COO Mrs L Woodfield Sport Premium/HR/H.T. Performance/SE H.T. Performance/HR/Full Governors
COO Mrs J Wothers Human Resources/Pay/ SEN/Training Link Governor/Child Protection/Safeguarding H.R./Pay/Full Governors


2020 – 2021 Register of Business Interests

Mr P Hill

Nature of Business: CISCO International Ltd

Nature of Interest: Network and telephone equipment supplier to Dudley MBC manufacturer of Webex Web conferencing software

Use the link below to view/download a copy of our Instrument of Government Policy