Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brook Primary School

01508 550419

High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP

Mrs Sarah Lewis

Ms Tori Weal

Our Ethos

A small federation of small schools in South Norfolk. We are making the schools that we would have wanted to go to. By working together in collaboration, we improve one another and support each other to grow. Sunflowers are known for their resilience and symbolise hope, happiness, and growth. Our federation nurtures childrens’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. It inspires children, staff, and parents to strive for excellence in all aspects of their life, just as sunflowers grow towards the sun and reach their full potential.

The roots, for Brooke CE VC’s church foundations, indicate that we are rooted and grounded in God's love, which is at the core of all our actions and educational philosophy. The stem represents our curriculum, which provides a strong foundation for our children across both schools to grow and thrive. The leaves symbolise our values, which drive our decision-making and behaviour. The petals are indicative of our key focuses such as DEI, careers, and compassion. Lastly, the bees and butterflies that are flying away from the sunflower represent the things that we want our children to leave us with, which are the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to make a positive impact in the world.

Hempnall Primary School

01508 499264

The Street Hempnall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2AD

Mrs Sarah Lewis

Ms Tori Weal


01508 550419

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Governors' Role

The Governing Body exists in order to:

○ Raise standards of achievement so that pupils achieve their potential
○ Decide what they want the school to achieve, and make plans to get there
○ Help to set and review policies that provide a framework for running the school
○ Support the school in identifying its areas for development so that an improvement plan can be put in place
○ Ensure resources are used effectively.
○ Ensure progress against targets is being achieved

Governor’s attend Full Governing Body meetings every half term in order to achieve the above.


At full governing body meetings – a standard agenda is followed:

○ Apologies
○ Approval of minutes of previous meeting
○ Matters arising
○ Head Teacher’s Report – a summery of pupil data, staffing, budget & finance, premises, curriculum, miscellaneous, and visitors.
○ School Improvement and Development Plan (SIDP). This document is an action plan to help the school achieve its annual (and 3 year) aims, objectives and    targets. Each governor helps to support and check the progress of one particular area of the plan.
○ Premises, Health & Safety – to ensure a safe working and learning environment.
○ Resources – to ensure effective financial and staffing management of the school.
○ Curriculum & Well Being – to monitor the implementation if the SIDP, and that continued personal development is taking place.
○ Other reports – PTFA, School Council, inspection reports, development proposals etc.

Governing Body SEF (Self Evaluation Form)

The Governing Body uses a Self Evaluation Form (SEF) to measure its effectiveness. The SEF covers a number of areas:

○ Setting direction
○ Using its management skills and resources to improve the school (e.g. budgeting, staffing)
○ Monitoring and evaluating the schools standards
○ Ensuring the schools supports all learners
○ Working together with parents

This then provides the Governing Body and the school with an indication of areas in which to improve.
The school and governors’ own self evaluation forms also feed into the overall school SEF to provide a rounded picture and help identify areas to improve.