The core role of the School Improvement Board (SIB)

The purpose of governance (School Improvement Board) is to:

… provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The 3 core functions of the governing board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Mrs Suzy Humphries

Chair of SIB
Community Board Member

I am a Community Board Member and I have been the Chair at Burlish Park Primary School since 2009 also working with several committees including Curriculum, Finance and Premises. I have served on several staff appointment boards including the ones for our current Head and Deputy. My background is in Finance as I head the UK accounts team of a global company so I am keen to ensure we have the budget to meet our needs in the current challenging times. I have been a governor for the past sixteen years for local Wyre Forest Schools, originally for a Middle School and so have seen lots of changes in that time probably the most recognisable the building of our new school.

I want all our children to enjoy their time at Burlish Park Primary School, achieve to their potential and at the end of their time with us leave equipped and ready to meet the challenge of their next phase in life.

Mrs Kerry Postans


Mrs Keren Kelly

Parent Board Member

I am the Vice Chair at Burlish Park Primary. I am the link SIB member for Pupil Premium and Looked After Children. I have a son in year three and a daughter. I have worked in the private sector for over 12 years, covering a variety of management roles. My current role in regulation and compliance requires me to be challenging and supportive of my colleagues in equal measure. I hope these skills translate well to being a governor and I am looking forward to supporting the school.

Mr Phil Coldicott

At Burlish Park Primary School we are very proud of every one of our children and we want them to develop to their full potential academically and socially, so that they can become responsible and caring adults in their later lives.

The role of the School Improvement Board is to work closely with the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership team and teaching staff to provide the very best education that we can for the children of our school. We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school, for ensuring that the budget is managed prudently and for supporting our excellent staff.

The staff team at Burlish Park are experienced, extremely dedicated and work in partnership with parents and children so that we can provide the children with the best education possible.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and aim for enjoyment in all learning experiences.

Mr Shaun Paskin

Details to follow.

Mrs Tracy Barnes

To contact any of Burlish Park Primary School governors, please email

Burlish Park Governance Structure
Scheme of Delegation

Please contact Tracy Barnes, clerk to governors, to view minutes for governance meetings . Please note, items marked confidential are not for public view.

Terms of Reference
Attendance at SIB meetings 2019-2020
Attendance at SIB meetings 2020-2021
Declaration of Interests 20-21