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Governing Body

School Governance

Governors are ordinary people who have an interest in the education of children and are prepared to volunteer to work alongside Headteacher and school staff to improve standards and learning experience for all the children at Springfield.

There are over 300,000 school governors in England serving more than 30,000 schools and they form the largest volunteer force in the country. Day to day management of the school is delegated to the Headteacher who, with colleagues, keeps governors fully informed about all aspects of the school.

Governing Body Membership

There are twelve members of the governing body, of whom the Headteacher is one. Members of staff elect a further staff governor. Two governors are elected by the parents of the school and seven governors are co-opted by the governing body. One governor is appointed by the Local Education Authority. Term of office is four years.

Headteacher – Mrs Sarah East

The Headteacher is an Ex-officio governor which means they are a member of the governing body by virtue of the position held in school and do not need to be elected.

Positions of responsibility: on all committees

Register of interests: None

Attendance17/18: 1/1 FGB committee   Welfare committee    Finance and Personnel committee  

Pupil Progress and Curriculum committe

Gavin Carley

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 19.10.12

Term of office 27.01.15 -26.01.09

Positions of responsibility: Vice Chair of FGB,  Finance and Personnel committee and Pupil Progress and curriculum committee

Register of interests: Carley Financial Ltd. Related to an employee of Tri Computers

Gavin has been a financial advisor for over 15 years and has completed a Diploma in Financial advice. At Springfield he is linked with the science subject co-ordinator. He has one child at Springfield Primary School.

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB committee   Finance and Personnel committee 

Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee

Steve Cox

Category of Governor: Local Authority

Appointed by: LA  and Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 15.02.12

Term of Office: 15.02.16 - 14.02.20

Positions of responsibility:  Chair of Finance and Personnel committee and Chair of Pay Committee,  

Register of interests: Married to a teaching assistant in Foundation. Lloyds Bank employee

Steve brings a knowledge of business and finance to governors from his role as Relationship Director with a major bank. At Springfield he is linked with the maths co-ordinator.

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB committee   Finance and Personnel committee  Pay Committee

Sheila Moffoot

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 23.07.10

Term of office: 01.09.14 – 31.08.18

Positions of responsibility: Chair of Welfare Committee,

Register of interests: None

Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge to the FGB, having attended many governor courses. She was also on the FGB at the last OFSTED inspection. At Springfield she is linked with the English/RE/PSHE co-ordinators and the parent and student council. Her three sons have previously attended Springfield, but have now moved onto secondary school..

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB committee  Welfare committee  

 

Lucy Burgess

Category of Governor:: staff

Appointed by Staff at Springfield

Initial start date: 20.10.16

Term of office: 20.10.16- 19.10.20

Positions of responsibility: Welfare committee

Register of interests: None

Lucy is a welcomed addition to the FGB, bringing both knowledge of Springfield school and previous experience of being a staff governor at another school.

Attendance 2017/18: 0/1 FGB committee   Welfare committee

Alison Withers

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 24.09.13

Term of office : 01.09.14 – 31.08.18

Positions of responsibility: Chair of Pupil Progress and curriculum committee,  Welfare Committee, Safeguarding Governor

Register of interests: None

Previous experience of another local primary school’s FGB and a good understanding of figures are skills that Alison brings to our FGB. At Springfield she is linked with the PE co-ordinator and Sports Premium. She has one child at Springfield.

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB committee   Welfare committee   Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee

 

Jon Linz

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 12.09.17

Term of office : 12.09.17 - 11.09.21

Positions of responsibility: Welfare Committee

Register of interests: .None

Jon is an experienced secondary school teacher at Little Heath. He has experience of running school councils, student research projects and peer mentoring schemes. He is keen to support the pupils at Springfield in their persona, emotional and academic development.

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB committee Welfare committee 

Jason Hearn-Phillips

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 29.03.17

Term of office : 29.03.17 - 28.03.21

Positions of responsibility: Finance and Personnel Committee. Health and Safety Governor

Register of interests:

Jason has a long connection with the school, having two children who used to attend. He was also the chair of the PTA for four years.

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB   Finance and Personnal Commitee

Gisella Vignali

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 23.09.14

Term of office : 23.09.14 -22.09.18

Positions of responsibility:   Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee, Pay committee,  Pupil Premium Governor

Register of interests: None

Gisella is Head of Sixth form at a Little Heath School and wanted a more direct role in helping a primary school improve its provision. At Springfield she is linked with history and geography.

Attendance 2017/18: 0/1 FGB comimttee  Pupil Progress and Curriculum  Pay Committee

Candice Chisholm

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date:: 26.04.16

Term of office: 26.04.16-25.04.20

Positions of responsibility:: Vice-Chair of FGB, Finance and Personnel committee

Register of interest: None

Candice brings a wealth of experience to the FGB, having  been a member of another local primary school's FGB.

Attendance 2017/18: 0/1 FGB committee  Finance and Personnel committee

Zoe Willows

Category of Governor: parent

Elected by: parents

Initial start date: 19.11.15

Term of office : 19.11.15 – 18.11.19

Positions of responsibilityChair of FGB,  Welfare committee, Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee, SEN/ELSA governor

Register of interests: None

Zoe brings a strong training and organisational background to the FGB. She has two children at Springfield.

Attendance 2017/18: 1/1 FGB committee  Welfare committee  Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee

Claire Warren

Category of Governor: parent

Elected by: parents

Initial start date: 20.04.16

Term of office : 20.04.16 - 19.04.20

Positions of responsibility:  Vice chair of FGB Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee

Register of interests: Director of SCW Organisation LTD

Claire brings  her knowledge financial services to the FGB as well as strong organisationall skills. She has one child at Springfield

Attendance 2017/18:: 1/1 FGB committee   Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee

Instrument of Government

Full Governing Body minutes 25th April 2017

Full Governing Body minutes 23rd May 2017

Governor Attendance Record (2016/17)

Springfield Primary School list of Governors - September 2017

Springfield Primary School - Governors' declaration of business interests - April 2017

Governors Action Plan

Governors Annual Report 15-16

Governing Body Vision

Approved minutes from previous FGB meetings, the Welfare committee, Finance and Personnel Committee, and Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee can be obtained from the school office.

Please contact the Clerk,  Clare Graves on office@springfieldprimary.org or 0118 9421797