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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

Attendance 2016-17: FGB committee 6/6  Welfare committee 3/3   Finance and Personnel committee 5/5 Health and safety

committee 3/3 Pupil Progress and Curriculum committe 3/3

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: Chair of FGB,  Finance and Personnel committee, Pupil Progress and curriculum committee and Health and Safety 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 2016-17: FGB committee 6/6  Finance and Personnel committee 5/5 Health and safety committee 3/3

Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee 3/3

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, Chair of Pay Committee,  Health and Safety 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 2016-17: FGB committee 6/6  Finance and Personnel committee 5/5 Health and safety committee 3/3 Pay Committee 2/2

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, Health and Safety 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 2016-17: FGB committee 6/6 Welfare committee 3/3   Health and Safety Committee 3/3

 

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 2016/17: FGB committee  6/6   Welfare committee 3/3

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 2016-17: FGB committee 6/6   Welfare committee 3/3  Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee 3/3

Lee Jackson

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by Full Governing Body

Initial start date: 19.11.08

Term of office : 01.09.14 – 31.08.18

Positions of responsibility: Chair of Health and Safety committee, Health and Safety Governor

Register of interests: Balfour Beatty employee

An extensive knowledge of H&S, team management and performance management are skills that Lee contributes to the FGB. At Springfield he is the Educational Visits link governor. He has one child at Springfield.

Attendance 2016-17: FGB committee 5/6 Health and safety committee 3/3

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

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 2016-17: FGB  2/2 Finance and Personnal Commitee 1/2

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 2016-17: FGB comimttee 2/6 Pupil Progress and Curriculum 3/3 Pay Committee 2/2

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 2016-17: FGB committee 5/6 Finance and Personnel committee 2/5

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 responsibility: Vice Chair 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 2016-17: FGB committee 6/6 Welfare committee 3/3 Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee 3/3

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:  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 2016-17:: FGB committee 5/6  Pupil Progress and Curriculum committee 3/3

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • - set the aims and objectives for the school
  • - set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • - set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • - monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • - be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
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Health & Safety Governor

Lee Jackson

Safeguarding Governor

Alison Withers

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Governor

Zoe Willows

Parent Council

Sheila Moffoot

EQUALITIES GOVERNOR

Gavin Carley

Instrument of Government

Full Governing Body minutes 28th March 2017

Full Governing Body minutes 25th April 2017

Governor Attendance Record (2015-16)

Springfield Primary School list of Governors - March 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, Health and Safety 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