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Governors

The Governing Body of Field Junior School reconstituted in May 2015. The governing body consists of 13 members – 3 parent governors (elected by Field Junior parents) 1 LA governor (appointed by Herts County Council) 1 staff governor (elected by the staff) 1 Headteacher 7 co-opted governors (appointed by the Governing Body)

Current Governors at our school

 

Name Category Term of Office Committees
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Responsibility Declared Interests

Attendance at Meetings (Full)
2016-17

Rod Woodhouse Co-opted 1.10.13 – 30.9.17
  • Resources Committee (6/6)
  • Pay Committee (1/1)
  • Chair of Governors
  • Finance
I am a retired primary headteacher. 4 / 4
Julie Henley Headteacher  
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (5/5)
  • Resources Committee (6/6)
  • Pay Committee (1/1)
    4 / 4
Eric Aryee Local Authority

26.2.17 –

25.2.21

  • Teaching and Learning Committee (3/5)
  • Pay Committee (1/1)
  • Safeguarding and LAC
  2 / 4
Kate Wilkins Co-opted 1.10.13 – 30.9.17
  • Resources Committee (3/6)
  • Pay Committee (1/1)
    1 / 4
Sian Henry Parent  7.1.14 – 6.1.18
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (4/5)
  Previously a co-opted governor at Watford Fields Infant School 3 / 4
Glyn Parry Co-opted 11.11.13 – 10.11.17
  • Teaching And Learning Committee (2/5)
  • Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
  3 / 4
Danielle Ayling Staff 1.1.14 – 31.12.17
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (5/5)
    3 / 4
Edward Burrows Parent  7.11.14 – 6.11.18
  • Resources Committee (3/6)
  • Health and Safety
  2 / 4
Gayle Voigt Co-opted 1.1.14 – 31.12.17
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (3/5)
  • Vice Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Safeguarding
Headteacher at Brockswood School 4 / 4
Rev. David Dodwell Co-opted 18.11.14 -17.11.18
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (4/5)
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  3 / 4

Jeannette Brooks

Co-opted 3.10.13 – 3.10.17
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (4/5)
    4 / 4

Melanie

Knibb

Parent  
  • New Governor
  Governor at Oxhey Early Years Centre 1 / 1
Sarah Puntis Parent  2.3.13 – 1.3.17
ended March 2017
  • Resources Committee (0/2)
    0 / 2

Associate Members

Anne Stewart  school secretary.  Resources Committee (2 / 6) – No longer a member – term completed

Role

The Governing Body fulfils a strategic role in the school in three three key roles

  • To provide a strategic view – aware of where the school is heading, ensuring the school has clear aims and values and effective systems and policies
  • To act as a critical friend – recognising and celebrating the school’s achievements and offering encouragement and honest feedback.
  • To be accountable -in terms of the school’s overall performance and able to explain its decisions and actions.
    (Governors are not directly involved in the day-to-day management of the school, as this is delegated to the Headteacher and leadership team of the school, who report back to governing body meetings).

Meetings

The Governing Body at Field Junior School meets four times a year. In addition to this all governors are invited to be a member of a Governors’ Committee. At Field Junior these are Teaching and Learning, Resources and the Pay Committee. Governors also take on specific linked roles, agreed by the governing body, to support the strategic development of the school. Every governor also has a link with a focus year group of children, who they will follow on their journey through the school. Effective governors are vital to the school and access to regular training opportunities is offered to support their work.