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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
(Attendance 16-17)
Responsibility Declared Interests

Attendance at Meetings (Full)
2016-17

Rod Woodhouse
(Chair of Governors)
Co-opted 31.10.17 – 30.10.21
  • Resources (6/6)
  • Pay  (1/1)

Finance

Retired primary headteacher 4 / 4
Julie Henley Headteacher  
  • Teaching and Learning (5/5)
  • Resources (6/6)
  • Pay  (1/1)
    4 / 4
Eric Aryee Local Authority

31.10.17-

30.10.21

  • Teaching and Learning (3/5)
  • Pay  (1/1)

Safeguarding and LAC

  2 / 4
Kate Wilkins Co-opted 31.10.17- 30.10.21
  • Resources (3/6)
  • Pay  (1/1)
    1 / 4
Sian Henry Co-opted  31.10.17 -30.10.21
  • Teaching and Learning (4/5)
  Parent governor at Queens’ School 3 / 4
Glyn Parry Co-opted 11.11.13 – 10.11.21
  • Teaching And Learning (2/5)
    (Chair)
    3 / 4
Danielle Ayling Staff 1.1.14 – 31.12.21
  • Teaching and Learning (5/5)
    3 / 4
Edward Burrows Parent  7.11.14 – 6.11.18
  • Resources (3/6)
    (Chair)

Health and Safety

  2 / 4
Gayle Voigt Co-opted 1.1.14 – 31.12.21
  • Teaching and Learning (3/5)
    (Vice Chair)

Safeguarding

Headteacher at Brockswood School 4 / 4
Rev. David Dodwell
(Vice Chair of Governors)
Co-opted 18.11.14 – 17.11.18
  • Teaching and Learning (4/5)
    3 / 4

Jeannette Brooks

Co-opted 31.10.17 – 30.10.21
  • Teaching and Learning (4/5)
    4 / 4

Melanie Knibb

Parent 22.3.17 – 21.3.21
  • Resources ()
  Governor at Oxhey Early Years Centre 1 / 1
Elizabeth Cooper-Battersby Associate Member 31.10.17 – 30.10.21
  • Teaching and Learning (N/A)
     
Vacancy Parent           

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.