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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 19-20)
Responsibility Declared Interests

Attendance at Meetings (Full)
2019-20

Rod Woodhouse
(Chair of Governors )
Co-opted 31.10.17 – 30.10.21
  • Resources (4/4)
  • Pay  (1/1)

Finance

Head teacher performance Management

Sports Premium

Policy Review Working Party

Retired primary headteacher 3 / 4
Rev. David Dodwell (Vice Chair of Governors) Co-opted 18.11.18 – 17.11.22
  • Teaching and Learning (3/3)

Head Teacher Performance Management

Policy Review Working Party

Year 3

  3/4
Jeannette Brooks Headteacher 1/9/1999 – present
  • Teaching and Learning (3/3)
  • Resources (4/4)
  • Pay  (1/1)
    4 / 4
Eric Aryee Local Authority

31.10.17-

30.10.21

  • Teaching and Learning (2/3)
  • Pay  (1/1) (Chair)

Safeguarding, Child Protection and LAC

PPG

   2/ 4
Kate Wilkins Co-opted 31.10.17- 30.10.21
  • Pay  (1/1)
  • Teaching and Learning (2/3)

 

Year 4

  2 / 4
Glyn Parry Co-opted 11.11.13 – 10.11.21
  • Teaching And Learning (3/3)
    (Chair)
Year 6    1/ 4
Danielle Ayling Staff

01.01.14 –  01.01.22

 

  • Teaching and Learning (2/3)
  • Resources
     4/ 4
Edward Burrows Parent 

22.10.18 –

21.10.22

  • Resources (2/4)
    (Chair)

Health and Safety

Data

Year 5

  3 / 4
Gayle Voigt Co-opted 1.1.14 – 31.12.21
  • Resources

Safeguarding and Child Protection LAC

Head Teacher Performance Management

Single Central Record

Headteacher at Brockswood School  3/ 4

Annette Hunt

Staff Governor 17.09.19 – 16.09.23
  • Teaching and Learning (3/3)

 

  4/4

Lisa Coombs

Associate Governor 15.10.19 – 14.10.23
  • Teaching and Learning (3/3)

 

  4/4

Melanie Knibb

Parent 22.03.17 – 21.03.21
  • Resources (3/4)
  • Teaching and Learning 

SEND/Inclusion

Year 6

Governor at Oxhey Early Years Centre 3 / 4

Allen Talbot

Co-opted

15.11.20 – 15.11.24

  Year 3    

Shahana Khundmir

Parent

06.11.20 – 15.11.24

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Website

Year 4

   

Niraj Shah

Parent

15.11.20 – 15.11.24

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Year 5    

 

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.