Mayfield Primary & Nursery School

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Mayfield Governors

The Governors of our school are a dedicated, committed and enthusiastic group of people that seek to ensure that we are providing the best standards of care, teaching and learning opportunities for all children at Mayfield. 

The Governors of Mayfield have a strong skill-set and work proactively and co-operatively with the Headteacher and staff to improve the outcomes for all children at the school.  A strategic approach is taken for all new appointments to ensure that a balance of key skills, within the Governing Body, is maintained.

Our Governors

Name Appointment Beginning of Term* Committees

Additional Responsibility

Declaration of Interest
David Scully Chair - Co-opted 12/9/2014

Finance Personnel and Pay

Buildings and Sites

Literacy Governor

Appeals Panel

 None
Emily Bishop Vice Chair - Co-opted 12/9/2014 Finance Personnel and Pay, Curriculum

Chair of Curriculum

Vice Chair Finance

Assessment Governor

Numeracy Governor

None
Belinda Ewart Head   All    None
Mick Foote Co-opted  12/9/2015 Buildings & Sites, 

Chair of Buildings & Sites

PE Governor

Spouse of owner of Sunrise Kids Club

Trustee of Murderedfamilies.org

Penny Jones Local Authority 04/03/2013 Finance, Personnel and Pay Staff Wellfare Governor Councillor, Ealing, Hobbayne Ward
Gopi Shah Parent

12/9/2014

Ended

26/6/2017

Curriculum Numeracy Governor None
Sharon Morton Parent  12/9/2014 Curriculum, 

CP & Safeguarding Governor,

SEN/Inclusion Governor

None
Simone Asquith Co-opted 12/9/2014 Finance Healthy Schools None
Eleanor Brown Staff 15/9/2015

Curriculum,

Finance,

Buildings

  The Queen Anne's Society Scholarship Fund
Justin Whitsitt Co-opted 24/11/2014 Finance Personnel and Pay

Chair of Finance,

ICT Governor

Works in Ealing Local Authority - SEN Finance
Polly Bradley Parent Governor 6/12/2017 Curriculum

 SEN (with SM)

Works in Ealing LA,

Early Years and FIS

Alex Evans Clerk 27/3/2013     Finance Officer at Mayfield Primary

* The terms of office were started again when our reconstitution was sealed on 12/9/2014.

MEETINGS ATTENDED

Finance, Personnel and Pay

Date

Those attended
28/9/2015

DS,EB,PJ,JW, EBr

BE,AE

16/11/2016 DS, EB, PJ,BE,JW, EBr, AE
18/1/2016 DS, EB, PJ,BE,JW, EBr, AE
7/3/2016

DS,EB,JW,PJ,

BE, EBr, AE

25/04/2016

DS,EB,JW,PJ,

BE, EBr, AE

24/5/2016 DS,EB,JW,PJ,BE,

EBR, AE

26/09/2016 JW, DS, EB,PJ, BE, EBr, AE
21/11/2016 JW, DS, EB, PJ, BE EBr AE
16/01/2017 JW, DS,EB, PJ,  EBr AE
6/3/2017 JW, DS,EB, PJ, BE, EBr AE
24/04/2017 DS,EB, EBr, BE, AE
12/10/2017 EB,PJ, SA,EBr, BE,AE
13/11/2017 JW, EB, DS,SA,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE

 

Curriculum Meeting

Dates

Those attended
5/10/2015

EB,SM,SA,

GS,BE,AE, MF, Ebr

25/1/2016

EB,SM,SA,

GS,BE,AE, MF, Ebr

9/5/2016

EB,SM,SA,

GS,BE,AE, MF, Ebr

3/10/2016

EB,SM,SA,

GS,BE,AE, MF, Ebr

18/1/2017

EB,SM,SA,

GS,BE,AE, MF, Ebr

15/5/2017

EB,SM,SA,

GS,BE,AE, DS, Ebr

2/10/2017

EB,SM,SA,

DS,BE,AE, Ebr

29/1/2018

EB, DS, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE

 

Premises, Health & Safety Those attended
16/10/2015 MF, BE, Ebr
15/1/2016 MF,DS,BE,EBr
29/04/2016 MF,DS,BE,EBr
30/9/2016 MF,DS,BE,EBr
20/1/2017 MF,DS,BE,EBr
28/04/2017 MF,DS,BE,EBr
30/9/2017 MF,DS,BE,EBr
19/01/2018 MF, DS, BE, Ebr

 

Full Governing Body Those attended
23/11/2015

DS,EB,SA,MF,JW,

GS,SM,PJ,BE,AE, Ebr

21/03/2016

DS, EB, PJ, JW,

GS,SM,SA,MF,BE,EBr

AE

20/06/2016 DS,EB, PJ,JW, SM, SA, MF, GS, BE, EBr, AE
 28/11/2016 DS, EB, PJ, JW, SA, SM, MF, GS, BE, EBr, AE
 20/3/2017   DS, EB, PJ, JW, SA, SM, MF, GS, BE, EBr, AE
26/06/2017  DS, EB, , JW, SA, SM, MF, GS, BE, EBr, AE
27/11/2017 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, BE, EBr, AE

The governors’ role

As Governors we have three roles:

  • To be strategic;
  • To act as a critical friend in the development of the school;
  • To be accountable to the whole school community – particularly to pupils and to parents.

Find out more about the role of Governors in school here.

How we work

The governing body has established a number of committees and statutory panels. We meet together as a full governing body every half-term. These committees cover:

1. Resources (finance, personnel and pay);

2. Curriculum and provision;

3. Premises, Health and Safety

Each governor serves on one or more committees and in addition, has a specific area of interest – for example: safeguarding ; curriculum or finance.

Working together

Our school strapline is "working together for a brighter future". This is about everyone – parents, staff, governors and the wider school community – working in partnership to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. To achieve this, and to carry out our role as governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you (so we remain responsive) and ensure that you know what issues the governors are discussing (so that we remain accountable).

Keeping in touch

The website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to us.

There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us. As some of our governors are also parents of children at school, so we can often be found around at the beginning and end of the school day. We will also be arranging specific opportunities and times throughout the school year to hear from you and keep in touch. Alternatively, you can always leave us a note at the school office.

Becoming a governor

Mayfield Governing Body undertake a skills audit once a year, or when a Governor leaves their term of office and a vacancy arises, to identify any gaps in our skills base.

It is important that the Governing Body is composed of individuals with a broad range of skills and experience that they can use to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with any of our governors.