Mayfield Primary & Nursery School

Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Striving together for a brighter future

Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School Life at Mayfield Primary & Nursery School

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  Co-opted 13/9/2018

Finance Personnel and Pay

Buildings and Sites

Literacy Governor

Appeals Panel

 None
Emily Bishop Vice Chair - Co-opted 13/9/2018 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  13/9/2018 Buildings & Sites, 

Chair of Buildings & Sites

PE Governor

Spouse of owner of Sunrise Kids Club

Trustee of Murderedfamilies.org

Penny Jones

Local Authority

Chair of Governors

05/03/2017

Finance, Personnel and Pay

Curriculum

Staff Wellfare Governor
Sharon Morton Co-opted 26/11/2019 Curriculum, 

CP & Safeguarding

Governor,

LAC Governor

None
Simone Asquith Co-opted 13/9/2018 Finance Healthy Schools None
Eleanor Brown Staff 15/9/2015

Curriculum,

Finance,

Buildings

  None
Justin Whitsitt Co-opted 25/11/2018 Finance Personnel and Pay

Chair of Finance,

ICT

Works in Ealing Local Authority - Bursarial Officer
Polly Bradley Parent Governor 6/12/2017 Curriculum

 SEN (with SM)

Reading and Writing

Works in Ealing LA,

Early Years and FIS

Bradley Cotier Parent Governor 07/01/2019 Curriculum

 Science

None

Alex Evans Clerk 27/3/2013     School Business Manager at Mayfield Primary

 

MEETINGS ATTENDED

Finance, Personnel and Pay

Date

Those attended
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
15/01/2018 JW, EB, DS,,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE
30/04/2018 JW, EB, DS,SA,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE
01/10/2018 JW, EB, DS,SA,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE
12/11/2018 JW, EB, DS,SA,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE
14/1/2019 EB, DS,SA,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE, BC as observer
11/3/2019 JW, EB, DS,SA,Ebr, BE,PJ, AE
JW, EB, DS, SA, PJ, Ebr, BE, AE
JW, EB, DS, SA, PJ, Ebr, BE, AE

 

Curriculum Meeting

Dates

Those attended
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

14/05/2018

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

08/10/2018

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

28/01/2019

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

 

 

 

 

Premises, Health & Safety Those attended
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
04/05/2018 MF, DS, BE, Ebr
28/09/2018 MF, DS, BE, Ebr
18/01/2019 MF, DS, BE, Ebr

 

Full Governing Body Those attended
 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
26/03/2018 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
18/06/2018 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
26/11/2018 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
25/03/2019 EB, PJ, JW, MF, SA, PB, BE, BC, 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, standards 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 motto 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.