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.
|Name||Appointment||Beginning of Term*||
|Declaration of Interest|
|Emily Bishop||Vice Chair - Co-opted||13/9/2018||
CP & Safeguarding
Works in Ealing Local Authority - Bursarial Officer
On Governing Body of Primary School in Slough
|Polly Bradley||LA Governor||12/05/2021||
Works in Ealing LA,
Early Years and FIS
|Bradley Cotier||Parent Governor||07/01/2019||
|Alex Evans||Clerk||27/3/2013||School Business Manager at Mayfield Primary|
|Governors that have resigned within last 6 months|
The Mayfield Governing Body have run a meeting model where by the Full Governing Body meet 6 times per year rather than a committee based approach since Spring 2020.
|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|
|17/06/2019||DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|25/11/2019||DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|Microsoft Teams - Virtual Meetings due to Covid|
|18/05/2020||EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|29/06/2020||EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|28/09/2020||EB, PJ, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|23/11/2020||PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE,EBr, MF, HW, AE|
|25/01/2021||EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM, HW, AE|
|22/03/2021||EB, BC, PB, JW, EB, EBr, BE, HW, SM, AE|
|17/05/2021||PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM– AE - Clerk|
|14/06/2021||PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM, HW, 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 Mayfield Governing Body operates a 'circular' model. This means the full Governing Body all meet at least 6 times per year. Individual Governors hold responsibility for particular areas such as finance, curriculum area and standards and buildings and safety.
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.