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You will see as you look through this website that Greenfields is a vibrant and nurturing place for learning.  As governors we feel privileged to be part of a community where so many people are committed to give our children the best possible opportunities to learn and grow into well-rounded, curious and caring individuals.

It is our job to set and monitor policies, plans and procedures that guide the running of the school.  The day to day management of the school is not our responsibility - that falls to our  vivacious Head Teacher, Dan Andrews.  To fulfil our roles well, we become involved in all aspects of life of the school - meeting with staff and attending events including regular governor meetings and we undertake training.

At least once a term a number of us spend time in school - sitting in lessons, attending clubs and meeting and talking to children and generally getting a feel for the school on a typical day.  We are 'critical friends'.  We have the best interests of the school at heart and regardless of challenges we never lose sight of our core values and commitment to high quality provision.  It is the governors' responsibility to ask the difficult questions and sometimes make difficult decisions.  We monitor the children's achievement and attainment to ensure that the teaching team has the resources it needs to best educate our children.  It is down to us to approve and monitor the school budget.

Our school is doing very well, it was judged GOOD at the last Ofsted inspection (May 2014) but we know it can do even better.  Dan Andrews, his team and the g
overnors have a vision for continuing to raise the attainment of our students and for maintaining the special Greenfields ethos.

Pam Payne

Chair of Governors

 



GREENFIELDS SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Name   Category & appointing body Date of appointment Term of office Relevant business interests Other governships Relationships to staff
Cathryn Andrews Parent - elected by Parent Body 03/01/2017 4 years   Governor of Kemlsey and Milton Court Primary Academies Married to Headteacher of Greenfields Community Primary School
Daniel Andrews Headteacher - ex officio 31/01/2012 - None None None
Bonnie Arpino Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 11/05/2017 4 years None None None
Andrew Crossley-Holland Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 08/02/2017 4 years Paid leadership support (once per term) None None
David Clayton LA Governor - appointed by GB 11/05/2017 4 years None None None
Jessica Duffin Staff Governor - appointed by staff body 22/01/2014 4 years None None None
David Finch Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 02/12/2013 4 years; resigned with effect 21 July 2017 None None None
Pam Payne Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 01/10/2014 4 years None None None
Sophie-Ann Threadgill Parent - elected by Parent Body 28/03/2017 4 years None None None

 

Full Governing Body meeting attendance 2016-17 27/9/16 7/12/16 8/2/17 29/3/17 11/5/17 12/7/17
Daniel Andrews Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bonnie Arpino Y Y Y N/A N/A Y
Jessica Duffin Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cathy Elcomb Y Y N/A N/A N/A N/A
David Finch Y Y X Y Y Y
Gary Morley Y A Y Y N/A N/A
Pam Payne Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cathryn Andrews N/A N/A Y Y Y A
Andrew Crossley-Holland N/A N/A Y A Y Y
David Clayton N/A N/A N/A Y Y A
Sophie Threadgill N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y

 

Full Governing Body meeting attendance 2015-16 30/9/15 2/12/15 10/2/16 21/3/16 11/5/16 13/7/16
Daniel Andrews Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bonnie Arpino Y Y Y Y Y Y
Jessica Duffin Y Y A Y Y Y
Cathy Elcomb Y Y A A Y Y
David Finch Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paul Fuller Y Y Y X Y X
Gary Morley Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pam Payne Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paul Tucker Y Y Y X X Y

 

Full Governing Body meeting attendance 2014-15 1/10/14 26/11/14 21/1/15 18/3/15 18/5/15 8/7/15
Daniel Andrews Y Y A Y Y Y
Bonnie Arpino N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y
Jessica Duffin Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cathy Elcomb Y Y Y Y Y Y
David Finch Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paul Fuller A Y A A X X
Gary Morley Y Y Y Y A Y
Pam Payne Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paul Tucker A Y Y Y X Y

 

Y = In attendance

A = Absent - apologies

X = Absent

N/A = Not in post

 

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