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 2018) but we know it can do even better. Dan Andrews, his team and the governors have a vision for continuing to raise the attainment of our students and for maintaining the special Greenfields ethos.
Chair of Governors
GREENFIELDS SCHOOL GOVERNORS
|Current Governors||Category & appointing body||Date of appointment||Term of office||Relevant business interests||Other governorships||Relationships to staff|
|Mrs||Cathryn Helen||Andrews||Parent - elected by Parent Body||03/01/2017||4 years||None||Kemsley Primary Academy||Married to Headteacher of Greenfields Community Primary School|
|Mr||Daniel||Andrews||Headteacher||31/01/2012||ex officio||None||None||In a relationship with a member of the teaching staff|
|Mrs||Bonnie||Arpino||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||11/05/2017||4 years||Data and Information Officer at Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).||Five Acre Wood||None|
|Miss||Jessica Louise||Bramley-Harker||Staff Governor - appointed by staff body||22/01/2018||21/01/2022||None||None||None|
|Mr||David||Clayton||LA Governor - appointed by GB||11/05/2017||4 years||Accountant at KCC||None||None|
|Mrs||Kathryn Rosalind||French||Parent - elected by Parent Body||24/09/2018||4 years||Husband self-employed: Andrew French Fencing||None||None|
|Mrs||Pamela Jean||Payne||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||01/10/2018||4 years||None||None||None|
|Mrs||Julie||Scott||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||26/10/2018||4 years||None||None||None|
|Mr||Luke Oliver||Thomas||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||08/02/2018||4 years||Director of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited||None||None|
|Former Governors (12m)||Category & appointing body||Date of appointment||Term of office||Relevant business interests||Other governships||Relationships to staff|
|Mr||Andrew Thurston||Crossley-Holland||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||08/02/2017||4 years; resigned 13/2/19||None||None||None|
|Miss||Sophie-Ann||Threadgill||Parent - elected by Parent Body||28/03/2017||4 years; resigned 14/5/18||None||None||None|
|Full Governing Body meeting attendance 2018-19||26/9/18||30/10/18||5/12/18||13/2/19||27/3/19||8/5/19||10/7/19|
|Jessica Bramley Harker||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Full Governing Body meeting attendance 2017-18||26/9/18||6/12/18||8/2/18||28/3/18||9/5/18||4/7/18|
|Jessica Bramley Harker||N/A||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
Y = In attendance
A = Absent - apologies
X = Absent
N/A = Not in post