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 2019) 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
|Current Governors||Category, appointing body & roles||Date of appointment||Term of office||Declarations:|
Relevant business interests
|Other governorships||Relationships to staff|
|Mr||Daniel||Andrews||Headteacher||31/01/2012||ex officio||None||None||In a relationship with a staff member|
|Mrs||Julia Maria||Bell||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||19/10/2021||4 years||None||None||None|
|Mr||Robert John||Bracken||Local Authority Governor - appointed by GB||08/02/2022||4 years||None||None||None|
|Mr||David||Clayton||Parent Governor - appointed by GB;|
Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body;
Chair of Pay Committee
|30/03/2021||4 years||Accountant at KCC||None||None|
|Mrs||Kathryn Rosalind||French||Parent - elected by Parent Body||24/09/2018||4 years||Employed by Kent County Council. Husband self-employed: Andrew French Fencing||None||None|
|Miss||Kelsie Louise||Gibson||Staff Governor - elected by staff body||18/01/2021||4 years||None||None||None|
|Mrs||Jenny Sophia||Parkinson||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||19/10/2021||4 years||None||Husband works as software engineer for Alphabet Inc (Google)||None|
|Mrs||Julie||Scott||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB;|
Chair of Governing Body
|Ms||Kay||Skelton||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||10/07/2019||4 years||None||None||None|
|Mr||Luke Oliver||Thomas||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||08/02/2022||4 years||Director of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited; Teacher at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls||None||None|
|Mr||Robert George||Usmar||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB;|
Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body
|Mrs||Natalie||Williams||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||07/12/2021||4 years||None||None||None|
|Former Terms of Office (12m)||Category & appointing body||Date of appointment||Term of office end date||Relevant business interests||Other governorships||Relationships to staff|
|Mr||Luke Oliver||Thomas||Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB||08/02/2018||07/02/2022||Director of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited; Teacher at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls||None||None|
|Meeting attendance||18 May 2021 FGB||6 July 2021 FGB||19 Oct 2021 FGB||25 Oct 2021 Pay C'ttee||4 Nov 2021 Pay C'ttee||9 Nov 2021 EFGB||7 Dec 2021 FGB||20 Jan 2022 EFGB||8 Feb 2022 FGB||29 March 2022 FGB||26 May 2022 FGB|
|N/A||Not a Governor at that time|