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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 2019) 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.

Julie Scott

Chair of Governors

Current GovernorsCategory & appointing bodyDate of appointmentTerm of officeRelevant business interestsOther governorshipsRelationships to staff
MrDanielAndrewsHeadteacher31/01/2012ex officioNoneNoneIn a relationship with a staff member
MrDavidClaytonParent Governor - appointed by GB30/03/20214 yearsAccountant at KCCNoneNone
MrsKathryn RosalindFrenchParent - elected by Parent Body24/09/20184 yearsEmployed by Kent County Council. Husband self-employed: Andrew French FencingNoneNone
MissKelsie LouiseGibsonStaff Governor - elected by staff body18/01/20214 yearsNoneNoneNone
MrsJulieScottCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB26/10/20184 yearsNoneNoneNone
MsKaySkeltonCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB10/07/20194 yearsNoneNoneNone
MrLuke OliverThomasCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB08/02/20184 yearsDirector of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball LimitedNoneNone
MrRobert GeorgeUsmarCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB24/09/20194 yearsNoneNoneNone
Former Terms of Office (12m)Category & appointing bodyDate of appointmentTerm of office end dateRelevant business interestsOther governorshipsRelationships to staff
MissJessica LouiseBramley-HarkerStaff Governor - elected by staff body22/01/201809/12/2020NoneNoneNone
MrDavidClaytonLA Governor - appointed by GB11/05/201730/03/2021Accountant at KCCNoneNone
MrsKatie CoombesParent Governor - appointed by GB10/07/201902/03/2021NoneNoneNone
Meeting attendance7 July 2020 FGB29 Sept 2020 FGB23 Oct 2020 Pay C'ttee9 Dec 2020 FGB21 Jan 2021 Pay C'ttee9 Feb 2021 FGB30 March 2021 FGB18 May 2021 FGB6 July 2021 FGB
YIn attendance          
AAbsence; apologies         
N/ANot a Governor at that time         
-Attendance not required