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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

 

GREENFIELDS SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Current Governors Category & appointing body Date of appointment Term of office 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. My daughter attends the school.
Miss Jessica Louise Bramley-Harker Staff Governor - elected by staff body 22/01/2018 4 years None None None
Mr David Clayton LA Governor - appointed by GB 11/05/2017 4 years Accountant at KCC None None
Mrs Catherine Coombes Parent Governor - appointed by GB 10/07/2019 4 years None 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 Julie Scott Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 26/10/2018 4 years None None None
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 08/02/2018 4 years Director of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited None None
Mr Robert George Usmar Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 24/09/2019 4 years None None None
Former Governors (12m) 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; resigned 27/3/19 None Kemsley Primary Academy Married to Headteacher of Greenfields Community Primary School
Mrs Bonnie Arpino Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 11/05/2017 4 years; resigned 22/5/19 Data and Information Officer at Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).  None None
Mrs Pamela Jean Payne Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 01/10/2018 4 years; resigned 24/9/19 None None None
Mr Andrew Thurston Crossley-Holland Co-opted Governor - appointed by GB 08/02/2017 4 years; resigned 13/2/19 None None None

 

 

Full Governing Body meeting attendance
2019-20
24 Sept 2019 FGB            
Daniel Andrews Y            
Jessica Bramley-Harker A            
David Clayton Y            
Catherine Coombes Y            
Kathryn French Y            
Pamela Payne Y            
Julie Scott Y            
Kay Skelton X            
Luke Thomas X            
Robert Usmar Y            

 

Full Governing Body meeting attendance 2018-19 26/9/18 30/10/18 5/12/18 13/2/19 27/3/19 26/4/19 8/5/19 /6/19 /6/19 10/7/19
Cathryn Andrews Y A A A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Daniel Andrews Y Y Y Y Y A Y Y - Y
Bonnie Arpino Y Y Y A Y A Y N/A N/A N/A
Jessica Bramley Harker Y Y Y Y A A Y A A A
David Clayton Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Andrew Crossley-Holland Y Y Y Y N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kathryn French A X Y Y Y A A A - Y
Pam Payne Y X Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Julie Scott

Appointed

during meeting

X Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Luke Thomas Y X Y Y X Y A A - X

 

Y = In attendance

A = Absent - apologies

X = Absent

N/A = Not in post

 

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