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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 body & rolesDate of appointmentTerm of officeDeclarations:
Relevant business interests
Other governorshipsRelationships to staff
MrDanielAndrewsHeadteacher31/01/2012ex officioNoneNoneIn a relationship with a staff member
MrsJulia MariaBellCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB19/10/20214 yearsNoneNoneNone
MrRobert JohnBrackenLocal Authority Governor - appointed by GB08/02/20224 yearsNoneNoneNone
MrDavidClaytonParent Governor - appointed by GB;
Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body;
Chair of Pay Committee
30/03/20214 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
MrsJenny SophiaParkinsonCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB19/10/20214 yearsNoneHusband works as software engineer for Alphabet Inc (Google)None
MrsJulieScottCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB;
Chair of Governing Body
26/10/20184 yearsNoneNoneNone
MsKaySkeltonCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB10/07/20194 yearsNoneNoneNone
MrLuke OliverThomasCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB08/02/20224 yearsDirector of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited; Teacher at Maidstone Grammar School for GirlsNoneNone
MrRobert GeorgeUsmarCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB;
Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body
24/09/20194 yearsNoneNoneNone
MrsNatalieWilliamsCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB07/12/20214 yearsNoneNoneNone
Former Terms of Office (12m)Category & appointing bodyDate of appointmentTerm of office end dateRelevant business interestsOther governorshipsRelationships to staff
MrLuke OliverThomasCo-opted Governor - appointed by GB08/02/201807/02/2022Director of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited; Teacher at Maidstone Grammar School for GirlsNoneNone

 

Meeting attendance18 May 2021 FGB6 July 2021 FGB19 Oct 2021 FGB25 Oct 2021 Pay C'ttee4 Nov 2021 Pay C'ttee9 Nov 2021 EFGB7 Dec 2021 FGB20 Jan 2022 EFGB8 Feb 2022 FGB29 March 2022 FGB26 May 2022 FGB
DanielAndrewsYYYY--YYYYY
JuliaBellN/AN/AN/A---XYYYY
RobertBrackenN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A, YN/AAYX
DavidClaytonAAYYYYYYYYY
KathrynFrenchYYY---Y-YAY
KelsieGibsonYYY---YYYYY
JennyParkinsonN/AN/AN/A--YY-YYY
JulieScottYYY--YYYYAY
KaySkeltonYYX--YXYAXX
LukeThomasYYAYYAYAYYA
RobertUsmarYAYYYYYYYAX
NatalieWilliamsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AY-YYY
             
YIn attendance            
AAbsence; apologies           
XAbsence           
N/ANot a Governor at that time           
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