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Governors

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.

Julie Scott

Chair of Governors

Current Governors Category, appointing body & roles Date of appointment Term of office Declarations:
Business interests
Other governorships Relationships to staff
Mr Daniel Andrews Headteacher governor 31/01/2012 ex officio In a relationship with a staff member The 10:10 Primary Federation (Benenden Church of England Primary School and Goudhurst and Kilndown Church of England Primary School) In a relationship with a staff member
Miss Kerry Frances Amanda Austin Parent governor - elected by parent body;
Vice Chair of Governing Body
25/01/2023 4 years None None None
Mrs Julia Maria Bell Co-opted governor - appointed by GB 19/10/2021 4 years None None None
Mrs Lisa Bell Parent governor - appointed by GB 05/12/2023 4 years None None None
Mrs Kathryn Rosalind French Co-opted governor - appointed by GB 01/09/2022 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
Mr Michael Andrew Littleboy Local Authority governor - appointed by GB 08/02/2023 4 years None None None
Ms Ann Mansfield Co-opted governor - appointed by GB 16/05/2024 4 years None None None
Mrs Julie Scott Co-opted governor - appointed by GB;
Chair of Governing Body
26/09/2022 4 years None None None
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 Business interests Other governorships Relationships to staff
Mrs Lisa Bell Co-opted governor - appointed by GB 25/05/2023 05/12/2023 None None None
Mr David Clayton Parent governor - appointed by GB 30/03/2021 05/07/2023 Accountant at KCC None None
Mrs Jenny Sophia Parkinson Co-opted governor - appointed by GB 19/10/2021 31/07/2023 Husband works as software engineer for Alphabet Inc (Google) None None
Mr Luke Oliver Thomas Co-opted governor - appointed by GB 08/02/2022 18/03/2024 Director of Top Flight Volley Ltd; Director of Invicta Volleyball Limited; Teacher at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls None None

 

Meeting attendance

4 July 2023

FGB

26 Sept 2023

FGB

10 Oct 2023

EFGB

18 Oct 2023

Pay Panel

5 Dec 2023

FGB

7 Feb 2024

FGB

26 March 2024

FGB

16 May 2024

FGB

24 May 2024

Pay Panel

Daniel Andrews Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Kerry Austin Y Y Y - Y A A X -
Julia Bell Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Lisa Bell Y Y A - Y Y Y Y -
David Clayton Y N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G
Kathryn French A A Y Y A X X Y Y
Kelsie Gibson Y Y Y - Y Y Y Y -
Michael Littleboy Y A A - Y A A A -
Ann Mansfield N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G Y -
Jenny Parkinson Y N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G N/G
Julie Scott Y Y Y - Y Y A Y -
Luke Thomas X A X - X X N/G N/G N/G
Natalie Williams Y A Y Y Y Y Y A Y
Y In attendance 
A Absence - apologies
X Absence - no apologies
N/G Not a governor at that time
- Attendance not required