Mayfield-Primary-School

Mayfield Governors

The Governors of our school are a dedicated, committed and enthusiastic group of people that seek to ensure that we are providing the best standards of care, teaching and learning opportunities for all children at Mayfield. 

The Governors of Mayfield have a strong skill-set and work proactively and co-operatively with the Headteacher and staff to improve the outcomes for all children at the school.  A strategic approach is taken for all new appointments to ensure that a balance of key skills, within the Governing Body, is maintained.

 

Our Governors

Name Appointment Beginning of Term*

Additional Responsibility

Declaration of Interest
Emily Bishop Vice Chair - Co-opted 13/9/2018

 

Maths
None
Belinda Ewart Head     None
Guy Barton Parent  20/07/2021

 

 

Sam Mir

Co-opted

 

27/9/2021

 

Sharon Morton Co-opted 26/11/2019

CP & Safeguarding

Governor,

LAC Governor

None
Hannah Widdison Co-opted 29/09/2020 English None
Eleanor Brown Staff 15/9/2015   None
Justin Whitsitt Co-opted 25/11/2018

Finance

 

Works in Ealing Local Authority - Bursarial Officer

On Governing Body of Primary School in Slough

Polly Bradley LA Governor 12/05/2021

SEN 

 

Works in Ealing LA,

Early Years and FIS

Bradley Cotier Parent Governor 07/01/2019

Science

ICT

History

None

Alex Evans Clerk 27/3/2013   School Business Manager at Mayfield Primary
Governors that have resigned within last 6 months
Mick Foote
Penny Jones

 

MEETINGS ATTENDED

 

 The Mayfield Governing Body have run a meeting model where by the Full Governing Body meet 6 times per year rather than a committee based approach since Spring 2020.

Full Governing Body Those attended
 20/3/2017   DS, EB, PJ, JW, SA, SM, MF, GS, BE, EBr, AE
26/06/2017  DS, EB, , JW, SA, SM, MF, GS, BE, EBr, AE
27/11/2017 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, BE, EBr, AE
26/03/2018 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
18/06/2018 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
26/11/2018 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
25/03/2019 EB, PJ, JW, MF, SA, PB, BE, BC, AE
17/06/2019 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
25/11/2019 DS, EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, SA, PB, BE, EBr, AE
Microsoft Teams - Virtual Meetings due to Covid
18/05/2020 EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE
29/06/2020 EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE
28/09/2020 EB, PJ, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE
23/11/2020 PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE,EBr, MF, HW, AE
25/01/2021  EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM, HW, AE
22/03/2021 EB, BC, PB, JW, EB, EBr, BE, HW, SM, AE
17/05/2021 PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM– AE - Clerk
14/06/2021 PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM, HW, AE

The governors’ role

As Governors we have three roles:

  • To be strategic;
  • To act as a critical friend in the development of the school;
  • To be accountable to the whole school community – particularly to pupils and to parents.

Find out more about the role of Governors in school here.

How we work

The Mayfield Governing Body operates a 'circular' model.  This means the full Governing Body all meet at least 6 times per year.  Individual Governors hold responsibility for particular areas such as finance, curriculum area and standards and buildings and safety.

 

Working together

Our school motto is "working together for a brighter future". This is about everyone – parents, staff, governors and the wider school community – working in partnership to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. To achieve this, and to carry out our role as governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you (so we remain responsive) and ensure that you know what issues the governors are discussing (so that we remain accountable).

Keeping in touch

The website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to us.

There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us. As some of our governors are also parents of children at school, so we can often be found around at the beginning and end of the school day. We will also be arranging specific opportunities and times throughout the school year to hear from you and keep in touch. Alternatively, you can always leave us a note at the school office.

Becoming a governor

Mayfield Governing Body undertake a skills audit once a year, or when a Governor leaves their term of office and a vacancy arises, to identify any gaps in our skills base.

It is important that the Governing Body is composed of individuals with a broad range of skills and experience that they can use to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with any of our governors.