Governors

The role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is accountable to all stakeholders in the school. The key players are the pupils, the staff, the parents and the local community. There are others to whom the Governing Body is accountable. These include the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE). The governing body is responsible for spending public money and for providing education for the pupils. It must report to those involved on the plans, the progress of the school and any other matters that are important.  Some of the Governing Body's tasks are:
  • Set the vision, values and objectives for the school.
  • Meet statutory duties.
  • Consider, agree and monitor School's annual budget.
  • Develop procedures for the recruitment and selection of all school staff.
  • Determine the pay policy for the School.
  • Directly manage the Headteacher's performance.
  • Ensure the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the national curriculum, which takes account of individual needs, and report on achievement and attainment to all stakeholders.
  • Engage with all stakeholders.
  • Celebrate success.

In addition to Full Governing Body meetings, there are two committees that meet termly and their remit is as follows:

  • Resources Committee - Finance, Personnel and Premises.
  • School Improvement Committee - Curriculum, Assessment and Achievement.

Governing Body Constitution

School governors represent the largest volunteer force in the country with appoximately 1% of the adult population serving in this capacity at any one time.  The governing body of Millfield has 14 governors - 5 parent, 1 Local Authority, 1 Headteacher, 1 staff and 6 Co-opted who are appointed as follows:

  • Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school.
  • Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body.
  • The headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office.
  • Staff governors are elected by the school staff.
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body.

We currently have a vacancy for a Co-opted governor.  Please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, via the School Office, should you require further information.

 

The Governing Body of Millfield First & Nursery School has determined that a governor's term of office is four years. 

 

Become involved as a Parent Governor

Parent governors are elected by their fellow parents and are vital to a governing body because they ensure that the other governors are kept in touch with the concerns and issues of most importance to our parents.  Please contact the Clerk for further information.

Please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, via the School Office, should you require further information.

You may contact our governors direct by emailing them at governors@millfield.herts.sch.uk

 

Governor Mark Award

On Friday 6th June 2014 Oliver Heald visited our Celebration Assembly.  He presented our Governors with the Governor Mark Award.  This award was a recognition of the high standard of leadership given by our governors.  Our Governors were delighted to have achieved the Governor Mark accreditation for a second time, having first been awarded it in March 2011. 

Governor Open Morning 2016

On Friday 4th March 2016 our governors spent the morning in school.  They started the morning with a demonstration of the Early Years Online Learning Journals and then visited many of the classrooms and had the opportunity to talk with the children.

 

Dates for Governor Meetings

 

Academic Year 2017/18

2017                                                                                                                                                    Apologies for Non Attendance

Wednesday 27th September     Full Governors                                       6:00pm                       Alison Barr

 

Tuesday 7th November             School Improvement Committee        6:30pm                    

                                                       Resources Committee                           8:10pm                       

Tuesday 28th November           Full Governors                                        6:00pm                        

 

2018

Tuesday 6th February                School Improvement Committee        6:30pm                        

Tuesday 6th February                Resources Committee                           6:10pm                                          

 

Tuesday 6th March                     Full Governors                                        6:00pm                        

 

Tuesday 1st May                        School Improvement Committee         6:30pm                       

Tuesday 1st May                        Resources Committee                            8:10pm                        

 

Tuesday 15th May                     Full Governors                                          6:00pm                      

 

Wednesday 11th July                Full Governors                                          4:30pm 

 

Academic Year 2016/17

2016                                                                                                                                                     Apologies for Non Attendance

Wednesday 28th September     Full Governors                                       6:00pm                       Louisa Reed

 

Wednesday 2nd November      Resources Committee                           5:00pm                       Rick Duncan and Chris Meadows

                                                       School Improvement Committee        6:40pm                       None

Wednesday 30th November      Full Governors                                       6:00pm                        Rick Duncan 

 

2017

Wednesday 1st February          School Improvement Committee        5:30pm                        None

Wednesday 1st February          Resources Committee                           7:10pm                        Karen Wagstaff                    

 

Tuesday 7th March                    Full Governors                                        6:00pm                        Rebecca Godfrey

 

Wednesday 3rd May                  School Improvement Committee       5:30pm                        Karen Wagstaff and Teresa Bonner

Wednesday 3rd May                  Resources Committee                          7:10pm                        Karen Wagstaff

 

Wednesday 17th May                Full Governors                                       6:00pm                       Louisa Reed

 

Wednesday 5th July                   Full Governors                                        4:30pm                       Paul Hadley