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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 Parent 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

 

GovernorHub - Millfield Governor Access Only

 

Click on the icon above to access the GovernorHub System.

 

Dates for Governor Meetings

 

Academic Year 2019/2020

2019

 

 

Apologies for Non Attendance

Tuesday 1st October

Full Governors

 

6:00pm

Andrew Huggins

Tuesday 12th November           

School Improvement Committee        

5:30pm                       

None

 

Tuesday 12th November           

Resources Committee                           

7:10pm                       

Saylesh Nakum

 

Tuesday 3rd December             

Full Governors                  

6:00pm                       

Peter Godbert, Kim Grogan

2020

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 4th February               

School Improvement Committee       

5:30pm                       

Victoria Tetley   

 

Tuesday 4th February                

Resources Committee                           

7:10pm                       

None

 

Tuesday 10th March                   

Full Governors                                     

6:00pm                       

Alan Gardiner, Paul Hadley

Tuesday 5th May                       

School Improvement Committee        

5:30pm                      

 

 

Tuesday 5th May                        

Resources Committee             

7:10pm                      

 

Thursday 19th May                   

Full Governors                                         

6:00pm                     

 

Wednesday 23rd June               

Full Governors           

4:30pm                      

 

Academic Year 2018/2019

 

2018

 

 

Apologies for Non Attendance

Tuesday 2nd October

Full Governors

6:00pm

Saylesh Nakum

 

Tuesday 6th November           

School Improvement Committee        

5:30pm                       

None

 

Tuesday 6th November    

Resources Committee                           

7:10pm                       

Fiona Judd

 

Tuesday 27th November

Full Governors       

6:00pm                       

None

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 5th February               

School Improvement Committee       

5:30pm                       

None

 

Tuesday 5th February                

Resources Committee              

7:10pm                       

None

 

Tuesday 12th March                   

Full Governors            

6:00pm                       

Natalie Pamment

 

Tuesday 7th May                       

School Improvement Committee        

5:30pm                      

Andrew Huggins

Tuesday 7th May                       

Resources Committee   

 7:10pm                      

 

None

 

Thursday 23rd May

Full Governors       

6:00pm                     

 

Alan Gardiner, Victoria Tetley

Wednesday 26th June

Full Governors          

4:30pm                      

 

None

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