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.
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 two Parent governors. One of these positions is available with an immediate start and one will be available from September 2019. Click to open a letter sent home on 3rd June 2019 with full details regarding a Parent governor election and click to open a Parent governor nomination form. The deadline to return the nomination to the School Office is Monday 17th June, 2019, at 10:00am. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
GovernorHub - Millfield Governor Access Only
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Dates for Governor Meetings
Academic Year 2018/19
2018 Apologies for Non Attendance
Tuesday 2nd October Full Governors 6:00pm Saylesh Nakum
Tuesday 6th November School Improvement Committee 5:30pm None
Resources Committee 7:10pm Fiona Judd
Tuesday 27th November Full Governors 6:00pm None
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
Tuesday 7th May Resources Committee 7:10pm
Thursday 23rd May Full Governors 6:00pm
Wednesday 26th June Full Governors 4:30pm
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 Karen Wagstaff
Resources Committee 8:10pm None
Tuesday 28th November Full Governors 6:00pm Louisa Reed and Olivia Walker
Tuesday 6th February School Improvement Committee 6:30pm None
Tuesday 6th February Resources Committee 8:10pm Alison Barr
Tuesday 6th March Full Governors 6:00pm Rick Duncan and Teresa Bonner
Tuesday 1st May School Improvement Committee 6:30pm None
Tuesday 1st May Resources Committee 8:10pm Rick Duncan
Tuesday 15th May Full Governors 6:00pm None
Wednesday 11th July Full Governors 4:30pm Alex Tomkins and Saylesh Nakum
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
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