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Governors

Welcome from the Chair of Governors!

 

On behalf of the Governing Board, I would like to wish you a very warm welcome to Field End Infant School.

 

Field End Infant School is a positive and happy learning environment, and we are fortunate to have wonderful, spacious premises. We serve a very diverse community with varying levels of need. Our children are well behaved, courteous and inquisitive. They are enthusiastic in their response to learning and in the pride they take in being part of the school.

 

Our teachers are an effective, well established team. They are professional, friendly, fully committed and determined to provide children with every opportunity to enjoy each day and to achieve their full potential. We are proud of the stability of our staff team and work with them to promote a positive working environment, where they all have the potential to develop.

From your child’s first day in Nursery through to their last day in Year Two, their wellbeing, personal, social and academic development is our priority. Senior leaders and staff carefully monitor children’s progress to ensure they are achieving to their full potential. Our progressive curriculum ensures the children develop a broad and rich experience throughout their time at Field End. Even though our children are just beginning their journey in education, we have high expectations of what they are able to learn and achieve.

 

Our community is very much like an extended family at Field End Infants. We look forward to welcoming not only your child, but the whole family to our school.

 

Mrs. C. Nowell (Chair of Governors)

Information about the Governing Body

 

Field End Infants is a community school.

The name of the governing body is Field End Infant School Governing Body and their role is to oversee school strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders in supporting teachers to provide excellent education to our children.

The governing body shall consist of:

1 or more Parent governors  (all schools)

1 Local Authority (LA) governor (all schools)

1 Staff governor (all schools)

1 Headteacher (all schools)

3 co-opted governors (optional category)

The Governing Body, may also choose to appoint associate members with complementary skill-sets; they will not, however, hold voting rights. 

The total number of governors is 9.

 

Membership of our Governing Body, including governors' responsibilities, is as follows:

Name 

Position 

Link Governor 

Laura Miller 

Clerk 

NA 

Christine Nowell 

Chair of Governors 

Early Years 

English 

Victoria Jarvis 

Headteacher 

NA 

Vacancy

Staff Governor 

Relationships, Health & Sex Education

Amol Gurung 

Co Vice-Chair, Parent Governor 

Website 

Wellbeing 

Scott Spencer 

Co-opted Governor 

Performance  

Kay Kitcatt 

Co-opted Governor 

Safeguarding  

Looked After Children 

Pratik Desai 

Co Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor 

Health & Safety 

Computing & E-safety 

Andrea Williams 

Parent Governor 

SEND  

Maths 

Vani Chenganna 

Local Authority Governor 

Admissions 

Behaviour & Anti-bullying 

 

The term of office for each category of governor is as follows:

Parent governors: 3 years

Local Authority governors: 4 years

Staff governors: 4 years

Headteacher: Ex-officio

Co-opted governors: 3 years

 

For more information about the terms of office of our current governors, please visit Field End Infants' governance page at:

Field End Infant School - GOV.UK (get-information-schools.service.gov.uk)

 

The full governing body meets at least once per term.

There are three committees which also meet at least termly:

Premises, Curriculum, Finance & HR

(Joint premises meetings are also held with the Junior School)

Additionally, the Strategy Committee (consisting of the Chair of Governors, the Committee Chairs and the Headteacher) will meet if and when the need arises to focus on specific priorities. 

Committee membership is as follows:

 

Committee & Requirements 

Members 

Curriculum Committee 

Chair: Victoria Jarvis 

Christine Nowell 

Staff Governor

Kay Kitcatt 

Andrea Williams 

Finance & HR Committee 

 

Chair: Scott Spencer 

Victoria Jarvis

Staff Governor 

Vani Chenganna 

Amol Gurung 

Premises Committee 

3 Governors   

Headteacher  

Site Manager 

Chair: Pratik Desai 

Christine Nowell 

Victoria Jarvis

Alex Richiardi (Site Manager, non-voting) 

Staff Governor

Strategy Group  

(Meets if / when the need arises) 

Chairs of other Committees, Chair and Headteacher 

If you would like to contact our Governing Body, you may do so via the Clerk to Governors, by emailing: lmiller86.312@fieldendinfants.co.uk