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)
4 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:
Chair of Governors
Relationships, Health & Sex Education
Co Vice-Chair, Parent Governor
Looked After Children
Co Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor
Health & Safety
Computing & E-safety
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
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:
The full governing body meets at least once per term.
There are three committees which also meet 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
Chair: Victoria Jarvis
Finance & HR Committee
Chair: Scott Spencer
Chair: Pratik Desai
Alex Richiardi (Site Manager, non-voting)
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org