The Governors of our school are a dedicated, committed and enthusiastic group of people that seek to ensure that we are providing the best standards of care, teaching and learning opportunities for all children at Mayfield.
The Governors of Mayfield have a strong skill-set and work proactively and co-operatively with the Headteacher and staff to improve the outcomes for all children at the school. A strategic approach is taken for all new appointments to ensure that a balance of key skills, within the Governing Body, is maintained.
The Role of the Governor
Governors have a strategic overview of the whole school that encompasses finance, the curriculum, building and site, and health and safety.
Governors perform a crucial role in ensuring that the school is financially buoyant, that public money is being spent to advantage all children and that the school adheres to local and national requirements.
In terms of their curriculum role, Governors review school data and ask questions about outcomes and value for money. They ensure that the school provides a broad and balanced curriculum and that there are enrichment opportunities for children. They work with senior leaders to monitor standards across the curriculum and conduct visits with subject leaders.
Governors ensure that health and safety standards are fully met through the checking of reports, visits to the site and discussion with staff. Governors have an overview of safeguarding and conduct an annual audit as well as spot checks to ensure procedures are robust.
|Name||Appointment||Appointing Body||Beginning of Term*||
Area of focus on Governing Body
Declaration of Interest
* Governors confirm their declarations at every meeting and complete a declaration once per year
|Emily Bishop||Chair - Co-opted||Governing Body||26/09/2022||
|Sharon Morton||Vice Chair - Co-opted||Governing Body||01/01/2021||
CP & Safeguarding
|Lily Tomantseva||Associate Governor||Governing Body||21/03/2022||Health and Safety||None|
|Cassy Becker-Smith||Co-opted||Governing Body||26/09/2022||
|Polly Bradley||LA Governor||Local Authority||12/05/2021||
Works in Ealing LA,
Early Years and FIS
Governors at a High School
|Lizzie Middleton||Parent Governor||Parents||20/10/2022||
Well-being and mental health
|James Rotimi||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||13/03/2023||
Diversity and Equality
|Alex Evans||Clerk||27/3/2013||School Business Manager at Mayfield Primary|
|Governors that have resigned within last 6 months|
Contacting GovernorsOur Governors can be contacted by the Clerk to Governors - Alex Evans email@example.com
Please find our Complaints Procedure on our Policy Page
Please find our Whistleblowing Policy on our Policy Page
The Mayfield Governing Body have run a meeting model where by the Full Governing Body meet 6 times per year rather than a committee based approach since Spring 2020. Individual Governors with relevant skills take on specific areas to monitor and report back the Full Governing Body - you can see which Governors monitor which areas on the table above.
A separate Pay and Appraisal Committee meets once per year.
|Microsoft Teams - Virtual Meetings due to Covid|
|18/05/2020||EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|29/06/2020||EB, PJ, JW, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|28/09/2020||EB, PJ, MF, SM, BC, PB, BE, EBr, AE|
|23/11/2020||PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE,EBr, MF, HW, AE|
|25/01/2021||EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM, HW, AE|
|22/03/2021||EB, BC, PB, JW, EB, EBr, BE, HW, SM, AE|
|17/05/2021||PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM– AE - Clerk|
|14/06/2021||PJ, EB, BC, PB, JW, BE, EBr, SM, HW, AE|
|27/09/2021||EB/SMo/BC/EBr/BE/SMi/GB - Clerk AE|
|In person meetings|
EB, SM, BC, PB, SM, GB, BE, EBr. AE (Clerk)
JR & CBS as observers
|21/03/2022||EBi (Chair), SMo (Vice Chair), PB, BC, CBS, EBr, BE, AE (Clerk),|
|05/09/2022||EBi (Chair), SM (Vice Chair), PB, BC, CBS, JR, HW, GB, BE, LT AE (Clerk)|
|20/06/2022||EB, SMo, HW, SMi, BC, GB, CBS, JR, BE, AE (Clerk)|
|26/09/2022||EB, PB,SMI, HW, GBA, BE, CBS, JR, LT AE (Clerk)|
|21/11/2022||EB, JR, LT, LM, BE , AE (Clerk)|
|23/01/2023||EB, EBr, BE, CBS, GBa, Smi, LM, AE (Clerk)|
|13/03/2023||EB, BE, EBr, Smi, Gba, LM, AE (Clerk)|
|15/05/2023||BE, EB, EBR, PB, SMi, GBa, JR, LM, LT, AE (Clerk)|
|19/06/2023||EB, BE, EBr, CBS, SMo, SMi, GB, LT, PB, LM, AE (Clerk)|
The governors’ role
As Governors we have three roles:
- To be strategic;
- To act as a critical friend in the development of the school;
- To be accountable to the whole school community – particularly to pupils and to parents.
Find out more about the role of Governors in school here.
How we work
The Mayfield Governing Body operates a 'circular' model. This means the full Governing Body all meet at least 6 times per year. Individual Governors hold responsibility for particular areas such as finance, curriculum area and standards and buildings and safety.
Our school motto is "working together for a brighter future". This is about everyone – parents, staff, governors and the wider school community – working in partnership to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. To achieve this, and to carry out our role as governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you (so we remain responsive) and ensure that you know what issues the governors are discussing (so that we remain accountable).
Keeping in touch
The website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to us.
There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us. As some of our governors are also parents of children at school, so we can often be found around at the beginning and end of the school day. We will also be arranging specific opportunities and times throughout the school year to hear from you and keep in touch. Alternatively, you can always leave us a note at the school office.
If you'd like to contact the Chair of Governors you can do this via the Clerk to Governors firstname.lastname@example.org
Becoming a governor
Mayfield Governing Body undertake a skills audit once a year, or when a Governor leaves their term of office and a vacancy arises, to identify any gaps in our skills base.
It is important that the Governing Body is composed of individuals with a broad range of skills and experience that they can use to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.
The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with any of our governors.