Town Field Primary School

'Learning how to fly together'

Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN1 2JS

01302 368192

Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN1 2JS

01302 368192

Governing Body

    What do School Governors do?

School Governors work closely with the Headteacher and school staff. Together they are responsible for:

  • academic performance
  • financial management
  • recruitment of teachers and support staff
  • dealing with complaints
  • the ‘image’ of the school within the local community
  • asking questions, gathering views and deciding what is in the school’s best interests

In addition:

  • the work is voluntary, takes enthusiasm and some of your spare time
  • you will learn new skills and know that you are making a real contribution to our local community
  • you don’t have to know everything from the start – be prepared to build up your knowledge over a period of time

Who are the School Governors?

All schools have a Governing Body. The size of the Governing Body will vary from one school to another. 

There are several different categories of Governor: 

  • Parent Governors - elected by parents at the school 
  • Staff Governors - elected by teaching and non-teaching colleagues at the school 
  • Local Authority Governors - appointed by the Local Authority 
  • Foundation Governors - appointed by the relevant Diocese (In Church schools only) 
  • Co-opted Governors - appointed by existing members of the Governing Body for their particular skills and knowledge 
  • The Governing Body would wish to hear from parent/carers about any matters of a general nature to enable them to be more effective in their role. Any governors can be contacted through the school office.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Doncaster Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects Governors to share this commitment. An appointment to a school's Governing Body is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which must be undertaken within 21 days of your appointment.

Please see the list below of elected governors at Town Field Primary.

All members of the Local Governing Body of Town Field Primary School are appointed for 4 years, unless otherwise stated.

14.11.18  Full governing body meeting - governor attendance

Mrs M Mahmood, Ms V Harper-Ward, Mr S Holland, Mrs H Honeybone, Mrs D Richardson, Mrs S Taylor, Ms G Johnson, Mrs K Bateson, Mr M Brandham, Ms E Thompson, Ms S Derry, Mrs M Martin, Mr J Johnson

Apologies: Mr R Rimmington

Dates of meetings 2017/18:

Sub committees - 12th & 13th October 2017 (Resources & Teaching & Learning) AttendingMr J Johnson, Ms G Johnson, Mrs H Honeybone, Mr R Rimmington, Mr G Lockwood, Mrs S Taylor, Mrs J Callender, Mrs K Bateson, Ms E Thompson

Sub committees - 11th & 12 April 2018 (Resources & Teaching & Learning) Attending: Mr J Johnson, Ms G Johnson, Mrs H Honeybone, Mrs S Taylor, Mrs K Bateson, Ms E Thompson, Mrs M Mahmood, Mrs D Richardson

Full governing body meetings - Dates & governor attendance


PRESENT: J Johnson (Chair), H Honeybone (Headteacher), K Bateson, J Callender, G Johnson, R Rimmington, S Taylor and E Thompson

IN ATTENDANCE: S Holland and M Mahmood (Observers potential Parent Governors)

M Brandham, Acting Deputy Headteacher


PRESENT: J Johnson (JJ) (Chair), H Honeybone (HH) (Headteacher), G Johnson (GJ), M Mahmood (MM), D Richardson (DR), R Rimmington (RR) and E Thompson (ET)

Apologies for absence from the meeting be received and accepted: K Bateson, M Brandham, V Harper-Ward and S Holland


PRESENT: J Johnson (Chair), H Honeybone (Headteacher), M Brandham, J Harper-Ward, G Johnson, M Mahmood, D Richardson, R Rimmington, S Taylor and E Thompson.

Apologies for absence from the meeting be formally accepted: K Bateson and S Holland.

Next Full Governing Body Meeting:

Thursday 22 November 6pm - parent meeting post Ofsted - governors welcome

Wednesday 5 December at 5pm - post Ofsted meeting

Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 4.45pm

Name Role Committees

Jeremy Johnson

Chair of Governors

Quality of Teaching & Learning


Staff Disciplinary

Disadvantaged pupils, EAL, Single Central Record,

Headteacher Performance Management


Gill Johnson

Vice Chair of Governors

Quality of Teaching & Learning


Staff Disciplinary Appeals

Headteacher Performance Management


Mat Brandham

Co-opted governor, Deputy Head Pupil Premium/Behaviour

Sharon Taylor

Co-opted Governor Health & Safety, Looked After Children

Vicki Harper-Ward

Parent Governor Safeguarding, Science

Mehvish Mahmood

Parent Governor Quality of Teaching & Learning

Stephen Holland

Parent Governor Sports premium

Debbie Richardson

Staff Governor Religious Education

Richard Rimmington

Co-opted Governor Resources Committee

Kate Bateson

Co-opted Governor SATs Procedural Tests, Phonics

Emma Thompson


Michelle Martin

Sian Derry

Co-opted Governor/School Business Manager






Parent Governor






Parent Governor

Assessment Systems, Health & Safety, Single Central Record













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