Town Field Primary School

'Learning How To Fly Together'

Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN1 2JS

admin@townfield.doncaster.sch.uk

01302 368192

Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN1 2JS

admin@townfield.doncaster.sch.uk

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.

 

Pen Portraits ........Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

  Governor Training - Sept 18 - June 19 Training

Date Job Title
Education: Future Directions in Doncaster (School Leaders, All Governors) (ESE-1018-T006) 18/10/2018 Vice Chair of Governors - Gill Johnson
Safeguarding 3 year refresher (1) 13/09/2018 Chair of Governors - Jeremy Johnson
The Launch of the New Doncaster SACRE Agreed Syllabus (ESE-1118-T001) 07/11/2018 Team Leader - Debbie Richardson
Education: Future Directions in Doncaster  (ESE-0319-T003) 07/03/2019 Governor - Gill Johnson

                                                                    Governor Attendance

 
Forename Surname Governors category
Meetings Attended Not Attended Apologies not accepted Start Date End Date Position
Kathryn Bateson Co-opted 3 2 0 0 06-Dec-17 05-Dec-21
Matt Brandham Co-opted 3 2 0 0 15-Nov-17 14-Nov-21
Sian Derry Parent 2 1 0 0 26-Oct-18 25-Oct-22
Victoria Harper-Ward Parent 3 2 0 0 29-Jan-18 28-Jan-22
Steve Holland Parent 1 1 0 0 15-Nov-17 05-Dec-18 Resigned
Helena Honeybone Headteacher 3 2 0 0 01-Sep-16 31-Aug-26 Headteacher
Gill Johnson Co-opted 3 2 0 0 01-Apr-15 31-Mar-23 Vice Chair
Jeremy Johnson Local Authority 3 2 0 0 01-Sep-18 31-Aug-22 Chair
Mehvish Mahmood Parent 3 2 0 0 15-Nov-17 14-Nov-21
MIchelle Martin Parent 2 1 0 0 26-Oct-18 25-Oct-22
Gary Price Clerk 3 2 0 0 01-Sep-18 Clerk
Debbie Richardson Staff 3 2 0 0 01-Dec-17 30-Nov-21
Richard Rimmington Co-opted 3 1 1 0 01-Apr-15 31-Mar-23
Sharon Taylor Co-opted 3 2 0 0 09-Nov-16 08-Nov-20
Emma Thompson Co-opted 3 2 0 0 01-Apr-15 31-Mar-23

 

GOVERNOR CATEGORIES

CATEGORY

NUMBER

CURRENT

VACANCIES

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

1

0

1

CO-OPTED

6

6

0

HEADTEACHER

1

1

0

LOCAL AUTHORITY

1

1

0

PARENT

5

4

1

STAFF

1

1

0

TOTAL

15

13

2

                                                             UPCOMING DATES:

Resources Sub Committee Weds 19 June 5pm
Teaching & Learning Sub Committee Tue 25 June 5pm
NGA Workshop Mon 1 July** to be confirmed
KS2 SATs results arrive in school Tue 9 July
Full governing body meeting Wed 10 July 5pm
Chair development programme Wed 26 June

10.7.19 Full governing body meeting - governor attendance

30.1.19 Full governing body meeting - governor attendance

Mrs M Mahmood, Ms V Harper-Ward, 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

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 2018/19:

Sub committees - 19 June 2019 (Resources) & 25 June 2019 (T&L) AttendingMr J Johnson, Ms G Johnson, Mrs H Honeybone, Mr R Rimmington, Mrs K Bateson, Ms E Thompson

Sub committees - 6 March 2019 (Resources & T&L) Attending: Mr J Johnson, Ms G Johnson, Mrs H Honeybone, Mr R Rimmington, Mrs S Taylor, Mrs K Bateson, Ms E Thompson

Sub committees - 17 October 2018 (Resources & T&L) Attending: Mr J Johnson, Ms G Johnson, Mrs H Honeybone, Mr R Rimmington, Mrs S Taylor, Mrs K Bateson, Ms E Thompson

Dates of meetings 2017/18:

Sub committees - 12th & 13th October 2017 (Resources & Teaching & Learning) Attending: Mr 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

15.7.18

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

07.02.18

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

04.07.18

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.

 

Name Role Committees

Jeremy Johnson

Chair of Governors

Quality of Teaching & Learning

Resources

Staff Disciplinary

Disadvantaged pupils, EAL, Single Central Record,

Headteacher Performance Management

Gill Johnson

Vice Chair of Governors

Quality of Teaching & Learning

Resources

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

Debbie Richardson

Staff Governor

Religious Education

Richard Rimmington

Co-opted Governor

Resources Committee

Kate Bateson

Co-opted Governor

SATs Procedural Tests, Phonics

 

 

 

 

 

 Michelle Martin 

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 Sian Derry

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GDPR:

We had a presentation from our Data Protection Officer last year and below is the presentation he shared with our school parents:

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 21 Questions for MATs NGA.pdfDownload
 3 Core Functions NGA.pdfDownload
 A Framework for Governance NGA.pdfDownload
 Example Board Action Plan NGA.pdfDownload
 Ofsted Criteria for Inspecting Govs NGA.pdfDownload
 What Governing Bodies Should Expect NGA.pdfDownload
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 Committee Structure January 2019 .pdfDownload
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 Governor information powerpoint 2018 (1).pptxDownload
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 codeofconductforgovernors2017.pdfDownload
 GDPR Presentation for Governors 2018.pptDownload
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 Governing Body Calendar 2018.docxDownload
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 governance-structure.docxDownload
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 Town Field Primary Instrument of Governance 2018.docDownload
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