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Welcome to the Governors' section.

Governors play a key role in the life of any school.  This importance is underlined in the three strategic functions that they are expected to deliver by the government and Ofsted.  These core functions are to -

* Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.

* Hold the head-teacher to account for the school’s performance, the educational performance of pupils and the performance management of staff.

* Oversee the financial performance of the school, ensuring money is well spent.

It is important that we carry out these functions with a high degree of competence.  Furthermore, we also feel that it is very important that we have evidence that clearly shows what the impacts of our activities are.  At Northfield, we have decided to do this by creating our own Governor Action Plan which records our key activities and how they impact on the three strategic functions shown above. This action plan is reviewed and updated each term and the latest version is published below.

Northfield governors are very active in many areas of the school’s work and curriculum.  We know that our work, which includes providing both and support and constructive criticism, is much valued by the Head-teacher and her staff.  In turn, we feel that we are helping the school improve year on year.  

The role of a governor is wide-ranging and can often be challenging particularly when we have to get to grips with new changes to the law or potentially unpopular instructions from government.  Having said all that, being a governor is also a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.  

If you’re interested in becoming involved please contact me (chair of governors) via school or speak to the head-teacher.

 

Neil Woodcock

New governors 

We welcome new governors and want to help make their experience at Northfield both productive and enjoyable. 

The induction process for new governors comprises an initial meeting with the Head-teacher to familiarise themselves with the school and its day to day running.  A meeting with the Chair of Governors will also be arranged to explain the role of governors and consider their input and impacts on the running of the school. 

New governors will be invited to attend any or all of the governing body committees to see how and what business is conducted.  Governors will be encouraged to join any committee that they are interested in according to their skills, experience and interest. 

A welcome pack will be given to all new governors containing 

  • The School Improvement Plan 

  • The Governor Profile document 

  • The Governor Action Plan 

  • Relevant DfE documents on the role of governors 

  • Membership and contact details for the current governing body 

  • Details of training opportunities 

A buddy system is available where more experienced governors can provide support and act as mentors to new governors.  Arrangements will be made by the Chair in conjunction with the Training Co-ordinator on request. 

The school’s website contains a considerable amount of information about the ethos of the school, how the school is organised, key performance data and details of the curriculum besides links to other important education sites.  New governors will be encouraged to familiarise themselves with the website and useful linked sites. 

 

Neil Woodcock 

Chair of Governors 

July 2016 

2 minutes to help the school

That’s all it takes to give your views about our school.  Please help us prepare for Ofsted by giving them your views in their Parent View on-line survey.   Whilst I hope you’ll feel positive about us, there’s scope to say what you feel ......and that’s what really matters.

Click on the parent view link below and login to complete the form.

Thanks for your help.

Neil Woodcock, Chair of Governors.

MEET THE GOVERNORS

Governor Category.    Local Authority

Appointed by.              Nottinghamshire County Council

Date joined.                 September 2001.

Term of office.             07/09/2017 – 06/09/2021.

Register of interests.  None registered.

Positions held.             Charity Trustee, Jigsaw Support Scheme.

Committees.                 Finance & GP, Strategic, Pay Committee.

Link governor roles. Complaints, Appraisal, Assessment & Standards, Health & Safety, Modern Foreign Languages.

A bit about me..........

 

I am the governor representative nominated by the Local Authority, in this case Nottinghamshire County Council. I am very proud of my association with Northfield Primary and Nursery School and have been a governor here for over thirty years. I have been Chair of Governors since the “new” primary school was created back in 2000/1 and have seen the school expand and improve year on year.  This year, I am joint- chair of governors with Mrs J. Bradley as I intend to stand down from the chair at the end of this school year.

I am passionate about children having the best start to education they can be given and believe that everyone at Northfield, staff and governors, want this too.  I began my governorship as a parent and all my children passed through school, now my two granddaughters are in school and enjoying every minute.  It’s so rewarding to see children enjoying and benefitting from their time at school and I want to help ensure that every child in our school has a similar experience.

I am a member of the school’s Finance & Personnel Committee, Strategic Development Committee and oversee the headteacher’s Performance Management reviews. I am link governor for English and also support the six-monthly Health & Safety inspections. With our Headteacher and Mr C Charnley, I represent the school on the Joint Collaboration Committee which oversees the work of our five school collaboration.

I have no financial interest in the school’s business, claim no expenses and confirm that I am not a governor at any other school.

NW 28/1/2021.

Mrs Kirsten Evans                                                            

Parent Governor

Term of Office 20/03/2020 to 19/03/2024

Committees Finance and General Purpose, Strategic Development

Link Roles Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

I’ve lived and worked in the Mansfield area all of my life and, having attended local schools myself, I think that I have a good understanding of the local environment and local challenges/pressures. I am very passionate about the well-being and education of our next generation and, as a parent governor, I aspire to help Northfield to maintain its high standards and ensure that pupils have the best possible start in school. I have two young children myself, one at Northfield already and one due to start full-time school in the next academic year. I work in Operations Management within the private sector – with a broader background in management, finance and accounts, HR and administration. Joining the Governing Body during a pandemic has been a bit of a learning curve, but I’m pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of a great team and I’m enjoying learning more about the school. I hope that my skills and experience will be an asset to Northfield.

I have no business or financial interest in the school and I’m not a Governor at any other school.

27th January 2021

 

Mrs June Ryan

Parent Governor

Service Ends 20/06/22

Parent Governor since 2010

Moved to Mansfield Woodhouse in 2005 from Birmingham, to bring children up in a less busy, more safer, friendly place of which Woodhouse and Northfield School are.

I have three children who have now moved on to Manor Academy and Manor College. All three have been happy and progressed well at Northfield. Since I became a Governor, I have learnt a lot more of what goes on to ensure every child is encouraged to do their best. I will as a Governor be there to help maintain this and ensure Northfield can be more than just a "Good" school.

I am also a relief Lunchtime Leader for the school as well as being trustee for local charity Little Roots.

Mr Andrew Bradley                                                                                                                                                                                

Co-opted Governor

Service Ends 30/07/22

I have been a governor at Northfield for over 25 years. My 3 children attended Northfield and I now have a grandson at the school. I was born in Mansfield, have always lived in the area and moved to Mansfield Woodhouse in 1984.

I retired in early 2020 after a career as a qualified Management Accountant, initially in the coal industry and then with the NHS in Derby.

I am chair of the school’s Finance & Personnel Committee and a member of the Pay Committee. I also have a governor role in the Head Teacher’s Appraisal process and am a link governor for History.

I have no business or financial interest at the school and I am not a Governor at any other school.

Mrs Margaret Trewick                       

Co-opted Governor

Service Ends 01/11/2021

I was a member of staff at Northfield Primary & Nursery School for 20 years in a job that I loved before taking early retirement in February 2017.  Education has changed greatly since I started in 1996 but the ethos of Northfield has always remained the same.

I became a co-opted governor in November 2017 as I missed my Northfield ‘family’ and wanted to help in whatever way I could.  I am proud and privileged to be part of a team of people who are passionate and committed in ensuring the children at Northfield have the best education possible in a safe and welcoming environment.

I have no financial or business interests at the school and I am not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Jayne Bradley                                                                                      

Co-opted Governor

Service Ends 30/07/22

I have been a governor at Northfield school for the past 28 years. I began as a parent governor as my 3 children attended the school and am currently a co-opted governor and joint-chair alongside Mr Neil Woodcock.

I trained as a nursery nurse and worked at the school as a teaching assistant for a number of years. I then had a change of career and worked in the charity sector with the elderly and vulnerable, before retiring in 2018.

I have always been interested in children and love being around them, and believe that a good and varied education is important to all children.

I am a member of the school’s Finance & Personnel committee, Strategic Development committee and this year have taken part in the Head Teacher’s performance management review. I also have link governor roles for SENCO, Child Protection, Safeguarding/Safer Recruitment, and Behaviour & Attendance.

I have no business or financial interest at the school and I am not a Governor at any other school.

 

                                

Mr David Woodcock                                                            

Parent Governor

Term of Office – 08/10/17 to 08/10/21

Committees Strategic Development & Finance and General Purpose

Link Roles Music

 

I joined the governing body in 2017 as a parent governor, I attended Northfield during my education and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. My daughter is currently a pupil in school and my son attended the school and has since moved onto the Manor Academy. I work as a project manager and believe that I can utilise my skills in order to help the school to continuously improve and raise the standards of education in my local community.

During my time as a governor, I have enjoyed learning about the day-to-day operation of the school; as well as working with the governing body, staff and parents to help the school achieve its goals.

In my spare time, I coach junior rugby union at Mansfield Rugby Club.

I have no business or financial interest in the school and I am not a governor at any other school.

 

 

Mr David Annis

Staff Governor

Service End Date 16/11/21

I started working as caretaker at Northfield Infants School in 1993, I became a governor of the school in 1998.

Northfield is a warm, welcoming, safe environment where children can achieve their best, have fun and make friendships, many of which will last a lifetime. I hope I can do my bit in both my roles to ensure it continues.

I have no business or financial interest at the school.

I am not a Governor at any other school.

 

Ms J.Jenkins

Governor Category.    Head Teacher

Appointed by.              Automatic appointment on taking up role as Head Teacher

Date joined.                 September 2001.

Term of office.             The Head Teacher is a permanent member of the Governing Body 

Register of interests.  None 

Committees.                 Finance & GP & Pay Committee.

 

 

I am delighted to be the Head Teacher of Northfield Primary and Nursery School, a position I have held since 2001. I believe passionately in providing an educational environment where every child feels safe, secure, happy and motivated to learn. I aim to provide a creative and exciting curriculum therefore giving every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their potential. 

I am privileged to lead a forward looking school into a future where, together, we continually strive to provide the support, opportunities and challenge which change and improve children's lives forever. To enable this to happen I strongly believe in the school and community working in partnership for the benefit of all.

Mrs Rachael Saville                                                         

Parent Governor

Service ends 08/10/2021

Mrs Gaynor Moriarty

Co-opted Governor

Service Ends 30/07/22

Mrs Jeni Studholme

Co-opted Governor

Service Ends 30/07/22

Ross Bradley

Parent Governor

Service end date 26/04/2025

Governors Who Have Left in the Past 12 months.

Chris Charnley April 2021

Northfield Primary School – Link Governor Roles – January 2021

Curriculum area

Curriculum lead

Curriculum link governor

English overall

READ

WRITE

PHONICS

Nikki Corrigan

Kirsten Evans

Ross Bradley

Nikki Corrigan

Jeni Studholme

Georgia Towers

Maths overall

Maths KS2 data

Maths KS1 data

Christine Gear

June Ryan

Mike Windibank

Vic Wood

Science

 

Kelly Simmonds

Rachel Saville

Art & design

 

Hannah Hallett

Neil Woodcock

Music

 

Dawn Beaumont

David Woodcock

Computing

 

Mike Windibank

Dave Annis

Design and technology

 

Terrie Theaker

June Ryan

Physical Education (P.E.)

 

Laura Woodcock

Dave Annis

History

 

Hayley Hyatt

Andrew Bradley/Rachel Saville

Geography

 

Sam Rodgers

June Ryan

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Carole Jones

Kirsten Evans

Religious Education (R.E.), SMSC, British Values

Vic Wood

Margaret Trewick

RH(S)E (including anti-bullying)

Amanda Ingram

Margaret Trewick

SENCO

EYFS

Carolyn Burgin

Jayne Bradley

Kirsten Evans

Assessment

 

Julie Jenkins

Neil Woodcock/Jayne Bradley

Outdoor learning

 

Christine Gear

Dave Annis

Pupil Parliament

 

Hayley Pugh

Jayne Bradley

Child Protection, safeguarding/safer recruitment

Julie Jenkins

Jayne Bradley

Behaviour and attendance

Julie Jenkins

Jayne Bradley

Appraisal

Julie Jenkins

Neil Woodcock/Andrew Bradley

Complaints

Julie Jenkins

Rachel Saville

Health and Safety

Dave Annis

Neil Woodcock

GDPR

Julie Jenkins

Rachel Saville

Training co-ordinator

 

D Woodcock

 

Meeting.

 

 

Date

 

 

Full Governing Body Meeting

 

 

Thursday 11th Nov

2021 @ 6.30pm

          

 

 

Strategic Development

 

 

Thurs 25th Nov 

2021 @ 8.30am

 

 

Finance and General Purpose

 

 

Tues 9th Nov

 2021 @ 9.15am

 

 

Governing Body Profile

 

 

 

 2021 @ 6.30pm

 

 

 

Governor Attendance Records For Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Full Governing Body

Meeting Attendance

Nov 2021

Feb 2022

June 2022

Mr N Woodcock

   

Mrs J Bradley

   

Ms J Jenkins

   

Miss J Ryan

   

Mrs M Trewick

   
 Mrs R Saville   

Mr A Bradley

   

Mr D Woodcock

   

Mr R Bradley

   

Mrs G Moriarty

   

Mr D Annis

   

Mrs J studholme

   
 Mrs K Evans   

Governor Attendance Records For Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Full Governing Body

Meeting Attendance

Nov 2020

Feb 2021

June 2021

Mr N Woodcock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs J Bradley

YesYesYes

Ms J Jenkins

YesYesYes
 Mrs K EvansYesYesYes

Miss J Ryan

YesYesYes
 Mrs R SavilleYesYesApologies

Mr A Bradley

YesYesYes

Mr D Woodcock

YesYesYes

Mr C Charnley

YesYesN/A

Mrs G Moriarty

NoYesYes

Mr D Annis

YesYesYes

Mrs J studholme

YesYesYes
Mrs M TrewickYesYesYes
Mr R BradleyN/AN/AYes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance Strategic Development Meetings

 

 

Meeting Attendance

16th July 202026th Nov 2020March 2021July 2021

Mr N Woodcock

YesYesYesYes

Mrs J Bradley

YesYesYesYes

Mrs C Gear

YesYesYesYes

Miss J Ryan

YesYesYesYes
 Mrs R SavilleYesYesNoNo
 Mrs K EvansYesApologiesApologiesNo

Mr D Woodcock

YesYesYesYes

Ms S Smith

  YesYes
Mr R Bradley   Yes

Governor Attendance Finance and Personnel Meetings 

 

 

Meeting Attendance

Nov 4th 2020

Via Teams

March 24th 2021

Via Webex

May 19th 2021

Via Webex

July

2021

Nov

2021

Mr N Woodcock

YesYesYesApologies 

Mrs J Bradley

YesYesYesYes 

Ms J Jenkins

YesYesYesYes 

Miss J Ryan

YesYesYesYes 
 Ms S SmithYesYesYesYes 

Mr A Bradley

YesYesYesYes 

Mr C Charnley

YesYesN/AN/A 

Mr D Annis

YesYesYesYes 
Mrs M TrewickApologiesYesYesYes 
Mrs K EvansYesYesApologiesYes 
Mr D Woodcock  ApologiesNo 
Mr R Bradley   Yes 

Governor Statement for 2020-21 financial year

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