The Governing Body is actively involved in the life of the school.
Garfield School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability at the school. The team of governors appoints the Head Teacher and holds the main responsibility for the finance of school.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:
▪ Set the aims and objectives for the school
▪ Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
▪ Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
▪ Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
▪ Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher
The governing body is made up of parent, co-opted and staff governors. Parent governors are voted for by the parents and carers of children attending the school. Governors are appointed for a four-year term. The full governing body meets as a whole group twice a term to approve policies, review the progress and direction of the school and vote on significant decisions. However, governors are in constant contact with the school and each other, as well as attend at least one of the sub-committees once a term.
Garfield’s sub-committees are:
This committee deals with matters relating to personnel, finance and premises.
Curriculum and Standards
This committee is responsible for making sure the school follows the National Curriculum;
WHO ARE THE GARFIELD GOVERNORS?
Michèle Thomas: (Head Teacher)
Chair of Governors: Robert Dickinson (Co-opted Governor)
Vice-Chair: Andrew Blake (Co-opted Governor)
Leila Fatah: (Parent Governor)
Zeeshan Jaweed Akhtar: (Parent Governor)
Kevin Howell: (Parent Governor)
Adriano Marino: (Parent Governor)
Abdul Latif: (Local Authority Governor)
Sally Fox: (Staff Governor)
Alex Boothroyd: (Co-opted Governor)
Jessica Gregson (Co-opted Governor)
Sarah Hudson: (Co-opted Governor)
Geraldine Summers: (Co-opted Governor and Staff Member)
Clerk: Sarah Parker
INFORMATION ON GOVERNORS, ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS, AND REGISTER OF INTERESTS
It is a legal requirement that the following information on Governors is published on the school’s website. Please click on the attached links: