Governors at Sandfield Primary School
The Role of the Governors
The Governing Body at Sandfield Primary School is a very committed and hard working group of volunteers whose primary concern is the education, well-being and happiness of the children and staff. We come from all walks of life and backgrounds and represent the parents, staff, and local community.
The role of the Governors is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school; oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent; contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses; support and strengthen school leadership, holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to account for improving the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
The day-to-day running and management of the school is the role of the educational professionals, namely the Headteacher and their Senior Leadership Team. Through monitoring the different aspects of the school’s work we aim to help the Senior Leadership Team to identify the school’s strengths and weaknesses and then support the school as it seeks to develop strategies for improvement.
The Governing Body of a school is based on a stakeholder model; that is to say it is made up of representatives of those groups who have an interest in how effective the delivery of education and care is in school. This includes parents, staff, and the local community.
The Governors elected to become a Sponsored Academy from 1 September 2014 as part of the Guildford Education Partnership (GEP) Multi Academy Trust. The school-to-school support from the Sponsor Academy (GEP) is leading to sharing of best practice, resources and facilities, with the long- term goal of improving provision and outcomes for the children and retaining staff.
Please click the following link for further information on Governance at the Guildford Education Partnership: Governance at GEP Academies
Documents of Interest:
Statutory Governance Information
The Structure of the Governors at Sandfield
The Governing Body at Sandfield is made up of 12 different members:
8 Community members who are chosen from the local community, 3 members who are elected by the parents of the school, and the Headteacher.
The Chair of Governors is Mrs Melanie Hancox, Contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vice-Chair of Governors is Ms Carissa Ramkisson
Our Clerk to the Governors is, Mrs Alison Faulkner, contact email address: email@example.com
Governors with Specific Responsibilities
Member Responsible for Liaison with the Local Authority in the Event of an Allegation (Child Protection) Against the Headteacher, Ms Melanie Hancox
Children in Care and Looked After Children, Mrs Stephanie Jenkins with Ms Melanie Hancox
Child Protection and Safeguarding, Mrs Stephanie Jenkins with Ms Melanie Hancox
Data, Ms Melanie Hancox
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Ms Evelyn Slavid
Finance, Mrs Catherine Perceval
Fundraising, Mr Aristos Peters
Headteacher's Appraisal Panel, Ms Melanie Hancox Sandfield Representative
Health and Safety, Mr Aristos Peters
Link Governor, Ms Carissa Ramkisson
PTA Governor, Mrs Jennie Mason
Pupil Premium, Mrs Paula van der Meulen and Mrs Katherine Hammersley
SCITT and NQT Teachers, Ms Evelyn Slavid
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Mrs Paula van der Meulen and Mrs Katherine Hammersley
Staff Training and Development, Ms Carissa Ramkisson