Mrs Alison Faulkner- Clerk to 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.
Documents of Interest:
Statutory Governance Information
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.
Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Melanie Hancox and can be contacted on the email below.
We currently have a vacancy for a Community Governor.
We also have 3 main committees:
There are several other smaller committees who meet to do specific jobs at various times in the year and working parties are also formed to carry out specific tasks as needed.
Contact Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Claire Worsley
Child Protection and Safeguarding, Mrs Claire Worsley
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Mrs Katherine Hammersley
Audit Committee Function, within the GEP
Data, Dr Catherine Frost
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Ms Evelyn Slavid
Finance, Mrs Kate Perceval
Health and Safety, Mr Martin Watts
Link Governor, Mr Martin Watts
Mathematics, Dr Catherine Frost
PTA Governor, Mrs Jennie Mason
Pupil Premium, Ms Melanie Hancox
SCITTs and NQTs, Ms Evelyn Slavid