"Governors hold the school to account and strive for excellence. Since the previous inspection, they have relentlessly pursued their aims of achieving an outstanding education for all" - Ofsted, June 2014
Schools are run by a Governing Body working with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team. The Governing Body is made up of parent, staff, local authority and co-opted representatives. In addition to full Governing Body meetings, governors also meet as part of the following committees: Premises/Finance/Pay & Personnel/Ofsted.
School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They support the Headteacher in leading the school and act as a 'critical friend'. They also have a strategic role in setting aims and objectives, agreeing targets, budgets, policies and priorities and monitoring effectiveness. The Governing Body also evaluates the school's performance through results and data, outside agency reports and the School Improvement Plan.
Governors attend school events and are always willing to talk to parents/carers. In addition, the Governing Body formally seek the views of parents/carers and this feedback is discussed with the Senior Leadership Team and, where applicable, incorporated into the School Improvement Plan.
The Governing Body reviews its own performance on an annual basis and has its own plan for improvement as part of the School Improvement Plan.
Governors monitor Safeguarding/Child Protection and the Single Central Record on a regular basis and also visit the school frequently, talking to pupils and staff.
The Governing Body for Aston Fields Middle School
Register of Business Interests
|Name||Address||Category||Term of Office||Relationship with school staff||Relevant business interests to being a Governor of this school||Other establishments they govern|
|Mrs Jean Richardson||C/O AFMS||Chair of Governors Chair of Pay & Personnel Committee Co-opted Governor||2014 to 2018||None||None||None|
|Mr Gareth Wigley||C/O AFMS||Vice-Chair of Governors Chair of Finance Committee Co-opted Governor||2014 to 2018||None||None||None|
|Mr Gerry Marsden||C/O AFMS||
Chair of Premises Committee LA Governor
|2016 to 2020||None||None||None|
|Mrs Carolyn Ellis||C/O AFMS||Parent Governor||2014 to 2018||None||None||None|
|Mr Chris Eno||C/O AFMS||Staff Governor||2014 to 2018||None||None||None|
|Mrs Justine Pearson||C/O AFMS||Co-opted Governor||2016 to 2020||None||None||None|
|Mr Peter Thompson||C/O AFMS||Parent Governor||2014 to 2018||Spouse is an employee of WCC||None||None|
|Mrs Nuala Gillespie||C/O AFMS||Co-opted Governor||2015 to 2019||None||None||None|
|Mr S P Cox||C/O AFMS||Head Teacher||Ongoing||None||None||None|
Attendance during last academic year 2016/17: all governors had full attendance with the exception of Mrs Carolyn Ellis (sent apologies for two meetings), and Mr Peter Thompson (sent apologies for one meeting).
The following governor has served during the last 12 months and has now stepped down: None.
Updated regularly by the Clerk to the Governing Body