Governors

Welcome to the Governors section of the Sunnyfields School website. Here we hope that you will find the answers to your governance questions, but if you have any further questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Tracy Simmons, Chair of Governors, through the school office.

Governors at Sunnyfields come from many different backgrounds and have a range of skills and expertise. They challenge and support to ensure that every child gets an outstanding education.

There are staff, parent, co-opted and local authority Governors and you can find out who they are here.

The Governing Board has three core functions:

  • Making sure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction; 

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and its pupils; and 

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 


To make sure the Governors achieve these aims they work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff, supporting activities and achievement and helping the school respond to the needs of pupils, parents and the community. Governors do not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school. 


The Chair of Governors has a close working relationship with the Headteacher and they meet regularly. 


The Governing Board has two Committees that meet once a term and these committees report to the Full Governing Board once a term. 


The Committees are as follows and the committee membership can be found here:

  • Resources Committee 

  • Standards & Pupil Welfare Committee 


The Resources Committee discusses matters such as the school budget, premises and staffing and Health & Safety. Its Terms of Reference, which are reviewed annually, can be found here.


The Standards & Pupil Welfare Committee covers matters such as raising standards, pupil outcomes and the well being and safeguarding of pupils. Its Terms of Reference, reviewed annually, can be found here.


In addition to the Committee meetings, all Governors also meet once a term at the Full Governing Board meeting. A list of the Governing Board meeting dates for this academic year can be found here. 


Governors receive regular training and will often visit the school as part of their role.

All Governors are required to read and sign the Governors Code of Conduct and the Governor Visits Guidelines which you can read here.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted through the school office. 

Sunnyfields Primary School - Governing Body Membership 2017/18

 

Role/Responsibility

Committee/s

Start Date

End Date

Headteacher Governor

Lisa Meyer

Headteacher

All

01/11/15

 

Local Authority (LA) Governor – Nominated by the LA

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Co-Opted Governors – Elected by the Governing Body

Tracy Simmons

Chair of Governors; Maths Link; Educational Visits; Link Governor for Training;

Resources & Premises

Standards & Pupil Welfare

17/06/15

17/06/19

Georgia Cocks

Vice Chair of Governors; Sports/PE Link; Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel; Equality Link

Resources & Premises

Standards & Pupil Welfare

17/06/15

17/06/19

Helen Farmery

SEN Link

Standards & Pupil Welfare

17/06/15

Resigned 29/03/17

Hilary Fine

Chair of Standards & Pupil Welfare Committee; Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel

Standards & Pupil Welfare

17/06/15

17/06/19

Michael Lifford

Health & Safety Link; Chair of Resources Committee; Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel

Resources & Premises

07/12/16

07/12/20

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Parent Governors – Elected by the Parent Body

Aga Gasior

Safeguarding Governor; Literacy Link

Standards & Pupil Welfare

19/06/14

18/06/18

Fevzije Mulaku

 

Resources & Premises

25/01/13

24/01/17

Mahdi Aiash

ICT Link

Resources & Premises

15/07/16

14/07/20

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Staff Governor – Elected by Staff

Noeleene Coutinho

 

Resources

23/03/17

22/03/21

Ann Richards

 

Standards & Pupil Welfare

21/01/13

24/01/17

Becoming a School Governor

If you are interested in becoming a school governor the office can put you in contact with our Chair of Governors, Tracy Simmons, for an initial informal meeting.

This link provides a wide range of information about the role and expectations of school governors.