Governors Information

Highfields has a Governing Board (sometimes referred to as ‘Governing Body’) which runs along the same lines as other state-maintained schools / educational provisions.  All members of the Governing Board are unpaid volunteers. Appointments to the Governing Board take place as follows:

  • LA governor – nominated by LA panel / appointment approved by GB
  • Parents – voluntarily offer to serve / elected by parent body (where one exists) / appointment approved by GB
  • Staff – elected by staff body / appointment approved by GB
  • Co- opted governors – appointed by approval of the GB

The Governing Board, as of Dec 2018, is constituted as follows: Highfields-Members-List-March-2020

Serving governors at Highfields can access GovernorHub to view documentation, receive updates and stay connected with the national picture. Headteacher’s Reports to Governors are available as limited access documents here – passwords will be provided on application to and approval by the Chair of Governors and Headteacher:

All governors follow the Highfields Governors Development Guide: Highfields Governors Induction Development Guide – Jan 2019

The Governing Board Calendar for 2019/2020 can be accessed here: Highfields Governor Calendar – 2020 – 2021. The Governing Board Attendance Record for 2018/2019 is available here: Highfields Governor Attendance – updated 1st Oct 2019

Declarations of Interest information can be accessed here: Governing Body Interests Declaration 18-19

The Governing Board for Highfields is currently organised as follows:

Governor Roles & Committees

Pay

    Roles Term Starts Term Ends
Mrs J. Quinn Co-Opted Governor Chair, Development Governor, Careers Link  06 Oct 2019 05 Oct 2023
Mrs J. Dee Co-Opted Governor Safeguarding Governor 14 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2022
Mr M. Rodgers Co-Opted Governor Third Governor 13 Feb 2020 12 Feb 2024

Pay Appeals

    Roles Term Starts Term Ends
Ms B. O’Brien Co-Opted Governor Vice Chair, SEN, Pupil Premium 22 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2024
Ms A. McBride Co-Opted Governor Emotional Wellbeing and Community Cohesion 14 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2022

Resources

    Roles Term Starts Term Ends
Mr M. Rodgers Co-Opted Governor Third Governor 13 Feb 2020 2 Feb 2024
Mrs J. Quinn Co-Opted Governor Chair, Development Governor, Careers Link  06 Oct 2019 05 Oct 2023
Mr J. Carter Staff Governor Health and Safety Governor 06 Oct 2015 05 Oct 2019
Ms B. O’Brien Co-Opted Governor Vice Chair, SEN, Pupil Premium 22 Feb 2016 21 Feb 2020

Teaching and Learning

    Roles Term Starts Term Ends
Ms B. O’Brien Co-Opted Governor Vice Chair, SEN, Pupil Premium 22 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2024
Mrs J. Dee Co-Opted Governor Safeguarding Governor 14 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2022
Ms A. McBride Co-Opted Governor Emotional Wellbeing and Community Cohesion 14 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2022
Mrs V. Lewis Co-Opted Governor Teaching & Learning 14 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2022
Mrs J. Quinn Co-Opted Governor Chair, Development Governor, Careers Link  06 Oct 2019 05 Oct 2023