The composition of the Board of Governors is set out below.
Following the reconstitution of the Board in July 2019, we have 13 Governors. This allows us to bring together a strong and focused Board, with the necessary skills, experience and passion for Springfield to support the school in its expansion to the 3-form entry across all year groups.
Declaration of Interest
|Appointed by||Term of Office Start Date|
Term of office end date
Mrs Alison Chard
None declared - 18/09/2023
Ms Marzita Abdul-Rahman
None declared - 8/11/2022
Mrs Clare Bruce
None declared - 17/09/2022
|Mr Gareth Holly (Chair of Governors)||Employee of KPMG LLP - 18/09/2023||Parent||Parents||26.11.21||26.11.2025|
|Miss Jenny Beddow||None declared - 20/9/02022||Staff||Staff Election||01.12.20||30.11.24|
|Dr Clara Cheung||None declared - 18/09/2023||Parent||Parents||11.05.21||10.05.25|
|Mr Tony Martin||None declared - 1/3/2022||Co-opted||Board||29.11.21||29.11.25|
|Mrs Jo Gray||OneEducation employee - declared 18/09/2023||Co-opted||Board||27.06.22||27.06.26|
|Mr Glenn Rees||Director of Grip Adventure and owner of "Bobby" the School's Pet Therapy dog - declared 27 Mar 2023||Co-opted||Board||27.03.23||27.03.27|
|Mr Simon Landi||Co-opted||Board||20.11.2023||20.11.2027|
|Cllr Zak Deakin||Nominee LA|
|Name||Office||Type||Appointed by||Term of office start date||Term of office ends|
|Cllr Mike Freeman||Chair||LA||Board||20.03.2019||24.02.2023|
|Rev Barbara Sharp||Co-opted||Board||23.03.20||March 2021|
|Lee Egerton||Parent||Parent Election||04.01.16||04.01.20|
|Jennie Brown||Staff||Staff Election||09.11.16||09.11.20|
|Anrdew Rainford||Parent||Parent Election||06.12.16||06.12.20|
|Thomas Debost||Parent||Parent Election||01.11.17||31.10.21|
Our Board meets four times a year, once as an Annual General Meeting in October and three times as normal business meetings. The AGM deals with procedural matters: review of the committee remits and their membership, agreement to financial delegations and review of our code of conduct. The business meetings focus on progressing strategic matters, including discussion of a termly report from the Head teacher. We also consider reports from Trafford such as admissions, SLAs and government guidance. Much of our day-to-day business is delegated to the individual Committees, which allows governors to discuss and analyse trends, policies, issues and developments in more detail. These are reported formally to the full Board via their minutes.
To support our work, we have an annual meeting of the Chair, Vice Chair, the Committee Chairs and Mrs Chard to discuss progress, areas for improvement and succession planning. This discussion feed into the annual Governor Action Plan, approved at the AGM. The Chair and head teacher also meet formally once a month to retain a high-level overview of developments across School and Governor Committees.
As Governors, we are actively involved in the school outside the Committees and the Board. We have a long-standing tradition of link governors, governor involvement in working parties and participation in many, if not all, school events. We also report back to the wider school community via the Monthly Mention, the School Newsletter.
All Governors’ personal profiles are on the School website as part of the dedicated governor section.