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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

SPRINGFIELD GOVERNORS

NAME

Declaration of Interest

Governor Type

Appointed byTerm of Office Start Date

Term of office end date

Mrs Alison Chard

None declared - 30/11/2020

Head teacher

Ex-OfficioN/A

N/A

Cllr Mike Freeman

(Chair of Governors)

Local Trafford Councillor

Exec Member Trafford Council

LA

Board20.03.19

19.03.23

Mrs Lesley Dowdall

(Chair of FAM)

Withington Girls School employee - declared 22/09/2020

Co-opted

Board21.09.19

22.09.23

Mrs Tracey Sutton

(Chair of STL)

None declared - 30/11/2020

Co-opted

Board21.09.20

25.09.21

Ms Marzita Abdul-Rahman

None declared - 8/11/2020

Co-opted

Board21.09.20

25.09.24

Mrs Jenny Sykes

None declared

Co-opted

Board20.03.19

19.03.23

Miss Alexandria Flowers

None declared - 1/12/2020

Co-opted

Board25.09.19

24.09.23

Mrs Clare Bruce

None declared - 30/11/2020

Parent

Parents24.02.20

24.02.24

Mr Thomas DeBost

None declared - 20/05/21

Parent

Parents

01.11.17

31.10.21

Miss Charlotte PrastkaNone declared - 29/4/2021Co-optedBoard22.03.2123.03.25
Miss Jenny BeddowNone declared - 20/5/2021StaffStaff Election01.12.2030.11.24
Dr Clara Cheung ParentParents11.05.2110.05.25
VACANT Co-opted   

 

Past Governors 

 

NameOfficeTypeAppointed byTerm of office start dateTerm of office ends
Suzannah SuttonChairCo-optedBoard 4.10.19
Rev Barbara Sharp Co-optedBoard23.03.20March 2021
Lee Egerton ParentParent Election04.01.1604.01.20
Jennie Brown StaffStaff Election09.11.1609.11.20
Amy Pritchard Co-optedBoard23.03.2023.11.20
Anrdew Rainford ParentParent Election06.12.1606.12.20

 

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.

 

ATTENDANCE AT BOARD MEETINGS 2019/20

The Attendance at the Board is very good, with all our Board members able to commit the time to these important meetings, which happen 4 times a year.

GOVERNOR

Attendance

Alison Chard

3/4

Mike Freeman

4/4

Alex Flowers

4/4

Lesley Dowdall

4/4

Barbara Sharp

4/4

Tracey Sutton

3/4

Marzita Abdul Rahman

3/4

Jenny Sykes

3/4

Clare Bruce

2/2

Jennie Brown

4/4

Andrew Rainford

4/4

Thomas DeBost

2/4

Amy Pritchard1/2

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