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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School



      Date of

Chair of Governors

Konstanze Hild Co-opted Governor 04.12.13


Debbie Brown Staff Governor 30.06.02
Vicki Blatchford Parent Governor  
Paul Croft Parent Governor  
Mike Cubitt Co-opted Governor 05.03.14
Denise Lewis Staff Governor 01.09.15
Nathan Mansfield Co-opted Governor  
Alex Wright Co-opted Governor 01.10.14

The Governing Body of Northmead Junior School consists of

Parent Governors (3)

Staff Governors (2)

Co-opted Governors (4)

Partnership Governors. (1)

Parent Governors

Parents and carers of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election for parent governorship at the school and are elected by other parents/carers at the school.   If insufficient parents/carers stand for election, the governing body can appoint in the following order:

  1. Any parent of a registered pupil at the school, or if that is not possible.
  2. Any parent of a former pupil at the school, or if that is not possible
  3. Any parent of a child of, or under compulsory school age.

If a position of parent governor becomes available a letter will be sent home to every parent along with nomination forms and if a ballot proves necessary ballot papers will be issued and will be subject of a count when returned.  As soon as possible following the count, the school will notify the results.

Staff Governors

Staff governors are elected by the school staff.  The Headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office and counts as a member of the staff category.  At least one staff governor must be a teacher, but if no teacher stands for election, a member of the support staff can be elected.

Partnership & Co-opted Governors

Partnership and Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body and in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

They are recruited via the following means:

  1. Referrals to us
  2. People approaching us directly
  3. Networking with existing governors
  4. Approaching local business who may have individuals with a skill set we value
  5. SGOSS: Governors for schools.

Local Authority Governors

Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set. Local authorities should therefore make every effort to understand the governing body’s requirements and identify and nominate suitable candidates.

An individual eligible to be a staff governor at the school may not be appointed as a local authority governor.

A full register of Governors business and financial interests along with governance roles held in other schools is held by the Clerk to the Governing Body to ensure there are no conflicts of interest.


Links / Responsibilities

Mike Cubitt

Finance, History, MFL

Konstanze Hild

Curriculum, Science, Music, Strategy and Leadership, Data

Alex Wright

More Able Students

Paul Croft

Communications, IT

Nathan Mansfield

Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities

Vicki Blatchford

Safeguarding, English


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