Netherfield Primary School Governing Body

Our Governors are all volunteers and strive to promote school improvement and support Mr Hardern, the Senior Management Team and the whole school staff in their work.

What does the ‘Governing Body’ do?

It is a legal requirement for all schools to have a Governing Body and it is made up of representatives from Parents, Staff, the Local Authority and Community. A Full Governors meeting is held every term along with committees meetings for Strategic Development, Pupils and Personal and Finance and General Purposes.  A Clerk to the Governors is appointed in order to take minutes of meetings and Nottinghamshire County Councils Governor Services assists with other areas of administration. A Governor is normally appointed or elected for a 4-year term of office.

Governors are experienced, knowledgeable and supportive of the school.  Governors visit the classrooms to increase their understanding of how children learn and each governor is linked to a curriculum area.

The Governing Body is accountable to the Local Authority for the way our school is run. They are responsible for setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability, and monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance to ensure it always delivers a good quality education for your children.  Governors are not expected to get involved in the day to day running of the school;  Mr Hardern, Head Teacher, is responsible for the internal organisation and management of the school.

It is however, the Governors responsibility to:

  • Review the aims of the school and ensure that they are upheld.
  • Work closely with Mr Hardern and the staff at Netherfield Primary to develop the strategies necessary to achieve the required raising of standards for the school.
  • Monitor progress.
  • Form and review policies which set out how the school should be run.

Please do feel free to contact a member of the Governing body should you have any questions about the role of a Governor.

Please see the list of Governors by following the link below:

Governor Membership Profiles 2017 – 2018 Sept 2017

F&GP Minutes 23.5.17

Autumn term meeting of the governing body 3.11.16

Finance & Resources Committee Meeting of the Governing Body

Summer term meeting of the governing body – 19.5.2016

Finance committee meeting of the governing body – 3.3.16

Instrument of Government 2015

Governor Allowances

Full Governing Body Meeting 3 Nov 2016 Minutes

Governor Visits Policy Final