Governors normally meet once a term to receive reports from the Headteacher on the life and work of the school.
Members of staff also report to Governors at the termly meetings, and this usually takes the form of an in-depth look at some aspect of the whole curriculum.
Termly meetings are held at the school and are now open to the public.
This of course means that parents can attend as observers, although governors retain the right to take certain agenda items as confidential.
With the wider powers given them by recent legislation Governors have a very significant role to play in ensuring that, along with the Headteacher and colleagues, they move the school forward in a coherent, cohesive way.
The role of school governors:
Set the vision for the school’s future
Decide what is taught
Set standards of behaviour
Interview and select staff
Decide how the school budget is spent
Challenge the school leaders about performance
School Governors 2019 – 2020
|Name||Type||Term||Responsibilities||Interests / Other governing roles||Attendance|
|Kate Hindson (Chair)||Community||4 Years 31/08/2019||Governor Training||Chair of Governors at Wansbeck Primary Husband owns Hessle Interiors||3/3|
|Jean Howard||Community||4 Years 03/10/2019||SEND||Relative of Deputy Head||2/3|
|Stuart Mills||Headteacher||4 years 01/09/2023||3/3|
|Gemma Jennison (Vice Chair)||Parent||4 years 01/09/2023||Safeguarding, LAC||3/3|
|Rob Newton||Staff||4 years 01/09/2023||3/3|
|Mary Gibson||Clerk to The Governing Body||IPC Services||3/3|
|Anna Howard||Deputy Head (Observer)||Relative of Community Governor||1/3|
‘My child is very happy at Bellfield and she has been taught well.’
‘My child loves coming to school and it’s because of the teachers.’
‘My child loves all of his teachers and always has exciting things to tell me about his day.’
‘My child really enjoys coming to school and hates it when it’s weekends. She is coming on lots with her speech, reading and writing.’
‘I am very happy with my daughter’s progress and feel strongly that this is down to her teacher.’
‘Excellent job done by all!’
‘I’ve always found Bellfield lives up to all of our expectations.’
‘I am delighted with the progress my child is making.’
‘Bellfield provides many opportunities for my child to get involved in sporting activities.’
‘The environment looks great!.’