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|
“Bellfield is an outstanding school with staff that always go above and beyond for all their students. I am very proud to say my children attend and also to be part of the same academy.”
“I think Bellfield gets it ‘just right’! The staff go above and beyond.”
“The school have been fantastic at supporting my child.”
“I am very happy that my child is a pupil at Bellfield. Bellfield has a really good reputation and it is well-earned and well-deserved.”
“The learning that my child receives is excellent. I cannot fault the teachers and staff.”
“The best decision we made was to send our children to Bellfield.”
“As a parent, I think this is an excellent school.”
“Both of my children have exceeded my expectations and more! The learning and respect at this school is outstanding.”
“We are very pleased with the school and the achievements that our children are making.”
“The school productions are the best I have ever seen in any school: humour, sadness and talent are all on show – so entertaining!”