Who is on the governing body?
The instrument of Government gives:
- 4 x Parent Governors
- 1 x Local Authority Governor
- 1 x Headteacher
- 1 x Staff Governor
- 9 x Foundation Governors (2 of whom at the time of their appointment shall be eligible for election or appointment as parent governors) and the Vicar of Highfield Church (or a church representative)
|Mrs Helen Thompson
|Foundation||Chair Finance & Resources Committee, Vice Chair, Headteacher Performance Management & Pupil Premium||83.3%||2014||2022||None declared|
|Mrs Leslie Fuller||Foundation||Foundation||100%||2004||2022||None declared|
|Mrs Lucy Heptinstall||Foundation||Co-Chair Faith in Learning Foundation Group||100%||2012||2021||Member of staff at another Southampton School|
|Mrs E Ford||Staff Governor||Faith in Learning Committee||100%||2020||2024||Staff member|
|Dr Alan Hunt||Foundation||Chair of Finance & Resources, Chair of Admissions Group and Appeals Governor||100%||2014||2022||None declared|
|Mrs Polly Cross||Foundation||Faith in Learning||100%||2017||2021||None declared|
|Mrs Jackie James||Clerk to the Governors||Staff member|
|Mrs Lisa Warren||Headteacher||All Committees and Groups||100%||2020||Staff member|
|Mrs Emma Sheppard||Parent Governor||Faith in Learning Committee, Safeguarding||2018||2022||Member of staff at another Southampton School|
|Mr Tony Ridley||Foundation||Finance and Resources, Health and Safety||100%||2018||2022|
|Mr Jimmy Ward||Foundation||Faith in Learning Committee,
Foundation Group, Website Governor
|83.3%||2017||2021||Member of staff at another Southampton School|
|Miss Rosie Savill||Associate||Deputy Headteacher who observes most
Committees and groups
Governors who have resigned or whose tenure has expired:
|Mr Pardinez-soils||Parent Governor||Finance & ResourcesTraining Liaison Governor||2017||2018 -resigned (moved)||None declared|
|Mr Cathie||Parent||Finance & Res||2014||2018 end of tenure|
|Mr Hodges||Parent||Finance & Res||2017||2018 – resigned|
Mr Keith Reed LA Governor Co Chair of Governors 2019 2020 – resigned
Mr Kevin McAdam Parent Governor Finance & Resources Committee 2018 2020 – resigned
Rev Mike Archer Vicar ex-officio Admissions Group, Foundation committee 2018 – resigned
Mr Steven Ossont Parent Faith in Learning Committee 2018 2020 – resigned
Committee Terms of Reference
These are the terms of reference for the governor groups.
Governors Development Plan
Every Year when the annual school Development plan is considered these questions form the backbone for the Governors reflections
How do we make adults long to be children again through the quality and range of curriculum/activities?
How do we develop children’s desire to ‘Make a difference’ as they grow up? “Turning the Tide” people!- Sensing the difference!
How do we engage children’s natural sense of justice so that they engage fully in being a global citizen?
How do we develop our children’s abilities – Develop lifelong learning skills and attributes?
How do we develop our children’s abilities to remember ie memory skills/learning strategy? (Nessy App, Meta cognition, Distilling, mind map)
How do we develop children’s skills to question, make links, be resourceful?
How do we enable our children to be media savy?
How do we make the time to reflect on and assess the significance of what is happening in the world (circle time/PSHE/SMSC, value links)?
What makes Highfield Unique? – read our leaflet to find out!