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Ofsted 2016


'There is a sense of pride in the quality of learning in the school from staff and from pupils'



Good and Improving

Local Governing Body

‘Governors exercise good strategic oversight of the work of the school.’ Ofsted, March 2016

Springfield School is part of The De Curci Trust. The Trust delegates certain powers and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB).

Springfield’s LGB makes decisions which are in the best interests of the young people in its care.

In summary, its role is to:

• continually review and assess the overall provision, development and effectiveness of the school

• offer challenging and constructive support to the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team 


• assist with and review the implementation of certain delegated school policies, such as behaviour

• act as a key link between The De Curci Trust and the broader Springfield School community

• provide advice and information to the Trustees on the functioning of the school


The Head Teacher, who is also a Governor and Trustee, is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. The Local Governing Body acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the school and provides advice and positive support to the school’s leadership team.

To get in touch with the local governing body, please contact Marion Hallsworth, Clerk to the Governors, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Springfield’s Governors:

GovernorSpecial ResponsibilitySub-Committee MembershipTerm Ends

Mrs Paula Aitken

Parent Governor

School food link

Resources

Behaviour & Safety

15/07/19

Mr Chris Batstone

Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Local Governing Body

Whistle blowing link

Year 8 link

Behaviour & Safety

Steering

Resources

Discipline

01/01/19

Mrs Ros Cannell

Associate Member

  Resources 16/12/19

Mr Jason Chipper

Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee

Curriculum & Standards

Steering

Resources

Discipline

11/02/19

Mr Alan Cufley

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Local Governing Body

Year 11 link

Curriculum & Standards

Steering

Discipline

01/01/19

Ms Sara Spivey

Headteacher

Governor

 

Behaviour & Safety

Steering

Resources

Curriculum & Standards

 

Mr Jag Jethwa

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Behaviour & Safety Committee

Year 10 link

Behaviour & Safety

Steering

Curriculum & Standards

Discipline

01/01/19

Mr Andy Minchin

Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Resources Committee

Governor Mentor

Year 7 link

Resources

Steering

Curriculum & Standards

Discipline

01/01/19

Mrs Oonagh Palmer

Co-opted Governor

SEN/D link

Year 9 link

Behaviour & Safety

Curriculum & Standards

Discipline

01/01/19

Mrs Sarah Stoneman Co-opted Governor

  Resources 13/07/20

Mr David Percival

 Health and Safety link

Rescources

Curriculum & Standards

20/10/19

 

Links

Further Information about the Local Governing Body

Governance Handbook and Competency Framework

National Governors’ Association

Springfield's Financial Management Responsibilities

Portsmouth City Council – School Governors