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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

“The Local Governing Body of this school is very experienced and has an excellent understanding of all aspects of the school.” Ofsted, 2013

All state maintained schools are accountable to their governing boards, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community. Springfield’s governing board makes decisions which are in the best interests of the young people in its care.

The Local Governing Body acts as a corporate body; this includes setting up a strategic framework for the school, setting its aims and objectives, setting policies and targets for achieving, reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress.

The Headteacher, who is also a Governor, 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 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  15/07/19

Mr Chris Batstone

Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Local Governing Body, whistle blowing link, Year 7 link

Steering 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 11/02/19

Mr Alan Cufley

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Local Governing Body, Year 10 link Steering 01/01/19

Ms Sara Spivey



  Behaviour & Safety, Steering, Resources  

Mr Jag Jethwa

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Behaviour & Safety Committee, Health and Safety link, Year 9 link Behaviour & Safety 01/01/19

Mr Andy Minchin

Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Resources Committee, Governor Mentor, Year 11 link Resources, Steering, Curriculum & Standards 01/01/19

Mrs Oonagh Palmer

Co-opted Governor

SEN/D link, Year 8 link Behaviour & Safety, Curriculum & Standards 01/01/19

Mrs Sarah Stoneman Co-opted Governor

  Resources, Behaviour & Safety 13/07/20

Mr David Percival

 Health and Safety link Rescources, Curriculum & Standards 20/10/19



DFE Governor Support and Resources

Further Information about the Local Governing Body

Governors’ Handbook

National Governors’ Association

Springfield's Financial Management Responsibilities

Portsmouth City Council – School Governors