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 Headteacher 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 Headteacher, 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 Jean Loy, Clerk to the Governors, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Governing Body Information 2019/20

Local Governing Body Information 2021/22


Local Governors (Current)

Associate Member - Gavin Bogoje

Associate Member

Sub Committee Membership: Curriculum & Standards, Behaviour & Safety

Term Ends: 15/07/2025

Associate Member - Ros Cannell

Associate Member

Sub Committee Membership: Resources

Term Ends: 16/12/2023

Governor - Alan Cufley

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Chair of the Local Governing Body, Y11 Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Behaviour and Safety, Curriculum and Standards, Steering

Term Ends: 01/01/2023

Governor - Andy Minchin

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Vice Chair of the Resources Committee, Y7 Link

Sub Committee Membership: Steering, Resources, Behaviour and Safety

Term Ends: 01/01/2023

Governor - Chris Batstone

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Vice-Chair of Local Governing Body, Whistle Blowing Link, Year 8 Link

Sub Committee Membership: Resources, Curriculum and Standards, Steering

Term Ends: 01/01/2023

Governor - David Percival

Special Responsibility: Chair of Resources Committee, Health and Safety Link, Year 8 Link

Sub Committee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Resources

Term Ends: 20/10/2023

Governor - Ellie Savidge

Parent Governor

Special Responsibility: Year 9 Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Resources, Behaviour and Safety

Term Ends: 23/05/2023

Governor - Hazel Ledger

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Vice Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee, Year 11 Link

Sub Committee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Resources

Term Ends: 27/03/2023

Governor - Jag Jethwa

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Chair of the Behaviour and Safety Committee, Safeguarding & LAC Link, Y10 Link

Sub Committee Membership: Behaviour and Safety, Resources, Steering

Term Ends: 01/01/2023

Governor - Jason Chipper

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee, SEND Link, Year 10 Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Steering, Behaviour and Safety

Term Ends: 11/02/2023

Governor - Paula Aitken

Parent Governor

Special Responsibility: Vice-Chair of Behaviour & Safety Committee, Training Link, Careers Education, Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) Link, Year 7 Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Behaviour and Safety

Term Ends: 20/06/2023

Governor - Sara Spivey

Headteacher, Governor

Sub Comittee Membership: Behaviour and Safety, Curriculum and Standards, Steering, Resources

Term Ends: -