‘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 Governors (Current)

Governor - Alan Cufley

Co-opted Governor

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

Sub Comittee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Steering, Discipline

Term Ends: 01/01/19

Governor - Andy Minchin

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Chair of the Resources Committee, Governor Mentor, Y7 Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Steering, Resources, Discipline

Term Ends: 01/01/19

Governor - Chris Batstone

Co-opted Governor

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

Sub Comittee Membership: Resources, Behaviour and Safety, Steering, Discipline

Term Ends: 01/01/2019

Governor - David Percival

Special Responsibility: Health and Safety Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Resources

Term Ends: 20/10/19

Governor - Jag Jethwa

Co-opted Governor

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

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

Term Ends: 01/01/19

Governor - Jason Chipper

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee

Sub Comittee Membership: Curriculum and Standards, Steering, Resources, Discipline

Term Ends: 11/02/2019

Governor - Oonagh Palmer

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility: SEN/D Link, Y9 Link

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

Term Ends: 01/01/19

Governor - Paula Aitken

Parent Governor

Special Responsibility: School Food Link

Sub Comittee Membership: Resources, Behaviour and Safety

Term Ends: 15/07/2019

Governor - Ros Cannell

Associate Member

Sub Comittee Membership: Resources

Term Ends: 16/12/2019

Governor - Sara Spivey

Headteacher, Governor

Special Responsibility:

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

Term Ends:


Local Governors (Left in the last 12 months)

Governor - Sarah Stoneman

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibility:

Sub Comittee Membership: Resources

Term Ends: 13/07/20