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Netherfield Primary School

Netherfield Primary School


Netherfield Primary School Governing Body

Our Governors are all volunteers and strive to promote school improvement and support Mr Hardern, the Senior Management Team and the whole school staff in their work.

What does the Governing Body do?

It is a legal requirement for all schools to have a Governing Body which is made up of representatives from parents, staff, the local authority and community. A Full Governors Meeting is held every term, along with committee meetings for Strategic Development, Pupils and Personnel and Finance and General Purposes. A Clerk to the Governors is appointed in order to take minutes. A Governor is normally appointed or elected for a four-year term of office.

Governors are experienced, knowledgeable and supportive of the school. Governors visit the classrooms to increase their understanding of how children learn and each governor is linked to a curriculum area.

The Governing Body is accountable for the way our school is run. They are responsible for setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance to ensure it always delivers a good quality education for your children. Governors are not expected to get involved in the day to day running of the school. Mr Hardern, Headteacher, is responsible for the internal organisation and management of the school.

It is however the Governors’ responsibility to:

  • Review the aims of the school and ensure they are upheld
  • Work closely with Mr Hardern and the staff at Netherfield Primary to develop strategies necessary to achieves the required raising of standards for the school
  • Monitor progress
  • Form and review policies which set out how the school should be run

Please feel free to contact a member of the Governing Body should you have any questions about the role of governor.

Governing Body members sit on three committees: Pupil and Personnel; Finance and General Purposes and the Strategic Development Committee.

See the documents below for more information about the specific remits of these committees.

Netherfield Primary School Governing Body

Jonathan Wright 

Parent Governor   08/02/2016 – 07/02/2020
Chair of Governors  

Mike Potten 

Parent Governor   04/10/2016 – 03/10/2020
Vice Chair of Governors  

Hayley Fenyn 

Parent Governor   20/10/2016 – 19/10/2020

Brian Coates 

Co-opted Governor  2/03/2017 – 01/03/2018
Business & Pecuniary Interests Shareholding in Genedrive PLC

Lorna Dermody        

Co-opted Governor  03/03/2017 – 02/03/2018

Sally Fletcher 

Co-opted Governor    02/03/2017 – 01/03/2018
Other governor roles Trust appointed governor for Acorn Federation LGB (Burton Joyce and Cropwell Bishop Primary Schools)

Lesley Lyon 

Co-opted Governor   03/03/2017 – 02/03/2018

Andrew Parkinson 

Co-opted Governor 02/03/2017 – 01/03/2018
Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee  

Chris Turner 

Co-opted Governor    02/03/2017 – 01/03/2018

James Payne 

Staff Governor   20/02/2017 – 19/02/2021

Peter Hardern 

Headteacher 01/01/2016

Netherfield Primary School is part of the Greater Nottingham Education Trust