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Netherfield Primary School

Netherfield Primary School


Netherfield Primary School is part of the EQUALS TRUST.

More details about EQUALS TRUST can be found on the their website. You can also view the Academy's accounts and financial reports on their website.

Netherfield Primary School Governing Body

Our Governors are all volunteers and strive to promote school improvement and support Mr Crone, 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 half term.

 A Governor is normally appointed or elected for a four-year term of office.

The Governing Body is made up of no more than 13 governors.

  1. Up to 8 governors appointed by the Trust
  2. A minimum of 2 parent governors
  3. Up to 2 staff governors
  4. The headteacher

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 Crone, 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 Crone 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 document below for more information about the specific remits of these committees.

Netherfield Primary School Governing Body

Name   Type of Governor Date Commenced End Date
Ms Jane Brown Trust 17/07/2023 17/07/2027
Miss Lorna Dermody Trust 16/08/2022 15/08/2026
Mrs Sally Fletcher Trust 16/08/2022 15/08/2026
Mr Lee Bratchley-Clark Parent 08/07/2022 07/07/2026

Mr Mike Potten

Chair of governors

Trust 02/10/2016 01/10/2024
Ms Kirsty Thomas Staff 01/09/2023 31/08/2027
Ms Aimee Wilkinson Trust 18/10/2022 17/10/2026
Mr James Payne Staff 11/02/2021 10/02/2025
Mr Jon Crone Headteacher 01/09/2019  
Vacancy Parent    
Miss L Dermody Trust 16/08/2022 15/08/2026
Mrs S Fletcher Trust 16/08/2022 15/08/2026
Vacancy Parent