Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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                                                   Ofsted July 2015

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Meet the Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Governors are supported by the Local Authority who provides information and regular training.

Just a quick email to say that I called into the Office today and saw the information regarding the safeguarding. I wanted to say thank you to all the staff who were so helpful and co-operative. They are an excellent team doing some extremely important work. Everything was as expected and I was pleased with the in depth knowledge of the staff regarding the safeguarding information. Please can you personally pass on my thanks to the team who are our unsung heroes just getting on with their work day in and day out.  I also attended the Year 5 assembly on Friday. There was an excellent parent turnout and a lovely atmosphere. It was excellent to see the students get recognition for their hard work and see other children celebrate with their classes.  The assembly was well planned and organised, we all enjoyed the humour delivered by Mr Lee!                                                                                            Usman Umar - Parent Governor 5.10.17.

The governing body's responsibilities are to:

-Ensure high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school.

-Help set the school's vision and aims.

-Review and agree policies that the school has written

-Help the school make good use of resources.

-Monitor the school's performance.

-Provide support and challenge to the Headteacher in managing the school.

 

Governors can be contacted via the school office.

Full governing body meetings at Headfield are held once every half term as are Resources Committee meetings and Standards and Pupils Committee meetings.

I'm currently in my 14th year of teacher and have worked at Headfield since 2004, spending the vast majority of my time working in upper Key Stage 2. As part of the senior leadership team I wanted to become more involved in the wider life of the school by becoming a staff governor.

Mr Steve Lee -Staff governor. 

School Governors

The school has 9 governors.

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Debra Allen

The Vice-Chair of Governors is Mrs Sharon Parker.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Amanda Walker 

Address for correspondence:

Chair of Governors
c/o Headfield C E (C) Junior School
Vicarage Road
Thornhill Lees
DEWSBURY
WF12 9PD

The Governors & their responsibilities are:

LEA Governors Mrs Sahista Maniar Appeals Committee
   
Foundation Governors Vacant RE
  Mrs Sharon Parker Literacy, Head Teacher Appraisal Committee, Standards & Effectiveness Committee, Resources Committee & Staff Dismissals Committee.
   
Staff Governor Mr Steve Lee Resources Committee, PHSE & Science
   
Co-opted Governor

Mr Kauser Tai 

 

 

 

Mrs Debra Allen

Equality, Appeals Committee, Standards & Effectiveness Committee, Computing, History & Geography.

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee, Respurces Committee, Appeals Committee, Maths, Art, Music, SEN & Looked After Children.

Parent Governors Mr Usman Umar Safeguarding, Child Protection, Staff Dismissals Committee, Headteacher Appraisal Committee, Standards & Effectiveness Committee, PE, History & Geography.
  Mr Toseef Hussain  Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Staff Dismissals Committee, Standards & Effectiveness Committee, French & Computing, Headteacher Appraisal Committee
   
Headteacher Mrs Louise Warner  Governor Training Opportunities, Standards & Effectiveness Committee & Resources Committee.

I am en elected Parent Governor and my son attends the school. I am also the Vice Chair on the Governing Body at Savile Town Infants School. Within the community I have delivered youth work for 30 years as a part time youth worker. I am a qualified England Table Tennis coach and have helped deliver coaching at the school and within the community. I am a very active Governor who attends the school on a regular basis. I have an excellent relationship with the senior leadership team. I am extremely passionate about education and wanted to help the school become an outstanding school in the future. Usman Umar - Parent Governor

My name is Sahista Maniar and I am a graduate from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. I have been in the teaching profession for over 10 years and currently teach mathematics in a secondary school in Bradford. My daughters attended Headfield and they really enjoyed their 4 years here. My children developed both academically and socially thanks to the Headfield staff and are currently attending a local grammar school. I would now like to give something back by contributing as a governor.

Declaration of Business Interests. 

Mrs Sharon Parker - None recorded - Nil Return - 25.11.2017

Mrs Debra Allen - 

Mr Steve Lee - Spouse working with school - Nil Return - 25.9.17

Mr Kauser Tai - None recorded - Nil Return - 25.09.17

Mr Toseef Hussain - None Recorded - Nil Return - 25.09.17

Mrs Louise Warner - None recorded - Nil Return - 25.09.17

Mr Usman Umar - Savile Town Infant School - Nil Return - 25.09.17

Mrs Sahista Maniar - Private Tutor - Nil Return - 25.09.17

 Attendance at Full Governors Meetings 

Governor  Term of office began How Appointed Date of End of Office 25.09.17  28.11.17  6.2.18      
Mrs Sahista Maniar

25.09.17

LA 24.0917 √         
Father Paul Atkinson 21.11.13  Ex-Officio 20.11.17  X

 X

Resigned

       
Mrs Sharon Parker 4.11.14 Foundation 3.11.18 X  √        
Mrs Debra Allen (Chair) 22.12.14 Co-opted 21.12.18  √        
Mr Steve Lee 04.02.17  Staff Ballot 03.02.21  √        
Mr Kauser Tai   16.5.14 Co-opted 15.4.18        
Mr Toseef Hussain 15.03.16  Parent Ballot 14.03.20 √         
Mr Usman Umar  8.10.16  Parent Ballot  7.10.20  √         
Mrs Louise Warner 01.09.15  Ex-Officio   √         


Resources Committee Attendees

Attendee  16.10.07 11.12.17 29.01.18 26.02.18 18.6.18
Mrs Debbie Allen      
Mr Steve Lee √       
Mrs Sharon Parker       
Mrs Louise Warner √       

Mrs Emma Gomersall (SBM)

√       

Mrs Rebecca Miller (DHT)

√       

Mr Liam Ryan (Site Manager)

 √      


Standards and Effectiveness Committee Attendees

Attendee 5.11.17 15.1.18 12.3.18 9.7.18
Mrs Sharon Parker   √      
Mr Toseef Hussain   X      
Mrs Sahista Maniar
Mr Kaushar Tai  X      
Mrs Deborah Allen
Mr Usman Umar
Mrs Louise Warner   √      
Mrs Rebecca Miller (DHT)  √      


Head Teacher Appraisal Attendees 

Attendee 27.11.17
Mrs Sharon Parker (Chair)   √    
Mr Usman Umar  √    
Mrs Louise Warner  √    
Ms Monica Deb (LA) √