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The Green Infant School


Infants' and Nursery School



Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.



On behalf of the Governors of Goldfield Infants’ & Nursery School, I am delighted to welcome you to our website.

As you will see from these pages Goldfield offers a wide variety of exciting, challenging & fun ways in which our children can learn and develop into responsible and caring members of society.

We are all very proud to be part of such a wonderful school and we hope that you will see why we consider Goldfield to be such a special place.

Who are they? What do they do?


What does the Governing Body do?


The governing body oversees the work of the school as well as providing direction and guidance for the future. It is responsible for the overall management of the school and for determining its aims, objectives and policies in accordance with all the relevant legislation. Particularly, the governing body: 


  • is accountable for the performance of the school
  • plans the school's future direction
  • makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing
  • makes sure that the school fulfils its curricular and legal obligations
  • decides how the school can encourage pupils spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs
  • acts as a critical friend to supports the school's management team


Goldfield's Governing Body


We have 16 Governors at Goldfield School. This includes 3 Parent Governors and a Non-teaching Staff member. In addition there is a County Link Governor. As a full governing body we meet once each half term.


As well as their collective responsibilities, governors are also members of committees with specific responsibilities:


  • Resource Matters: responsible for Finance and Premises (the occupation, use and upkeep of the school premises as well as determining and monitoring the yearly budget). Also responsible for Health and Safety (ensuring that the school and all occupants are safe: this includes risk assessments and regular health and safety reviews).
  • Learning Matters: responsible for Staff and Pupils (staffing, including employing new staff, and pupils welfare). Also responsible for Curriculum and School Evaluation (fulfilling the school's curricular and legal obligations and evaulates the school's performance and future plans).


All committees have a core membership, however governors are invited to attend all committee meetings. A quorum will be at least three Governors. Associate Members may vote and Chair meetings as minuted at the Full Governing Body on 30th September 2009.


Goldfield's Site Manager (Mrs Hale) attends the Health & Safety Review Group Meetting.


To ensure consistency, the governing body makes decisions as a 'body', never as individuals.


Who are Goldfield's School Governors?







Miss Katherine Cooper


Learning Matters

Resource Matters

Policy Review Group

H & S Monitoring Review Group


Mr Paul Elley

Chair (LEA)

Learning Matters

Resource Matters

Policy Review Group

Safeguarding/Children Looked After

Head Teacher Performance Management

Computing & E-safety Champion

Assessment Champion

Sports Premium

Pupil Premium


Mrs Jane Blake


Learning Matters

H & S Monitoring Review Group

Governor Development

Curriculum Champion

Health & Safety


Ms Samantha Jobbings

Co-opted (Parent)

Co - Vice Chair

Learning Matters

Resource Matters

EYFS Champion








Mr Chris Howard

Resource Matters (Co-Chair)

H & S Monitoring Group

Health & Safety Champion




Mr Charles Coutts-Wood



Mrs Annette Webbley



 Ms Tathum Crawford-Lennox 2021





Mrs Hannah Scragg




Mrs Emma Lad

Professional Clerk for Herts for Learning

Governor at Henry Allen Nursery School


Mr M Davidson

County Link Governor




Mrs Hayley Abel 




The members of our Governing body have no business or pecuniary interests.