Governors at Oldfield Primary

They are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Members of the Governing Body

Co-opted Mrs Natalie Harrison - 23.3.27

LA Governor and Chair Mr Simon Barrowcliff - 26 Mar 27

Parent Governor  Mr Joe Bullen Vice Chair - 22 Mar 26

Co-Opted Governor Mrs Nicky Gregory - 26 Nov 27

Parent Governor Mr Daryn Simon - 23 Oct 24

Parent Governor Mrs Deanne Morris - 26.1.27

Staff Mrs Fiona Wheatcroft - 31Aug 24

Co-opted Mrs Nikki Bailey  - 26 Mar 27

Clerk Mrs Su Turner

Governor responsibilities

  • Finance - Mrs N Harrison
  • Inclusion inc SEND, vulnerable pupils - Mrs Deanne Morris/Mrs Nikki Bailey
  • Premises, Health and Safety - Mr Simon Barrowcliff
  • Safeguarding - Mrs Nicky Gregory
  • Quality of Education (including EYFS) - Maths, Science, Computing, PSHE, RSE, PE - Mr Joe Bullen
  • Quality of Education (including EYFS) - English, Humanities(Geog, Hist, RE), Art, DT, Languages - Mr Daryn Simon

You may not realise what the Governing Body does: As a group of volunteers from various backgrounds they are responsible for the close monitoring of the school. They work with the Head and the staff to shape the direction for the school – financial, curriculum and staffing. They further monitor the steps that are taken – and the effectiveness of any subsequent actions.

The Governing Body must contain the following: Individuals appointed by the Local Authority (CWAC); individuals invited by the Body from the Community; Parents voted for in an election; volunteers from school Staff.

The majority of Oldfield Governors also have children at the school. This gives an excellent representation throughout the year groups.

Chair of Governors – Mr Simon Barrowcliff can be contacted on




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