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Hayfield Lane Governing Body

Governors of Hayfield Lane Primary



Hayfield Lane is supported by its board of Governors which under the terms of the 1998 Education Act is responsible for the curriculum and welfare of pupils, the school’s budget, staff appointments and the care of the buildings.


Structure of our Governing Body

There is one full Governing Body meeting each term at which issues are discussed and decisions made. The Governing Body is then split into sub-committees: a Strategic Development Committee chaired by Kath Lister; a Pupils and Personnel Committee chaired by Kirstie Fenwick; and a Finance Committee chaired by Claire Argo. Each committee meets at least once a term. It has been decided that all Governors will attend all committee meetings to prepare for succession planning. Where necessary, the Governors are split into two smaller groups where it may be necessary for the decisions made to progress to an appeals panel.


The Governing Body of Hayfield Lane consists of:


  • Headteacher

  • Two parent Governors (appointed by parents)

  • One Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)

  • One staff Governor (appointed by the school staff)

  • Four co-opted Governors (appointed by the Full Governing Body)


    Chair of Governors

    Kath Lister. Can be contacted through the school office.



    Louise Tempest. Remains on the Governing Body as Headteacher.


    Parent Governors

    Donna Braisby – term of office 13th October 2016 to 12th October 2020

    Kier Rhodes – term of office 13th October 2016 to 12th October 2020


    Local Authority Governor

    Kath Lister – term of office 2nd July 2016 to 1st July 2020


    Staff Governor

    Andrea Law – term of office 24th November 2015 to 23rd November 2019


    Co-opted Governors

    Claire Argo – term of office 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2019

    Alastair Gooderham – term of office 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2019

    Kirstie Fenwick – term of office 14th October 2016 to 13th October 2020

    Sharon Toothill – term of office 10th November 2016 to 9th November 2020


    Governors who have resigned

    Sheila Ajimati – term of office ended 31st December 2014

    Victoria Barrass – term of office ended 5th March 2015

    Iyabo Awe – term of office ended 31st August 2015

    Lynne Green – term of office ended 31st August 2015

  • Beth Carr end of office October 2016

  • Governing Body Full Board Attendance 2014-2015


    Autumn Term Meeting 22nd October 2014 – All Governors present except Andrea Law, Sheila Ajimati and Victoria Barrass (apologies)

    Spring Term Meeting 25th February 2015 – All present except Beth Carr, Iyabo Awe and Victoria Barrass (apologies)

    Summer Term Meeting 15th June 2015 – All present except Sharon Toothill and Lynne Green (apologies)


    Register of Interests

    From 1st September 2015, Governing Bodies of maintained schools have a duty to publish their register of interests. This register is required to include the following details:


    Any business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including:

  • Governance roles in other educational establishments

  • Any material interests arising from the relationships between Governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)


    Please see below details of any interests declared by our current Governing Body for the academic year 2016-2017.


Name of Governor

Interest Declared

Louise Tempest


Kath Lister


Claire Argo


Donna Braisby


Kirstie Fenwick


Alastair Gooderham

Pastor of Grace Church – hire the school hall each Sunday

Andrea Law


Kier Rhodes


Sharon Toothill

Manager of Hayfield Social Education Centre (located next door to school)


School Improvement Plan-Parents' Quick Glance version