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Ofsted 2016

'There is a sense of pride in the quality of learning in the school from staff and from pupils'

Good and Improving

Governing Board

“The Governing Board of this school is very experienced and has an excellent understanding of all aspects of the school.” Ofsted, 2013

All state maintained schools are accountable to their governing boards, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community. Springfield’s governing board makes decisions which are in the best interests of the young people in its care.

The Governing Board acts as a corporate body; this includes setting up a strategic framework for the school, setting its aims and objectives, setting policies and targets for achieving, reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress.

The Headteacher, who is also a Governor, is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. The Governing Board acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the school and provides advice and support to the school’s leadership team.

To get in touch with the governing board, please contact Marion Hallsworth, Clerk to the Governors, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Springfield’s Governors

GovernorSpecial ResponsibilitySub-Committee MembershipTerm Ends

Mrs Paula Aitken

Parent Governor

School food link Personnel, Finance & Site 15/07/19

Mr Chris Batstone

Co-opted Governor

Chair Behaviour & Safety Community Committee, whistle blowing link, Year 7 link

Chair Behaviour, Safety & Community, Steering & Targets, Personnel, Discipline 01/01/19

Mrs Ros Cannell

Associate Member

  Finance & Site, Personnel 16/12/19

Mr Jason Chipper

Co-opted Governor

  Personnel, Curriculum 11/02/19

Mr Alan Cufley

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Curriculum Committee, Chair of Personnel Committee, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board, Year 10 link Curriculum, Steering & Targets, Personnel, Discipline 01/01/19

Ms Sara Spivey



  Behaviour, Safety & Community, Steering & Targets, Finance & Site, Personnel  

Mr Derek Good

Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Governing Board, Chair Steering & Targets Committee, Link for Looked After Children and Safeguarding Behaviour, Safety & Community, Steering & Targets, Finance & Site, Discipline 01/01/19

Mr Jag Jethwa

Co-opted Governor

 Health and Safety link, Year 9 link Personnel, Behaviour, Safety & Community, Discipline 01/01/19

Mr Andy Minchin

Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Finance & Site Committee, Governor mentor, Year 11 link Finance & Site, Steering & Targets, Curriculum, Discipline 01/01/19

Mrs Oonagh Palmer

Co-opted Governor

 SEN/D link, Year 8 link Behaviour, Safety & Community, Curriculum, Discipline 01/01/19

Mrs P Lawler

Staff Governor

  Curriculum, Behaviour, Safety & Community 01/01/19

Mrs Sarah Stoneman Co-opted Governor

  Finance and Site, Behaviour, Safety and Community 13/07/20

Mr David Percival

 Health and Safety link Finance and Site, Curriculum 20/10/19



DFE Governor Support and Resources

Further Information about the Governing Board

Governors’ Handbook

National Governors’ Association

Springfield's Financial Management Responsibilities

Portsmouth City Council – School Governors