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What we do

The Governing Body of Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) are a dedicated team of volunteers. We provide strategic leadership and accountability to the school by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Co-Headteachers to account for the education performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governors are not directly involved in the day-to-day management of the school as this is delegated to the Co-Headteachers and Senior Leadership Team who report back to the Full Governing Body twice a term. Governors use this information to support them in strategic decision making.

The school’s Governing Body consists of 13 members: 4 Parent Governors, (elected by Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) parents), 1 Local Authority Governor (appointed by Hertfordshire County Council), 1 Staff Governor (elected by the staff at Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 1 Headteacher (2 Co-Headteachers), and 6 Co-Opted Governors (appointed by the school’s Governing Body). Each Governor has a range of skills and experiences which are utilised in supporting the school.

The full Governing Body meet three times each a term to review the school’s performance, in particular pupils’ progress and attainment, as well as meetings for smaller worker parties. Governors also take on specific linked roles which involve meeting with lead members of staff to review impact against key priorities and statutory duties. In addition to this Governors also attend school events throughout the year and celebrate the life of the school.