Schools are run bgym_shoulder_stand.JPGy a Governing Body working with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team. The Governing Body is made up of parent, staff, local authority and co-opted representatives. In addition to full Governing Body meetings, governors also meet as part of the following committees: Premises/Finance/Pay & Personnel/Ofsted.

School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They support the Headteacher in leading the school and act as a 'critical friend'. They also have a strategic role in setting aims and objectives, agreeing targets, budgets, policies and priorities and monitoring effectiveness. The Governing Body also evaluates the school's performance through results and data, outside agency reports and the School Improvement Plan.

Governors attend school events and are always willing to talk to parents/carers. In addition, the Governing Body formally seek the views of parents/carers and this feedback is discussed with the Senior Leadership Team and, where applicable, incorporated into the School Improvement Plan.

The Governing Body reviews its own performance on an annual basis and has its own plan for improvement as part of the School Improvement Plan.

Governors monitor Safeguarding/Child Protection and the Single Central Record on a regular basis and also visit the school frequently, talking to pupils and staff.


The Governing Body for Aston Fields Middle School
Register of Business Interests

Name Address Category Term of Office Relationship with school staff Relevant business interests to being a Governor of this school Other establishments they govern
Mrs Jean Richardson C/O AFMS Chair of Governors Chair of   Pay & Personnel Committee Co-opted Governor 2021 to 2025 None None None
Mr Gareth Wigley C/O AFMS Vice-Chair of Governors Chair of   Finance Committee Co-opted Governor 2023 to 2027 None None None
Mr Gerry Marsden C/O AFMS

Chair of   Premises Committee LA Governor

2020 to 2024 None None None
Mr Graham Lowrie C/O AFMS Parent Governor 2022 to 2026 Spouse employed at school None None
Mr Stuart Baylis C/O AFMS Parent Governor 2023 to 2027 Spouse employed at school None None
Mrs Nicky Loxley C/O AFMS Staff Governor 2024 to 2028 None None None
Mrs Justine Pearson C/O AFMS Co-opted Governor 2020 to 2024 None None None
Mrs Ros Cofield C/O AFMS Co-opted Governor 2024 to 2028 None None None
Mrs Carole Teer C/O AFMS Co-opted Governor 2022 to 2026 None None None
Mrs A Hales C/O AFMS Headteacher Ongoing None None None

Attendance during last academic year 2022/23 : All governors had full attendance. 

The following governor has served during the last 12 months and has now stepped down: Mr Neil Benniosn - Staff Governor.

The link to the school's financial benchmarking service can be found here

Updated regularly by the Clerk to the Governing Body

January 2024