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Welcome to the Local Committee

 

The Highfield Schools are delighted to be part of the Nexus Education School Trust (NEST), and although we work very closely with them, the day to day governance of our schools is carried out by the Local Committee which works across both Highfield Schools.

 

The key responsibilities of the Local Committee are as follows:

  • To carry forward the vision of the Highfield Academies and NEST

  • To ensure that standards of attainment and progress are high

  • To take a strategic role in the governance of the Academy

  • To support and challenge the School’s leaders

  • To monitor and evaluate the work of the Academy in relation to:

- pupil outcomes,

- teaching, learning and assessment,

- effectiveness of leadership and management and

- financial probity

  • To ensure actions are taken to comply with statutory regulations

  • To implement the policies of the Trust and the Academy

  • To support the strategic development of the Trust

 

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and play a vital role in raising school standards. To operate effectively the Local Committee appoints members who bring a wide range of knowledge and experience. The Local Committee consists of the Headteacher, Community members, Parent members and Staff members.

 

Local Committee meetings occur every half term and Local Committee Members visit the schools on a regular basis.

 

Further information on the Local Committee can be found below, but if you wish to contact me then please do so by email: jo.addison@highfield-inf.bromley.sch.uk or via either school office.

 

Jo Addison

Chair of the Local Committee

Local Committee Member Office Dates Attendance at meetings 2017/18 Declarations of Interest Employment & Skills

Jo Addison

Chair of Local Committee

Appointed 2011 & 2015

Elected Chair November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

None

Part time bookkeeper

Budget management

Media Production

Mohit Aiyar

Local Committee Member with responsibility for Inclusion

Appointed by the Governing Body Dec 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Business Development in Banking/Technology. Specialising in business analysis and growth, programme and IT management.

Tim Ayres

 

Local Committee Member

Elected by staff 2017

Stepped down Oct 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Class teacher at Highfield Junior School.

Vice president of Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC

 

Fiona Bratt

Vice Chair of Local Committee with responsibility for Achievement, Curriculum and

Standards

Appointed by the Governing Body 2010 & 2014

Elected Vice Chair Nov 2017

 

 

 

 

Primary school teacher working within the borough of Bromley

 

 

Fiona Cape

Local Committee Member

 

Appointed by the Governing Body 2011 & 2015

 

 

 

 

Self employed Counsellor Financial Services; Family Liaison Officer; Links with PLRA

 

Andrea Ellis

Local Committee Member

Elected by staff November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class teacher at Highfield Infants' School

 

Kira Gabbert

Local Committee

Member with responsibility for Provision, Resources and Finance

Elected

by parents May 2016

 

 

Revoker LLP member, Exec. Committee Member and Beckenham Conservative Association (BCA), Deputy chair (political) of Shortlands Ward (BCA), Member of Bromleyand Chislehurst Conservative Association, Shortland Safer Neighbourhood Watch panel member and treasurer. Management Consultant

Ann Golding

Headteacher

 

Appointed 2008 HIS

2014 HJS

Retired July 2018

 

 

 

Headteacher across HIS & HJS

Coaching, Leadership development, moderator.

Nicola Osinaike

Local Committee Member

Appointed by the Governing Body May 2017

 

 

IT Audit Manager specialism risk management, governance and strategy

Orla Penruddocke

Local Committee Member with responsibility for Safeguarding

 

Elected by Parents May 2017

 

 

 

Chartered Health Psychologist Communications Manager

 

Kate Crossley Clerk to the Local Committee Engaged September 2018      

 

 

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