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
Local Committees 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or via either school office.
Chair of the Local Committee
Jo Addison, Chair of Local Committee
Allison Morris, Headteacher
Grace Capon, Local Committee Member (currently on maternity leave)
Paul Humfryes, Local Committee Member
Orla Penruddocke, Local Committee Member with responsibility for Safeguarding
Monique Gonggrijp-Bello, Parent Local Committee Member
Sam Andrews, Staff Local Committee Member
Kieran Brookes, Local Committee Member
David Wingfield, Local Committee Member
Kate Crossley, Clerk to the Local Committee