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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


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: or via either school office.


Jo Addison

Chair of the Local Committee



Jo Addison, Chair of Local Committee
Allison Morris, Headteacher

Paul Humfryes, Local Committee Member

Monique Gonggrijp-Bello,  Parent Local Committee Member

Sam Andrews, Staff Local Committee Member 

David Wingfield, Local Committee Member

Joanna Demetris, Parent Local Committee Member

Vanessa Charlton, Community Local Committee Member

Kate Crossley, Clerk to the Local Committee

The Local Committee for Highfield Infants and Highfield Junior Schools