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:
- pupil outcomes,
- teaching, learning and assessment,
- effectiveness of leadership and management and
- financial probity
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or via either school office.
Chair of the Local Committee
Please also visit our academy NEST's governance page for information.
Local Committee Members
Jo Addison, Chair of Local Committee
Mohit Aiyar, Local Committee Member with responsibility for Inclusion
Fiona Bratt, Vice Chair of Local Committee with responsibility for Achievement, Curriculum & Standards
Grace Capon, Local Committee Member
Andrea Ellis, Local Committee Member
Paul Humfryes, Local Committee Member
Allison Morris, Headteacher
Orla Penruddocke, Local Committee Member with responsibility for Safeguarding
Kate Crossley, Clerk to the Local Committee
For more information on what Governors do and how they are appointed, please look at the following websites.