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Governors

Our Governing Body at Springfield want to make a positive contribution to the children’s education. Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability to Springfield Infant School.

The key functions of the Governing Body are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies and targets in order to achieve those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
  • Hold the main responsibility for finance in schools
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team

Ensure safeguarding and safer recruitment to promote the welfare of children

Mary Harman
Mary Harman

Co-opted

My relationship with Springfield began about 20 years ago when the first of my grandsons started his school life here. Since then, two others have also attended Springfield and all three enjoyed their time in this school. For a few years now, I have been coming into school to listen to year 1 children read. It is so satisfying to be part of their progress, and to get to know them. I highly recommend it! I look forward to becoming more involved in Springfield in my new role as a Governor, and trust that I can add something to the diversity of the team.
Mary Stewart
Mary Stewart

Governor

I am Mary Stewart. I have enjoyed coming to Springfield with the Open the Book storytelling team each half term for an assembly, since 2016. The children take part in the story telling with acting and actions. I am a member of St Stephen’s Church Angola Road, and the team comes from different local churches. In turn we have loved coming to their school plays. I am a retired teacher and I taught in Kent, West Sussex and a local secondary school. My last school was a first school in Worthing . I taught there for for 17 years and was a Staff Governor. I am looking forward to serving at Springfield.
Kerry Steer
Kerry Steer

Co-opted

I am a parent of two children. My daughter attended Springfield and is now at Chesswood. My son is currently in Year 2 after starting at Springfield as a Duckling. Professionally, I am a Solicitor with over 18 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. I look forward to supporting Mrs Wycherley and the Springfield teaching team across the whole spectrum of school life.
Kt Banwell
Kt Banwell

Co-opted

I am excited to be joining the Governing Body here at Springfield. I currently have two children at Springfield. I have over a decade of experience in the Charity Sector, supporting vulnerable young people and latterly adults with a learning disability. I think the school is astounding in its provisions, and I look forward to supporting the continued direction of it.
Sarah Chapman
Sarah Chapman

Parent

I am a primary school teacher with 18 years of experience. Currently, I am teaching children with special educational needs. I am a parent of two children. My daughter is loving her time in Reception at Springfield, having been a Duckling. My son flourished during his time at Springfield and has now moved on to junior school. I am excited by the opportunity to support this fantastic school as part of the governing body. I am part of the Education Sub Committee, with the role as Inclusion governor.
Alan Folwell
Alan Folwell

Parent

I joined the team of governors in December 2020. Our son started at Springfield in 2020, and hopefully our daughter will follow in 2022. I’m head of Operational Excellence at a pharmaceutical clinical trials company.
Sara Montgomery
Sara Montgomery

Parent
Vice Chair of Governors
Governor Well Being Lead

I joined the Springfield governing body in September 2021, the same time that my son started in reception. It’s a privilege to be part of the team working to help the school be the best it can be. I currently run my own ecommerce company. I sit on the Resource Sub-committee.
Natalie Howie
Natalie Howie

Staff Governor

I joined Springfield Infant School and Nursery in September 2018 as the Deputy Head and Year 2 teacher. I became part of the Governing body in 2019 and I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to be part of the board
Jenny Porter
Jenny Porter

Co-opted

I have been a Governor since September 2010. I am a Year 1 Teaching Assistant at Springfield Infant School. I am part of the Education Sub-Committee and my responsibilities include: SEND, Curriculum and Data, Teaching and Learning, Personnel and Leadership
Richard O’Callaghan
Richard O’Callaghan

Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor since November 2017 and I am part of the Resource Sub-committee, my responsibilities include: Financial matters within the School, Health and Safety, Building and Premises and IT
Becky Wycherley
Becky Wycherley

Headteacher

I have been with Springfield Infant School and Nursery since April 2013. I am a member of all Governing body committees.

Governance Arrangements 

Our Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to everyone within our school and the wider community.  To ensure we are compliant with this statutory guidance, our Governing Body has published up-to-date details of its governance arrangements.  To view our governance arrangements for this academic year and for the last academic year, please click on the documents below

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As a maintained school, our Governing Body was required to draw up an Instrument of Government and this document dictates the number and categories of our Governors.

Springfield’s Governing Body consists of: 1 Head Teacher Governor

  1. Staff Governor
  2. Local Authority Governor
  3. Parent Governors
  4. Co-opted Governors
Contact Us
Springfield Infant School and Nursery
Sackville Road, Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8BQ,
t: 01903 219243