Governing Body

Welcome to the Highbury Fields School Governing Body

Governors are volunteers and give their time to support the school. The governing body is made up of parents, school staff, representatives of Islington local authority and the broader community.

The role of the governing body is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.

Governors do not get involved in the day to day running of the school. In the first instance, any problems or queries relating to your child’s education or experience at the school should be referred using the normal school systems, starting with the class teacher or form tutor and ending up with the headteacher.

Each governor serves for a term of 4 years (which can renewed if that governor seeks to be re-elected or reappointed). Parent governor elections are held periodically when a serving parent governor is reaching the end of their term of office. Similarly, staff governors are elected by the staff within the school. Community governors are co-opted by the governing body.

Should you wish to express an interest in becoming a governor at Highbury Fields, or if you wish to contact the governing body for any other reason, please use the contact form

The Chair of the Full Governing Body

Richard Hadley

The Vice-Chair of the Full Governing Body

Elizabeth Coll

Governing Body

Richard Hadley Co-opted Governor
Elizabeth Coll Co-opted Governor
Carol Tagg Co-opted Governor
Angelo Weekes Co-opted Governor
Maria Cunningham Co-opted Governor
Nabila El-Ahmadi Parent Governor
Alex Addo Governor
Jane Frawley Parent Governor
Louise Russell Parent Governor
Tim Fox Headteacher
Ann Mullins Associate Member
Nikki Worcester Staff Governor

 

Academic Standards Committee

This committee oversees pupil achievement, ensuring the school provides a high quality learning experience and delivers a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with the school's aims, all pupil needs and legal requirements.

Members

Tim Fox Headteacher
Richard Hadley Chair of Governors
Elizabeth Coll Community Governor
Carol Tagg Community Governor

 

Children, Wellbeing and Community Committee

This committee oversees pupils’ social and emotional well-being and extra-curricular activities, ensuring the school offers a safe and supportive environment within which to learn. It also oversees the involvement of parents and engagement of the broader community.

Members

Tim Fox Headteacher
Richard Hadley Chair of Governors
Nabila El Ahmadi LEA Governor
Angelo Weekes Parent Governor
Denise Joseph Observer

 

Resources Committee

This committee oversees the school finances, ensuring that the school operates within all applicable financial regulations and is achieving value for money. It oversees the maintenance and development of the school site and premises to secure an environment which is both safe and conducive to learning. It is also responsible for the adoption and implementation of staffing policies and procedures, ensuring that all principles of good and fair employment practice are adhered to.

Members

Tim Fox  Headteacher
Richard Hadley Chair of Governors
Alex Addo Governor
Jane Frawley Parent Governor
Ann Mullins Associate Member
Jessica Gavin School Business Manager - Observer

Faculty Link Governors

Nicola Baird English Literature & Language
  Humanities                                       
Elizabeth Coll Inclusion                                                 
  Mathematics & ICT
  Modern Foreign Languages
  Science                                             
Elizabeth Coll Sixth Form

 

Lead Governors

  Child Protection & Safeguarding
Elizabeth Coll Inclusion                                            
Nabila El-Ahmadi Pupil Premium
Elizabeth Coll Sixth Form
Angelo Weekes Wellbeing

 

Associate Members and Observers

Denise Joseph Deputy Headteacher: Inclusion and Child Protection
Kavita Vishnuram Deputy Headteacher
Jessica Gavin School Business Manager
Ben Farmer Assistant Headteacher
Ann Mullins Associate Member