Manor Fields Primary School




Welcome to the governor section of our school website. In this section you will find a list of our current governors and information detailing their roles, responsibilities and length of office.

We are very proud to have a committed team of governors at Manor Fields; all of whom are volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.  Governors are appointed for a term of four years and are expected to attend meetings, participate in training and visit the school throughout the year.

Our Governing Body consists of representatives from our parents and carers, the community, the staff and the Local Authority. We also have an independent Clerk who is responsible for taking the minutes of our meetings and oversees our administration. We have 4 Full Governing Body meetings a year, in addition to meetings of the Finance and Premises Committee and Curriculum and Staffing Committee. The minutes of meetings of the Governing Body are available for perusal and can be obtained from the Head Teacher upon request.

Governors are responsible for making sure the school actively provides the best possible and highest quality education for its pupils and actively fulfils its role in the local community.

The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and the governors, in co-operation with the Head Teacher, set the school’s vision, alongside the strategies and policies, that will ensure our success in achieving it. We both challenge and support the school, acting as a critical friend by monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achieving its aims and objectives.

The Governing Body has a duty to monitor and approve the school budget and ensure that resources are appropriately balanced. We monitor attendance levels and evaluate how well groups of pupils are performing and ensure that we have a robust framework in place to enable our children to be safe.

Being a school governor can be demanding but is also an extremely rewarding role. Achieving the best outcomes for all our children is at the heart of all that we do.

If you wish to contact the governors you can do so by email at

Jan Paterson.

Chair of Governors, Manor Fields Primary School


 For more information on being a school governor see the National Governors’ Association Website


 Why become a Governor?  

 Please click here for a current list of our school governors.

Please click here for the current Manor Fields Governing  Statement which details their term and responsibilities

The Governors Annual Report for families for 2020/2021 is now available, please click here.

The Governors Annual Report for 2018/2019 is now available, please click here to read the Governors review of the last year.