Primary School



Our Chair of Governors - Mr Mark Sherwin-Peddie

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Mark Sherwin-Peddie. Mr Sherwin-Peddie can be contacted at the school address.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

We currently have a vacancy for a Co-opted/Community Governor to join our Governing Board.

The Governing Body at Southfield Primary School is made up of staff Governors, Parent Governors and other Governors drawn from the community who have no other direct links with the school.


Governors come from all walks of life and it is important that the Governing Body is made up of a varied mix of people – each bringing their own area of expertise to the table. Governors attend two meetings each term but, sometimes, there may  be a need for an additional meeting.


Meetings are usually held at 5:30pm and last for up to three hours. Meetings for the academic year 2021-22 are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday 7th October - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 21st October - Governors Pay Committee
  • Thursday 2nd December - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 3rd February - Full Governors Meeting
  • Monday 24th March - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 12th May - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 7th July - Full Governors Meeting


Governors have a very responsible role to play in the school. Being a Governor is an unpaid job but there is some training available.

Declaration of Interest and Governor Responsibilities 2020

Governor NameType of GovernorChair, Vice Chair, or Chair of CommitteeMembership of CommitteeConnections to StaffTerm of Office End DateOther Governors post heldBusiness Interests DeclaredOther Information
S BaldwinAHT  NoEx Officio NoneAHT - Southfield
S BrownCG  No2.12.24 None 
D FarrellPG  No10.2.25 None 
L FarrellPGVice Chair No31.12.22 None 
D HubbardSTF  No31.12.22 NoneStaff - Southfield
M Sherwin-PeddieCGChair of GB and PayPayNo2.10.23Beechwood Primary SchoolNoneHT - Beechwood

Key: LA Local Authority nominated or appointed governor;PG Elected or appointed Parent Governor;STF Staff governor;FOU Foundation Governor (state appointing body);CG Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body;TN Partnership Governor;AS Associate member;HT Headteacher

Governors' Attendance at Meetings



11th June '20


8th July '20


1st Oct '20 (remote)3rd Dec '20 (remote)11th Feb '21 (remote)15th Mar '21 (remote)20th May '21 (remote)8th July '21 (remote)
Sarah BaldwinPPPPPPPP
Scott BrownxxxxxxxxxPPAPP
Daniel FarrellxxxxxxxxxxxxPPPP
Lucy FarrellPPPPPPPP
Dawn HubbardPPPPPPApologiesP
Mark Sherwin-PeddieApologiesPPPPPPP

P – present, A – absent (no apologies received), Apologies – apologies received and accepted, xxx – not a member of the governing body at this time.