Primary School



Welcome to our Governors' section. 

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 2020-21 are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday 1st October - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 22nd October - Governors Pay Committee
  • Thursday 3rd December - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 11th February - Full Governors Meeting
  • Monday 15th March - Full Governors Meeting (changed from previously published date)
  • Thursday 20th May - Full Governors Meeting
  • Thursday 8th 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 Name Type of Governor Chair, Vice Chair, or Chair of Committee Membership of Committee Connections to Staff Term of Office End Date Other Governors post held Business Interests Declared Other Information
S Baldwin AS     No 31.12.22   None DHT - Southfield
S Brown CG     No 2.12.24   None  
D Farrell PG     No 10.2.25   None  
L Farrell PG Vice Chair   No 31.12.22   None  
D Hubbard STF     No 31.12.22   None Staff - Southfield
S Pollard HT     No Ex Officio   None HT - Southfield
M Price PG Chair of GB and Pay Pay No


- resigned

M Sherwin-Peddie CG Chair from 1.1.21 Pay No 2.10.23 Beechwood Primary School None HT - 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
Sarah PollardPPPPPPPP
Matt PricePPPPxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.

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.