Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

Governor Information

Fairfield's governing body is made up of representatives of staff, parents and members of the local community. This diversity helps to ensure that the school benefits from a wide range of skills, interests and experiences.

The governing body meets 12 times a year looking at different target areas at each meeting.  These areas include staff recruitment, budget setting, maintenance and safety of the school premises and grounds, teaching, learning and attainment. Each governor also takes a special interest in a particular area of the curriculum and meets with the teacher who is responsible for that curriculum area.

What do Governors do ?

 Our main role as Governors is :

  • To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading.
  • To provide support and appropriate challenge to the school.
  • To hold the school to account for the quality of the education it provides.
  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils at the school.


See below for a link to the 'Your School Governors' leaflet produced to tell you more about the role of Fairfield's Governors.

How to contact the Fairfield governors:

The governors are keen to hear your views and opinions of the school.  Please feel free to approach any of them either in person when they are in school,  via the school office or by email to :

Parent Governor Vacancy


We currently have a vacancy on our governing body and are looking to recruit from our parent community to complement our enthusiastic and supportive team.  Becoming a school governor is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for anyone who is interested in supporting all our pupils to receive the very best education here at Fairfield. 


The governing body’s main tasks are:


  • To ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school; making sure its money is well spent


In addition, parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community.


In looking to fill these vacancies, the governors of the school have identified the following skills, experience and attributes that they feel would help strengthen the governing body:


  • Enthusiasm and an ability to use their skills and experience to represent the best interests of the school and its pupils.
  • A willingness to commit to attending meetings and training, together with an extra half day per term monitoring, supporting or carrying out other strategic tasks.
  • Commitment to working for school improvement through forward planning and engagement with the School Improvement Plan.
  • A willingness to listen and an understanding of confidentiality.
  • An ability to work as part of a team in supporting and challenging the school and providing strategic leadership.
  • A passion for and commitment to the school and its wider community.


In return the Governing Body offers:


  • A share in the responsibility for ensuring that every child at Fairfield Infant School receives the best possible education.
  • An increased understanding of the school through strategic and long-term planning and leadership
  • The opportunity to work with our dedicated team, which represents and seeks to further the interests of pupils and their families at all times.
  • Training to understand and develop in the governor role.  This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.
  • A sense of achievement in making a real difference to our school.


We strongly recommend that if you are at all interested in becoming a governor you take the opportunity to register your interest by speaking with a member of the admin team directly or emailing via the admin inbox:  We will then make arrangements for you to speak with the Chair of Governors about the role.  You should also look at the information for prospective governors on the Hampshire Governor Services website. 


Please be aware that, for the protection of children, all our governors are subject to an identity and DBS check.


If, after considering all the information, you feel that you would like to help the school in this way, we will then ask you to contact the school-office for an application form.  You will need to complete this and return it to the office within 10 school working days from date of this communication (28th January 2022)Please note that applications received after this date will not be accepted.


If there are more than two applicants for the vacancies, we will hold an election.  In these circumstances, you will be notified and sent a voting paper and guidelines for the election.


We hope that you will think about taking on this important role and we look forward to hearing from you.