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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

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

The governing body meets 12 times a year. Looking at different areas 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.

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor


If you would like to apply to become a parent governor at Fairfield Infant School please complete a governor application form. If you are interested and would like any further information or to speak to someone please contact the Mrs Gill Tonkin Chair of Governors ( or Mr Mike Smith Vice-Chair ( The application form is available from the link below or from the school office.


Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school.


Schools must make every reasonable effort to fill parent governor vacancies through elections. However, the Regulations make provision for the governing body to appoint parent governors where not enough parents stand for election. Governing bodies may only appoint as a parent governor a parent who has, in their opinion, the skills to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school.


A person is disqualified from being a parent governor if they are an elected member of the Local Authority or paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours.