The Governing Board at Springfield School is made up of twelve governors as follows:

1 headteacher – Emma Lawley

1 Local Authority – Wendy Goddard

1 staff – Zoe Dobson

4 parents – John Beckley, Sarah Hiley, David Mytton and one vacancy.

5 co-optedSteve Cottrell (Chair), Phil Bloomfield (Vice-Chair), Sue Fermor, Katherine Spencer and one vacancy.


The Full Local Governing Board meets on average five times a year, in between these meetings governors meet in two committees.

HR and Finance

This committee deals with all matters relating to school finance, including budget setting and monitoring.  The committee also considers personnel matters.

Membership – John Beckley, Phil Bloomfield, Steve Cottrell, Emma Lawley, David Mytton and Katherine Spencer

Progress and Well Being

This committee deals with all matters relating to the curriculum and the progress and attainment of pupils.  The committee also has responsibility for any health and safety matters.

Membership – Zoe Dobson, Wendy Goddard, Sue Fermor, Sarah Hiley and Emma Lawley


As the school is co-located with Madley Brook Community School governors also meet with governors from that school three times a year, to discuss matters that affect both schools.

Joint Exec

Membership – Steve Cottrell, Wendy Goddard and Emma Lawley



Click here to see details of how the Governors is made up.


Springfield School Governors

Steve Cottrell Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Phil Bloomfield Vice-Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Katherine Spencer Co-opted Governor and Head of Madley Brook School

Sue Fermor      Co-opted Governor

David Mytton Parent Governor

John Beckley Parent Governor

Sarah Hiley Parent Governor

Wendy Goddard Local Authority Governor

Zoe Dobson  Teacher Governor

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