Welcome From the Chair of Governors
I am proud to chair the local governing body for Ashfield School, and have been a governor here since 2018. Ashfield is an ambitious and exciting school which equips our young people with an enriching education to prepare them for the world today, build their confidence and to help them make a positive impact. Our school represents the contemporary face of Ashfield and our local community. We value curiosity, tolerance, compassion and hard work – principles which our staff and students demonstrate every day.
Mr Maher and his team have achieved remarkable successes in recent years and the local governing body works closely with the school’s senior leadership to make sure our students get the very best quality of education regardless of their background or their means. We are proud of the school’s focus and successes on behaviour, respect and in supporting and encouraging students with particular educational needs.
As an academy, we also recognise our responsibilities as employers and seek to improve the working environment and support all our teaching and support staff. The facilities at the school are second to none and we are proud of our record as governors in ensuring the learning environment is continually improving for the benefit of staff and students at the school.
As governors we implement robust scrutiny and challenge to build on the school’s successes and ensure we learn from challenges. We work with the academy trust to give clear direction for the development of the school and to provide a strong framework of local accountability. The governing body is made up of people with a range of experience and expertise in business, public service and local community organisations as well as staff governors who represent the teaching and support staff of the school. As a governing body, we are proud to serve the school and to represent the interests of students and their families.
Chair of Governors