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Welcome to the Middlefield Primary Academy  Local Governing Body.


The Board of Governors


The board of governors exists to:

   Put in place the long term vision and strategic direction of the school

Monitor the educational performance of the school and its pupils

Oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that money is well spent


Our role is to ensure that the Middlefield constantly and consistently delivers on its visions and values:  essentially, to ensure that every child achieves the highest possible standards through our relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning.  Further information about the school’s visions and values can be found on the  website.


The board of governors also oversees admission, staff employment and buildings management.


On behalf of the governors, welcome to the Middlefield Primary Academy website. I am very pleased to be the Chair of Governors and to see how much success the academy has had since becoming a sponsor and being part of a family of school. Governors take a strong interest in the academy and provide both challenge and support to our inspirational and highly experienced Executive Headteacher, Head of School, Senior Leadership Team and staff.

In addition to our traditional meetings, the governing body spends time in training on legal matters, innovations in education and our quest to further raise standards. We have termly Standards meeting where we analyse our strengths and weaknesses along side our sister schools and to carve a way forward so that Middlefield Primary Academy continues to offer the highest standards of education, care and guidance to the children and young people we are privileged to have in our care.

We agree with our Headteacher that complacency is not an option; continuous improvement is what we strive for and to do this we need to challenge under achievement but also reward the considerable successes.

We regularly scrutinise tracking of data and have regular access to the attainment and achievement of our pupils both within the taught curriculum and in extra curricular areas. We believe that the staff are highly skilled and experienced, caring and challenging where under achievement exists.

Governors work very closely with the academy Head of School and support Academy events to celebrate the many achievements of the young people in our care.

I meet with the Headteacher on a regular basis and this gives me a useful insight into the life of the academy.


Mark Young

Middlefield Governors


Gemma Noonan 

Mark Young 

Ian Wallis

Carol Besant (Headteacher)

Lauren Turner (Assistant Head)


*There are no individuals with conflicts of interest*