Management Committee

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All schools in England have a ‘Governing Body’ which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Management Committee (which acts the same as a Governing Body) works in close partnership with the head teacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the head teacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the committee members are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Who are we?

The Instrument of Government states that Roman Fields Management Committee should consist of a maximum of 13 Members, each with a term of office of four years:

1 Parent Members

3 LA Members

2 Staff Members

7 Community Members

The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually in May. The chair of the Management Committee is Mr. Eugene Billeter, who can be contacted via the school office or directly via email at Eugene.billeter@romanfields.herts.sch.uk

The Management Committee meets termly. Much of the work of the Management Committee is done by two sub-committees that meet every term, two weeks prior to the main meeting.

At Roman Fields Provision, we have the following committees:

Quality, Standards and Achievement Its main purpose is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, and ensuring that the school’s curriculum is broad and balanced and meets statutory requirements; it has various ‘link governors’ for English, Math’s, Science, Creative Arts, Behaviour and attendance, SEND, Autism& Citizenship, Child Protection, CLA and Safeguarding (although these may vary depending on the priorities set out in the School Development Plan).
Finance, Personnel and Premises The main purpose of the committee is to discuss all aspects of the schools financial planning and ensure the school remains within budget and funds are spent wisely to meet the needs of the pupils; while it meets every term, there are additional review meetings with the schools local authority finance officer.  Personnel and Premises including Health and Safety is also part of this committee remit.
Pay Committee This meets every year following the staff performance management annual review to ensure that there is a fair and consistent approach.

Join in

All Committee Members must be elected or appointed. If you want to be part of Roman Fields Management Committee, please contact Mandy Crow (Clerk to the Management Committee) about any vacancies. Email: mandy.crow@romanfields.herts.sch.uk

Eugene Billeter

Community member - 09/04/2015 until 08/04/2019 Chairs Full Committee meetings and is a member of the PFP Committee. Attendance for 2016/2017: 2/3 Full Governing Body meetings; 2/3 PFP Committee meetings Register of interests: Nothing to declare. Link Member: Science, Math’s, Finance and Website

Chair

“I joined Roman Fields when the Management Committee was first set up in 2011 as a parent member. During my initial term at Roman Fields my son moved on; so when the end of my initial four year term came to an end I was asked if I would stay on as a community member. I have a wealth of experience in Finance and Business and am the link for finance and the website.”

Nik Pringle

Nik Pringle Community member 09/04/2015 until 08/04/2019 Acts as the Vice Chair for the Full Management Committee and Chair of the PFP Committee. Attendance 2016/2017: 2/3 Full Governing Body meetings; 3/3 PFP Committee meetings Register of interests: Nothing to declare. Link Member: Safeguarding, Premises, Attendance and Behaviour

Vice Chair

“I am a committee member, elected in 2010 when the Management Committee was first set up. Following my first four year term, I was asked to continue into another term which I have gladly agreed too. I am a retired police officer but returned as a Special Constable and currently the Special Inspector at Dacorum and heavily involved with the local community.”

Trevor Orchard

Employed at Roman Fields and part of the Management Committee since 01/01/2014. Sits on the Full Management Committee and the PFP Committee. Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Management Committee meetings; 3/3 PFP Committee Meetings. Register of interests: Head Teacher

Head Teacher

“I have been in education for 15 years, following a number of years in a variety of roles, mostly in construction industry and/or management. I started my career at an inner city comprehensive in 1998 and went on to become a Deputy Head at a Bedfordshire mainstream school for six years. This is my first Headship. Throughout my career I have had a real passion for succeeding with students with the most complex needs and feel it is quite simply the most rewarding area to work. The right intervention not only makes a difference, but radically change lives for the better. I currently sit on the PFP Committee and the Full Committee”

Cathy Stainer

Staff member - 05/11/2014 until 04/11/2018. Employed at Roman Fields since 20/04/2010 Sits on Full Management Committee and QSA Committee Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Management Committee Meetings; 0/0 QSA Committee Meetings (change to yearly QSA meetings decided May 2016. First one will be start of 2017/18 academic year). Register of interests: SENCO, Well-being Lead and English Teacher. Link Member: CLA

Staff Member

“I am a staff committee member; I teach English, but am primary trained so can offer a breadth of subjects. I am the provisions SENCO and have been leading on the transitions from Statement and EHCP plans. My role has grown from strength to strength and I have been asked to lead on the well-being. As all my roles are teaching and learning focused, I feel my skills sit comfortably with the QSA Committee and Full Committee.”

Terry Harrison

Community member 06/10/2016 until 05/10/2020 Member of Full Management Committee and Member of the QSA Committee. Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Body meetings; 0/0 QSA Committee Meetings (change to yearly QSA meetings decided May 2016. First one will be start of 2017/18 academic year). Register of interests: Mother of Josh Harrison. Link Member: Technology and Autism

Parent Member

“This is my first term with Roman Fields Management Committee (joined October 2016). My son has been attending Roman Fields since 06/11/2015 and has had a positive impact on him. I am keen to support the provision and promote the good work that Roman Fields delivers.”

Audrey Huzzey

Community member 09/04/2015 – 09/04/2018 Member of the Full Management Committee and part of the QSA Committee. Central SEN Operations Manager. Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Committee; 0/0 QSA Committee Meetings (change to yearly QSA meetings decided May 2016. First one will be start of 2017/18 academic year). Register of interests: Gatekeeper for Roman Fields Link Member: SEN

Community Member

“I am a senior member of SEN and have supported the provision, as gatekeeper for admissions, from the beginning. I joined Roman Fields Management Committee when it was initially set up in 2010 and have seen it grown and flourish under both Maggie’s and Trevor’s leadership. I am now in my second term with the Management Committee; I find it invaluable to hear how the young people are progressing and achievements they have made. I am the link governor for Autism and Careers/Citizenship”

Alan Clarke

Community member 06/10/2016 until 06/10/2019 Sits on Full Management Committee and PFP Committee Attendance 2016/2017: 2/3 Full Governing Body meetings; 1/1 PFP Committee meetings (Joined PFP Committee in June 2017) Register of interests: Nothing to declare. Link Member: CEIAG and Transition.

Community Member

“This is my first term with Roman Fields Management Committee (joined October 2016). I am a neighbour that was approached by the school to sit on their committee as a local community member. ”

New Member
To be confirmed

Message from the Chair of Management Committee

“On behalf of the Management Committee, I welcome this opportunity to briefly introduce you to the work the Management Committee undertakes to ensure that your son/daughter will receive a sound education.
The Management Committee has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
* Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement.
* Setting the strategic framework within which the provision operates.
* Management of the school’s delegated budget.
* Ensuring that the curriculum for the provision is balanced and broadly based.
Committee members discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of informal sub-committee meetings dealing with more specific issues. A number of committee members also have responsibilities for specific issues within the school such as literacy, math’s and SEND.
Committee members adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the provision including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
Roman Fields draws a unique strength on a genuine collaborative partnership between committee members, staff, SEN professionals, parents/carers and our young people; a partnership that has high aspirations for all and places the youngsters in our care at the heart of every decision.
The Management Committee is, therefore, rightly proud of the achievements of the provision, not only in terms of the results, but also in the solid foundations it provides in preparing all our pupils for their future.”