Millfields Governing Body



Governors come from all walks of life but share a common interest - Millfields Primary School

The Governors are responsible for effective strategic management of the school, for the school budget and for Health & Safety. The help to set and monitor the school philosophy and policies, which is accomplished by meeting twice every half term. Governors do not make day-to-day decision about the running of the school - this is the role of the Headteacher, supported by the staff.

The Governing body is made up of representatives of the staff, parents, Local Authority and the community. All are volunteers who give up their time freely to ensure the school is managed effectively and to the benefit of the children.

Associate members do not have voting rights.

All terms of office are 4 years from date of appointment.

Appointments to posts of Chair and Vice-Chair are for a two year period.


Annie Melin - Parent Governor

Initial Appointment - 20/01/16

Pecuniary Interest - None

Attendance 4 of 4


Sue Whytock - Parent Governor

Initial Appointment - 20/01/16

Pecuniary Interest - Lecturer & Observer at Colchester Institute

Attendance 4 of 4


 Emily Gordon - Parent Governor

Initial Appointment - 06/12/17

Pecuniary Interest -

Attendance 3 of 4


Dave Roscoe (Chair) - Partnership Governor

Initial Appointment - 31/01/2014

Re-appointment - 31/01/2018

Pecuniary Interest - Footprint Digital

Attendance 4 of 4


Darrin Keeble - Partnership Governor

Initial Appointment - 26/06/2014

Pecuniary Interest - Head of IT Risk & Control at Towergate Insurance, Company Director for Jaymya Ltd, Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Attendance 4 of 4


Jan Richardson (Vice Chair) - Local Authority Governor 

Initial Appointment - 02/03/2012

Re-Appointment - 02/03/2016

Pecuniary Interest - Vice Chair of Trustee Body of Wivenhoe Housing Trust

Attendance 4 of 4


Leigh-Ann Munt - Co-Opted Governor

Initial Appointment - 14/11/2013

Re-Appointment - 01/09/2015

Pecuniary Interest - SEN LSA at Millfields

Attendance 4 of 4


Janet Meacock - Staff Governor

Initial Appointment - 22/04/2008

Pecuniary Interest - Headteacher at Millfields Primary School

Attendance 4 of 4


Rhiannon Macdonald - Staff Governor

Initial Appointment - 08/03/2018

Pecuniary Interest - Class Teacher at Millfields Primary School

Attendance 4 of 4

Katie Moore - Parent Governor

Initial Appointment - 01/04/19

Clerk to the Governing Body - Sue Leek


Other staff in attendance at Governor meetings

Anita Sparrow - School Business Manager




How to become a Governor

Information for School Governors from Essex County Council

Finance Regulations