GOVERNORS

The Portfield School is designated as a non-maintained special school. It is owned by Autism Wessex.  

The Governing Body of includes representatives of the trustees, school staff, parents, the local community and others with specific skills and experience to contribute to its work; the local authority also represented.

The Governing Body holds oversight of the school’s operations and on behalf of the trustees holds the school management to account for its standards and performance. The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school but governors are closely involved in matters such as its finances, developing the school’s aims and setting appropriate policies to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

The Governing Body normally meets four times a year.  Governors visit the school regularly and take an interest in a specific area of the school’s operations, such as pupil outcomes or teaching and learning. 
Portfield School Governing Body:

Miss Georgina Matthews

Staff Governor

Mr Graham Whitehead

Temporary Chair of Governors - Associate

Mr Harry Nash

Vice Chair - Trustee

Jane Newell

Associate Governor

Mrs Joan Dampney

Associate Governor

Mrs Larissa Cribb

Parent Governor

Mr Malcolm Farrell

Autism Wessex Chair (ex-officio)

Mrs Ruth Kavanagh

Teacher Governor

Ms Vanda North

Community Governor

Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BP
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