Governors’ Information and Duties

The Governing Body of Highfield School

The team of Governors play a vital role in Highfield School with their main functions being to:

  • Help set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Help to ensure the schools’ policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
  • Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  • Provide a source of challenge and support to the school.
  • Performance management of the Headteacher.

Details of Governors who have served on the Governing Body during the past 12 months and Governors Declaration of Interests.


Dr. Annette. K. Netherwood

Hi! I am a retired mum of two, and grandma of two! I have a wide experience base of special needs education which I hope to use in my position as chair. I have been; a teacher and an Assistant Head in a Special school, I have lectured at Huddersfield University training teachers of the future the importance of special education, I have co written 3 books to help support new teachers navigate special needs education, and now find myself in the privileged position of Chair at Highfield School.

I volunteer as a crew member on a community canal boat, I love walking and exploring new places in the UK, and enjoy arts and crafts having just started to experiment with stained glass. I endeavour to keep up to date with educational research and practice, and look forward to supporting staff, students and parents at Highfield School.


Local Authority Governor & Deputy Chair

Janet Jones


Co-opted Governors

Frank Milner


Parent Governors

Joanne Rycroft


Staff Governors

Sam Nicholls

Tracy Marsh

Roman Parkes

Sub Committee

Annette Netherwood – Finance and Resources
Sam Nicholls – Finance and Resources
Frank Milner – Finance and Resources

Everyone – Quality of Education

There is a generic email address for the governors:

Governors Meetings