The Role of the Board

In partnership with the Principal and teaching staff, the Board of Trustees plays an important role in ensuring that educationally, all children at Milford School are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The responsibility of the Board is that of governance (control or authority) and an overview of management of the school. The Board is responsible for ensuring that legal obligations are met and that all resources (people, property or financial) are managed in compliance with relevant legislation and in the best interests of the school.

The Board of Trustees comprises five elected parent trustees, the Principal and a staff trustee. The elected parent trustees and staff representative usually serve a three year term.

The school’s charter and annual plan reflect specific needs and priorities. The Board sets strategic long term goals, develops and reviews policies, monitors performance of the Principal and staff and ensures high quality curriculum delivery. Daily management of the school is the responsibility of the Principal. The Board is not involved with the day to day management of school activities.

Policies and procedures 
Our school uses SchoolDocs for our policies and procedures. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies that have been well-researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school.

You can view our policies and procedures by clicking on this link The username is milford and password milforddocs

Copyright: Except where stated, the content on this site is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. and may not be reproduced without their written permission.

Education Review Office (ERO) review 

Our most recent and historical ERO reviews can be read online at the Education Review Office website.

Complaints Procedure 
If you wish to raise a matter of concern or make a complaint, please email

Click here to view the Complaints Procedure.

Physical Restraint Procedure 
Milford School has procedures in place for managing student behaviour and guidelines around the care and management of students.  To view our physical restraint procedure click here

Current Board Members

  • Francis Reid (Chair / Presiding Member)

  • Lucy Naylor (Principal)

  • Scott Polkinghorne (Staff)

  • Roz Cowen

  • Camille Collins

  • Nelson Wahanui

  • Alexandra Sharman

Board Meetings

In general the Board of Trustees meets at 6.30pm on the 3rd and 8th Wednesday of each term, in the Pupuke Room (school office).  Meeting dates are advertised in the school newsletter and on the school calendar. Board minutes are available upon request to the Principal or Board Chair.

The confirmed Board of Trustee meeting dates for 2023:

 Monday 3 April

Wednesday 10 May

Monday 19 June

Wednesday 2 August

Wednesday 6 September

Wednesday 25 October

 Monday 27 November

If you have any queries, concerns, or suggestions please address these with the school, either through the class teacher, Deputy Principal, or directly with the Principal,, in the first instance.  You can address any governance questions to the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, at