Governors

‘A strength of the school’s leadership and management is the outstanding work of the headteacher, supported well by a committed governing body and an effective leadership team.Governors carry out their responsibilities well. Effective sub-committees are actively involved in the leadership of the school and ‘link’ governors work well with subject leaders.’ Ofsted 2007

The everyday priorities of the school change from year to year but the long-term focus does not. The role of the governing body is to ensure that the school has high expectations, develops good relationships, challenges complacency and provides a practical policy framework within which the school can operate. They can try to do this through an annual cycle of work that gives structure to meetings and the work that they need to achieve.

For more information, download ‘How To Become A School Governor‘ in PDF format.

 

Ravensmead Governors

Current Governors

Mr D Bell - Headteacher
Mr David Bell (Headteacher)
Headteacher – Member of the Governing Board by virtue of his office and has no Term of OfficeMembership of CommitteesFinance
Personnel and Curriculum
Premises
Mr S Swatton - Chair of Governors
Mr Stephen Paul Swatton (Chair of Governors) 
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Membership of Committees
Finance (Chair)
Headteacher Performance Management (Chair)
Premises (Chair)
Staff Dismissal Appeals (Discipline Appeals)
Selection AppealsSteve Swatton Pen Portrait

Mrs Tracey Wilde (Vice Chair of Governors)
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Membership of CommitteesHeadteacher Performance Management
Personnel and Curriculum (Chair)
Selection
Staff Dismissal (Discipline)Tracey Wilde Pen Portrait
Mrs D Cornes - Governor
Mrs Dylis Cornes
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Membership of CommitteesPersonnel and Curriculum 
Mrs K Davison
Mrs Kirstie Davison
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Membership of CommitteesHeadteacher Performance Management
PremisesKirstie Davison Pen Portrait
Mr M Ferns - Governor
Mr Marcus Ferns
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Mrs Julie Ferns (Wife) is employed at the School as a Teaching AssistantMembership of CommitteesNone

 

Mrs T Furnival
Mrs Tracey Furnival
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Employed at the School as a Teaching AssistantMembership of CommitteesPersonnel and Curriculum
Mr K Green - Governor
Mr Kevin Green
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 02/02/2015 for 4 years to 01/02/2019Membership of CommitteesPersonnel and Curriculum
Selection
Staff Dismissal (Discipline)Kevin Green Pen Portrait
Mrs A Hire Governor
Mrs Alex Hire
Co-opted Governor- Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 26/05/2016 for 4 years to 25/05/2020Membership of CommitteesFinanceAlex Hire Pen Portrait
Mrs S Jones - Governor
Mrs Sam Jones
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Membership of CommitteesFinance
Premises
Selection
Staff Dismissal (Discipline)
Mrs T Rowley - Governor
Mrs Tracy Rowley
Parent Governor – Elected by the parents or anyone with parental responsibility of the school’s pupilsTerm of Office – Appointed 11/04/2014 for 4 years to 10/04/2018Membership of CommitteesPersonnel and Curriculum
Pupil Discipline
Rev John Taylor Local Authority Governor – Nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 12/11/2015 for 4 years to 11/11/2019Membership of CommitteesPremises
Mrs Deborah Verdiani Parent Governor – Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils.Term of Office – Appointed 05/04/2016 for 4 years to 04/02/2020Membership of CommitteesFinanceDeborah Verdiani Pen Portrait
Mr Warren Webb Parent Governor -  Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils.Term of office – Appointed 05/02/2016 for 4 years to 04/02/2020Membership of committeesPersonnel and CurriculumMrs Clare Webb (wife) is employed at the school as a Teacher.
Mrs A Wilkes - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Anne Wilkes
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing BoardTerm of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Employed at the School as a Teaching AssistantMembership of CommitteesPersonnel and Curriculum

Anne Wilkes Pen Portrait

Mrs Weston, Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Julie Weston
Staff Governor – Elected by the staff of the schoolTerm of Office – Appointed 15/02/2013 for 4 years to 14/02/2017Membership of CommitteesPersonnel and CurriculumJulie Weston Pen Portrait

 

Notes

  1. No Ravensmead Primary School Governor governs at any other educational establishment
  2. All relationships between Governors and School Staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) have been declared under the name of the Governor
  3. There are committees that are only required in certain circumstances and therefore meetings are not held on a regular basis. Governors will be requested to be available to make up the required number of members required for the committee if and when there are meetings.

 

Register of Governors Interests Sept 16

Attendance Record at Governing Body Meetings for the 2014/2015 Academic Year

Governors Name Number of Meetings Possible Number of Meetings Attended
Mr David Bell (Headteacher)

3

3

Mr Steve Swatton (Chair of Governors)

3

3

Mrs Tracey Wilde (Vice Chair of Governors)

3

3

Mr Neville Benson

2

0

Mr Paul Breuer

3

3

Mrs Dylis Cornes

3

1

Mrs Kirstie Davison

3

2

Mr Marcus Ferns

3

0

Mrs Tracey Furnival

3

1

Mr Kevin Green

3

2

What is a link governor?

Although not a statutory requirement, most governing bodies have a link governor to act as a link between the school and local education authority (LEA) to advise their governing body of training opportunities available and on topical developments within governance.

As a model, the subject link governor, in support of the subject co-ordinator or head of subject, could undertake some or all of the following:

  • Become informed about relevant documents and legislation; OfSTED criteria for evaluating the subject provision; local and national issues impacting upon the subject.
  • Liaise with the subject co-ordinator or head of subject in order to become informed about staffing arrangements and training; the condition and availability of resources; curriculum and timetable arrangements; special needs provision; reference to the school development plan; assessment and recording procedures for the subject; which visits and visitors are planned.
  • Establish and maintain effective lines of communication between the subject co-ordinator and the governing body; report back to governing body meetings.
  • Help to keep parents informed via the school prospectus and newsletter.

Link Governors – Updated As At 15.2.17

 

Committees

There are committees and working parties that can meet at different times. Some meet regularly and others only when the need arises (for example, matters of discipline).

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