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

Mrs Melanie Goodall (Headteacher) Headteacher – Member of the Governing Board by virtue of her office and has no Term of Office Membership of Committees
Finance
Personnel and Curriculum
Premises
Mr S Swatton - Chair of Governors
Mr Stephen Paul Swatton (Chair of Governors) 
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board
Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017
Membership of Committees:
Finance (Chair)
Headteacher Performance Management (Chair)
Premises (Chair)
Staff Dismissal Appeals (Discipline Appeals)
Selection Appeals
Steve Swatton Pen Portrait

Mrs Tracey Wilde (Vice Chair of Governors)
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board
Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017
Membership of Committees:
Headteacher Performance Management
Personnel and Curriculum (Chair)
Selection
Staff Dismissal (Discipline)
Tracey Wilde Pen Portrait
Mrs K Davison
Mrs Kirstie Davison
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board
Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017
Membership of Committees:
Headteacher Performance Management
Premises
Kirstie Davison Pen Portrait
Mrs T Furnival
Mrs Tracey Furnival
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board
Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017
Employed at the School as a Teaching Assistant
Membership of Committees:
Personnel and Curriculum
Mrs S Jones - Governor
Mrs Sam Jones
Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board
Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017
Membership of Committees
Finance
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 pupils
Term of Office – Appointed 11/04/2014 for 4 years to 10/04/2018
Membership of Committees:
Personnel and Curriculum
Pupil Discipline
Mrs Clare McIver Parent Governor - Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils.
Term of Office – Appointed  for 4 years / /19 to  / /23
Membership of Committees:
Premises
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 04/02/2020
Membership of Committees
Finance
Deborah 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 04/02/2020
Membership of committees:
Personnel and Curriculum
Mrs 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 Board
Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2013 for 4 years to 31/08/2017Employed at the School as a Teaching Assistant
Membership of Committees
Personnel and CurriculumAnne Wilkes Pen Portrait
Jackie Colclough  Staff Governor –
Term of Office – Appointed 16/2/17 for 4 years to 15/2/2021
Employed at the School as a Teaching Assistant
Colleen Bradeley  Parent Governor  – Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils.
Term of Office – Appointed 2/5/17 for 4 years to 1/5/2021
Laurence Gibson  Co-opted Governor Appointed by the Governing Board
Term of Office – Appointed 15/6/17 for 4 years to 14/6/2021

 

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 17

 

Attendance Record at Governing Board Meetings for the 2016/2017 Academic Year

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

3

3

Mr Stephen Paul Swatton (Chair of Governors)

3

3

Mrs Tracey Jayne Wilde (Vice Chair of Governors)

3

3

Mrs Jacqueline Colclough (Appointed 16/02/17)

2

1

Mrs Catherine Dylis Cornes

2

1

Mrs Kirstie Davison

3

3

Mr Marcus Ferns

3

2

Mrs Tracey Marie Furnival

3

2

Mr Laurence James Gibson (Appointed 15/06/17)

1

1

Mr Kevin Green

3

2

Mrs Alex Hire

3

2

Mrs Samantha Jones

3

3

Mrs Tracy Rowley

3

2

Rev John Taylor

3

2

Mrs Deborah Verdiani

3

3

Mr Warren Paul Webb

3

3

Ms Julie Ann Weston

1

1

Mrs Anne Patricia Wilkes

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.

Copy of Link Governors – Approved By The Full Governing Board Updated Oct 18

 

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).

  • Finance committee – to discuss and monitor the school budget and other financial issues.
    Finance Committee Terms of Reference 2018 (PDF)
  • Pupil discipline committee – to deal with matters of pupil discipline (exclusion) as and when necessary.

 

Looked After Children Governor Terms of Reference – Presented To The Full Governing Board 041018

Child Protection Governor Terms of Reference – Presented To The Full Governing Board 041018

Training and Development Governor Terms of Reference – Presented To The Full Governing Board 041018

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