Governors

Governors understand the context of the school. They are well informed because the headteacher provides a wealth of information about the work of the school. Governors come into school to look at improvements first hand and feel fully involved in the life of the school. The governors are deployed to the different committees on the basis of their skills and knowledge. This ensures that leaders are supported and challenged effectively.’ Ofsted 2017


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.


Our 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 

Pay Committee

Mr Stephen Paul Swatton (Chair of Governors) 

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2021 for 4 years to 31/08/2025

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 01/09/2021 for 4 years to 31/08/2025

Membership of Committees:
Headteacher Performance Management
Personnel and Curriculum (Chair)
Selection
Staff Dismissal (Discipline) 

Pay Committee

Tracey Wilde pen portrait

Mrs Deborah Verdiani 

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 05/02/2020 for 4 years to 04/02/2024

Membership of Committees:
Finance 

Deborah Verdiani pen portrait

Mr Warren Webb 

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of office – Appointed 05/02/2020 for 4 years to 04/02/2024

Membership of Committees:

Personnel and Curriculum

Pay Committee

Staff Dismissal (Discipline) 

Mrs Clare Webb (wife) is employed at the school as a Teacher. 

Mrs Anne Wilkes 

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 01/09/2021 for 4 years to 31/08/2025

Membership of Committees:
Personnel and Curriculum 

Employed at the School as a Teaching Assistant

Anne Wilkes pen portrait

Jackie Colclough  

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 15/2/2021 for 4 years to 15/2/2025

Membership of Committees:
Personnel and Curriculum 

Employed at the School as a Teaching Assistant 

Colleen Bradeley  

Co-opted Governor  – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 02/05/2021 for 4 years to 01/05/2025 


Laurence Gibson  

Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 18/10/2019 for 4 years to 17/10/2023 

Membership of Committees:

Personnel and Curriculum 

Pay Committee

Staff Dismissal (Discipline) 

Alex Hire  

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 26/05/2020 for 4 years to 25/05/2024 

Membership of Committees:

Finance

Staff Dismissal (Discipline) 

Paul Johnson  

Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Board

Term of Office – Appointed 16/01/2020 for 4 years to 15/01/2024 

Membership of Committees:

Personnel and Curriculum 

Pay Committee

Shanice Harris  

Parent Governor  – Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils

Term of Office – Appointed 11/11/2021 for 4 years to 10/11/2025 


Laura Ames  

Parent Governor  – Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils

Term of Office – Appointed 11/11/2021 for 4 years to 10/11/2025 

Heather Evans

Co-opted Governor  – Elected by the school staff

Term of Office – Appointed 11/03/2021 for 4 years to 10/03/2025

Membership of Committees:
Personnel and Curriculum
Finance

Employed at the School as a Teaching Assistant  

Mr Ashley Ball  

Parent Governor – Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils

Term of Office – Appointed 23/05/2023 for 4 years to 22/05/2027

Mrs Katharine Melvin

Parent Governor – Elected by the parents or anyone with responsibility of the school’s pupils

Term of Office – Appointed 23/05/2023 for 4 years to 22/05/2027


Register of Governors Interests Sept 23.pdf

Register of Governors Interests

Notes



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:


Ravensmead Link Governor Responsibilities.pdf

Link Governors

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.

Pupil discipline committee

To deal with matters of pupil discipline (exclusion) as and when necessary.

Staff dismissal committee

To deal with matters of staff discipline as and when necessary.

Staff dismissal appeals committee

To meet if the decision of the staff discipline committee is disputed.

Headteacher 

To agree the targets for the headteacher to work at during the year.



Premises

To discuss and review the school premises and Health and Safety issues, making appropriate recommendations to the governing body.

Personnel and Curriculum Committee

To discuss and review the school curriculum and personnel topics, making appropriate recommendations to the governing body.

Terms of reference

Curriculum Committee Terms of Reference

Curriculum Committee Terms of Reference

Child Protection Governor Terms of Reference

Child Protection Governor Terms of Reference

Headteacher Performance Management Committee Terms of Reference

Headteacher Performance Management Committee Terms of Reference

Looked After Children Governor Terms of Reference

Looked After Children Governor Terms of Reference

Finance Committee Terms of Reference

Finance Committee
Terms of Reference

Item 9a Personnel Committee Terms of Reference - Approved By The Full Governing Board 031023.pdf

Personnel Committee
Terms of Reference

Premises Committee Terms of Reference

Premises Committee
Terms of Reference

Governor Attendance at Full Board meetings 2022-2023

Attendance at Full Board meetings 2022.23.pdf