Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
|Chair of Governors||Mr P Mitchener|
|Local Authority Appointed Governors||
Mrs J Reap
Mrs J Hyland
|Staff Governor||Mr N Gazzard|
Mr J Sayers (Vice Chair)
Mrs D Gregory
Miss M Ukatchi
Miss H Bennett
|Headteacher||Mrs R Griffiths|
|Clerk||Mrs L Hoole|
What do Rucstall Primary School Governors do?
Governors are all volunteers who give up their time to support Rucstall Primary School.
The Full Governing Body of Rucstall provides a non-executive leadership. Its role is to operate as a board akin to the board of trustees of a charity, or the board of directors of a company. It operates at a strategic level by leaving the Headteacher and senior school leaders responsible for the operational day-to-day running of the school. It provides “one voice” in that strategic running of the school. In accordance with the regulations, it is the Headteacher who is responsible for the educational performance of the school – which includes the performance of the staff. The board of governor’s role however, is to hold the Headteacher to account for exercising their professional judgement in these matters and for the performance of all of their other duties.
Its three core functions consistent with the strategic role of Rucstall’s board of governors are to:-
Set the vision and strategic direction of the School
Hold the Headteacher to account for its educational performance; and
Ensure its financial resources are well spent.
The governors normally have three full Governing Body meetings a term. The minutes of these meetings, are available at the school for parents to read.
The Governing Body is also responsible for the Health & Safety of the children at Rucstall, as well as for all of the staff at the school.
The governors work with the Headteacher and her team to focus on ensuring that Rucstall provides the best possible education for our children, which must continue to be the focus as we move forward.
How do governors get involved in the life of the school?
They get involved in the life of the school in many ways. We attend Parent Evenings and like the opportunity to talk to parents on these occasions. We also visit the school, to talk to staff and observe teaching throughout the school. Our visits for this purpose are pre-arranged and will focus on specific areas related to the School Improvement Plan (SIP), such as English, Mathematics or Teaching and Learning.
Governors are also involved in the selection and appointment of teaching staff, particularly for senior appointments i.e. Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher etc.
We also take part in school trips and school events. Regular Health and Safety visits are done to check on the school environment. Also, to insure that that we monitor value for money, regular audits of the school’s finances are done.
How do I contact a governor?
Governors are contactable via the school office and in this respect, you can either e-mail the school, the office will then pass this on to us, or leave a message.
How do I become a governor?
To find out more information on becoming a governor, please visit the following website.
Click here for more information.