Our governing body plays a vital role in achieving the aims of our school, driving standards forwards and preparing our pupils for their future. As a governing body we provide strategic leadership and
As governors we agree the strategic priorities, aims and objectives for the school and set policies, plans and targets in order to achieve them.
accountability, with three key functions to our role:
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Our governors monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher.
All of our governors bring with them a range of different skills and experiences. Decisions are taken by the whole Governing Body but to make the best use of everyone’s time and expertise, governors also join committees. Committees work on particular aspects of school life and present their recommendations to the Governing Body for approval or discussions.
Our committees are:
- finance & staffing
- health & safety
- teaching & learning
The Governing Body consists of:
Parent Governors (2)– elected from and by parents.
Local Authority Governor (1) – nominated by Leicestershire County Council.
Staff Governor (1)– member of staff elected by colleagues.
Co-opted Governors (5)– appointed by the Governing Body on the basis that they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Associate members – are not governors and do not have a vote at the full governing body meetings, however they are entitled to attend those meetings.
Clerk to the Governors (1) - non-voting position, advises governors regarding legislation and minutes meetings
Constitution of the Ravenhurst Governing Body
|Type||Name||Start of Term||End of Term||Attendance at full Governors meetings|
|Co-opted (Chair)||Mrs Val Moore||10/05/2016||09/05/2020||Full attendance|
|Co-opted (Vice Chair)||Mrs Helen Hall||13/02/2015||12/02/2019||Full attendance|
|Headteacher (Ex-officio)||Mrs Keily Stretton||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Co-opted||Mr Neil Browne||27/11/2018||26/11/2022||Full attendance|
|Co-opted||Mrs Claire Smith||26/01/2018||25/01/2022||Full attendance|
|LA||Mrs Julie Shaw||15/06/2017||14/06/2021||Full attendance|
|Staff||Mr Mark Poole||25/01/2018||24/01/2022||Full attendance|
|Parent||Mr Rakesh Patel||16/04/2018||15/04/2022||Full attendance|
|Parent||Mrs Katy Redford||27/11/2018||26/11/2022||Full attendance|
|Associate member||Mrs Kim Peet||17/02/2018||17/02/2022||n/a|
|Headteacher Performance Management|
|Val Moore (Chair)||Full|
|Staff Performance Management|
|Helen Hall (Chair)||Full|
|Finance and Staffing|
|Val Moore (Chair)||Full|
|Teaching and Learning|
|Julie Shaw (Chair)||Full|
|Health and Safety|
|Mark Poole (Chair)||Full|
Members of the Governing Body who have resigned in the past 12 months
|Co-opted||Mr Rob Goodenough||26/11/18|