Meet Our Governors
Chair - Dave Higgens
Vice Chair - Renata Kirby
|Parent Governors - Renata Kirby / Lisa Hood/ Judy Kelso /Alison Stothard/ Sarah Allen/Kathryn Rothwell/Clare Crabb|
|Headteacher - Joanne Powell||Co-Opted - Dave Higgens / Tracey Naylor / Natalie Bettison|
|Local Authority - Jeni Harvey||
Staff - Ellie Carpenter-McGarrity
What does the Governing Body do?
The Governing board make key strategic decisions about Rivelin. Examples include appointing the head teacher; deciding on staffing structures and monitoring the school’s improvement plan.
In line with the Governments requirement for having a strong focus on three core strategic functions, the Governors responsibilities are:
The Governing board does not manage the school on a day-to-day basis. The Governors are very careful to leave everyday decisions about the children and the staff to Mrs Powell.
As a Governing board we believe are always trying to strike the right balance between supporting the senior leaders in their efforts to improve the school and monitoring the decisions they are making.
Keeping you Informed
As a Governing board we are always looking for better ways to communicate with parents, carers and everyone else with an interest in the success of the school. We want to ensure that the website keeps parents informed and hopefully, encourage some feedback. This can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will aim to act upon all feedback received. You can keep up-to-date with what the Governors are doing by visiting the Chair of Governor's Blog.
Why not take a look at our 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ) section. This will be a useful tool for answering any questions you may have.
If you have a question that you would like to ask, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Please also look out for us at Rivelin events and come say hello.
The Governing Board