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The Structure of our Governing Body and its Committees (updated January 2017)

 

Chair of Governors Mrs Kim Stuart
Vice Chair of Governors Mrs Elspeth Williams
Headteacher (ex-officio)  
Chair of Performance and Standards Committee Mrs Rebekah Johnson
Chair of Finance Committee Mr Peter Rowbotham
Chair of Resources Committee Mr Paul Edney
Chair of Strategy Committee Mr Peter Rowbotham
Chair of Pay Committee Mrs Elspeth Williams
Chair of Performance Management Committee Mr Peter Rowbotham
Chair of Communications Working Group Mr David Turner
Clerk (to Full Governing Body meetings) Miss Rona Purdham
Clerk (to Committee meetings) Vacant
School Business Manager (ex-officio) Mrs Louise Wiltshire

 

 

Our Governors' Profiles (updated January 2017)

 

Headteacher and Director David Fox Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: David Granville Fox

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance & Standards, Finance, Resources, Strategy and Pay committees

Occupation / background: Headteacher, married

Date of appointment: 31/08/2004

Term of office: Ongoing, whilst in post as Headteacher

Appointment (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Ex-officio Staff Governor

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Performance & Standards 3/3; Finance 3/3; Resources 3/3; Strategy 3/3; Pay 1/1

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Staff Trustee and DirectorAshley Raine Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Ashley Sarah Jayne Raine

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources committee

Governor responsible for: Health & Safety

Occupation / background: Year 2 teacher, married with 2 children.  Experience in marketing, IT, music and teaching

Date of appointment: 20/03/2014

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by staff (nominated by Helen Price)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Resources 1/3

Find me on: Facebook

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Staff Trustee and Director 

Governor’s full name: David James Turner

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Finance committee; Communications Working Group (Chair)

Governor responsible for: Inventory

Occupation / background: Deputy Headteacher, subject leader in Literacy and Computing, Science specialist

Date of appointment: Ex-officio staff governor

Term of office: Ongoing - whilst in post as Deputy Head

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 2/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Finance 3/3

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Staff Trustee and Director Heather Barnett Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Heather Kathryn Barnett

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance & Standards committee

Governor responsible for: Governor Training and Development

Occupation / background: School Nursery Nurse, married with two children who both attended Ridgeway.  Experience in early years, having previously worked as nanny and childminder.

Date of appointment: 01/10/2015

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by staff (nominated by Ashley Raine)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Co-opted Trustee, Director and Member 

Governor’s full name: Peter Rowbotham

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Finance (Chair), Strategy committees, Communications Working Group

Governor responsible for: SEN; Strategy, Head teachers performance management

Occupation / background: Retired local government officer, Parish Clerk for Great Oxendon and Brixworth Parish Councils. Married with 4 children, 2 have attended Ridgeway.  Experience in strategic and operational management (customer services), project, budget and performance management, community safety, communications and emergency planning.

Date of appointment: 30/06/2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Co-opted governor (nominated by Simon Day)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee at Learn Academy Trust

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 2/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Finance 3/3; Strategy 3/3

Find me on: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Contact me via:  office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Paul Edney Ridgeway Primary Academy

Co-opted Trustee and Director 

Governor’s full name: Paul Edney

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources (Chair), Strategy and Pay committees

Governor responsible for: ICT

Occupation / background: Married with 2 children, 1 of whom attends Ridgeway.  Always lived locally and keen to support the local community.  Experience in banking and legal environments and has worked in Information Security for a number of years, advising companies on protection of personal and customer data.

Date of appointment: 10/10/2013

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Co-opted governor

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Resources 3/3; Strategy 1/1

Find me on: LinkedIn

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Co-opted Trustee and Director Anne-Marie McGillion Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Anne-Marie McGillion

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance & Standards and Pay committee

Governor responsible for: Literacy; Head teacher performance management.

Occupation / background: Senior Lecturer, two children and four grandchildren.  Experience of working in both industry and higher education, specialising in business related subjects, work based and work related learning

Date of appointment: 19/03/2015

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Co-opted governor (nominated by David Fox and Rob Johnson)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 1/1

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk


 

Parent Trustee, Director and Member 

Governor’s full name: Kim Stuart

Attends: Local governing body meetings (Chair of governors); Strategy, Performance & Standards, Resources, Performance Management committees

Governor responsible for: Vulnerable Pupils / Data / Pupil Progress (shared responsibility); Anti-Bullying / Beyond Bullying; Equality; Child Protection

Occupation / background: Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, married with 3 children.  Experience in higher education lecturing as a Registered Occupational Therapist (clinical specialism: end of life care).  Team leader for 20 therapists in practice.

Date of appointment: 23/11/2015

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by parents (nominated by Andrea Murray)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 2/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Performance and Standards 3/3; Resources 3/3; Strategy 3/3

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Parent Trustee, Director and Member Bek Johnson Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Rebekah Danielle Johnson

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance & Standards committee (Chair)

Governor responsible for: Vulnerable Pupils / Data / Pupil Progress (shared responsibility); Foundation / Early Years; PE

Occupation / background: Primary school teacher, married with 3 children.  Experience in early years and infants, PE leader, swimming instructor.

Date of appointment: 5/3/2014

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by parents (nominated by Catherine Alder)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Performance & Standards 2/3; Resources 2/2

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Parent Trustee and Director Elspeth Williams Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Elspeth Williams

Attends: Local governing body meetings (Vice Chair of governors); Strategy, Finance, Pay committee (Chair); Communications Working Group

Governor responsible for: Numeracy, Arts

Occupation / background: Private music teacher. Married with 2 children, both at Ridgeway.  Experience in marketing (electronics industry) and purchasing (electronics and fashion retail).  Team management, budget creation and management, product development.

Date of appointment: 05/03/2014

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by parents (nominated by Lynda Harrison)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Finance 3/3; Pay 1/1

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Parent Trustee and Director

Governor’s full name: Adam Jewell

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources committee

Governor responsible for: Data

Occupation / background: Business Unit Head within the Civil Service, married with one child.  Management Accountant, working in Corporate Tax and Compliance.  Currently involved in a national project with a focus on business transformation: how to organise and adopt current / new processes to cope with ever changing demands.  There is synergy with Academies, having to deliver more for less in a changing environment.

Date of appointment: 17/03/2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by Members (nominated by a Ridgeway parent)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Hayley Jewell, Learning Support Assistant

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Parent Trustee and Director

Governor’s full name: Kathryn E Bagworth

Attends: Local governing body meetings;

Governor responsible for: tbc

Occupation / background: tbc

Date of appointment: 14/12/2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by Members (nominated by a Ridgeway parent)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): tbc

Governance roles in other educational institutions: tbc

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): tbc

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Trustees and Associate Members who have left the Governing Body in the last 12 months (updated September 2016)

 

Co-opted Trustee, Director and Member

Governor’s full name: Robert Johnson

Position: Chair of Governors

Attended: Full governing body meetings (Chair of Governors); Strategy, Finance, Performance & Standards, Resources Committees and Communications Working Group

Date of appointment: 09/01/2014

Date they stepped down: 03/12/2015

Reason for stepping down: Resigned

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Louise Johnson, Teaching Assistant

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Performance & standards 1/3; Finance 2/3; Resources 2/3; Strategy 3/3

 

Parent Trustee and Director

Governor’s full name: Judith (Jude) Ridgley-Smith

Attended: Full governing body meetings; Performance & Standards, Resources, Performance Management, Pay committees

Date of appointment: 05/03/2014

Date they stepped down: 30th June 2016

Reason for stepping down: Resigned

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by parents

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 2/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Performance & Standards 3/3; Resources 3/3; Pay 1/1

 

Parent Trustee, Director and Member                                                                                                                                

Governor’s full name: Vanessa HumanVanessa Human Ridgeway Primary Academy

Attended: Full governing body meetings; Finance, Pay committees; Communications Working Group

Date of appointment:  26 September 2012

Date they stepped down: 25 September 2016

Reason for stepping down: Term of office ended

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Elected by parents (nominated by Clare Groenewald)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: Finance 2/3; Pay 1/1

 

 

Co-opted Trustee and Director Margaret Poulton Ridgeway Primary Academy Governor 

Governor’s full name: Margaret Poulton

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Finance committee

Governor responsible for: To be determined

Occupation / background: Principal University Lecturer in Accountancy, married with one child.  Chartered Accountant

Date of appointment: 17/03/2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Co-opted governor (nominated by Peter Rowbotham)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2014-2015: N/A

Find me on: LinkedIn

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

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