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Meet The Governors

 The Structure of our Governing Body and its Committees (updated May 2018)

 

Chair of Governors Mrs Kim Stuart
Vice Chair of Governors Mrs Elspeth Williams
Headteacher (ex-officio) Mrs Angela Dewes
Chair of Strategy Committee Mrs Elspeth Williams
Chair of Performance and Standards Committee Ms Tor Creighton
Chair of Resources Committee

Mr Adam Jewell

Chair of Pay Committee Mrs Elspeth Williams
   
Clerk to Local Governing Body Meetings tbc
Clerk to Committee Meetings Ms Judy Rowley
School Business Manager (ex-officio) Mrs Kate Jones

 

 

Our Governors' Profiles (updated January 2018)

 

Principal                                                                                                             

Governor’s full name: Angela Clare Dewes

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

Occupation / background: Executive Headteacher / B.Ed Hons, NPQH, Affinity LLE, Associate Leader for DBE

Date of appointment: 23/08/2017

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): Trustee of  Diocesan Board of Education

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

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

 

 

Parent Governor - Chair

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Governor - Vice ChairElspeth Williams Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Elspeth Williams

Attends: Local governing body meetings (Vice-chair of governors); Strategy (Chair), Resources, Pay (Chair) committees

Governor responsible for: Numeracy, Arts

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

Date of appointment: 07/12/2017

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Community governor (nominated by Kim Stuart)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Freelance music teacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

 

Staff Governor 

Governor’s full name: David James Turner

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Strategy committee

Governor responsible for: Inventory

Occupation / background: Head of School, subject leader in Literacy and Computing, Science specialist

Date of appointment: Ex-officio staff governor

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

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Staff Governor

Governor's full name:  Helen Claire Price

Attends:  Local governing body meetings; Performance and Standards committee

Governor responsible for:  Health and Safety

Occupation / background:  Key Stage 1 Lead and Class teacher; Joint English Lead; B Ed Hons; 27 years teaching experience

Date of appointment:  2018

Term of office:  4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body's instrument of government):  elected by staff (nominated by Karen 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

Contact me via:  office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Support Staff GovernorHeather Barnett Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Heather Kathryn Barnett

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance & Standards committee

Governor responsible for: 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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

 

Governor Anne-Marie McGillion Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Anne-Marie McGillion

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

Governor responsible for: Literacy; SEN.

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): Community 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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Governor Bek Johnson Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Rebekah Danielle Johnson

Attends: Local governing body meetings

Governor responsible for: 

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

Date of appointment: 07/12/2017

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Community governor (nominated by Kim Stuart)

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Parent Governor

Governor’s full name: Adam Jewell

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Strategy; Resources committee (Chair)

Governor responsible for: Data

Occupation / background: Business Unit Head within the Civil Service, married with one child (at Ridgeway).  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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Parent Governor                                                                                                                               

Governor’s full name: Tor Creighton

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance and standards committee (Chair)

Governor responsible for: Safeguarding (including behaviour)

Occupation / background: Foundation Stage Coordinator and member of the Senior Leadership Team at a Leicestershire Primary School.  15 years teaching experience , specialising in Early Years and Key Stage 1.  Married with two children at Ridgeway.

Date of appointment: 2018

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Parent governor (nominated by )

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Governor

Governor’s full name: Stephen Haward

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Performance & Standards committee

Governor responsible for: Pastoral care (including vulnerable children) and community engagement

Occupation / background: Minister of Market Harborough Congregational Church, married with two children and three grandchildren.  Former Director of Youth and Children's Work for Congregational churches in the UK.

Date of appointment: 2018

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Community Governor. Elected by Members 

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Governor                                                                                                                                         

Governor’s full name: Maxine Cigliano

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources and Pay committees

Governor responsible for: Health and Safety

Occupation / background: HR and Organisational Development Consultant, specialising in Career and Executive coaching, One child, attending primary school.  Experience of working in a variety of industries in including Pharmaceutical, Finance, Manufacturing and Logistics.  Related Interests include Leadership and Management development.

Date of appointment: 12018

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Community governor (nominated by Elspeth Williams)

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

Contact me via: office@rpa.learnat.uk

 

Members who have left the Governing Body in the last 12 months (updated May 2018)

 

Parent Governor

Governor’s full name: Kathryn Elizabeth Bagworth

Date of appointment: 14/12/2016

Date of leaving: 03/04/2018

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

 

Staff Governor

Governor’s full name: Ashley Sarah Jayne Raine

Date of appointment: 20/03/2014

Date of leaving: 30/03/2018

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

 

Governor 

Governor’s full name: Paul Edney

Date of appointment: 10/10/2013

Date of leaving:  07/01/2018

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

 

Governor 

Governor’s full name: Peter Rowbotham

Date of appointment: 30/06/2016

Date of leaving:  07/12/2017

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

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