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

 

Chair of Governors Mrs Kim Stuart
Vice Chair of Governors Mrs Elspeth Williams
Headteacher (ex-officio) Mrs Angela Dewes
Chair of Strategy Committee Mrs Kim Stuart
Chair of Performance and Standards Committee Mrs Rebekah Johnson
Joint Chairs of Resources Committee

Mr Paul Edney

Mr Peter Rowbotham

Chair of Pay Committee Mrs Elspeth Williams
Chair of Performance Management Committee Mr Peter Rowbotham
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 November 2017)

 

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@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Parent Governor - Vice ChairElspeth Williams Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor’s full name: Elspeth Williams

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

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

 

Staff GovernorAshley 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

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

 

Staff Governor 

Governor’s full name: David James Turner

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources committee

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

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

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

 

Governor 

Governor’s full name: Peter Rowbotham

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

Governor responsible for: SEN; Strategy, Headteachers 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

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

 

Paul Edney Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor 

Governor’s full name: Paul Edney

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources (Joint 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 (term now extended by 3 months)

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

Contact me via: office@ridgeway.leics.sch.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; Headteacher 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

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

 

Parent Governor 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: 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 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

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

 

Parent Governor

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 (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@ridgeway.leics.sch.uk

 

Parent Governor

Governor’s full name: Kathryn Elizabeth Bagworth

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Resources Committee

Governor responsible for: Safeguarding, Science

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): none

Governance roles in other educational institutions: tbc

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

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

 

 

Members who have left the Governing Body in the last 12 months (updated October 2017)


Co-opted Governor 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

Date of leaving:  27/02/2017

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

 

 

HeadteacherDavid 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

Date of leaving: 22/08/2017

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): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

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

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