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Ridgeway Primary Academy

Ridgeway Primary Academy

Local Governors

Pecuniary Interests

Ridgeway Primary Academy is a member of a Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT). Learn-AT has a Board of Trustees and Members who are responsible for overseeing all of the schools in the Trust. For more information about the Trustees please see Learn-AT’s website.

Ridgeway's Local Governing Body works on behalf of the Trust Board in these key areas:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction within the academy.
  2. Acting as a critical friend to the school; holding the academy’s senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  3. Assuring Health and Safety procedures within their school.

Current Governors

Chair of Governors - Mrs Elspeth Williams

Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs Maxine Cigliano

Headteacher (ex-officio) - Mrs Angela Dewes

Chair of Strategy Committee - Mrs Elspeth Williams

Chair of Performance and Standards Committee/Safeguarding - Ms Tor Creighton

Chair of Pay Committee - Mrs Elspeth Williams

Clerk to Local Governing Body Meetings - Mr Mike Armstrong 

Chair of the Resources Committee - 

Clerk to Committee Meetings - Ms Judy Rowley

School Business Manager (ex-officio) - Mrs Kate Jones

Staff Governor - Miss Helen Price

Governor - Mr Stephen Haward

 

Our Governors' Profiles (updated September 2019)

Mrs Angela Dewes

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

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): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

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

 

Elspeth Williams Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor - Chair of Governors

Governor’s full name: Elspeth Williams

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

Governor responsible for: Maths, 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

 

 

Head of School

Governor’s full name: David James Turner

Attends: Local governing body meetings; Strategy committee

Governor responsible for: Inventory

Occupation / background: Head of School

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:  29/04/2018

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

 

 

 

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: July 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: July 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 - Vice Chair                                                                                                                              

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: July 2018

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 April 2019)