Our School Governors

Governors are the strategic leaders of the school, and have a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education.

The purpose of a maintained school governing body is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.
There is a strong focus on:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that money is well spent.

 

Rudgwick Primary School’s governing body currently consists of 10 core members and 1 Associate Member; they are made up as follows:

2 Parent Governor

1 Local Authority Governor

2 Staff Governors (including Headteacher)

5 Co-opted Governors

1 Associate Member

The Governing Body meets 6 times a year alternating between Curriculum and Standards meetings and Business meetings. We retain one smaller committee which is Staff and Finance.

Updates from full governors meetings are made available in the school’s weekly newsletter and the minutes of meetings are available to view at school should you wish to.

Meet The Team

Please find our Governors report for 2018/19

 
 

David Buckley

Co-opted (Chair of Governors)

I have been a Governor for several years. I am a Co-opted Governor and have a particular interest in pupil performance. I have been involved in teaching mathematics throughout my professional career.

Sharon Mellors

Co-opted

I am a Co-opted Governor and the Early Years Governor. I am also the designated governor for Safeguarding. I am a Primary Teacher, was a childminder and am now teaching at the school. I am a parent at the school and a member of the PTA.

Mike Flower

Local Authority

I joined the Governing body in July 2018. I am a semi-retired pharmaceutical quality manager, now self-employed. I am a local history volunteer at Horsham Library. I have two grand-children at the school.

Edward Nice

Associate Member

I joined the Governing Body in 2016 as a Co-opted Governor. I am a Chartered Financial Planner and work in Guildford. I live in Rudgwick and have two children art the school.

Serena Nicholls

Headteacher

I have been headteacher at Rudgwick since January 2018 and thoroughly enjoy working alongside such  talented and committed groups of staff, governors and families.  I have been teaching for 25 years in schools in London, Hampshire and West Sussex.

Edward Nice

Associate Member

I joined the Governing Body in 2016 as a Co-opted Governor. I am a Chartered Financial Planner and work in Guildford. I live in Rudgwick and have two children art the school.

Martin Lundy-Lester

Co-opted Vice-Chair

I became Governor at Rudgwick Primary School in 2014. As father of two children here, i feel passionate about the role that the Governing body plays in ensuring the core principles of the school are upheld and I love being part of the strategic function that we collectively play. I've lived in the village since 2004 and my professional background is in banking, compliance and property.

Matt Gilmour

Associate Member

I joined the Governing body in 2020 and have three children at the school and one hoping to join in 2021.  Recently retired, I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and have spent most of my career establishing and running financial services businesses.

Kate Mayo

Clerk to the Governors

My role is to support the governors in carrying out their duties. My son is a pupil at the school and I have been the clerk since 2016.

Joy Roland

Co-opted Vice-Chair

I joined the Governing Body in 2016 as a Parent Governor. I am a parent to two children currently at the school. I am the Vice-chair of the Full Governing Body, the SEND Governor, the C0-Chair of the PTA, and a primary school teacher.

Hayley Edwards

Staff

I am Deputy Headteacher and was nominated by the teachers and teaching assistants as staff governor. I have been a Rudgwick Primary School for several years now and love the close community feel of the school. My interests outside of the school include music and art.

Fiona Bull

Parent Governor

I joined the Governing body in 2018 as a Parent governor and have two children at the School. I am a Primary Teacher and Link Governor for Rudgwick Primary School.

Jane Thomas

Parent Governor

I am a recent addition to the Governors. I have three children at the school and a background in HR, Media and Marketing. My special interest is in enhancing communication.

* Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interest that they may have in the school, any other governance in which they participate and any relationships to staff within the school.

Clerk to the Governors:  Ms Kate Mayo

For details about the most recently published information about Governor attendance, download the PDF here. Please note this information is for the previous academic year, not the current one.

 

Rudgwick Primary School

Tates Way, Rudgwick
West Sussex

RH12 3HW

Tel: 01403 822151

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