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working in partnership with Rogate C.E. Primary School

Our Governing Body is made up of a group of people who have chosen to give their time and commit-ment in support of Rake C. E. Primary School and to fulfil the legally required obligations. As well as

Mr Bertwistle and Mr Brown as Staff Governor, the other members include Parent Governors voted on

by the parents, Foundation Governors from the church, Community Governors invited on by the other Governors and Local Authority Governors appointed, in this case, by West Sussex County Council.

Rake School Governors

David Bertwistle

Executive Headteacher

Nik Taylor

Chairman of Governors

Dr Caroline Bott

Parent

Governor

Steven Rea  

Parent

Governor

 Sarah O’Malley  Vice Chairman

of Governors

Rev Trish Bancroft

Foundation

Governor

The Chair of Governors, co-ordinates the work of the Governing Body and liaises regularly with the Head Teacher.  The Full Governing Body meets each term to monitor the school development plan, to make sure legally required policies are in place and to endorse any important decisions that the Head-teacher wishes to make.


In addition to the main meeting, members of the Governing Body also meet each term in smaller committees that take on the monitoring of particular aspects of school business: Premises, Staffing, Finance and the Curriculum (see below). Minutes of these meetings may be found at the bottom of this page.


Individual governors also take on specific roles; amongst others there is a Health and Safety Governor and a Special Needs Governor. Governors give their own time to go on training courses so that they can fulfil these roles more efficiently.


All of our Governors try to support the school in as many ways as they are able. Some governors are able to give their time regularly to work with groups of children within the school day. Others attend whole school special occasions and events whilst others give their own skills and professional training to help the school.

 

The aim of our Governing Body is to ensure that the highest standards of educational provision are maintained at Rake C. E. Primary School.

Premises, Staffing, Finance Committee


Nik Taylor (Chair)

David Bertwistle

Kate O’Kelly

Paul Brown

Sarah O'Malley

Curriculum Committee


Caroline Bott (Chair)

David Bertwistle

Rev. Trish Bancroft

Paul Brown

Steve Rea

Mark Poeti

Paul Brown

Staff

Governor

Mark Poeti  

Parent

Governor

Kate O’Kelly

Local Authority Governor

 Margaret Farwell

Foundation

Governor

Pippa Bass

Clerk to the Governors

Neil Ryder

Rogate

Governor

Harriet Young Committee

Clerk

Minutes of Governors’ Meetings