Our Governing Body is made up of a group of people who have chosen to give their time and commit-
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.
Chairman of Governors
Dr Caroline Bott
Sarah O’Malley Vice Chairman
Rev Trish Bancroft
The Chair of Governors, co-
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)
Caroline Bott (Chair)
Rev. Trish Bancroft
Local Authority Governor
Clerk to the Governors
Harriet Young Committee
Minutes of Governors’ Meetings