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Roundwood Primary School has an active and committed team of Governors who play an important role in school life.

Purpose of the Governing Board

There are three main roles that the Governing Board fulfils. These are to:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

At Roundwood Primary School the Governing Board’s main focus, working with the leadership team is to:

  • conduct a self evaluation of the school’s performance and review the annual School Improvement Plan (SIP) developed by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • ensure appropriate Staffing and other resources to meet, as far as possible, the pupils’ educational needs
  • ensure the curriculum delivered develops in line with Government guidance and the pupils’ educational needs
  • ensure the school manages its activities within the income provided and thus maintains its financial viability
  • ensure the school meets all health and safety requirements and has robust safeguarding practices
  • act as a link between the neighbourhood, the school and the County Council.

Each Governor also has several areas of responsibility across the school, including at least one subject link plus responsibility for a key aspect of school such as finance, safeguarding, SEND provision, health and safety and wellbeing in order to gain a better understanding of activities, successes, developments and issues relating to each area.

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Who are we?

We currently have 14 Governors who form the Governing Board. The list of names below shows a mix of Local Authority, Co-Opted, Parent, Teaching and Associate Governors. You can find out more about each person by viewing their short bios. Please click the “Our Governors” tab at the top of the page.

Local Education AuthorityCo-Opted GovernorsParent Governors Teaching & Non-Teaching StaffAssociate Governors
David PendleburyKamru MiahKate HooftIan Hawkins
Rosemary HancockGraham KirkPoppy Boby
Tracey PritchardLanna Shaw
Kathryn Flaxbeard
Anne Brooks
Scott Tweeddale
Kiran Khosla

Positions held within the Governing Body

How are Parent Governors Elected?

We have 3 parent governors on the Governing Board. Elections for parent Governors are held when necessary; if there are more nominations than vacancies a secret ballot is held. Parent Governors stand for a period of up to four years after which they may seek re-election. You may continue as a Parent Governor even after your child has left the school, subject to a maximum of four years.

Meetings & Committees

The Governors meet formally for a full Governing Board meeting twice a term, with additional meetings when necessary.

Governors’ Subject and Age Phase Links

All Governors are linked to a Subject area or Age Phase. During Governors’ visits to school, they meet with subject leaders and class teachers, observing lessons and discussing the actions for development as part of their role in supporting, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school. The School Improvement Plan is discussed with the relevant members of staff and this provides good focus and useful insight.