Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School

Governing Body

Louise Rowland - Chair of Governors Message:

As Governors we are very proud of our wonderful school and dedicate ourselves to supporting the whole school team in providing the best education possible in a caring, nurturing environment. Our shared school vision to be ‘an outstanding school in the heart of the community’ underpins all that we do and from this sound base we work as a cohesive team to support and challenge the school to continuously improve.

This includes providing a broad, balanced and creative curriculum and an excellent teaching and learning experience for all our children. We support the school ethos in maintaining the important traditions that uphold our British values, such as our Remembrance Service and School Council active involvement, alongside opening up wide and exciting opportunities that inspire our children to achieve their full potential.

Our Governing Body Team

1 - Louise Rowland
Type of Governor: Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: 100%
2 - Rachel Watson
Type of Governor: Vice-Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: 100%
3 - Kate Mason
Type of Governor: Headteacher - Richardson Endowed Primary School (Co-opted Governor)
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: 100%
4 - Rob Hull
Type of Governor: Headteacher - Kilburn Junior School (Staff Governor)
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: Yes
Attendance for 2017/18: 100%
5 - David Banks
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: Yes
Any governor roles in other institutions: Yes
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: 66%
6 - John White
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: 100%
7 - Charlene Hudson
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Date of appointment: Sept 2018
Term of office: 4 years, ends Sept 2022
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: N/A
8 - Rachel Powles
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Date of appointment: Jan 2017
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: None
Any relationships to school staff: No
Attendance for 2017/18: 66%
9 - Marilyn Walton
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Date of appointment: Jan 2019
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:
Attendance for 2017/18: N/A
10 - Brendan Redmond
Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Date of appointment: Jan 2019
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:
Attendance for 2017/18: N/A
11 - Lisa Goodwin
Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Date of appointment: Jan 2019
Term of office: 4 years, ends Jan 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:
Attendance for 2017/18: N/A
12 - Amanda Smith
Type of Governor: Clerk to Governors
Date of appointment: Sept 2018
Term of office: 4 years, ends Sept 2022
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:
Attendance for 2017/18: N/A
13 - Vacancy
Type of Governor: Foundation

Members stepped down within the last 12 months

1 - Sarah Armitage
Type of Governor: Co-opted Chair of Governors
Date of appointment: Oct-13
Term of office: 4 years ends Oct 2017
Appointed by: Full governing body
Any declaration of business interests: Yes
Any governor roles in other institutions: Yes, in line with NLG role
Any relationships to school staff: No
2 - Diane Swindell
Type of Governor: Foundation
Date of appointment: Oct-14
Term of office: Oct-18
Appointed by: Richardson Foundation
Any declaration of business interests: None declared
Any governor roles in other institutions: No
Any relationships to school staff: No
3 - Kate Bridgett
Type of Governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: Jan-15
Term of office: 4 years ends Jan 2019
Appointed by: Full governing body
Any declaration of business interests: Yes
Any governor roles in other institutions: Yes Langley Mill Junior School
Any relationships to school staff: No
4 - Matthew Crawford
Type of Governor: Headteacher - Richardson Endowed Primary School
Date of appointment:
Term of office:
Appointed by: Richardson Foundation
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:
5 - Jane Murphy
Type of Governor: Clerk to Governors
Date of appointment:
Term of office:
Appointed by: Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:
6 - Ian Paxton
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Date of appointment:
Term of office:
Appointed by: Kilburn Governing Body
Any declaration of business interests:
Any governor roles in other institutions:
Any relationships to school staff:

Governors are expected to attend full governing body meetings termly and also to participate in one of the committees that feed into the main governing body. We currently have 4 committees:

1. School Improvement Committee

Focus on teaching and learning, the curriculum, standards and the safety and well-being of our children

Members: Rachel Watson (Chair), David Banks, Lisa Goodwin, Rob Hull, Kate Mason, Brendan Redmond, Louise Rowland, Marilyn Walton

2. Resource Management

Members: Rachel Powles (Chair), Charlene Hudson, Rob Hull, Kate Mason, Louise Rowland, John White

3. Performance Management

Members: Louise Rowland (Chair), Rachel Powles, John White

4. Complaints Committee

Members: Rachel Watson (Chair), Rachel Powles, Marilyn Walton

The Governing Body adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school.

Governors have a link to a specific area of school.  This is dependent upon the school's priorities for each year.  For this academic year they are as follows:

English: Rachel Watson and David Banks

Mathematics: Rachel Powles and Brendan Redmond

Curriculum: Louise Rowland

Attainment, Progress and Data: Lisa Goodwin

Safeguarding: Marilyn Walton

SEND: Marilyn Walton

Behaviour and Anti-Bullying: Rachel Watson

Pupil Premium: Louise Rowland

Health and Safety: John White

Finance: Charlene Hudson and John White

Sports Premium: Louise Rowland

Strategic Objectives: All governors

The governors build an annual plan yearly, which becomes the focus of support and monitoring activity throughout the school year. The elements of the plan are drawn from the School Self-Evaluation, the School Improvement Plan and the ideas drawn from our highly consultative Share Vision process. The table below outlines our areas of focus last year and our objectives for this school year. For each of these areas, governors build connections with school leaders to understand the area in more detail and provide supportive monitoring activity to help ensure the best possible outcome for the objectives set.

As Governors we believe in building high trust, professional working relationships with school leaders to ensure our governance is helpful and valued. For us, it’s about working together productively as a high performing whole school team.

Strategic Objectives 2017-2018
 

 

Strategic Objectives 2018-2019

 

The Governing Body are very proud of the achievements of the school and believe that by working as a cohesive whole school team we can strive to ensure all children fulfil their potential and become lifelong learners.

Please address any enquiries to: Amanda Smith (Clerk to Governors) at Richardson Endowed Primary School, Main Road, Smalley, Derbyshire, DE7 6EF.

Telephone: 01332 880317

Meet our Governors

Louise RowlandChair of Governors

More information about Louise will be available soon.

Rachel WatsonVice-Chair of Governors

More information about Rachel will be available soon.