Welcome to the Governors' Section!
The aim of the Governing Body at our school is to work with the staff in supporting school improvement in line with the school vision.
We do this in five main ways:
- Monitoring the performance and progress of our children
- supporting the staff to help them teach and care for our children
- working with the school to decide how the resources of the school are best used
- Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve
- Contributing to school life through visiting the school and helping with events
The governors are representative of all the key groups involved in our school: parents, staff, the community and the Church. We meet together at least once a term as a whole team and in sub-groups focussing on areas such as the curriculum and finance.
We are always keen to hear your views and hope that this page will help you to understand better the role of the Governors, who we are, and why we are serving as Governors.
The Governors meet four times a year as a full governing body. There is also a Resources committee which focuses on the financial management of the school, staffing and premises.
Meet the Governors!
There are 9 Governors in total: 4 co-opted governors, 1 staff governor, 2 foundation governors and 2 parent governors. The Headteacher is an ex-officio member of the Governing Body, and the School Business Manager also attends the full Governing Body and FAMES meetings. We currently have 1 parent governor vacancy.
Alan Chalkley is a co-opted governor and has been Chair of Governors since September 2013. Following retirement in 2007 from a job working in IT, Alan became a governor in 2010 when he moved to Rutland from Hertfordshire. Working with a committed and dedicated governing body Alan believes the school will continue to provide an excellent education for the local children and build on the excellent standards achieved over recent years. Alan is also on the Resources committee.
Linda Edward is the retired owner of a Gift Business and chairs the subcommittee which is responsible for Finance amongst other things. She has lived in Greetham for 36 years and is a Co-opted Governor who was reappointed to the Governing Body in September 2015. She is enthusiastic about Literacy, in which she takes a particular interest, and has been Vice Chair for a number of years. Linda is part of the Resources committee.
Jane Ward lives in Exton and was appointed as a Foundation Governor in November 2016. She is a retired teacher.
James Phillips lives in Exton and is married to Victoria with a 12 year old son, Toby and a new born son. He is an Army Officer and currently works at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. James joined the governing body in December 2016 as a co-opted governor. He chairs the Resources committee.
Deborah Kennard-Kettle currently represents the staff as staff governor on the governing body. She has worked at the school for over ten years and is the School Business Manager.
Andrew McAuley lives in Cottesmore and is an IT manager for a national waste electronics recycling company. He has three children, one at the school in Year 1 as well as a 12 and a 3-year-old. He sits on the Governors as a Parent Governor.
Lauren Mathers was appointed Parent Governor in November 2017. She has two children in the school in Year 4 and Year 1.
Jan Dadford was appointed Foundation Governor in October 2017 and lives in Exton.
Sue Bamber was appointed to the governors as a co-opted governor in October 2017 and lives in Greetham.
Terms of Reference
Rutland Learning Trust - Trustees
Information about the Trustees of The Rutland Learning Trust can be found in the link below.