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 five times a year as a full governing body. There is also a business committee which meets separately to focus on the financial management of the school, staffing and premises.
Meet the Governors!
There are currently 8 Governors in total: 4 co-opted governors, 1 staff governor, 2 foundation governors and 1 parent governor. The Headteacher is an ex-officio member of the Governing Body. We currently have 3 parent governor vacancies.
James Phillips is a co-opted governor and became Chair of Governors in September 2020. He lives in Cottesmore and is married to Victoria and has three sons. He is an Army Officer and currently works at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. James joined the governing body in December 2016.
Alan Chalkley is a co-opted governor and was Chair of Governors from September 2013 to August 2020. 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 has lived in Greetham for 40 years. She is a Co-opted Governor who was reappointed to the Governing Body in September 2015. She is enthusiastic about Literacy and EYFS, in which she takes a particular interest, and has been Vice Chair for a number of years. Linda is part of the Resources committee.
Danielle Gould currently represents the staff as staff governor on the governing body. She has worked at the school for four years and teaches EYFS and Year 1.
Andrew McAuley lives in Cottesmore and is an IT manager for a national waste electronics recycling company. He has three children, two at the school in Year 3 and Year 1, as well as a 14-year-old. He sits on the Governors as a Parent Governor.
Sue Healey was appointed to the governors as a co-opted governor in October 2019 and lives in Exton. She is a teacher and housemistress at Oakham School. Her four grown-up children all attended Exton & Greetham CE Primary School and she previously served on the governing body as a Parent Governor.
Derek Cullen lives in Oakham and was appointed as a Foundation Governor in May 2021. He is an active member of Oakham Parish Church and has served as a governor at a number of schools.
Geraldine Feehally lives in Oakham and was appointed as a Foundation Governor in July 2021. She is an active member of Oakham Parish Church. She was a teacher before retirement and is looking forward to supporting the work of the school.
Terms of Office
Linda Edward (Vice Chair)
James Phillips (CHAIR)
2 x Parent
Exton & Greetham Governor's Business and Pecuniary Interest Declarations
|Name of Governor||Name of interest/ Nature of interest/ Date interest began|
|Megan Davis||Headteacher - April 2013|
|Danielle Gould||Class Teacher (staff governor)|
|Husband on Parish Council|
Derek Cullen None
Geraldine Feehally None
Terms of Reference and Governors Attendance Records
Rutland Learning Trust - Trustees
Information about the Trustees at Rutland Learning Trust
For more legal and financial trust information, including Governor and Trustee business information, please follow the link below.
2021-22 Register of Interests for governors across the Trust