Meet Our Governors
Governors play an important part in the operation of the education service. They are like a Board of Directors and make decisions about how the school is run. They meet as a body at least once a term at school. They act as a vital channel of communication between the school and the community it serves. They also provide a link between the school and the Local Authority and support the Headteacher and staff in maintaining high standards at the school.
- Since April 1994, Governors are legally responsible for the financial, curriculum and personnel management of the school
Governors are appointed to help
- decide what is taught
- set standards and guidelines on behaviour and discipline
- interview and select staff
- decide how the school budget is spent.
School Governors have legal duties, power and responsibilities.
School Governors are
- staff at the school
- local authority representatives
- community representatives.
- have a child in school
- are elected by the parents of that school
- serve, as do the other Governors, for 4 years.
At Riverwalk the work of the Governors is divided into four Management Teams covering Teaching & Achievement, Strategy, Resources and Buildings & Community.
Minutes of all Governors’ meetings are available for parents to see.
Governor and Committee Structure
|Name||Position||Type||Committee Membership||Pecuniary Interest declared||Governor of another school||FGB Meetings attended 2016 -2017|
|Mike Hemingway||Governor||Co-opted||Buildings & Community||None||No||1 of 6 – Joined during the year|
|Chris Hodgson||Chairman||Co-opted||Buildings & Community (Chair), Strategy, Resources.||None||No||4 of 6|
|Robert Fenner||Governor||Co-opted||Buildings & Community||None||No||4 of 6 – Joined during the year|
|Jan Hatchell||Governor||Headteacher||Hatchell Consultancy Ltd||No||6 of 6|
|Louise McKenzie||Governor||Staff||Teaching & Achievement||None||No||5 of 6|
|Claudiu Radu||Governor||Staff||Teaching & Achievement||None||No||5 of 6 – Joined during the year|
|Tony Marchant||Governor||Co-opted||Buildings & Community||None||No||Newly appointed|
|Kerry Richmond||Governor||Co-opted||Resources.||None||No||Newly appointed|
|Claire Hall||Governor||Co-opted||Teaching & Achievement||None||No||Newly appointed|
|Samantha Clarke||Governor||Deputy Headteacher||Teaching & Achievement||None||No||Newly appointed|
For more information on the governors terms of office please see the schools information on the GOV.UK ‘Get information about schools‘.
If you wish to contact any of the Governing Body please call the school on 01284 764280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org