Events At a Glance

26/06/2019 YEAR 11 PROM

OUR SCHOOL

Our Governors

The role of the Governors is to provide a strategic view for the school, to ensure accountability and to be a critical friend.

The Governors set and agree frameworks within which the school operates. The Headteacher and other professionals manage the day-to-day running of the establishment and the Headteacher liaises regularly with Governors.

The Governors provide the Headteacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on members' knowledge and experience. In these ways, the Governors act in the role of critical friend.

The Governing Board has the responsibility of ensuring a high quality education at the school; therefore the Governors examine all proposals from the Headteacher.

The Governors are mindful that they answer to the parents and community for the school's overall performance. The Governing Body comprises of 14 members. There is a Chair of Governors (Mr J Rhodes) a Vice Chair (Mrs C Palin) and a team of supporting Governors who bring a variety of skills and knowledge. The Governing Board meets termly as a Full Governing Body and it also meets in smaller committees every term. The school Senior Management Team (SMT) attend these meetings and, at times, Governor Representatives attend SMT meetings. This gives transparency and mutual understanding in the strategic decision making process.  Governors are appointed by the Local Authority, FGB, school staff and parents.

Governance Statement

Most of the Governance takes place at committee level.  When the Full Governing Body convenes, it reviews the work of the committees.  It also reviews the reports provided by the Headteacher and it reveives verbal and written feedback from Governors with special responsibilities.

Key topics that have been discussed in the last 12 monthes include:

  • In Year Admissions
  • Multi Academy Trust status and plans
  • Data and data training for Governors
  • Exclusion and exclusion training for Governors
  • Terms of reference for all committees
  • The IDSR and DfE tables
  • Finance

The key focus areas for the coming academic year are:

  • Finance and the role of the Finance Manager
  • EAL migration and impact
  • Additional ICT investment
  • Student and staff wellbeing
  • High Prior Attainers
  • In Year Admissions and PAN

 

 


 

The Ruskin Governing Body currently has one Parent Governor vacancy. 

If any parent/carer is interested in becoming a Governor, for further information, please contact Su Garbutt (Clerk to Governors) at Su.Garbutt@cheshireeast.gov.uk 

 


 

 

To help students, staff and parents understand how the school operates there are a range of policies which have been produced and approved by the Governors and SMT. Our Policies are available to /download from the school website. 

GOVERNING BOARD COMMITTEES 2018/19

Mr John Rhodes, Chair of Governors

Mrs Caroline Palin, Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs Ella Brett, Headteacher

 

 

Mr C Griffin - Co-opted

Ms J Lewis - Co-opted

Mrs D McCumskey - Co-opted

Mrs P Minshall - Local Authority

Mr J Park - Co-opted

Miss E Szymura - Co-opted

Mrs M Veitch - Co-opted

Professor W Ollier - Co-opted

Mr D Burrows - Parent

 

 

Clerk to Governors:   Ms S Garbutt, Cheshire East School Governance Team

 

Terms of Office

Mrs E Brett - Headteacher: 1 Octtober 2010 - 

Mr D Burrow: 23 November 2018 - 22 November 2022

Mr C Griffin: 7 March 2018 - 6 March 2022

Mrs J Lewis: 7 March 2018 - 6 March 2022 

Mrs D McCumskey: 7 March 2018 - 6 March 2022

Mrs P Minshull: 5 Feb 2018 - 4 Feb 2022

Prof.W Ollier: 5 December 2017 - 4 December 2021

Mrs C Palin: 25 March 2015 - 24 March 2019

Mr J Park: 11 February 2019 - 10 February 2023

Mr j Rhodes: 7 March 2018 - 6 March 2022

Miss E Szymura: 10 July 2015 - 9 July 2019

Mrs M Veitch: 7 March 2018 - 6 March 2022 

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee

Mr J Rhodes Chair of Committee

Mrs E Brett

Ms J Lewis

Mrs D McCumskey

 

Mrs P Minshall

Ms C Palin

Miss E Szymura

Mrs M Veitch

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee

Mr C Griffin      Chair

Mrs E Brett

Ms J Lewis

Mrs P Minshall

Mr J Park 

Miss E Szymura

Professor W Ollier

Mrs M Veitch

 

                                  

 

Pay Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mr J Park   Chair of Committee

Mr J Rhodes 

Mrs M Veitch

Professor W Ollier

 

Student Development, Behaviour and Welfare Committee

Mrs M Veitch Chair of Committee

Mrs E Brett

Mr C Griffin

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs C Palin

Professor W Ollier

Mr J Park

 

Headteachers Performance Management Panel

Mrs P Minshall

Mr C Griffin

Mr J Rhodes

Mr J Park

Appeals Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee.For a Pay Appeal Mr Park would be ineligible to form part of the panel due to Chairing the Pay Committee. 


Ms J Lewis

Mr C Griffin

Mr J Park

Mrs C Palin

 

Pupil Discipline and Exclusion Committee

 PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mr J Rhodes

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs M Veitch

 

Staff Grievance / Dismissal Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mr J Rhodes

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs M Veitch

 

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES 2018/19:

Link Governors:

English - Mrs M Veitch

Maths -  Mr J Rhodes

Science - Mr C Griffin

Humanities - Mrs P Minshall

PE, Music and Dance (Expressive Arts) - Mrs J Lewis

ICT-  Mrs C Palin

Languages - Mr J Park

Technology and Art - Professor W Ollier

Other Governor responsibilities:

Looked after children - Mrs P Minshall

Pupil Premium - Mrs P Minshall (Professor W Ollier for the Autumn term)

Special Educational Needs - Mrs M Veitch (Mrs C Palin for the Autumn term)

Safeguarding - Mrs M Veitch (Mrs Caroline Palin for the Autumn term)

Governors Training - Mrs M Veitch

Health and Safety - Mr J Rhodes

 

 

Business Interests

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

Personal Interests

 

The following Governors have children/grandchildren at the school -

 

Mrs C Palin

Mr D Burrows 

 

 

 

 

The following Governors have a family member as a member of staff -

 

None

 

 

 

Governors that are members of staff are -

 

Mrs E Brett, Mrs D McCumskey, Miss E Szymura, Mrs M Veitch

 

 

 

Governors with no personal interests in the school are -

 

Mr C Griffin, Ms J Lewis, Mr J Park

 

 

 

Governors with roles in other educational establishments are –

 

Mrs E Brett is a governor at Sandbach Girls School

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to contact a member of the governing body please call the school office on 01270 560514 who will be able to provide direct contact details.

Autumn term 2018:


Agenda  meeting - Monday 17th September 2018 at 9.30am

Data Full Governing Body -  Wednesday 26th September 2018   at 4pm

Pay Committee - Monday 12th November 2018 at 9.30am

Leadership, Management and Environment - Monday 19th November 2018 at 3.30pm

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 2.30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee – Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 3.30pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Monday 3rd December 2018 at 4pm

 

Spring Term 2019

Agenda meeting – Monday 28th January 2019 at 9.30am 

Pay Committee – Monday 28th January 2019 at 10.30am

Leadership, Management and Environment  - Monday -  18th March 2019 at 3.30pm

Student,Development and Welfare - Tuesday - 19th March 2019 at 2.30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment - Tuesday - 19th March 2019 at 3.30pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Tuesday 1st April 2019 at 4pm

 

Summer Term 2019:

Agenda setting meeting – Monday 13th May 2019 at 9.30am  

Budget Meeting - Monday 20th May 2019 at 4pm

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee – Monday 17th June 2019 at 3.30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee - Tuesday 18th June at 3.30pm

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 18th June at 2.30pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Wednesday 10th July at 4pm 

 

 

 

Meeting Attendance

Autumn Term 2017 

Spring Term 2018

Summer Term 2018