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Welcome to the website of Ruardean Church of England Primary School, Gloucestershire.


Our Governors

The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools


Governors’ Duties

The Governors have statutory duties, as follows:

  • To ensure delivery of the National Curriculum.
  • To oversee the annual budget. Through the Resources Committee the Governing Body controls and monitors the expenditure of the school. Day to day decisions are delegated to the Headteacher and the Senior Management Team.
  • To be kept informed on all aspects of the day-to-day running and organisation of the school.
  • To take decisions on the appropriate levels of staff and to make appointments, where necessary,
  • To inspect the condition and repair of the school premises.
  • To determine the use of the premises out of school hours.


Governor's Meetings

The full Governing Body meets once per term, or six times a year. An average meeting will typically review previous minutes, discuss reports from committees and from the Headteacher. Any new policies are reviewed and approved and, following discussion, decisions may be approved as a result of proposals from committees and the Headteacher. A number of these policies are available for you to view on the website.

The following committees meet regularly throughout the year to enable governors to carry out their business in the most effective manner and share the governing body’s responsibilities:


Performance and Standards Committee

  • Curriculum
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Special Education Needs
  • Ethos & Values
  • Data & Performance
  • Safeguarding
  • School Development Plan
  • School's Self Evaluation


Parents and Community Committee

  • School Profile
  • Communications (prospectus, website, newsletter)
  • Pastoral Care
  • Liaison (media, community, school council, church)
  • School Development Plan
  • School's Self Evaluation


Resources Committee

  • Finance
  • Pay
  • HR &Personnel
  • Staff training
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Contract Monitoring – cleaning, catering & landscaping
  • School Development Plan
  • School's Self Evaluation


Current Governors 2017/18

Local Authority Governor- Mr Ceri Benwell (Chair)

Parent Governor's -Mrs Jess Barzillia, VACANCY

Co-opted Governors - Ms Carol Beard, Mrs Mandy Webb, Mr Mark Lake (Vice Chair), Mr Andy Pearce, Mr Kevin Agnew

Staff Governor - Mr Mark Wadsworth

Foundation Governors - VACANCY (Ex-Officio), Mr Tony Hughes

Headteacher- Mr Simon Manning

Associate Members- Mr Ralph Cole, Mr Terry Baldwin

Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Kealey Broddle


Meeting Dates 2017/18


27th September 2017

22nd November 2017

24th January 2018

28th March 2018

23rd May 2018

18th July 2018



Governors Budget Plan 18/19

Instrument of Government

Should you have any questions regarding any aspects of the Governance of our school please do not hesitate to contact either the Chair of Governors -

 or the Clerk to Governors via the school office.