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


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 2018/19

Local Authority Governor- Mr Ceri Benwell (Chair)

Parent Governor's -Mrs Jess Barzillia, Mrs Emma Smith

Co-opted Governors -  Mr Mark Lake (Vice Chair), Mr Andy Pearce, Mr Kevin Agnew, VACANCY x 2

Staff Governor - Mr Mark Wadsworth

Foundation Governors - Rev Clare Edwards (Ex-Officio), Mr Tony Hughes

Headteacher- Mr Simon Manning

Associate Members- Mr Ralph Cole, Mr Terry Baldwin

Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Kealey Broddle


Nominated Governors

Nominated governors will take responsibility for the following areas:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Emma Smith

Safeguarding and Child Protection – Jess Barzillia

Children in Care – Jess Barzillia

Pupil Premium– Mark Lake

Health and Safety – Mark Lake

School Website – Mark Lake


Meeting Dates 2018/19


 26th September 2018

 21st November 2018
 23rd January 2019
 27th March 2019
 22nd May 2019
 10th July 2019 




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.