Minutes from Governing Body Meetings
Minutes of Governing Body meetings are available for inspection upon request. Copies of documents may incur an admin charge. Please contact the school office for further details: email@example.com or 01947 602029
Our Governing Body
The governors’ work affects most aspects of the school’s work. They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the school, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school’s budget and the use and maintenance of the premises.
They are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the school to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the school explain to the community what the school is trying to achieve for their children.
School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.
They can only act together; they cannot act individually.
The full governing body meets twice each term.
The Key Functions of Ruswarp Church of England Governing Body are to:
ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined
ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school
ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.
The total number of governors on the instrument of governance is 9.
Date of reconstitution: 07/2018
The Governing Body comprises:
Parents - 3
Staff Governors - 1
Local Authority representatives - 1
Representatives of the church (also known as Foundation governors) – 2
Co-opted governors - 1
Term of Office Start Date
Term of Office End Date
Register of Business/
Any other governance Roles
Acting Interim Executive Headteacher|
Michael (Revd) Gobbett
Chair of Governors
Leadership and Management
Father Paul Burnett|
Quality of education|
Mrs Kelly Hodgson|
LA Clerk - various Primary Schools
Governor Attendance 2022/23
Number of Meetings
Meetings Not Attended
Governing Body Committee Membership
Staff Discipline Committee
Three governors (or more), excluding the Head Teacher, Staff Governors and Chair of Governors
Staff Discipline Appeals Committee
As above but not same governors involved in making the initial decision
Pupils Discipline Committee
Three governors (or more), excluding staff governors. No Associate Members.
Head Teacher Performance Management
Three governors (or more), including Chair of Governors plus two others. No staff governors