Our governors meet under 3 different committees:

  • Personnel, Premises, Finance, Health & Safety (PPFHS) Committee;
  • Curriculum, Standards & Improvement (CSI) Committee;
  • Full Governing Body (FGB) Committee.

The PPFHS Committee maintains an overview of the school finances. They meet with the school bursar to review the start budget, usually in March or April, and review the monitoring reports monthly. Additionally, the committee reviews benchmarking information (a comparison of our schools against like schools) to ensure the best use of school finances. They also prepare and return the school's financial audit yearly. 

This committee also maintains and overview of health and safety including an overview of premises. The health and safety governor conducts a tour of the school termly and these reports are audited by the NYCC School HandS service.

Additionally, this committee maintains an overview of recruitment,  staff appraisal and staff welfare. They consider pay progressions in October. 

The CSI Committee maintains an overview of standards and progress in the school. They meet termly to review the assessment data and look at the school's published data (SATs results, ASP and FFT) annually.

This committee also looks at the pupil premium and sports premium spend; looking at the effectiveness and the impact of this spending. 

SEND is considered within this committee, with the SEND governor meeting termly with the SENCo to review the provision for children with SEND. 

Finally, this committee reviews the school's self evaluation and the school improvement plan.

These committees then share this information at the full governing body meetings. 

Types of Governors:

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

Elected from parents at the school by parents across the Federation 

  • Staff Governor

Elected from staff at the school by staff across the Federation

  • Co-opted Governors

Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

  • Foundation Governor    Foundation governors are representatives of the Church of England.  The Foundation Governors represent the historic link with the original establishment of Ripley Endowed Church of England Primary School and its distinctive religious ethos. 

Resignation From The Governing Body 

Rachel Baskind - April 2019

Tamsin Benning - April 2019

Sue McGrogan  - April 2019

Chris Robinson - April 2019

Ian Broadbent - June 2019

Paul Bowlas - September 2019

Natasha Scott - January 2020

Sarah Fisher - September 2020