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Ravenstone Primary School

School governors


The governors of the school are people drawn from the local community and others interested in the school.

They are elected by parents and the staff, co-opted or appointed by the local authority.

Governors are expected to contribute to the work of the board of governors in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

There are full governors' meetings twice a term, where the headteacher reports on all the school's aims/activities. Policy initiatives from the local education authority, school resources, health and safety etc. are also discussed.

WLT Articles of Association

At Ravenstone there are three sub-committees, which also meet on a termly basis, and which cover the curriculum, finance, premises, staffing and the community.

You will find more information from the National Governors' Association by clicking the link.

Appointing Body

For each role on the board of governors there is an appointing body.

These are as follows:

  • Parent governors are elected by other parents or appointed if not enough parents stand for election.
  • Staff governors are elected by the school staff.
  • The headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office.
  • Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body.
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
  • Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. and therefore don't have a vote in decisions made during full Board meetings.  However, they do have voting rights on sub-committees.  They are appointed because of specific expertise and experience they can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Governors are required to declare any register of interest, at this time no Governors have registered a relevant business interest or a relationship with a member of staff at the school. 

Please click the link to a PDF of the current board's terms of office and membership information.


Designated Governors

Chair:  James Lobo
Vice Chair:  Em Cooper
Parent Governors:  Helen Savage and Em Cooper
Co-opted Governors  Alex Richardson, James Lobo, Andrea McDermott, Veena Mazarello Paes, Mairead Godfrey and Mark Fischel.
Staff GovernorSimon Lewis
Associate MembersDominic Kyndt
Headteacher: Francis O'Kane
Committee Membership
Curriculum and Achievement
: James Lobo (Chair), Francis O'Kane, Simon Lewis
ResourcesAlex Richardson (Chair), Francis O'Kane, Dominic Kyndt, James Lobo
Children, Families and Community: Francis O'Kane, Holly Crane, Andrea McDermott, Em Cooper, Dominic Kyndt
All governors may be contacted via the school office: