The Governors are a voluntary body who meet together at least once a term to discuss and make decisions on school issues. Governors make regular visits to the school to see the work that is being done. In order to adequately fulfil their roles as Governors a number of sub-committees have been created with specific terms of reference; they are:
• Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee.
• Achievement and Quality of Teaching Committee.
• Finance and Personnel Committee.
These committees meet termly and report back to the full Governing body. Most are elected every four years and represent:
• The Local Authority
• Teachers and support staff
• A number of Governors are 'co-opted' which means they are elected, by the governing body, to represent the local community and businesses.
The role of the school governor is demanding but can be very rewarding and is a good way to give back to the community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure it delivers a good quality education. Working closely with the headteacher the governing body help to set the school's aims and policies.
Governors have three main roles:
Governors carry out a number of important duties, including:
One activity undertaken by school governors is to visit the school to participate in learning walks. School visits are an ideal way to see how a school works, what teachers do and how children learn. Focused school visits help the governing body to carry out the following statutory responsibilities.
Karen Lambert- Chair of Governors
My name is Karen Lambert and I have been on the governing body for 6 years. I first became a parent governor, then moved onto become a community governor and now I am the Chair of Governors. I am a full time mum to my 5 children and enjoy volunteering within the community and spending my free time with my family and friends.
Councillor Virginina Cleaver - Vice Chair of Governors
I have been a governor with Rolleston Primary School for about 3 years now. I thoroughly enjoy my role, including being the Chair of the Health and Safety and Premises subcommittee. I am also a ward councillor within Eyres Monsell ward. Life is busy most days and I can be available 7 days a week. I work with all the community and everything that involves the council. I have worked within the care services and have taken demenita training and hold a portfolio covering older people's issues. My family life is a mum of 4 children (all adults now). I write in my spare time and gardening is something I do and want to learn more about.
My name is Jo Preston. I have been a governor at Rolleston Primary School for 5 years. I started as a parent governor and now I am a community governor. I am a mother to three girls and dedicate my spare time to volunteering in the community. I enjoy creative activities and spending time with my family and friends.
Having worked for the Salvation Army for 20 years, as a minister, I have served in Northern Ireland, Newcastle and Gurnsey. I moved to Leicester about 4 1/2 years ago and I am now the officer in charge at the church in South Wigston. I am married with 2 children. I enjoy watching and playing sport and walking the dog. Having joined the governing body at Rolleston Primary School I am looking forward to getting invloved in the life of the school where I am able to.
I have been a governor at Rolleston Primary School for approximately 24 years. I began as a parent governor when my son, now 28, attended the infant school. I am now a Local Authority governor and I work full time as an Education Welfare Officer for LCC and have been working for the service since 2000. Prior to this I worked as a Youth & Community Worker and was based at the Eyres Monsell community centre providing under-fives provision, youth work, playschemes and adult education for may years. I grew up on the Eyres Monsell estate, attended the local schools and I have familly still living in the area. I will always have a fondness for the area due to my happy memories of living and working here. I have continued as a governor at Rolleston Primary School as I hope I can give something back to the community by supporting the education and learning of the children and familes within the local area.
My name is Rebecca Derbyshire. I have been a parent governor since November 2012. I am a member of the Achievement & Quality of Teaching subcommittee and partake in various learning walks and training. I am a mother to 1 girl and have worked as an Account Coordinator in Recruitment for the past 7 years. In my spare time I enjoy running and in 2014 completed a half marathon for Make A Wish UK. I also do a lot of swimming and being creative with my Daughter.
I first started working at Rolleston Primary School as a caretaker in the infants school in 1981. I can't believe it has been that long!! About 12 years ago I took over as the premises officer at both the infant and junior schools. During my time here I have has to deal with one or two major incidents: including a roof collapse. Over the last few years I have been invloved with three major building projects: the sports hall, building work for the new primary school and the more recent extension work in 2010. I have been a staff governor on several occasions during my time at Rolleston and have enjoyed both roles of governor and premises officer and I look forward to continuing both.
My name is Rebecca Hubert and I have been a staff governor for over 5 years now. I am a member of the health and safety and premises subcommittee. I am currently a teacher in year 2.