Our school is a welcoming, happy and positive learning place in which everyone is encouraged and enabled to reach their full potential.
The Governors at Robert Le Kyng, together with the staff, are responsible for ensuring that the school delivers the best educational and learning environment possible. We bring a variety of experience to the school from a wide range of backgrounds in our working lives from business, local authorities and, maybe most importantly, because many of us have children at the school. We feel this is a real strength for a Governing body by having such an immediate link to the life and performance of the school. Every one of us wants to see the best for the school and for all the children here.
Performance of the school
As Governors, we hold meetings 6 times per year where we monitor the performance of the school, the school’s finances and check to make sure it is running smoothly. Every Governor is also a member of other committees that meet throughout the year, such as Resources or Staffing, which allow us to look in greater detail at those areas of how the school is run.
Working closely with staff and the Headteacher
Whilst Governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school, that is the staff’s job after all, we work closely with staff and the Headteacher in particular to help make the decisions on how the school is run and ultimately to give the best start in life for all children.
Governors work closely with the school to promote high standards of educational achievement for all the children and have a wide range of legal responsibilities to fulfil.
We set the overall vision, practices and ethos by which the school operates, and hold the school to account for its actions – what is known as a “critical friend”.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor or would like to speak to a member of the Governing Body, you can do so via the school office or directly by email to Debbie Parmar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes of Governing body meetings are available on request from Debbie Parmar at email@example.com
We hope all children have an enjoyable, successful and memorable time at Robert Le Kyng.
Katie Kerley (Chair) | Co-Opted
Carl Tagoe (Vice Chair) | Parent
Susan Smith | Head Teacher
Kate Mackinnon | Staff
Sarah Leighfield | Co-Opted
Tanya Stoneham | Parent
Philippa Hemmings | Co-Opted
Ann Higgins | Co-Opted
Stephen May | Co-Opted
Sara Giles | Clerk
Vacancy | Local Authority
Vacancy | Co-Opted
Vacancy | Co-Opted
Further Governor information:
- RLK Governing Body – Roles and Responsibilities Jan 2017 updated May 2017
- Register of Interests 2016-2017 updated April 2017
- Annual Governance Statement July 2015
- Governors’ Record of Attendance 2014–2015
- Governors’ Record of Attendance 2015-2016