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Welcome to the School Governor's Section
“On behalf of all of the governors of St Michael & All Angels, I would like to welcome you to this section of the school website, which we have prepared to introduce ourselves and provide a brief explanation of who we are and what we do.
The preparation of young people for adult life is not a job for teachers alone. I would encourage all parents and carers to help support the school in achieving the best environment for the development of our children.”
Robert Evans, Chair of Governors
What do the Governors do?
Our principal responsibilities are:
- To contribute to the development of the school by providing a strategic view of where the school is and should be heading. This is achieved by reviewing policies and deciding the priorities for improvement and by determining the character, aims, ethos and values of the school.
- To act as a critical friend to the school. That is, to offer support, advice and help, and also to challenge, question, seek information, improve proposals and arrive at the best solution for all concerned.
- To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides. This includes setting targets and evaluating outcomes.
- More particularly; to ensure that the school follows the Christian ethos on which it was founded, to ensure that the National Curriculum set by the Government is being followed, to set standards of behaviour, to interview and select staff, to deal with admission arrangements and to decide in general terms how the school budget is to be spent.
Who are the current Governors?
Mr Neil Bardsley – Neil was appointed Head Teacher of our School in January 2009, having been a Teacher elsewhere since 1997. He lives with his wife and family in Rothley.
Mrs Rita Meade – Rita has always lived in Rearsby and attended the school as a child. She enjoys taking part in all aspects of village life, which includes sitting on the Village Hall Committee, being a churchwarden and a member of the church choir.
Mrs Barbara Brutnall – Barbara is now retired and has lived in East Goscote for over 45 years. Barbara attends Rearsby Church and is Secretary to the Parochial Church Council.
Mrs Grainne Freeman – Vice Chair of Governors. Grainne has lived in Rearsby for over 10 years. Grainne works as a Practice Manager for a group of local veterinary surgeries.
Mr David Moore - David joined our Governing Body in March 2016 and is the Link Governor. He lives in Rearsby village.
Miss Helen Sharman - Helen is our sixth Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese, and has lived in Rearsby for most of her life. Helen is a former pupil of the school and also works for our Breakfast Club and our after school care provider, PlayFit Club. Helen volunteers for the Pets As Therapy (PAT) charity, taking her dog, Louis, to visit nursing homes and hospitals.
Mr Robert Evans – Robert is Chair of Governors and has been a governor at the school since 2006. Robert and his family live locally. Robert is a UK Sales Manager for an Importer based in the Netherlands.
Mr Paul Harvey - Paul is a qualified Accountant and moved to Rearsby in 2007 with his family.
Mrs Victoria Simpson – Victoria is one of our Parent Governors and is a qualified Management Accountant, with over 10 years experience providing financial management support to a large UK retailer. Victoria is married and lives in Rearsby.
Mr Sanjay Vig - Sanjay joined our Governing Body as a Parent Governor in January 2018. Sanjay and his family live in Rearsby.
Miss Rebecca Smith – Rebecca is our Foundation Stage Teacher.
When do we meet?
The Governing Body as a whole meet twice a term. Smaller groups of governors meet separately to discuss particular matters in more detail, as part of Governing Body Sub-Committees.