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School governors are like a board of directors who have the responsibility of managing the school in accordance with national legislation, local requirements, and the wishes and needs of the parents/carers of the children at the school. They meet at least once a term and parents are welcome to come along and listen to what goes on.

School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They have the duty to know what is going on in school and they regularly check and contribute to policies and monitor curriculum areas.  Sometimes people attend meetings as associate governors or to deliver reports to governors but only members of the governing body have voting rights.

Governors are appointed to help decide what is taught set standards of behaviour interview and elect staff monitor how the school budget is spent.

School governors are parents, staff from the school, local council representatives, community representatives, and business people.

Governors of Rowan School 2016-17

Chair of Governors

Elizabeth Tunnard

Vice Chair of Governors

Tina Havenhand

Head Teacher

Carla Ribeiro

TeachingStaff Representative
Support Staff Representative

Kate Sandilands
Sue Brear

Parent Governor

Tina Havenhand

Gaynor Stevenson (Safeguarding)

Emma Donohoe


Observer who may deputise for the head teacher

Kate Sandilands

Co-opted Governor

Alan Dury

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Local Authority Governor

Nick Hodge

Christina Stark


Paul Sharpe

Copy of Governance Structures, Declaration of Business & Personal Interests for School Governors 15-16 &16-17 available by clicking links below

Governance Structures Sep16 (website).docx

Govs declaration of business & personal interests 15-16.pdf

Govs declaration of business & personal interests 16-17.pdf

Govs code of conduct.pdf

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