The Governors

The role of the governors

The main functions of the governing body are:

  • to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • to hold the headteacher to account for the performance of the school
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that its money is well spent

Ridgeway High School Governing Body

John Weise Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor), 5 November 2021

Julie Roxburgh Joint Vice-Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor), 20 September 2024

Rebecca Bartlett Joint Vice-Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor), 17 September 2021

Liz Williams Acting Headteacher (ex officio)

Parent governors are elected by the parents of the students

Patricia King Parent Governor, 8 November 2022

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body

Tom Wilkinson Co-opted Governor, 2 November 2021

Gordon Murray Co-opted Governor, 29 September 2023

Karen Christian Co-opted Governor, 29 September 2023

Foundation governors

Michael McManus Foundation Governor, 5 November 2021

Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body

Allan Brame LA-appointed Governor, 19 September 2023

Staff governors are elected by the staff of the school

Karen Keaney Staff Governor, 10 December 2021

Associate governors

Owen Fields Acting Deputy Headteacher

Clerk to the Governing Body

Clerk to the Governing Body supplied by Edsential

The dates shown refer to the date on which the person’s term of office expires.