Governance

Rickmansworth School is self-governing Academy Trust which means the role of the Governing body is to help shape the overall direction of the School, monitor progress and standards, review and approve the budget, appoint and support the Head and senior staff, review policies and procedures and ensure the School fulfils its statutory duties.

Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents and School staff.   They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the School and they all work in a voluntary capacity.  Meetings of the Governing Body are held twice each term.

Among our key priorities are: improving the quality of students’ learning; narrowing the gap between the achievement of the most disadvantaged students and other students; raising attainment at KS4; taking action to secure the quality of education provided by the School and maintaining our exceptional pastoral care and high educational achievements.

Mr Tony Walker - Chair of Governors


 

Governing body structure and responsibilities

Full Name Committees attached to in 2020-21 Total FGB
Meetings Attended 2019-20
Total Committee Meets attended 2019-20
Mr Tony Walker

Remuneration & Performance  

HR

Finance and Audit

5  
Mr Ubaid Hassan Curriculum (Co-Chair) 5  
Ms Jenny Dufton   4  
Mr Mark Fletcher [Resigned] 4  
Mr Jonathan Bowers Curriculum 4  
Mrs Gill Robson [Resigned] 2  
Verity Batchelder Curriculum 3  
Jo Prytherch   1  
Mr Geoff Cox Remuneration & Performance
HR
H&S
5  
Mr Tim Harrison Finance & Audit  3  
Mrs Neeshat Hussein Finance & Audit (Chair)
H&S
Remuneration
HR
4  
Mr David Wellings Finance & Audit 5  
Mr Ashley la Grange

H&S

Curriculum

5  
Mr Anthony Jones   4  
Mrs Judith Chasseguet

Finance & Audit 

Curriculum

5  
Mr Qasim Latif

Curriculum

HR

Remuneration & Performance

4  
Mr Matthew Fletcher

All

5  

 

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Governing Body Committees and Summary Terms of Reference

Committees Terms of reference

Audit and Finance

Chair: Neeshat Hussein

Audit and Finance Committee: The committee agrees programmes of audit work with the External Auditor and Responsible Officer and makes recommendations to the Full Governing Body.  The Committee also assists in preparation of the Budget monitoring financial performance and any capital works.

Health and Safety

Chair: Neeshat Hussein

Health and Safety Committee: A management-led committee with governor involvement. It produces and reviews the Health and Safety Policy and monitors all activities with regard to safe operation and best practice, promotes the use of risk assessments and assesses the adequacy of resources dedicated to health and safety.

Remuneration and Performance

Chair: Tony Walker

Remuneration and Performance Committee: reviews the Headteacher’s terms of conditions of employment and salary with reference to performance management outcomes. Considers proposals in respect of other members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) from the Headteacher, endorses recommendations by the Headteacher for other members of staff, reviews the performance management objectives of the Headteacher and determines expenses, allowances and other benefits of members of the SLT.

 

Annual Reports and Accounts