Chair of Governors Welcome
Welcome to Ravenbank! We hope you enjoy taking a look at our website and finding out about our school.
The Governing Body is made up of staff, parents and representatives from the community. We are very proud of our school and all the wonderful opportunities it gives our children to learn and grow. We take our role seriously in supporting the Ravenbank community and holding the school to account with regard to its responsibilities.
For more information about the work of the Governors and who we are, please take a look at the Governors tab on the front page of the website.
We assure you of a warm welcome
With best wishes
L Glover Chair of Governors
Who can be a Governor?
Anyone who is eighteen or over, a legal resident of the UK and not disqualified under the School Governance Constitution (England) Regulations 2003 is eligible for the role.You do not need to be a parent or have any particular qualifications to become a governor, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference are the most important qualities a volunteer can have.
Ravenbank is an inclusive school where equality is a core principle. The Local Governing Body will work in partnership with the Head to develop and drive the strategic vision of the school and to ensure a whole school culture and environment within which everyone is empowered to work together to achieve success.
The Local Governing Body will hold the school to account with regard to achievement, challenging it to promote excellent progress, high expectations and enjoyment for all, in an exciting, creative and innovative learning culture where children are safe and feel confident, engaged and fulfilled.
We will oversee the effective leadership and management of the school to ensure that the provision for the children is the best that it can be. The Local Governing Body will encourage the school to secure the commitment of the wider community to Ravenbank, by engendering productive partnerships with, for example, schools, other services and agencies for children, the Local Authority, higher education institutions and employers.
The local governing body upholds the school’s mission statement: Working together to achieve success.’
We want all our children to become:
• Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
• Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
• Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
The core purpose of the governing body is as follows:
• To develop and drive the strategic vision of the school
• To hold the school to account with regard to achievement
• To ensure a whole school culture and environment which achieves success