Chair of Governors
Mr Steve Race (Co-opted Governor)
I have been a governor since 1998 starting at a Middle School. I started as a Parent Governor, and then became a Community Governor and now I am a Local Authority Governor where I have served in this role at two schools and have experience of all the committees and groups that serve a Governing body. Helping to support the school and the staff and pupils is paramount and being passionate about the education of the young people of today.
I became Chair of Governors at Ravenswood and hope to be part of the success of the School, the Leadership Team and of course the pupils.
I am married with a daughter at university and I bring a wide range of experience from the world of work to the Governing Body at Ravenswood.
I am the Vice chair of the school having served as a member of the governing body since 1992. Previous to that I was a parent governor at the primary school my children attended for four years.I am the named Governor for Safeguarding which is a very important issue with the school.
Running my own small accountancy practice I am able to work with the school on the financial side of the running of the school but also taking governor responsibly for Early Years.
Apart from work and school I play Tuba in a brass ensemble at Woodbridge Salvation Army and I am also a Trustee of Suffolk Family History Society.
Family wise I have been married for over forty five years and have two grown up children and two grandchildren of school age.
I was a schoolmaster for 40 years before retiring in August 2014. For 13 years of that time I was deputy head and for one term acting head. I was part of many decision making committees and was chairman of several of them. For 10 years I held the position of safeguarding officer for the school and also created a 5 year development plan.
Recently I was elected as chairman of Nacton Parish Council and therefore am aware of many local issues within the area.
Outside education my greatest passion lies with cricket, including being part of ESCA.
I am keen to be actively involved in Ravenswood Community School as a governor and to help to continue to raise the academic standards within the school and to further enhance its reputation.
Miss Rimmer (Parent Governor)
I was appointed as a parent governor at Ravenswood Primary School in November 2016. I believe children should have a chance to thrive in their learning environment, with high quality teaching and peer learning. As an early year’s teacher with pre-school management, I have a passion to drive learning forwards and with 14 years’ experience working with young children and their families, I feel I can offer good support to the school. I am also a trained Girl Guide leader and have led a Rainbow group alongside 2 others for 6 years. I have also been chairperson for the local children's centres for 2 years and ran groups to support the needs of the area. I have had some forest school training and believe the outdoors has amazing opportunities to enhance children's learning and development.
Apart from teaching and school I work part time at the hospital as a maternity and health care assistant, as well as being a mum of 2 young children. (1 of whom attends Ravenswood Primary School)
Mrs Murray (Parent Governor)
I was elected in 2017 as Parent Governor of Ravenswood Community Primary School. I have always been heavily involved with my community from being a Girl Guide Leader, Training Officer at Ipswich Sea Cadets to reading with children at various schools. It was a natural decision to put myself forward to this role as I like to help my community as much as I can. I believe providing children with an excellent education is one of the best gifts we can give them.
I have a strong Insurance Broking background, but decided after having my first child in 2012 to stop commuting to London to pursue my dream of becoming a business owner. This has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
In relation to my family I am married with 2 beautiful children.
When I am not working on my business and spending time with my family, I continue to support my community by getting involved with local politics and support the primary school by volunteering my time as much as possible.
Ms K Chisholm
Miss S Cook