Chair of Governors
Mr Steve Race (Co-opted Governor)
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.
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 K 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. (Both attend Ravenswood Primary School)
I was appointed as a parent governor February 2019. I hope to bring my various experiences of working around the world for over 10 years onboard cruise ships, coupled with being a qualified health and safety manager.
My daughter Seren attends Ravenswood Primary School and I feel I have an obligation and passion to do all I can to ensure, that the children are given every opportunity to succeed and are provided all the support that is required to do so.
Outside of my working and academic life I am a huge football fan and still play for various teams in Ipswich I also DJ both on radio and as part of an entertainment agency that I own.