Welcome to our school website.

The Governing Body

 
Photos of our Governing Body can be seen just inside the entrance to the school (through the doors leading into the ground floor corridor).

 

Chair of Governors - Lord 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. Helping to support the school, the staff and pupils is paramount as is 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.

 

Governors

Mrs K Mills (Headteacher) Headteacher information 
 
Ms K Chisholm (Associate Governor - Senior Deputy Head)
 
Miss S Cook (Staff Governor - Deputy Head)
 
Mr. K Finch  (Co-opted Governor)

I am the Vice chair of the Governing body and have served as a member of the governing body since 1992. Previous to that, I was a parent governor at the primary school where 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 accountancy practice, I am able to work with the school in relation to the financial side of school life but I also have governor responsibly for Early Years. Apart from work and school, I play the tuba in a brass ensemble with 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. 

 

 

Mr. B Hunt (Co-opted Governor)

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  was acting head. I was part of many decision making committees and was the 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 of 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 of experience working with young children and their families, I feel I can support the school. I am 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 centre for 2 years and have run 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, who both attend Ravenswood Primary School.

 

Mr. C Hycz  (Parent Governor)

I was appointed as a parent governor in 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 the 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 my own entertainment agency.

 

If you would like to know more either about becoming a governor or the work of the governing body please speak to the Headteacher.

 

What does the Governing Body do?

All Governors are elected volunteers who act collectively, serving a term of four years, and have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

 

Statutory duties include:

  • Making decisions about how the school is run
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning
  • Interviewing and selecting staff
  • Deciding how the school budget should be spent
  • Reporting information about the school to parents.

School Governors are:

  • Parents (have a child in the school and are elected by parents at the school)
  • Local Council representatives
  • Community and/or local business representatives.