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Our Governors

Governance Structure and  Members

Governor Role/Responsibility

Mrs. Nicola Fountain

Headteacher - all committees

Mrs. Fiona Newitt

Chairperson to May 2021 

Mrs. Karen Kissane

Vice Chairperson to July 2019

Personnel & Finance Committee

Mrs. Fiona Newitt (Chair)

Appointed Co-opted Governor to May 2021. Roles:  Safer Recruit, Teaching & Learning, More-able pupils.

Mr Shayne Major 

LA Appointed Governor to June 2021. Role: Finance

Mr. Andy Betts

Elected Parent Governor to Dec 2017. Role: Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs. Carol Watt (Advisory)

Role: School Clerk to the Governors

Pay & Performance Committee

Mrs.Fiona Newitt, Miss Natalie Smith & Mr. Andy Betts

Advisor/Chair Mrs. Joanne Sanchez-Thompson

Curriculum & Health/Safety Committee

Mrs. Karen Kissane (Chair)

Elected Parent Governor to July 2019. Roles: Safeguarding, E-Safety & Behaviour

Miss. Natalie Smith

Elected Parent Governor to Dec 2017. Roles: SEND & Equality

Ms. Amanda Cordell-Edwards

Elected School Staff to Sept 2021. Roles: Staff Governor & Sports/PE Funding

Mrs Abi Ewan

Elected Parent Governor to July 2021. Role: Health & Safety  


Mrs Abi Ewan (Chair)

Elected Parent Governor to July 2021. Role: Health & Safety site check

Mrs. Jenny Dellar (Advisory)

School Site Supervisor. Role: Health & Safety of Site. Fire Warden & Asbestos.

Foundation Governors Committee

Rev Heather Wilson (Chair) Appointed Foundation Governor to November 2021. Role: R.E, SMSC & SIAMS
Mr Paul Sage  Appointed Foundation Governor to December 2021. Role: R.E, SMSC & SIAM
Vacancy  Co-opted Governor

Previous Governors within the last 12 months

Mr David Walsh - Foundation Governor. Stepped down December 2017.

Rev Stephen French - Foundation Governor. Stepped down July 2017.

Mr. Philip Dickens - Community/Co-opted Governor from 1952 to June 2017.

Register of Governors' Interests

At the beginning of each school year Governors sign a Register of Interests - both Business and Financial.

For 2017/18 the following were declared:

Shayne Major is on the Rothersthorpe Parish Council Committee.

Fiona Newitt, Andy Betts, Natalie Smith, Karen Kissane, Abi Ewan and Paul Sage have children at Rothersthorpe School. Shayne Major has a grand-daughter at the School.

Mrs Fountain - Headteacher, declared that a contractor used for some site maintenance - Mr R L Fensome, is her father.

At every committee meeting, Governors also declare any interest in items on that meeting's agenda.

An overview of termly Governor committee meeting minutes are published in the school monthly newsletter. Full copies of Governor minutes are available on request from the School Office.

Governor Attendance Record for Academic Year 2016/17

Nicola Fountain -  Attended 17/18 meetings

Fiona Newitt - Attended 10/11 meetings

Karen Kissane - Attended 10/10 meetings

David Walsh - Attended 7/11 meetings

Andy Betts - Attended  8/10 meetings

Carol Watt -  Attended 11/11 meetings

Natalie Smith - Attended 10/10 meetings

Amanda Cordell-Edwards - Attended 10/10 meetings

Jenny Dellar - Attended 3/3 meetings

David Walsh - Attended 7/11 meetings

Phillip Dickens - Attended 7/9 meetings

Rev. Stephen French - Attended No meetings - Stepped down July 2017

Governance Information