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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 2021. Role: Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs Carol Watt (Advisory)

Role: School Clerk to the Governors

Pay & Performance Committee

Mrs Fiona Newitt, Mrs Karen Kissane & 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

Mr Richard Parkin

Elected Parent Governor to Dec 2021. Roles: I.T, Website & GDPR 

Ms Amanda Cordell-Edwards

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

Ms Abi Ewen

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


Ms Abi Ewen (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 and SEND Governor.
Mr Paul Sage  Appointed Foundation Governor to December 2021. Role: R.E, SMSC & SIAMS
Vacancy  Co-opted Governor

Previous Governors within the last 12 months

Miss Natalie Smith. Parent Governor. From Dec 2013 to Dec 2017

Mr David Walsh - Foundation Governor. Stepped down December 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, Richard Parkin, Karen Kissane, Abi Ewen and Paul Sage have children at Rothersthorpe School. Shayne Major has a grand-daughter at the School.

Paul Sage & Abi Ewen are members of the PCC - Parochial Church Council

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 2017/18

Nicola Fountain - Attended 15/15 meetings

Fiona Newitt - Attended 10/10 meetings

Karen Kissane - Attended 9/10 meetings

Andy Betts - Attended 7/10 meetings

Abi Ewen – Attended 8/8 meetings

Shayne Major – Attended 5/8 meetings

Paul Sage – Attended 6/7 meetings

Rev Heather Wilson – Attended 7/7 meetings

Amanda Cordell-Edwards - Attended 5/8 meetings

Richard Parkin – Attended – 5/5 meetings

Carol Watt - Attended 8/8 meetings

Governance Information