Governors’ Information & Duties

On behalf of the Governing Body of Rudston Primary School, welcome to our website.

We are extremely proud that Rudston has for many years been able to offer continuity of provision throughout the vital stages in your children’s development from birth to age eleven.

Rudston Primary School has an excellent and well deserved reputation not only for academic results but also for its teaching in the arts and sport.

We are committed as well as to working closely across the whole school community.

We believe that a School’s role is not just to achieve examination success but to nurture the whole child in an atmosphere of creativity, fun, support and challenge. This is not a matter of either aiming for good academic results or for exciting education: the two go hand in hand.

We trust that you will join us as we move forward and continually improve the teaching and learning in Rudston Primary School.

Enjoy the website.

Chris Ball

Chair Of Governors 

Who we are

The governing body of Rudston Primary School is made up of a collection of people which includes the schools head teacher, elected members of school staff, elected parents and selected representatives from the local community.

What we do at Rudston

We have some big responsibilities, making important decisions for the school. This involves things like looking at how the school spends its annual budget, ensuring the school meets the requirements of the national curriculum, setting targets and monitoring achievements. We are also involved in things like staffing decisions and ensuring that the school premises are well maintained. As well as these, overall, we aim to do whatever we can to be supportive of the school, it’s staff and all of the pupils.

How are we chosen

Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school, school staff governors are elected by their colleagues and community representatives may be chosen by the rest of the governing body.

When do we meet?

We usually meet once or twice a term. Meetings take place at the school, in the evenings.

How can you get your ideas across?

By approaching us directly if you see any of us in or around the school. You can also contact us in writing via the school office. You can find out more about becoming a Governor by visiting the Liverpool City Council Governor web page.

liverpool.gov.uk

The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The governing body is made up of:

  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • community governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)

If you would like to ask the governors a question or contact them please send an e-mail to admin@rudstonprimary.co.uk

Governor Services

Liverpool’s School Governor Services team provides help, support and guidance on governance issues.

Governor Services Contact Details

If you have a query on any governance matter, please contact dave.cadwallader@liverpool.gov.uk or telephone  0151 233 3911

If you need information on governor appointments please contact: terry.brown@liverpool.gov.uk or telephone  0151 233 3939.

To book a place on a training course please contact  jean.worral@liverpool.gov.uk or telephone her on 0151 233 3944 or fax to 0151 233 3942

Governor Meetings

Governor meetings for academic year 2021/22 are as follows;

Autumn Term 2021/22

Full Governors Meeting – Thursday 30th September 2021

Pay & Personnel Meeting – Thursday 14th October 2021

Finance & Buildings – Thursday 4th November 2021

Curriculum Meeting – Thursday 18th November 2021

Spring Term

Pay & Personnel Meeting – Thursday 20th January 2022

Curriculum Meeting – Thursday 17th February 2022

Finance & Buildings – Thursday 17th March 2022

Full Governors Meeting – Thursday 7th April 2022

Summer Term

Finance & Buildings – Thursday 19th May 2022

Curriculum Meeting – Wednesday 8th June 2022

Pay & Personnel Meeting – Thursday 23rd June 2022

Full Governors Meeting – Thursday 14th July 2022