Rufford C of E Primary School has a Board of Governors, the majority of the governors being appointed by the Diocese, County Council and the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the remainder elected by staff and parents.
The governors hold regular meetings and have a wide range of responsibilities.
They are responsible for the appointment of the Headteacher and Deputy.
Each governor has a specific role within the work of the school. The Governing Body works as a team and acts with integrity, objectivity and honesty, in the best interests of the children in our school. The Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team run the school on a day to day basis, but the governors provide support, assistance and challenge, acting as a "critical friend" to ensure that the school continues to maintain and improve high standards in everything it does.
Above all, as a Christian school, the governors have an overriding responsibility to remain focused on the mission of the school to provide the best possible Christian education for every pupil.
There are 5 types of 'governor' :
All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
The Governor's Annual Impact Statement can be found in the documents below..
Becoming a Governor
If you would like to know more about the role of the Governing Board or you are interested in becoming a governor, please click on the link below:
If you are interested in becoming a foundation governor at Rufford Church of England Primary School, you should contact either Mrs Elleray,
(Headteacher) or Blackburn Diocese www.blackburn.anglican.org
Rufford C.E. Primary Governing Board Members: November 2023
Mrs F Clague, Foundation Governor, Chair, Child Protection and Safeguarding, H&S
Mr D Ebden, Local Authority Governor, Vice-Chair, Online Safety
Mrs A Normington, Parent Governor,
Ms L Black, Foundation Governor, SEND, Maths
Mrs B Caslake, Foundation Governor,
Mr C Coogan, Parent Governor, PPG/CLA, Science
Mrs R Elleray, Headteacher
Mr D Abraham, Foundation Governor
Mr G Lyon, Foundation Governor, Training Link Governor
Ms D Williams, Foundation Governor
Mrs S Newsham, Co-opted Governor
Revd Canon M Soady, Foundation Ex-Officio, Church School Link Governor, MH&WB
Dr A Williamson, Foundation Governor, English
Mrs H Worden, Staff Governor
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