Here at Rakegate we are very fortunate to have a keen and supportive group of Governors that support and challenge the school.


We currently have 10 Governors and 1 Vacancy. 


  • Parent Governors are voted onto the body by the parents/carers of the school and serve for a period of four years.

  • Staff Governors are appointed by the staff through nominations and then a vote takes place.

  • Local Council and Community Representatives are nominated by members of the full governing body and then a vote takes place.


Our Governors do not have any business interests and do not Govern at any other schools.

Relationships between Governors:

Mrs D New is the mother to Miss A New.

Ms T Divilly is aunt to Miss A New.


Governors are rather like a board of directors. They make decisions about how the school is run. They meet at least once a term as a full Governing Body but also form committees that meet more regularly.


Governors are appointed to help:

  • decide what is taught

  • set standards of behaviour

  • interview and select staff

  • help to decide how the budget is spent


School Governors are:

  • parents

  • staff from the school

  • local council and community representatives

All governors have full voting rights, including associate governors.

Committee Structure

The school do not have specific governors for F&GP and Curriculum committees; all members are invited to these.


Pay Committee: Mr Martin(Chair), Mr Hodges and Mrs Horton. 

Headteacher’s Performance Management: Mr Martin(Chair), Mrs New, Ms T Divilly and Mr Hodges.

The Performance Management Committee is made up of at least 2 Governors, without an interest, except Mrs S Ashton-Jones who is the named review officer (statutory requirement).


All other Committees have a quorum of 3 and no members named.


Should you wish to communicate with a Governor please contact the school office initially and your request or message will be passed on to them.

Current Governors
Past Governors
Governor Attendance 2020/21

✓ Attended

A Apologies

❌ Absent

FGB Full Governing Body

FGPC Finance and General Purposes Committee

CEC Curriculum & Evaluation Committee