The Governing Board of Rode Heath Primary School

The Governing Board of Rode Heath Primary School comprises:

  • the Head Teacher: Carl Leech
  • 1 Staff Governor: Alistair Scott
  • 1 Local Authority Governor: Cllr Patrick Redstone (4 year term until autumn 2022) 
  • 6 Co-opted Governors: Alec Smallwood (Chair), Craig Polles, Lisa Asprey, Helen Tonks, Mark Harris (Vice Chair) . There is currently one vacancy.  
  • 2 Parent Governors: Phil Barnish and Dr. Paul Nevitt
  • 2 Associate Members: Rachel Woollam and John Frankland

(You can visit the Governors Profiles page to put faces to names!)

All governors have a shared responsibility and work as a team, although to manage its workload most effectively and to draw on the specific expertise of individual members, the governing board delegates many of its functions to: a sub-committee, an individual governor, or to the head teacher. The governing board as a whole, however, always remains accountable for any decisions taken including those delegated to a committee or an individual. You can download a copy of our charter and instrument of governance at the bottom of this page.

Within Rode Heath’s Governing Board specific responsibilities are also allocated to individual governors for: Health and Safety, Website, Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, Disadvantaged Children and Pupil Premium.

The full Governing Board of Rode Heath Primary School meets six times a year, once each half-term, with additional meetings over and above this if necessary. The Chairman and their deputy are elected by the governors at the first meeting of each academic year, or as required. There are always plenty of other adhoc activities that need doing throughout the school year too - writing this very page, for example! 

The dates for the Full Governing Board meetings for the current academic year are: Tuesday 15th October 2019,  Thursday 12th December 2019, Tuesday 28th January 2020, Tuesday 31st March, 2020, Monday 18th May, 2020 and Thursday 2nd July 2020.   

If you would like to get in touch with the Governing Board of Rode Heath Primary School you can do so via:


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Contact the School

Rode Heath Primary

Heath Avenue,

Main Contact Person :
Mr Carl Leech
SENCO Contact Person :
Miss Hayley Scott

Tel: 01270 314414
Email: School E-mail Address
SENCO E-mail Address