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 2023) 
  • 7 Co-opted Governors: Mark Harris (Chair of Governors), Alec Smallwood (Vice Chair), Lisa Asprey, Tara Sanchez, Carl Ross, Paul Nevitt and Emily Valentine
  • 2 Parent Governors: 1 vacancy and 1 vacancy
  • 1 Associate Member: 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. Additionally, there are governor links associated with school priorities to provide support and challenge, including literacy, numeracy and parent engagement.

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: Monday 17th October 2022, Thursday 8th December 2022, Monday 30th January 2023, Thursday 23rd March 2023, Monday 15th May 2023 and Thursday 6th June 2023. 

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


Files to Download

Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr Carl Leech

Tel: 01270 314414


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