Robert Ferguson Primary School, East Dale Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle, CA2 5LA 01228 535091
Headteacher Mr Graham Frost BEd (Hons) NPQH MA



School Governors

The Governance Handbook states that all governing boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern have three core functions:

- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

- Holding executive leaders to account for educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Also, Governors are often in school attending celebration assemblies, fundraising events, curriculum events and training sessions. This involvement enhances their knowledge of the work of the school and helps in their decision making. If you are interested in finding out more about being a governor, please contact Mr G Frost, Headteacher.

The constitution of our governing board is as follows:

- One representative governor appointed by the local Education Authority; Alan Johnston who is also our Chair of Governors.

- Three parent governors: Stuart Cooper, Wendy Mckay, 1 vacancy.

- One staff governor: Justine Davidson.

Six co-opted governors: Kate Davidson, Simon Doyle (our Vice-Chair of Governors), Alison McGuiness, Esther Blake, 2 vacancies.

The Headteacher: Graham Frost.

Our Clerk to the Governors is Kerry Makepeace.

Term of office for all governors is 4 years.

Governor Vacancies

School governors make a difference. Robert Ferguson School needs to recruit new governors. Can you help? If you can and are interested, please contact: Mr G Frost Headteacher

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