Governing Body of Rook’s Nest Academy 2021/22
(Meet at least termly)
|Standards and Pupils||Personnel and Resources||Headteacher
Performance Management Working Group
|(Quorum – 3)
Jonathan Bish (C)
Roy Long (C)
|(Quorum – 3)
Joe Yates (P)
Richard Overton (C)
Chris Rowell (P)
Veronica Saville (S)
Katy Firth (P)
Gillian Whitehouse (Ass)
(Meet only when required)
(Responsibility for Complaints,
Personnel Appeals & Pupil Discipline)
|Appointment Selection Panels|
|(Quorum – 3; or for appeals, equal in size to the committee which made the decision being appealed against)
Outside the Leadership Group
Delegated to the Headteacher.
|Training Link Governor||Safeguarding||Sports Premium||SEN/Behaviour||Health &Safety|
|Gillian Whitehouse||Veronica Saville||Joe Yates||Paul Brennan||Craig Milfull|
|Foundation subjects & Staff support||Core subjects||EYFS & Extended childcare||LCC/ Enrichments||Leadership||
|OTA/Strategic policy overview
|Katy Firth||Jonathan Bish||Chris Rowell||Roy Long||Joanne Smith||Richard Overton|
Rook’s Nest Academy Board of Governors Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2021/22
|Name of Governor
Term of Office
|Roles & Responsibilities
|Any other educational establish-ments governed
Business & Pecuniary Interests
|Relationships with school staff, including spouse, partners or relatives
|Number of meetings attended in previous
|Joanne Smith||Staff Governor
|Outwood Ac Ledger Lane||x||x|
|OTA/Strategic overview of Policies||x||x||Wife works as TA at RNA|
|Health and Safety||x||x||x|
|Chris Rowell||Parent||Parents||19/09/2018||P&R||EYFS & Extended childcare||x||Works within Wakefield Councils financial services||x|
|Veronica Savile||Staff Gov||Staff||24/05/2017||P&R||Safeguarding||x||x||x|
|Paul Brennan||Parent||Parent||27/11/19||S&P||SEN & Behaviour||x||x||x|
|2021-22 School Improvement Priorities (from School Development Plan)|
|1||Key development priority READING
To develop a culture where books and reading are second nature to children.
Ensure opportunities are embedded throughout the curriculum and the joy of reading is celebrated.
Ensure pupils/parents understand how reading underpins life-long learning.
|2||Key development priority MATHS
To develop fluency of basic skills in mathematics throughout the Academy.
Ensure children have a solid foundation/ tool kit of mathematical skills and knowledge to build on.
To create a community of resilient, confident mathematicians.
Ensure a sound progression through the Key Stages which is reflected in data.
|3||Key development priority EARLY YEARS
To embed the Early Years Curriculum using the new Development Matters materials.
Use the provision and NELI intervention to increase/improve speech, language and vocabulary skills, especially in less confident and EAL children.
Provide a language rich environment.
Crete/embed a curriculum which is led by children’s prior knowledge and interests.
Embed secure assessment/observations/knowledge of all children in Early Years.
|4||Key development priority LCC IMPLEMENTATION
Focus on the implementation of the Rook’s Nest Curriculum which ensures children are taught in a tailored, meaningful way that builds on their skills and knowledge of different subjects.
Re-establish the Academy’s motivational timetable of curriculum areas, supported by enrichment activities, parental involvement, out-of-class learning and first-hand experiences.
Subject coordinators to be ambassadors for their areas.
Constitution of the Governing Board
|Headteacher / Principal||1|
|LA Governor (maintained only)||0|
|Foundation Governors (delete as appropriate)|
|Name of Governor||Skills and Experience||Responsibilities|
|Jonathan Bish – Chair||· Core subjects||· S&P, Leadership & HTPM|
|Joe Yates – Vice||· Sports Premium||· P&R & HTPM|
|Joanne Smith-s||· Inclusion||· S&P|
|Louise Harper – s||· Retired 28/9/21|
|Roy Long – c||· LCC/enrichments||· S&P, 2ndry|
|Katy Firth – p||· Health and Safety||· P&R, 2ndry|
|Chris Rowell – p||· EYFS & Extended childcare||· P&R|
|Veronica Saville – s||· Safeguarding||· P&R|
|Richard Overton – c||· Strategic Policy Advisor||· P&R, 2ndry &Leadership|
|Paul Brennan – p||· SEN & Behaviour||· S&P|