Governing Body of Rook’s Nest Academy 2020/2021


Primary Committees

(Meet at least termly)

Standards and Pupils Personnel and Resources   Headteacher

Performance Management Working Group

(Quorum – 3)


Jonathan Bish (C)

Louise Harper (S)

Roy Long (C)

Katy Firth (P)




Meeting Dates:


10th Dec 2019

31st March 2020

30th April 2020

7th July 2020

(Quorum – 3)


Joe Yates (P)

Richard Overton (C)

Chris Rowell (P)

Veronica Saville (S)

Gillian Whitehouse (Ass)


Meeting Dates:

15th Oct 2019

11th Feb 2020

20th May 2020

23rd June 2020


Joe Yates

Jonathan Bish



Secondary Committees

(Meet only when required)

Secondary Committee

(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)



Richard Overton

Katy Firth

Roy Long

    Leadership Group


Richard Overton

Jonathan Bish

Louise Harper


Outside the Leadership Group

Delegated to the Headteacher.

Link Governors

(Every  term)

Training Link Governor Safeguarding  Sports Premium SEN/Behaviour Health &Safety Behaviour
Gillian Whitehouse Veronica Saville  Joe Yates TBC    
Foundation subjects & Staff support Core subjects EYFS & Extended childcare LCC/ Enrichments Leadership  

Inclusion (PP/EAL/attendance)


OTA/Strategic policy overview


Katy Firth Jonathan Bish Chris Rowell Roy Long   Louise Harper Richard Overton

Rook’s Nest Academy Board of Governors Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2020/2021

Name of Governor



Category *





Date Appointed  


Term of Office

(end date

if applicable)


From    To



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

academic year

Cmte FGB
Louise Harper Staff Governor


Staff 20/9/2017     S&P


Inclusion X X X    
Jonathan Bish Co-opted Governors 6/12/2017     S&P




Core subjects

Outwood Ac Ledger Lane x x    
Roy Long Co-opted Governors 19/9/2018     S&P


LCC/Enrichment x x x    
Richard Overton Co-opted Governors 19/1/2021     P&R




OTA/Strategic overview of Policies x x Wife works as TA at RNA    
Katy Firth Parent Parents 19/9/2019     P&R


Health and Safety x x x    
Joe Yates Parent Parents 31/1/2018     P&R


Vice Chair

Sports premium

x X X    
Chris Rowell Parent Parents 19/09/2018     P&R EYFS & Extended childcare x Works within Wakefield Councils financial services x    
Kim Dawson Head


            x x 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    


2020-21 School Improvement Priorities (from School Development Plan)
Outcomes for pupils: 

Improve outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of EYFS, KS1 & KS2 based on the Autumn 1 data. 


 Quality of Education: 

 To develop the role of teachers as curriculum experts 


Behaviour and attitude: 

To foster, independent, resilient and confident learners,  particularly in the light of the current global pandemic  


Effectiveness of leadership and management: 

To manage the current challenging situations for staff in the workplace in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic 




Constitution of the Governing Board


Category Number
Headteacher / Principal 1
Staff Governor 2
Parent Governors 4
LA Governor (maintained only) 0
Co-opted Governors 3
Foundation Governors (delete as appropriate)  
Total 10 (2 vacancies)



Name of Governor Skills and Experience Responsibilities
Jonathan Bish – Chair ·    Core subjects ·   S&P, Leadership & HTPM
Joe Yates – Vice ·    Sports Premium ·    

·   P&R & HTPM

Caroline Johnson – c Retired 17/11/20  
Louise Harper – s ·    Inclusion ·   S&P, Leadership
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
Silvana Evans – c Retired 23/09/20  
Richard Overton – c ·    Strategic PolicyAdvisor ·         P&R, 2ndry &Leadership
Paul Brennan – p ·    SEN & Behaviour ·   S&P