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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Governor Impact Statement

Governor Action Plan 2023-24

Governor Action Plan 2022-23 - Evaluated with completed actions

Virtual Governing Meetings Policy

Governor Annual Statement

Governor Code of Conduct




First Appointed

Term From

Term To

Gemma Bodill



School Business Manager

Health and Safety

Membership reviewed and confirmed annually.

Kate Byrom



Christian Ethos


Ex Officio

Relationships & Health Education

Year 6



For as long as in post at St Peter’s Church

Janet Castle


Strategic Development


Year 1




Emma Johnson






For as long as in post as Headteacher

Sophie Keightley



Deputy Headteacher

Membership reviewed and confirmed annually.

For as long as in post as Deputy Headteacher

Samantha Cope



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Sarah Page







Headteacher Appraisal

Year 2




Amy Scrivener



Governor Training


Health and Safety

Year 4




Nicola Thomas


Management (Chair)

Chair of Governors






Alex Sutcliffe

(staff representative)


Staff representative



Reviewed annuallyReviewed annually

Sue Henson

(Local Authority)

Vice Chair

Strategic Development (Chair)


Early Years Foundation Stage


Headteacher Apprisal




Pecuniary/Business Interests


All governors declare any pecuniary/business interests annually.  At present, no governors have any pecuniary/business interests.

Chair of Governors


Nicola Thomas (Co-opted Governor)


Term of Office from 18th November, 2017.  

First appointed  19th November, 2013.


Link Role:       Safeguarding          Complaints


Nicola Thomas is a Co-Opted Governor and the current Chair of Governors.  She has been a Governor since November 2013.  As well as being Chair she is also responsible for safeguarding and complaints.  Her focus is to support the school in delivering the best possible education to all our children by providing opportunities for each child to be supported and encouraged to reach their potential in a safe and happy environment.  Nicola has lived in the Ravenshead area all of her life and attended the school several years ago when it was two separate schools (Pilgrim Oak and Martin Roe).  She works full time in the public sector and has a lot of transferable skills and experience to be able to support the school.


To contact me, you can leave a message with the school office by phoning 01623 456516 or write a letter to:

Mrs Nicola Thomas,

Ravenshead C of E Primary School,

Swinton Rise,



NG15 9FS.


Vice Chair of Governors & Local Authority Governor


Sue Henson (Vice Chair & Local Authority Governor)


Term of Office from 1st November, 2016.  

First appointed 1st November, 2016.


Link Role:       Early Years Foundation Stage          Science          Headteacher Appraisal


Sue Henson has worked in education since 1995, as a primary teacher, deputy Head and Headteacher and has previously been a governor in local schools and in North Somerset. She is currently employed at Nottingham Trent University; where she is a lecturer on the primary education team, specialising in Early Years, Science and outdoor learning.  Sue's governor responsibilities include the Headteacher's Appraisal and Early Years Foundation Stage.


Foundation Governors


Reverend Kate Byrom (Foundation Governor)


Term of Office from 1st June, 2018.  

First appointed  1st June, 2018.


Link Role:       Christian Ethos          RHE          Year 6


Revd Kate Byrom is Vicar of St. Peter's Church in Ravenshead and Newstead Abbey Chapel. She was previously Associate Vicar of Skegby and Teversal Parishes. Prior to ordination she was a Commissioning Editor for a publishing company, and has worked most of her life in communications. She is married to Danny and is the delighted - though sometimes weary - mother of two teenage children.



Janet Castle (Foundation Governor)


Term of Office from 1st. July, 2020.

First appointed 1st. July, 2020.


Link Role:       Wellbeing                 Year 1


Janet Castle has lived in the area since 1967 and her 3 children and 4 of her grandchildren have attended the school.  She is a retired pharmacist who has worked in retail and the NHS pharmacies and spent the last 10 years of her working life as Pharmacy Manager at the Park hospital.  Health and wellbeing have always been part and parcel of her life and she hopes to ensure that everyone in school is supported physically and mentally, particularly in light of the Covid pandemic.



Parent Governors



Amy Scrivener (Parent Governor)

Amy Scrivener (Parent Governor)




Term of Office from 17th June, 2021.

First appointed 16th June, 2025.


Link Role:       Governor Training and Skills Audit                 PTA           Health and Safety

                       Year 4


Mrs. Scrivener is a parent of two children within the school.  She has worked in the energy industry for over 15 years and has extensive experience in analysing and improving processes, coaching and performance management.  In addition, she has been a trustee on the school PFTA for the past two years.


Amy Scrivener (Parent Governor)

Samantha Cope (Parent Governor)




Term of Office from 12th January, 2023.

First appointed 11th January, 2027.


Link Role:       Year 5                 PTA          



Mrs Cope has one child in the school and has been a member of the PTA for the last 4 years. She works in the legal industry and has a real interest in child protection and special educational needs and has provided support to a huge number of people over the years. In her spare time she enjoys baking and playing netball


Staff Governor

Alex Sutcliffe (Staff Governor)


Term of Office from 14th June, 2022.

First appointed 14th June, 2022.


Alex Conteh is the staff representative for the governing body.  She is the Early Years Foundation Stage Coordinator within the school.  Alex is part o the Management Committee. 


Co-opted Governors



Sarah Page (Community Governor)


Term of Office from 14th. June, 2018.

First appointed 14th June, 2018.


Link Role:       Maths          Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

                         Behaviour/Anti-bullying         Headteacher Appraisal             Year 2

Sarah Page has worked in education since 1979, initially as a Teaching Assistant.  After taking a career break to care for her two children, she returned to her studies and trained to be a teacher.  Sarah gained a B Ed (Hons) from Trent University in 1992-96 and took up a post in Nottingham City.  Having an interest in Special Educational Needs, she worked as a SENCo, prior to moving to the County as Deputy Head.  Later, Sarah became a Headteacher and took retirement, after 14 years to spend more time with family, specifically the enjoyment Grandchildren bring! 


Sarah continues to be passionate about children's learning and brings her skills and knowledge to Ravenshead C of E, serving as a Community Governor.  Her other responsibilities include, Mathematics, SEND, Behaviour, along with managing the Headteacher's Appraisal with Sue Hunt. 


Associate Governors


Sophie Keightley (Associate Governor)


Term of Office from 19th March, 2019.

First appointed 19th March, 2019.


Sophie Keightley is the Deputy Head and has responsibility for Pupils and Personnel and reports to the Management Committee.  As she is an Associate Member, she is able to vote at committee meetings but not at Full Governing Body meetings.



Gemma Bodill (Associate Governor)


Term of Office from 17th June, 2019.

First appointed 17th June, 2019.


Gemma Bodill is the School Business Manager and is responsible for reporting on the school budget and on health and safety.  As she is an Associate Member, she is able to vote at committee meetings but not at Full Governing Body meetings.