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School Governors

Statutory guidance setting out the arrangements for the constitution of school governing bodies was re-published on 27th March 2015. (Statutory guidance is issued by law; it must be followed unless there is a good reason not to.)

At Rivacre Valley the structure of the Governing Body is as follows:


Chair of the Governing Body

Vice Chair of the Governing Body

Governors with Specific roles / responsibilities


The Governing Body meets 6 times a year - Twice each term

Each meeting has a specific focus, either resources or curriculum



The Governing Body at Rivacre Valley consists of:


3 Parent Governors

1 Headteacher Governor

1 Staff Governor

1 Local Authority Governor

4 Co-opted Governors




From 1 September 2015, governing bodies are under a duty to publish on their website their register of interests. The register should set out the relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register should also set out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.



Term of Office 

Category/Appointed by


Mr Ian Aspden

2003 - Mar 2019


Finance; Safeguarding; Pay Panel

Mrs Kate Hubbard Feb 2016 - Feb 2020 Parent  

Mrs Laura Greenwood-Pearsons

Jul 2013 - Jul 2017

LA Labour  

Mr Ibrahim Abdel-Samie

Jul 2015 - Jul 2019 Parent Vice Chair

Mrs Kate Docherty

Sep 2005 Staff (Headteacher)  
Mrs Dawn Stride

May 2012-Apr2016

June 2016 - June 2020




Mrs Yvonne Colclough

Mar 2015 - Mar 2019 Co-opted staff  
Mrs Gemma Flynn Jun 2016 - June 2020 Parent