All Governors are volunteers and play an important role in setting the strategic vision for Rossett. They work with the school on planning, developing policies and school improvement. Governors also keep in touch with the local community to help guide the school to meet the community’s educational needs and also explain to the community what the school is trying to achieve for their children. Governors exercise their responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team and also act as a critical friend, offering support and advice.





Term of Office




Other responsibilities


Register of Business Interests

Governance roles in other schools
Community Governors
Mr G Clark 2016-2020 Operational Committee

Resources Committee

Clark Consulting Harrogate LLP
Ms C Heaney* 2016-2020 Resources Committee Independent Trustee – ASDA Foundation

Patient Experience Governor – Harrogate & District FT

Mr J Hesketh* (Chair) 2014-2018 Operational Committee (Chair)

Teaching & Learning Committee

Safeguarding Children Spouse:  MD – Autograph Promotions
Mr P Kilford* 2014-2018 Operational Committee

Resources Committee

Health & Safety None
Mrs C McAlister-Payne* (Vice Chair) 2016-2020 Operational Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair)

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) None
Mr P Snowden* 2016-2020 Teaching & Learning Committee None
Mr M Walker* 2014-2018 Resources Committee None Chair of Governors – Saltergate Primary


Parent Governors
Professor I Lewis 2015-2019 Teaching & Learning Committee Non-Executive Director Leeds Community Healthcare Trust (NHS)


School Governors (4)
Ms H Woodcock Headteacher Operational Committee

Resources Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee

Mrs H Grabham (Support Staff) 2014-2018 None Rossett Acre
Mrs AM Phelps (Teaching Staff) 2014-2018 None Saltergate Primary
Ms V Young (Teaching Staff) 2015-2019 None

*Member of the School Academy Trust


Dates of Full Governing Body meetings 2017-18

Wednesday 27 September 2017
Thursday 14 December 2017
Thursday 8 March 2018
Thursday 5 July 2018


Please address all correspondence to:
Clerk to the Governors
Rossett School
Green Lane

Please click here to see the school’s Articles of Association

Governor attendance records 2016/17