The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Rockingham Primary School

At Rockingham we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child.


Our Governors

Rockingham Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Kelly Brawn
    Parent Governor (Chair)
  • Dr Cath Arnold
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Danielle Wensley
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Michelle Brett
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Michelle Jackson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Talvinder Singh Sembhi
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Adam Lea
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Rebecca Harman
    Staff Governor
  • Sophie Lane
    Staff Governor
  • Emma Stephens-Dunn
  • Emma Goodwin


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Attendance - Michelle Jackson

English - Cath Arnold 

EYFS - Cath Arnold 

Maths - Sophie Lane and Kelly Brawn 

Music - Sophie Lane and Kelly Brawn 

PE/Sport - Kelly Brawn 

PSHE/Behaviour - Michelle Jackson

Pupil Premium - Talvinder Sembhi

Safeguarding - Adam Lea 

SEND - Danielle Wensley and Michelle Brett 

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 

governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.pdf


What is it like being a governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet.pdf


 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive? 

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf


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