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:

  • Tracey Hudson
  • Kelly Brawn
    Parent Governor (Chair)
  • Danielle Wensley
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Michelle Brett
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Dr Cath Arnold
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • James Howarth
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Stacey Kennedy
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Michelle Jackson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Talvinder Singh Sembhi
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Amanda Shipp
    Staff Governor
  • Sophie Lane
    Parent Governor
  • Emma Stephens-Dunn


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Kelly Brawn
SEND - Danielle Wensley
English - Danielle Wensley and Kelly Brawn
Music - Sophie Lane

PE - Stacey Kennedy
EYFS and Maths - Cath Arnold and Sophie Lane
Pupil Premium and Personal Development - Talvinder Sembhi
Curriculum - Michelle Brett and James Howarth

Contacting a Governor

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

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. 


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.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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