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.

Governors

Our Governors

Rockingham Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Dr Cath Arnold
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Adam Lea
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Danielle Wensley
    Associate Governor
  • Emilia Petre
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Rebecca Harman
    Staff Governor
  • Sophie Lane
    Staff Governor
  • Emma Goodwin
    Principal
  • Emma Stephens-Dunn
    Clerk

 

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Catherine Arnold Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Third 25 Oct 2023 24 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • English Link Governor
  • EYFS Link Governor 
  • Governor Buddy
5 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 5
Emma Goodwin Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  15 May 2023 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  5 of a possible 5
Rebecca Harman Staff governor Elected by school staff First  10 Oct 2022 9 Oct 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  2 of a possible 2 5 of a possible 5
Sophie Lane Staff governor Elected by school staff Second 21 Nov 2022 20 Nov 2026
  • Parent of pupils at Rockingham Primary School 
  • Maths Link Governor
  • Music Link Governor 
5 of a possible 5 5 of a possible 5
Adam Lea Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  13 Sep 2023 12 Sep 2027
  • Employee of United Learning 
  • Safeguarding Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  5 of a possible 5
Emilia Petre Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  26 Feb 2024 25 Feb 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  •  Pupil Premium Link Governor
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 3
Danielle Wensley Associate governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First (previously Trust Governor) 01 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2025
  • Employee of Greenfields Primary School and Nursery 
  4 of a possible 5 (as Trust Governor)  3 of a possible 5

Former Governors 

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Danielle Wensley Trust governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable (Ex Officio) 25 Mar 2014 31 Dec 2023
  • Employee of Greenfields Primary School and Nursery 
4 of a possible 5 0 of a possible 1 (now Associate Governor)
Talvinder Sembhi Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 8 Jan 2020 7 Jan 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
3 of a possible 5 1 of a possible 1 
Kelly Brawn Parent governor Elected by parents 2 4 Dec 2017 4 Feb 2024
  • Employee of Corby Primary Academy 
2 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 2
Michelle Brett  Appointed governor  Appointed by foundation/Trust  23 Feb 2022 5 June 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
4 of a possible 5 0 of a possible 5
Michelle Jackson Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 01 May 2022 3 July 2024
  • Nothing to declare 

4 of a possible 5

3 of a possible 5

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Rockingham Primary School is Victoria Linthwaite. Victoria can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

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, (governance@dret.co.uk) 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 governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.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