Meet the Governors
The purpose of the Governing Body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
All Governing boards have three core functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Chair of Governors - LA Governor
Julia Kenny is employed by WCC as a school governance improvement officer.. She also works as an associate tutor delivering Governor training across the county and specialises in Safeguarding. In addition Julia is Chair of Governors at another local primary school and has been involved in governance for over seven years. Julia takes a keen interest in charity work and is involved with two local charities in Rugby.
Anne Bedgood - Executive Head
Parent Governors x 2
Co-opted Governors x 7
Christine Dybdahl is a Methodist Minister with experience of children and young people in a number of areas: church, school, uniformed organisations. She has also, at different times been chaplain to a children's home, a children's hospital and a university. Christine's priority is pastoral care and she is committed to the wellbeing of all the Rokeby children and staff.
Jane Richard originally trained as a secondary school teacher in music but moved on to working in Early Years. She ran HARCA Under Fives Pre-school at Rokeby for many years until her recent retirement. She has been involved with Rokeby in many ways since her own children attended the school.
Emma Wells manages a local charity, delivering projects to reduce reoffending. She was previously employed at WCC training and co-ordinating multi-agency practitioners to provide early help to families. She has also worked as a primary school teacher and adult literacy /ESOL teacher. She has a Masters in Childhood and Youth- Specialising in Children’s Rights, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.
Vacancy x 3
Staff Governor x 1
Jen James – Head of School
The Clerk looks after the organisation of the work of the governing body and provides information and advice on legal matters as well as advising on the procedures to be followed at meetings. The Clerk can be contacted via the school office.