Our governing body, alongside the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Our governors are a committed team of individuals who bring with them a diverse range of skills, knowledge and professional experience. They both challenge and support the school to ensure the best outcomes for our students.

As a member of the Newham Community Schools Trust (NCST), Rokeby’s governing body works closely with the board of the NCST to ensure a high quality of education throughout the trust.

Please visit Newham Partnership Working for details on how to become a school governor.

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

As governors at Rokeby, we want to ensure that all students experience the best possible education and make the most of the opportunities that are available to them.

The governing body is responsible for monitoring progress and challenging the school’s leadership team to maintain the excellent conduct, ethos and performance expected.  We bring a diverse range of experience and are drawn from within the local and wider community.  Many of us have worked in Newham and I personally welcomed the opportunity to take on the role of governor, and now chair, following my own leadership role in a Newham secondary school.

We are immensely proud of the school and the achievements of its staff and students.  We also appreciate the important role parents and carers play in our school, local community and in the education of our students.

Sarah Jacobs

Chair of Governors


List of our Governors


Role & Structure of the Governing Body

Rokeby’s governing body is divided into three subcommittees:

  • Community Committee
  • Finance, Personnel, Pay and Premises Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Committee

Along with the full Governing Body each of the committees meet once a half term.

The Governing Body is responsible for fulfilling a strategic role and supporting the school in its aims. Roles include:

  • Reviewing and approving policy documents;
  • Approving and monitoring the school budget throughout the year;
  • Recruitment and selection of staff, including members of the senior leadership team;
  • Reviewing the school’s admissions policies and procedures;
  • Having procedures in place for handling complaints of a general nature;
  • Ensuring the National Curriculum is delivered to all pupils;
  • Discussions relating to premises and infrastructure;
  • Approving school trips and ensuring the necessary risk assessments are in place;
  • Meeting as the Student Discipline Committee to review the use of exclusion and agreeing to any permanent exclusions;
  • Reviewing external examination results