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 Learning (NCL), Rokeby’s governing body works closely with the board of the NCL to ensure a high quality of education throughout the trust.

Please visit the NCL website for details on how to become a school governor.

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

As governors at Rokeby School, our primary philosophy is that every student matters. We want each student to have the best opportunity for a high quality education, an education that develops their knowledge, behaviour and personal responsibility.

We recognise the fact we are very fortunate to have a fantastic team of teaching and support staff, all of whom work incredibly hard to support high quality learning. Our local community as well as the parents and careers of our students play an important role in this as well. As a governing body we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to be engaged with the school and feel they have a voice in Rokeby’s development and their children’s education.

The role of the governors here at Rokeby is to support and challenge the schools leadership team. We are responsible for monitoring the leadership team’s progress against our yearly objectives and we help to maintain the excellent conduct, ethos and performance of Rokeby School.

I have enjoyed my time as a governor of Rokeby and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that come with the role of Chair of Governors. We have such an experienced and diverse group of governors who are all passionate about the school and furthering the already excellent standards for all.

James Griffiths

Chair of Governors

Role & Structure of the Governing Body

Rokeby’s governing body is divided into two subcommittees:

  • Curriculum and Community Committee
  • Finance and Resources 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 students;
  • Discussions relating to premises and infrastructure;
  • Approving school trips and ensuring the necessary risk assessments are in place;
  • Reviewing external examination results.