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Rodney House

Specialist Support School and Outreach Service


Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school's governors, and the work that they do.

Our constitution is as follows:

  • 2 parent governors 
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 1 staff governor 
  • 1 Headteacher 
  • 9 Co-opted governors (1 vacancy)

The main role of the Governing body is to support the Headteacher and the staff- the phrase often used to describe this role is 'a critical friend'. Governors help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across Rodney House.

Their legal duties include- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives, approving the school budget, reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives, appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher. 

The full Governing Body meets at least each half term. In addition there are two committee - Finance and Personnel committee and Curriculum. 



Governor Type

School Link

Committee Membership 

Named business of personal interest



Governor of any other educational establishment

Term of Office

Mr Philip Cadd


Head Teacher Perf Mngt 


Health and Safety

Giraffes Link


02/04/15 - 01/04/19

Mr John Carew




22/03/17 - 21/03/21

Dr Juliet Court




Safeguarding & LAC, Prevent


Finance and Personnel 


Headteacher Perf Mngt 

Bears Link


02/04/15 - 01/04/19

Ms Nuala Finegan 



Finance and Personnel 


Pay (advisor)

Husband provides maintenance services to the school 

Governor of Pioneer House School N/A

Ms Donna Griffin




27/09/17 - 26/10/21

Ms Danielle Hulme


Pay Appeals


Crocodiles Link


22.03.17 - 21.03.21

Ms Hannah Jones

(Assistant Head, Co-opted)

Finance and Personnel 02.04.15 - 01.04.19

Mrs Agnes Leopold- James

(Local Authority)



Inclusion & British Values



10.07.14 - 09.07.18

Ms Karen Lloyd



Elephants Link


09.05.17 - 08.05.21

Mr Phillip Massey


Finance and Personnel 


Pay Appeals

Tigers Link


02.04.15 - 01.04.19

Ms Angela Stansfield

Named Gov: SFVS, Attendance

Link Gov: Pupil Premium 

Finance and Personnel

SFVS & Pupil Premium

Headteacher Perf Mgnt




Governor of Acacias Primary School

02.04.15 - 01.04.19

Mrs Solange Timms


 Link with Crocodile class 

Hippos Link 02.04.15 - 01.04.19

Ms Natalie Potts


Pay Appeals


22.03.17 - 21.03.21

Mrs Patricia Mayers







 Governor Attendance Record 2016/17

Governor 26/09/17 30/11/17 23/01/18 22/03/18 15/05/18 28/06/18
Phil Cadd Att Att Att   Apol  Att   Att
Juliet Court Att Att  Att  Att Att Att
Nuala Finegan Att Att Att Att Att Att
Donna Griffin Apol Apol Apol Att Att Att
Danielle Hulme Att Apol Apol Att Att Att  
Hannah Jones Att Apol Att Att Att  Att

Agnes Leopold-James

Att Att Apol Apol Att Att
Karen Lloyd Att Apol Att Apol Att Att 
Philip Massey Apol Att Att Att Att Apol
Natalie Potts Att Apol Att Att Absent Att
Angela Stansfield Att Att Att Att Att Att
Solange Timms Att Att Absent Apol Apol Apol