The R.E.A.L. Independent school has a Governing body that oversees the school. The Trustees oversee the Governing body. The headteacher appointed the parent Governors and the staff Governor. The proprietors of the school appointed all other Governors to the Governing body.
R.E.A.L. Independent School Governing Board has the following core strategic functions:
Assisting the strategic direction, by:
– Supporting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
– Understanding the strengths of the school, informed by the views of pupils, parents and staff
– Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
– Meeting our statutory duties
Ensuring accountability, by:
– Considering the content of regular reports on progress towards targets
– Contributing to school self-evaluation
– Providing support and challenge to the Leadership Team
– Engaging with stakeholders
– Ensuring value for money is obtained
– Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed
The Governing body representatives are:
Brian Smith – Chair and Director – Finance Governor
Nikki Purcell – Headteacher
Patricia Clayton – Safeguarding Lead
As a Governor I want to work with a school and support the leadership team to continuously develop and benefit the young people.
Alison Wellings – Staff Representative – Key Stage 2/3 Pastoral Lead
This is my first time as a teacher governor. I am enjoying representing the staff views on the school board to further enhance the development of the Independent School.
Pat Graham – Vice Chair
I enjoy being a Governor of R.E.A.L. because I have had a long career working to provide appropriate education for children and young people with complicated needs and therefore I am interested in contributing to the work of R.E.A.L. I am particularly impressed by the child-focused and flexible provision made by R.E.A.L., which I enjoy being informed about at Governing Body meetings.
Craig Wilkie – Communications Governor
I enjoy helping the R.E.A.L. Independent School to develop new ideas and opportunities for young people. I really enjoy sharing my passion for IT when I visit the students at the R.E.A.L. Independent School.
Kay Chant – Parent Governor
Lisa Dunsmore – Parent Governor
Lynda Lyn Cook (appointed 09/2014) – Curriculum Governor
Joanne McGonigle (nee Leigh) – Staff representative
Dawn Reszke – Parent Group representative
Jonathan King – Staff representative
Judy Keely – Charity Governor
Craig Small – HR Governor
The Trustees are:
To make contact with the Governing body or Trustees, please use the contact information and address your request to Norma Stain.
Governor Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests:
Brian Smith – Brian Smith is a director of R.E.A.L. Education Ltd. who provide teaching services to R.E.A.L. Independent School.
Craig Wilkie – Craig Wilkie provides ICT services and consultancy to R.E.A.L. through his business, eLearning team Ltd.
Craig Small – Craig Small provides some consultancy services to R.E.A.L. Education, including psychology services.
All other governors have no business or pecuniary interests to declare.
Governing Body attendance for the academic year 2017 – 2018
|Linda Lyn Cook||Attended|
|Nikki Purcell||N |
|Patricia Clayton||N |
|Joanne McGonigle (nee Leigh)||Attended|
Governing Body attendance for the academic year 2016 – 2017 (continued)
|Nicky Bailey (Trustee)||Absent||Attended||Absent||Absent|
|Colin Slater (Trustee)||-||-||Absent||-|
Governing Body attendance for the academic year 2016 – 2017
|Liz Cardwell (Trustee) (resigned)||Absent||NA|
|Sean Ryan (Trustee)||Absent||NA|
|Nicky Bailey (Trustee)||Attended||NA|
|J. Keeling (resigned Jan 2017)||Absent||NA|
|M. McGuire (resigned Jan 2017)||Attended||Apologies|
|Kay Chant (Parent)||Absent||Absent|
|Colin Slater (Trustee) (resigned June 2017)||Attended (appointed)||NA|