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John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre is a fully comprehensive 11-18 school in the rural town of Ross-on-Wye.

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ADDRESS

Ledbury Road

Ross-on-Wye

Herefordshire

HR9 7ET

(For sat nav use HR9 7AJ)

Tel. (01989) 764358

Email: admin@jkhs.org.uk

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School Trustees

Dear Parents & Carers

In September 2017 I became joint chair of trustees and from November, I became chair. I am proud to work with a school where the support and care for individuals are exemplary, enabling our young people to achieve and thrive. As trustees we work closely with the headteacher, Nigel Griffiths, and the senior leadership team to ensure the leadership and management of our school is strong and effective.

 

Our dedicated team of trustees give their time and individual skills on a volunteer basis to the school. We represent our parent body, the community around us and both the teaching and support staff at the school. This balanced representation helps us to set the strategic direction of the school, holding the headteacher and senior leaders to account and ensuring the school is in a sound financial position.

 

As a full board of trustees we meet every half term. At each meeting we take feedback from the three committees: curriculum, finance and personnel. Trustees decide which committee they can best serve and have the choice to ‘drop-in’ to other committees so they understand many different aspects of school life and the decision making that takes place. Meetings are lively and informative and trustees work closely with members ofthe school’s senior leadership team. Some trustees also have an additional responsibility including: pupil premium; attendance; health and safety and SEN. Our relationships are strong and this makes for a positive environment. Recently we have implemented trustee learning walks to focus on key areas of school life so that we are up-to-date and in a position to ask appropriately challenging questions.

 

In return for the work we do at John Kyrle, trustees have the opportunity to be fully involved with all aspects of school life. This ranges from interaction with the senior team, through visits to key areas of the school, and a wide range of school activities. We enjoy being invited to the shows, concerts, sporting activities, exhibitions and feel proud when we are able to see at close hand the range of work and activities students undertake. Moreover, trustees are involved in all interview processes for new staff.

Providing our time freely, does mean that we want to give purpose and meaning to our work and, as such, we like to do everything to a very high quality. So we are pleased that Ofsted have rated the governance of the school Outstanding in the last two inspections. Likewise, we have also been successful in being awarded Governor Mark. This is an award that reviews the work of governing bodies against specific criteria of excellence. The first time we applied and were successful we were the 11th school in the UK to gain this national accreditation.

It is a pleasure to be trustees at a school where the ethos and attitude of leaders, staff and pupils are positive and encouraging. Trustees are always on hand and available to speak to parents, students and the wider community either at school events or by contacting the school. We welcome any thoughts and ideas that will help the on-going and future success of John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre.

 

Best wishes

Denise Strutt

Chair of Trustees

JKHS Trustees

Members:

Mr Neil Pascoe

Mr Rick Stevenson

Mrs Denise Strutt - Chair of Trustees

Board of Trustees:

Parents

Mr Andrew Bailey

Mrs Lisa Chaplain
Mr Rob Jones

Mr Robert Leather
Mr Andrew Middlecote
Mr Timothy Murray

Mr Matthew Way

 

Community

Mr Nick Dale
Mrs Diane Hudson
Mr Neil Pascoe
Mr David Potter - Vice Chair of Trustees
Mrs Denise Strutt
Mr Brent Vinall

 

Local Authority

Mrs Laura Salter

Teaching Staff

Miss Helen Mather

Mrs Julie Markey

​Support Staff

Mrs Hayley Knapper
Mrs Kate Nicholls

Headteacher

Mr Nigel Griffiths

 

Clerk to the Board of Trustees

Mrs Carol Straughan

Committees

All committees are closed.  All trustees are eligible to attend meetings but only committee members are entitled to vote.

Curriculum:

Chair

Mr Neil Pascoe

Vice Chair

Mrs Diane Hudson

Members

Mr Nigel Griffiths

Mr Rob Jones

Mrs Hayley Knapper

Mrs Julie Markey

Mrs David Potter

Mr Andrew Middlecote

Finance:

Chairs

Mr Andrew Bailey
 

Members

Mr Nigel Griffiths

Mrs Diane Hudson

Mrs Hayley Knapper

Mr Neil Pascoe

Mr Tim Murray

Mr Brent Vinall

Personnel:

Chair

Mr David Potter

Vice-Chair

Mr Brent Vinall

 

Members

Mr Andrew Bailey

Mr Nick Dale

Mr Nigel Griffiths

Mrs Diane Hudson

Mrs Laura Salter

Mrs Julie Markey

Mrs Kate Nicholls

Mr Rick Stevenson

Mr Brent Vinall 

Appeals:

Mrs Diane Hudson

Mr Neil Pascoe

Discipline (Staff and Student):

Chair

Mrs Denise Strutt

Health and Safety:

Mrs Christine Bryan (Business Manager)

Mrs Kate Nicholls (Trustee)

Mr Andrew James (Site Manager)

Mr Mark Burton (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs Trixie Clarke (Head of Lower School, SENCO)

Mr Mike Donoghue (Head of PE)

Mr Johan Nieuwoudt (Head of Technology)

Mrs Wendy Dallison (Resources Supervisor)

Ms Susan Oliver (Science Technician)

Nick Dale (Trustee)

Pay:

Mr Andrew Bailey

Mr Neil Pascoe

Mr David Potter

Mrs Denise Strutt

Link Trustees Roles

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

Attendance 2018-2019

Please contact Mrs Carol Straughan, Clerk to the Trustees, about all matters relating to the Trustees, including requests for copies of minutes.

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