Sir William Ramsay School

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We have a committed, enthusiastic and dedicated group of Governors who are a key aspect of the leadership and management of the school.  While Governors do not get involved in the daily running of the school they hold the Headteacher and other leaders to account.

The three key area roles of a Governing Body are to:

  • Provide strategic direction for the school;
  • Support the Headteacher and constantly look to raise standards;
  • ensure accountability.

This means that Governors get involved in:

  • Deciding how the budget should be spent and ensuring good value for money;
  • Making sure the curriculum provides for and stretches all students;
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming, safe and well used;
  • Setting and monitoring the schools values, aims and policies;
  • Appointing staff and making sure the right development and reward arrangements are in place.

Although Governors do not need specialist skills to carry out their role, we are lucky to have a wide range of highly experienced Governors who work together as a team to set high expectations and ask challenging questions.

Should parents/carers wish to make contact with Governors, please email Ms Liz Walker, Clerk to Governors:


Governors (ID 1312)

  • Mr Keith Deane
    Chair Appointed Governor
  • Mr Stuart Carter
    Vice Chair
  • Margaret Baptiste
    Appointed Governor
  • Mr Derrick Chan
    Co-opted Governor Careers Link
  • Beverley Jewell
    Co-opted Governor SEND Link
  • Mr Will Rodbourne
    Staff Governor
  • Mrs Laura Standen
    Appointed Governor


Academy Trust Structure 2023-24 updated February 2024
COMMITTEE GRID 2023-24  -  February 2024
Governor Attendance 2022-23
Governor Attendance 2021-2022

Meeting Schedule 2023-24

Meetings 2021-22

SWRS Register of Interests 2023

Sir William Ramsay Accounts 2020

Sir William Ramsay Accounts 2021

Sir William Ramsay - Articles of Association

Sir William Ramsay - Financial Statement 2022-2023

Sir William Ramsay - Funding Agreement