Chair of Governors Welcome


A Welcome from the Chair of the Governing Body


On behalf of Raddlebarn Governors, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.  Raddlebarn provides a dynamic, inclusive and child-centred environment where children and staff alike thrive.

Governors work closely with the Head teacher and staff to foster a stimulating learning environment that supports children to reach their potential through:

  • an enjoyable broad and balanced curriculum,
  • opportunities to develop friendships and
  • contributions to their community.

We support the school as critical friends who challenge the school to set high targets and ensure the strategic direction facilitates achievement. As Governors, we are responsible for a number of areas, particularly:

  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance
  • Shaping the priorities and vision of the school and ensuring effectiveness
  • Managing and appraising the Head Teacher
  • Effectively managing the budget
  • Supporting the school

Raddlebarn supports pupils to develop skills to facilitate mutual respect by understanding their own feelings so that they can begin to develop empathy for others.  To this end, several Governors are champions within the Peacemakers Project.

We also are responsible for assessing and evaluating our own skills to ensure that the Governance can sufficiently fulfil these requirements.

We are extremely proud of Raddlebarn’s achievements and honoured to serve the school.  We hope to meet more of you and look forward to learning more about your views and experiences within the school community.

Colin Steele

Chair of Governors

How you can contact the Governing Board

We welcome suggestions, ideas and are very happy to provide more information about our role as a governor or in finding out about becoming a governor. The Chair of Governors, Mr Colin Steele, can be contacted through the school office.