Welcome to our Governors’ section


The Local Governing Board at Ranikhet Academy is made up of parents, school staff, members of the local community and REAch2 appointed governors. Governors hold the school to account, they meet each term through 'Full Governing Board ' meetings and committee meetings.

The governors have a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • Appointing teaching and support staff of the school
  • The school budget
  • Oversight of school management
  • Oversight of policies and major decisions concerning the general direction of the school
  • Some governors have responsibility for a specific area such as safeguarding, SEN provision or finance.

 

REAch2 Reading Cluster Local Governing body

Ranikhet Academy shares a governing body with Civitas Academy & The Palmer Academy as part of REAch2 Reading Cluster.

REAch2 Governance Structure & Information

To view the REAch2 Governance Structure click here.

For further information about REAch2 Governance click here.


Our Governors

Below is a list of our current governors, their positions of responsibility, terms of office, nature of business interests that could present as a conflict of interest, any connections of other interested parties.

The Reading Cluster Local Governing Body – 2018-19

Name Type Start Term of
Office
Ends
Committee
membership
Cluster
Governor
responsibilities
Dec of Interest Relationship
with schools
Other
Governor
roles
Salima Ducker Executive
Headteache
September
2016
      None Executive
Headteacher
 
Dom Prendergast Associate September
2016
  TPA ROSE   None Head of School
TPA
 
Mark Wieder Associate January
2018
  Civitas ROSE   None Head of School
Civitas
 
Louisa Compton Associate September
2018
  Ranikhet ROSE   None Head of School
Ranikhet
 
David Leeper Chair of
Governors
Trust
September
2016
September
2020
Civitas ROSE
Ranikhet ROSE
TPA ROSE
Leadership
Governance
Chair of TPA
ROSE
National leader
of governance
None  
Kate Lamburn Trust September
2016
September
2020
TPA ROSE Safeguarding None None  
Faruq Bilbe Trust
Vice Chair of
Governors
September
2016
September
2020
Civitas ROSE
Ranikhet ROSE
TPA ROSE
Finance
Chair of
Ranikhet ROSE
None None Alfred Sutton
Primary
School
Abby Stevens Trust November
2017
November
2021
Civitas ROSE Chair of Civitas
ROSE
None Parent Civitas  
Libby Thomassen Palmer Staff September
2016
September
2020
TPA ROSE Health and
safety
None Teacher TPA  
Julia Abbott Ranikhet
Staff
June 2017 June 2021 Ranikhet ROSE Health and
safety
Fiancé works
with Thames
Valley Police
Teacher Ranikhet  
Mani Coulter Trust May 2018 May 2022 TPA ROSE   ABC to Read vol None  
Moji Kolawole Trust May 2018 May 2022 Ranikhet ROSE   Education
Development
Trust
None  
Susan Camilleri Civitas
Parent
May 2018 May 2022 Civitas ROSE   None Parent Civitas  
Graeme Wallace Trust July 2018 July 2022 Ranikhet ROSE   Rivers Academy
West London
None  
Vacancy TPA
Parent
             
Vacancy Ranikhet
Parent
             
Vacancy Civitas Staff              

https://www.thepalmeracademy.com/information/governors

Governors Meeting Attendance

To contact the Chair of Governors, Mr David Leeper, please write to:

David Leeper
Chair of Governors,
c/o The Palmer Academy
70 Northumberland Avenue,
Reading,
RG2 7PP

Governor Visits

Our Governors visit the school regularly to moderate, monitor, audit and get to know the pupils.

If you are interested in joining the Local Governing Board please check the school newsletter where vacancies are advertised.