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RAMJS Governing Body


Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School is run by a governing body, which works with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure pupils receive a good education.

School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in charge of planning the future direction of the school and can thereby help raise the standards of pupil achievement and progress.


The Governing Body at RAMJS meets at least three times every term to discuss a wide range of issues including buildings and finance, staffing and standards of learning and teaching.


The Governing Body are also responsible for setting the policies and procedures of the school, and becoming a governor can be a rewarding way of utilising existing skills or developing new areas of expertise



Mr Ken Wales (LA Gov)


Standards and Effectiveness (SEC) Chair

Mrs Susan Penrith (Vice Chair)


Resources Chair

Dr Tony Andrews (Foundation Gov) 


Mrs Fran Nickson (Headteacher) 

Helen Tugwell (Staff Gov) 

Ruth Millward-Hopkins (Co-opted Gov) 

Mrs Margaret Dilworth (Co-opted Gov) 

Mrs Farah Haq (Parent Gov) 

Mrs Susan Penrith (Foundation Gov) 

Mr John Atkins (Foundation Gov) 

Vicki Rhodes (Parent Gov) 

Dr Tony Andrews (Foundation Gov) 

Mrs Gillian Ferris (Co-opted)


All governors have signed the Register of Business Interests (2019)

No Governor has a business interest relevant to the school.

Mr Wales is a Governor at another school.

No Governor is related to any member of school staff. 


Sub committees 


In RAMJS there are two sub-committees:

Standards and Effectiveness (SEC) - this committee looks at the standards in school, the curriculum and the school record of self evaluation. It meets 3 times per year and reports to the full governing body termly.

Members: Mrs Sue Penrith (Chair), Mrs Ruth Millward-Hopkins, Mrs Margaret Dilworth, Mr John Atkins and Mrs Gillian Ferris.


Resources committee.

The Resources committee looks at finance, staffing, buildings and health and safety. It also meets three times per year and reports to the full governing body termly:

Members: Dr Tony Andrews (Chair), Mr Ken Wales, Mrs Farah Haq.

Mrs Fran Nickson (Headteacher) and (DHT) attend both committees.