Ringstead Church of England Primary School

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Church Street, Ringstead, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 4DH


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Ringstead Church of England Primary School

Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives. Proverbs 22 v 6

  1. About Us
  2. Governors


Trust Governance Structure

Our school has an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) that has delegated responsibilities from the Trust Board of Directors as outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.  They engage with our local community.  They do not hold the school to account.  However, they carry out the following role:

Vision and Values 

Agree the vision and values for the academy with reference to the SIAMS schedule, in partnership with the academy community, ensuring they are aligned with the Trust’s vision and embracing equality.

Monitor that the vision and values are being ‘lived out’ in all aspects of the life of the school.  

For details of Trust Governance, Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and specific details of the AGC’s role - click here

Governor Details and Register of interest 2021 - 2022

Our AGC has a current membership as detailed below. 

 Mrs Rachael Harrison




I am Rachael Harrison and I am a parent of two girls at our school (Year 4 and 6). I am a Church Governor and Chair of Governors. 


School plays such an important part in our children’s lives and all of us have a responsibility to make sure we make it the safest and most wonderful place it can be. As Governors, we have an important role, but so does our school community. 


I am an Occupational Therapist (OT) and spent much of my working life working with adults that had a severe brain injury and behavioural challenges, that affected their ability to enjoy the life they had known. Many of my skills and experiences from over 30 years in healthcare, as an OT, Director, Advisor (and parent) transfer to this role. 


I want the best for our children so they can achieve the most out of their time at our school. I am not afraid to ask challenging questions, I'm enthusiastic and determined. 


All of us have a vital role in making sure our children have the best possible experience at our school. Let’s work together to achieve it. 


Rachael Harrison

Chair of Academy Governance Committee and Church Governor. 


Please contact Mrs Harrison via r.harrison@ringstead.pdet.org.uk should there be anything you want to share or discuss in relation to our school.



I joined Ringstead Primary School in April 2015 as the EYFS and Year 1 Class Teacher. In September 2019, I became the Head of School and continued to teach in Early Years. In September 2020, I took on my current role at Ringstead as Headteacher.   

In my spare time, I am a Flight Lieutenant within the RAF Air Cadets.  I am responsible for running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award across South and East Midlands Wing, which involves supporting over 30 squadrons in enabling cadets to achieve their Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.

I have a young family, consisting of two daughters, who as they age will hopefully enjoy the outdoors as much as my husband and I do! 


Mrs Helen Roberts 


I am delighted to continue my role as Community Governor at Ringstead Primary.  I am currently the Early Years and Phonics Lead at another school in Northamptonshire and, having been a teacher now for 27 years, I hope that my experience can continue to prove useful as a member of the Governing body. I wanted to become a governor because I am mum to two children and I wanted them to have the opportunity to thrive at Ringstead Primary. Now my children have moved onto secondary education but my resolve to support the school to continue to grow and flourish remains.

I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals. I enjoy playing a role in the life of the school and like to collaborate with staff to ensure that all pupils enjoy a positive learning experience. I have a particular interest in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and work closely with the SENDCo to ensure Ringstead Primary is fully inclusive. It is my belief children and their families should receive the right support so they can progress and flourish in school.


Mrs Michelle Howes

Vice Chair/Community Governor



I am a parent to a child in Year 3 at Ringstead. A school which really lives by its values, and I am so pleased my child has the opportunity to attend such a fantastic setting, one which I am also proud to be a part of. I am delighted to join as a new community governor for the school. I am passionate about supporting the children, teaching staff and parents to create a school where our children are safe, happy, and most importantly excel in their learning.

I currently work for the largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s. We work with children and young people from all walks of life, the charity’s basis and values are closely aligned to the school's, based on Christian values and with children and young people at the heart of everything we do. My background working with children, young people and families in the care system allows me to bring a lot of skills and experience to the role of governor, including advocating for our young people and listening to the child’s voice. I look forward to supporting the school, meeting more of you, and helping to create a community for our children to flourish.


Mrs Nikki Sleight

Community Governor 


Hello all, I’m delighted to be appointed as a parent governor at Ringstead CE Primary School. I am currently a senior clinical leader for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust and within my current role I support patients from all walks of life to find the right care at the right time. I also support ongoing transformation and change management projects to improve our service. As a health care professional, I am passionate about supporting wellbeing and health equalities across our communities. I hope that my experience working with our local health authorities will support our ongoing growth within our school.

I have an invested interest in the school as I have a child in Year 3, and I can see the ongoing support for all of our pupils across all academic years thriving. To support all staff, parents and pupils we will continue to listen, act and feedback to ensure we grow the school effectively. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to reach out to our governors.

Alex Laurent 

Parent Governor


My name is Connie and I have a son in Year 2.  I am currently a community carer, working in Raunds and the surrounding villages. I have had a background in the care industry for the past 14 years. 

I wanted to become a parent governor to support both the school and the parenting body as well as be able to give back to the school. I have had a great deal of support from the school since my son has been in reception. He had not even been in school a week, before I started reaching out for help. The school helped not only my son but also myself, through a very difficult time and allowed us to build on our relationship and become stronger.  Even to this day, they are still supporting myself and my son when needed. 

I have chosen to become a parent governor because I would like to help the school to continue to improve on its forward journey and make sure that every parent and child gets the support that I have been so lucky to receive.  I am looking forward to working alongside the school and the rest of the governing body.  Please feel free to talk to me if you wish. 

Connie Saunders

Parent Governor