Ringstead Church of England Primary School


 Trust Governance Structure

Our academy has an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) that has some 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 academy to account but 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 academy.

For details of Trust Governance click here

For the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation - click here

For specific details of the AGC’s role- click here

Governor Details and Register of interest 2020 - 2021

Our AGC has a current membership as detailed below. 




This is my eighth year as a governor and my fifth year as Chair of Governors. I work for the Diocese of Peterborough as the Stewardship Officer, which involves helping churches in the Diocese to increase their income. I’m married to Shona who is a Deputy Head Teacher and have two sons in their twenties. I enjoy coaching basketball, playing music and leading worship and I’m a Northampton Saints season ticket holder. I’m passionate about ensuring that all of our children have the best education we can possibly offer them and I firmly believe we are on our way to achieving that goal!

Paul Adams

Chair of Academy Governance Committee (Foundation Governor) / Safeguarding Governor

If you wish to contact Mr Adams you can do so via the school office.





I joined Ringstead Primary School in April 2015 because the school has a wonderful, welcoming environment.   I currently teach Owl Class and enjoy every moment of the creativity and exploration within the curriculum.  

In my spare time, I am a Flying Officer within the RAF Reserves and teach Air Cadets two nights a week and often at weekends.  I am responsible for running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Adventure Training on my Squadron, this involves: walking, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, tunnelling, archery and camping to name just a few activities!  My adventures take me all over the country and have even taken me abroad to places such as Gibraltar.  I look forward to visiting many more places across the world. 

Mrs Helen Roberts 


Head Teacher Governor

I am delighted to take up my Governor role at Ringstead Primary, I am currently a Year Leader and Mentor at another school in Northamptonshire and, having been a teacher now for 20 years, I hope that my experience can prove useful as a member of the Governing body. I wanted to become a governor because I am mum to two children and I want them to have the opportunity to thrive at Ringstead Primary. 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 hope to collaborate with the teaching staff to ensure that all pupils enjoy a very positive learning experience. 

Mrs Michelle Howes

Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor / Special Needs  governor


I currently work as a Diocesan School Consultant having led a Church school for many years.  I am able to bring my experience to support the school as they develop and build on their Christian Distinctiveness and thoroughly enjoy my visits.

Mrs. Julie Barke

Foundation Governor / Pupil Premium and LAC  Governor

Mrs Rachael Harrison

As a parent Governor, I anticipate many of my skills and experience from 20 years spent in healthcare will transfer to this role.  Previously, I've worked as an Occupational Therapist and been the responsible Director for a large psychiatric hospital.  I love working as part of a team.  I'm enthusiastic, passionate about improving standards and hope my contributions make a positive difference to every child in our school.

Mrs Rachael Harrison


Parent Governor/ Well being governor


Meeting dates for the academic year 2019/20

Monday 23rd September 

Tuesday 17th December

Monday 27th January

Monday 23rd March

Monday 1st June

Full details of the members of the governing body and their attendance at meetings and their register of interests can be found here.




In the interests of transparency, an academy trust must publish on its website up to date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible format.

The PDET website details the Trust’s governance arrangements and can be found here.   This link also provides the academy memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement in line with statutory requirements.