School Governors

Part of the role of the Governing Body is to be accountable for standards in the school and for the value for money the school provides. In order to fulil these roles, the Governors at Rossmore School are involved in providing the strategic direction of the school and monitoring the progress towards the desired goals. This involves:

  • Updating the SEF at the Leadership and Management meetings
  • Discussing prioritisation of objectives in the key area that form the SSDP
  • Having a monitoring role
  • Being involved in evaluation of impact of actions

We recognise that most Governors have a limited amount of time to give to the role. It is necesary, therefore, to have systems and procedures that allow Governors to be involved and informed in a mangeable and sustainable way.

Governors' Involvement in Monitoring

  • Governors are divided across the three Leadership teams
  • The Governor makes links with the lead person and all other members of the team, who then work together to address initiatives/priorities. Progress over the year is discussed and monitored
  • Feedback is then made to the full Governing Body, either termly or annually
  • This method helps to keep workload manageable, but provides a systematic process that keeps Governors informed of progress and impact of the various priorities in the school development plan

Governors' Involvement in Evaluation

One of the most important things that Governors do is evaluate impact. This evaluation process allows Governors to become more informed about:

  • The work of the school
  • How well the school is doing
  • The barrier and constraints that the school faces
  • The school's capacity for change and development


Meet the Rossmore School Governors

Head Teacher


Pen Portrait  Davis-McCoy, Head Teacher

Chair of Governors


Pen Portrait - Mr T Williams, Chair of Governors

I was originally a Parent Governor as my three daughters all attended Rossmore School. I grew up, work and live locally and take a keen interest in Rossmore School being seen as a Community School, which delivers a safe, enjoyable and progressive education for it's pupils.












Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor


Pen Portrait - Mrs J Rich,

Vice Chair of Governors

I initially became a parent governor

of Rossmore School when my children

commenced their educational journey,

and I wanted to find out how I could

help them.


I have been a governor for over 25

years as Chair and am presently

Vice Chair. I was also a Governor of

Neston High School during my childrens'

secondary education.


I have now retired from nursing and

commenced a teaching programme called

Passion for Learning, which helps children

gain pleasure through reading and play.

Vacant Post.
























Vacant Post.
























Staff Governor

Local Authority

Parent Governor

Pen Portrait - Miss L Sixsmith,

Staff Governor



Pen Portrait - Miss J Kerwin,

Local Authority Governor


Pen Portrait - Mr G

Hayward, Parent Governor



Parent Governor Clerk  

Pen Portrait - Mrs H

Chapman, Parent Governor


I have been a midwife for the

past 15 years, working both

within the hospital and community

setting. This role has created

within me a strong belief that all children

should be provided with a supportive

environment to allow them to reach

their full potential. I became a governor

at Rossmore School in 2014 when

my 2nd son started in Reception.

I have enjoyed seeing how the school and

primary education works in more detail.

I believe the governors working in partnership

with Rossmore’s staff and it's parents will

ensure that the school provides a conducive

environment to learning and development,

allowing our children to leave with happy

memories of their school and having reached

their full potential.

Mrs J Powell-Wallis, Bursar























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Rossmore School

Red Lion Lane, Little Sutton,

Ellesmere Port, CH66 1HF

0151 338 2425

Headteacher: Mrs S E Davis-McCoy