Chair of Governors
My name is Philip Rush and I am a retired secondary school teacher. I taught English at St Peters High School, Gloucester for over thirty years and was headteacher there when I retired in 2017. I am committed to Catholic education. I believe that the function of education should be to enable pupils to discover their talents and then to develop them. One of my grandchildren attends The Rosary whilst others now go St Peter’s.
Meet all our governors on our Meet the Rosary School Governors page.
You can contact us by email: email@example.com
What we do
The role of the governing body is strategic, not operational. The day-to-day running of the school is for the head teacher rather than for governors. We provide an additional layer to support their decision-making, working closely with them to determine the aims, objectives and policies of our school, in accordance with all the relevant legislations. We have three main responsibilities: (a) to set the vision and values of the school, (b) to hold the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and (c) to manage the school's finances. The governing body supports the school but also challenges it to maintain and improve standards for the benefit of all pupils.
How we work
We look at all the available information and make decisions on, for example, the future direction of the school and how the budget should be spent. We carry out this work through three committees, the strategic committee, the resources committee and the standards and ethos committee. Through regular committee meetings throughout the year, and working parties that focus on specific projects, a lot of our in-depth work takes place.
Governors are ambitious for all pupils and passionately believe that every child deserves a good education. We know that children learn when they are feel happy, safe and a valued member of a caring community. The governing board and executive leadership team are united in believing that our strength lies in our school's diversity, inclusivity and caring nature. We (governors, staff and pupils) learn and grow through our relationships with peers from different walks of life. Our non-SEN pupils benefit from the skills and expertise that our staff gain in meeting the needs of our SEN pupils. Every pupil is encouraged to reach their potential and we strive to ensure that they all leave primary school prepared academically, emotionally and socially for the next step in their education, whatever their personal talents, achievements and goals are.
The Rosary School currently has vacancies for foundation governors and needs to maintain a steady input of parent governors. Governors serve for a term of four years, though this term can be renewed at the end of the four-year period. If you might be interested in finding out more about becoming a governor, please go to our Could you be a Governor? page and/or contact us to arrange an informal chat.
For more information on our governing board please click on the pages below.