Introducing The Management Committee
The Management Committee members come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of individual and personal experience with representatives from local schools, the community, staff and parents. Collectively this facilitates challenge and support to ensure the best possible provision to all our young people.
The main business of the Management Committee is, in conjunction with the Head Teacher, to exercise a strategic role in the running of the school with emphasis on:
• pupil achievement,
• teaching and learning, behaviour,
• safeguarding & attendance, and
• leadership, management, finance, health and safety and premises.
The role of governor is voluntary. No one governor makes decisions; it is the collective responsibility of the committee. The skills, expertise and experience of individual governors are invaluable to both the effectiveness and success of the school.
“Governors are committed to the school and it's development. Governors have undertaken extensive training to enable them to better support and challenge senior staff. Governors with key responsibilities now visit regularly to scrutinise processes such as safeguarding and teaching evaluation so that they have a better understanding of the strengths and areas to be developed.” (Ofsted January 2018).
The Management Committee
|Commencement of Duties|
Mark Barnett - Chair (Community)
(responsible for Finance and Staffing)
Cayte Mulhern - Vice Chair (Community)
(responsible for Safeguarding)
Katherine Eckersley - Head
(responsible for Curriculum, Data and Results)
|Nick Parker - Clerk to the Governors||May 2019|
Joanne Smith - Community Governor
(responsible for Wellbeing)
Deborah Jane Byatt - Community Governor
(responsible for Complaints)
De Madgwick - Community Governor
(responsible for Curriculum, Staffing and Wellbeing)
Emma Clifton - Community Governor
(responsible for Complaints, Curriculum, Data and Results)
Stuart Lewis - Community Governor
(responsible for Premises, Health & Safety, Curriculum, Data and Results)
|Rob O'Connor - Teacher Governor||March 2020|
|Les Bell - Head||September 2012 - July 2019|
|David Roy - Teacher Governor||September 2016 - January 2020|
|Rebecca Collins - Community Governor||September 2015 - September 2018|
|Alison Harrison - Community Governor||September 2016 - June 2019|
|Claire Horsfield - LA Governor||(Previous Chair May 2016-March 2018) March 2018|
|Esther Bullock - Clerk to the Committee||December 2017 - May 2019|
|Mark Barnett - Community Governor||December 2017-March 2018|
|Debbie Edwards - LA Governor||May 2016 - December 2017|
|Mike Fletcher - Community Governor||January 2015 - December 2017|
|Georgina Thomas - Clerk to the Committee||September 2012 - December 2017|
Parent Governors are elected by school parents annually
Teacher Governor is elected by the school staff
Community Governors can be appointed by the Management Committee
Mark Barnett - Chair of The Rubicon Centre Management Committee
I was really pleased to be asked to serve as a Governor at The Rubicon Centre. I am a retired Headteacher, Senior Adviser and Education Consultant, the majority of my career being spent in York and North Yorkshire and later on in Leeds and Middlesbrough. I spent 40 years in Education, 10 years as a teacher and then as a Headteacher of Primary and Pupil Referral Schools, both Primary and Secondary. I have specialised in behavioural, emotional and social issues that may hold students back from reaching their full potential.
As a Senior Adviser in York I was responsible for merging schools and improving standards in teaching and learning. As an Education Consultant, I worked in many schools when called upon to do so. Children and students never ceased to amaze me with their desire to learn and sometimes their desire not to learn!
At present I am the voluntary Project Manager of the Selby & District Foodbank, a community role I thoroughly enjoy.
Cayte Mulhern - Vice Chair of The Rubicon Centre Management Committee
Cayte is the Deputy Headteacher at Tadcaster High School. Cayte has been a member of the management committee at The Rubicon Centre since the school opened in 2012. Cayte comes with expertise in education, safeguarding, care, guidance and alternative educational experience.
Delia Madgwick . B.Ed Hons Exeter Uni. Post grad. Dramatherapy. State Registered Dramatherapist
I have recently taken up the post of School Governor at the Rubicon having spent three years working here as a dramatherapist.
|Mandy Carrington - Office Manager|
Minutes of Management Committee Meetings
If you would like to view the minutes of the Management Committee meetings these can be obtained on request from the school office (Mandy Carrington - Office Manager)
|Individual Attendance Record of Governors 2018-2019|
|Vice Chair||C. Mulhern||5/5|
|Community Member||D. Byatt||1/1|
|Community Member||E. Clifton||0/1|
|Community Member||D. Madgwick||5/5|
|Teacher Governor||D. Roy||2/4|
|Community Member||J. Smith||3/3|