All-Through Governing Body
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All-Through Governing Body

Roundhay is a special place to work and learn. We aim to ensure all our pupils and students are Responsible, Resilient, Ready to Learn and therefore Recognisably Roundhay. This is our moral mission for all of our pupils.

As a Governing Body, we work hard to ensure that Roundhay delivers a high-quality education for all our pupils.

We fully understand the importance of our responsibility to set and champion the school’s vision, ethos and strategy. We focus equally on monitoring, challenging and celebrating how the school’s leadership uses these objectives to create a learning environment that allows pupils to thrive and prepares them for the future. Please read our 2023 overview here:

Ethos, Vision & Strategy 2023

Gillian Hayward



We have the following structure to ensure that we provide effective challenge and support to the school:

We have a structure and organisation that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Please see more information here:

Structure and Organisation of our Governing Body 

We are responsible for the following things:

Please find more information about our Governors here:

People– find out more here about our skills, experience, qualities and capacity 

Our Challenge and Support

Every term, Governors take part in Challenge and Support Meetings linked to strategic priorities, risk register work and school improvement planning. Governors meet with key leaders and staff to provide high-quality challenge and support. These meetings often involve meeting with children and staff, visiting lessons, and talking with parents where possible. The outcomes of these meetings are shared at the committee level. The Chairs of each committee then give feedback to the full Governing Body. We have worked hard to build the structures and systems for this to be effective and ensure a strong sense of accountability that drives up educational standards and financial health. 

This is a summary of some of the key areas we focus on:

Evaluation of our Governing Body

We are thrilled to share our recent evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of our Governance.

Please see the report here:

External Review of Governance Summary 2023

Our next step to further improve our work is to ensure that we review the membership and recruit a new Parent Governor before July 2023. 

Other Useful Documents...

Roundhay School Governing Body Instrument of Government

Code of Conduct  

Meet some of our Governors below…

Pauline Ackroyd - Vice Chair

For more information see below...


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We are absolutely delighted to be able to inform you of the very successful outcome to our recent Ofsted Inspection (28 and 29 November 2023). Ofsted has judged Roundhay School & Sixth Form to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, and they could not have been more complimentary about the exceptional provision on offer across our through-school. Click below to read the full report.

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