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We are currently recruiting governors! We would be delighted to hear from members of our community who are keen to make a difference to our pupils and staff.


The joint Local Academy Governing Board of Abbeywood First School and Church Hill Middle School, RSA Academies, is currently seeking individuals with connections to the local community, or a particular specialism that would complement the skills currently on the board, to join the board as a governor.


We are looking for thoughtful, enthusiastic colleagues with excellent communication skills to join us. The ideal person will have an interest in education and in ensuring the very best outcomes for children and young people, but does need not have direct experience of working in education. We are particularly keen to identify governors with particular skills in health and safety, finance or HR.


Governors are likely to be at meetings three or four times each term.


We are part of the Central RSA Academies Trust. As a governor within the Trust, we will ensure that you get excellent induction, with training and support throughout your time as a governor. It is a very rewarding role. To find out more about out Trust, visit


To find out more, arrange to speak informally to Paul Nash, Chair of the Local Academy Governing Board or Sue Headley, Clerk to the Local Academy Governing Board on 01527 63007.




Welcome to the Governor page of Abbeywood First School RSA Academy website. Abbeywood First School works in formal collaboration with Church Hill Middle School RSA Academy.  On 1 March 2016, when the 2 schools joined the family of RSA schools as part of the RSA Redditch Trust, an over arching collaborative Local Academy Governing Board (LAGB) was formed.  The LAGB consists of: the Executive Head, Heads of School for both schools, staff & parent governors from each school, governors appointed by RSA and co-opted governors.


Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of a school and play a vital role in making sure every child gets the best possible education.  It is their job to set the school’s strategic framework and to ensure all statutory duties are met.  This is done by agreeing and reviewing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.


A Governing Body is often referred to as being a critical friend to the school and should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Local Academy Governing Board meeting is held at least once a term and there is governor representation on RRSA Trust Board meetings.  The Governing Board welcomes comments from parents, you can approach your Governors if you want to discuss something or contact them through the school office.


A Governing Board has to comprise of a range of different stakeholders and the membership of our Governing Board is as follows: