A message from the Chair of Governors

Rookery School Governing Body consists of representatives from the Teaching Staff including the Head Teacher, elected parents, Local Authority appointees and members of the Community who are chosen by the Head Teacher and appointed by the Education Authority.

The Governing Body as a whole meets formally once a term or more often if there are specific issues to be addressed, but most of the work of the Governing Body is carried out by delegation to Committees which conduct the business of the Governing Body.

The Committee structure at present consists of a Performance/Review & Development Committee, and a Site/Premises/Health & Safety Committee.

These committees are responsible for assisting the Head Teacher to manage the School and to carry out the Statutory obligations placed upon the Governing Body by the Government. Committees meet at least twice a term depending on the amount of business to get through.

Governors are unpaid volunteers who give of their time freely for the benefit of the school. Being a Governor at Rookery School is a very fulfilling and enjoyable experience although at times challenging.

The school is at the heart of the community it serves and the staff are dedicated to providing its pupils with the best educational experience possible, and every child is valued and encouraged to develop their own unique ideas and talents during their time at the School

The Governing Body has a big part to play in this process by valuing and supporting the Head Teacher and School Teachers and Staff and by ensuring that all of the School's legal responsibilities to its pupils, staff and parents are strictly complied with. Governors take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in the present development and achievements of the school pupils and Staff.

Rookery School is a great place to be now and the Governors are determined that present progress will be maintained and built upon so that Rookery will be a great place in the future as well.

Hardeep Dhinju
Chair of the Governing Body



Governing Body Members

Co-opted Governors

Hardeep Dhinju - Chair of Governors (2016-2017)

Geoff Rees - Vice Chair of Governors (2016-2017)

Claire Marshall


Governors appointed by the members

Siobhan Mulrey

Karandeep Sehra


Parent Governors

Bhupinder Johal

Parmjit Bains

Nadine Lindsay

Nasreen Mahmood


Staff Governors

Irita Campbell

Queen Buffong


Partner Head Teachers

Emma Balan & Debbie Loane


Company Secretary & Clerk to the Governing Body

Sue Heath-Gardiner



Governors Policies and Documents


Register of persons with significant control

Annual Declaration of Business Interests 2016-2017

Governing Body Attendance 2015 - 2016

Governing Body Attendance - 2016 - 2017