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. 

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor, on the joint Local Academy Governing Board (LAGB) of Church Hill and Abbeywood, and the Central RSA Academies Trust is seeking nominations for an enthusiastic and committed parent or carer to join the current governors.

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing board is aware of the views of parents and the local community.  There is no particular qualification required for the role.  The term of office for parent governors is four years.

The core functions of the LAGB are to support the schools, ensure that all pupils receive a high-quality education and plan for future development and improvement.

Governors currently meet as a board five times a year.  Meetings take place at one of the two schools and usually start at 5.30pm. There are no committee meetings however there may be additional meetings or monitoring visits scheduled throughout the year that focus on a particular item such as results or individual governor’s areas of remit.  If needed, additional meetings will be planned in advance and, unless there are extraordinary circumstances, seven days’ notice will be given.  Governors are also encouraged to support school events, where possible; although we strive to maintain the work-life balance of all governors, including parent governors.

We offer new governors a comprehensive and supportive induction, and each new governor is assigned a mentor. Full training for the role is also available.

If interested please contact Lucy Taylor, Head of Governance, either by post at:
Central RSA Academies Trust
141-143 Assay Studios
Newhall Street
B3 1SF
Or by email at:
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role then please contact Lucy Taylor on telephone number: 0121 270 3119.


Welcome to the Governor page of Church Hill Middle School RSA Academy website. Church Hill Middle School works in formal collaboration with Abbeywood First 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 Church Hill Governors 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:


Rich Davies
Chair of Governors. Governor until February 2024

Julia Hayes
Vice Chair of Governors. Governor until July 2024.

Arvind Batra
RSA Governor until Sept 2023

Tom Butt
Trust Governor, until February 2025

Ian Morrish
Trust Governor, until April 2026

Julie Poole
Staff Governor until March 2023

Angela Fox

Parent Governor until December 2025

Grace Harris

Parent Governor until December 2025

Jess Mathews
Clerk jmathews@centralrsaacademies.co.uk

2020-21 Meetings attendance

19-20 Governor Attendance 

Declarations of Interest 2021-22