The Clare School Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and has a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. School Governors are volunteers, reflecting the diversity of the school, local community and business community. We work together as a Governing Body to collectively oversee the development of The Clare School. Representatives from all backgrounds and varying ages bring different perspectives to the decision-making process, working closely together for the benefit of the school and its pupils.
At The Clare School, our Governing Body comprises of 10 Governors.

About Us Governors mark r
(Parent Governor)

Mark Rymarz

Committee: Quality of Education (chair), Strategy
End of Term: 31/12/24
About Us Governors julie h
(Staff Governor)

Julie Hatfield 

Committee: Well-being
End of Term: 23/11/24
About Us Governors carole j


carole jordan


End of Term: 22/03/26

About Us Governors simon c
(LA Governor)

Simon Cox 

Committee: Finance & Premises
End of Term: 30/11/25
About Us Governors emma c 1

(Co-opted Governor)

Emma Collins

Committee: Well-being, Support Staff, Personal Care

End of Term: 14/01/28

About Us Governors linda s 1

(Foundation Governor)

Linda Scase-Jones

Chair of Governors

Committee: Strategy (Chair), Personnel (Chair)

End of Term: 20/11/25
About Us Governors trevor w

(Foundation Governor)

Dr Trevor Wang 

Vice-Chair of Governors

Committee: Finance & Premises (chair), Strategy

End of Term: 20/11/25
About Us Governors rebecca w


Rebecca Wicks 


Committee: Quality of Education, Strategy, Personnel, Finance & Premises

About Us Governors anne d 1
(Co-opted Governor)

Anne Duarte

Committee: Personnel, Well-being
End of Term: 22/03/26
About Us Governors rosalyn p 1
(Co-opted Governor)

Rosalyn Proops 

Committee: Finance & Premises, Strategy (as associate) Safeguarding
End of Term: 22/03/26

The Governing Body has a number of formal committees including:

  • Strategy
  • Finance & Premises
  • Quality of Education
  • Personnel

Safeguarding sits under Rosalyn Proops as the named Lead Governor for Safeguarding, who liaises frequently with the Assistant Head for Safeguarding and Headteacher at the school.
There are also other panels and formal groups that are convened as necessary to ensure the efficient and effective running of the school.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at The Clare School, please contact the Chair of Governors, Linda Scase-Jones using the email