Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. Ruislip High School has four parent governors (elected by parents) and two staff governors (elected by staff). In addition, there are nine community governors chosen for their broad range of skills. Governors are volunteers who have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.

The Local Governing Body's main duties are to:

  • Set the strategic direction, policies and objectives of the school
  • Set appropriate targets for student achievement at each Key Stage
  • Critically review the school's budget and development plans
  • Review progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • Challenge and support the Headteacher

If you believe you have the skills, experience and the time needed and would like to become a governor please contact the Clerk to the Local Governing Body, via the school’s office for more information.

Detailed below is information about the governance of both the school and Vanguard Learning Trust of which we are a member. 

Vanguard Learning Trust

Vanguard Learning Trust was first established as Vyners School Academy Trust in October 2011. When Ryefield Primary School joined the Trust on 1st February 2015 the name was changed to Vyners Learning Trust. The name was changed again to Vanguard Learning Trust on 29th March 2018, to facilitate further schools joining the Trust.

Whilst Trust schools retain their individual identities and their own Local Governing Body, they operate as the same legal entity with a single Board of Trustees who have responsibility to ensure that the vision and values of the Trust are lived up to at each school and that each Local Governing Body is held accountable for the highest levels of teaching and learning within their schools.  

The Trust has its own website, with full details of its governance arrangements.

For more information please visit the Vanguard Learning Trust website.

Key Roles – Trust

The Chair of the Board of Trustees:
Mr Peter Davies

The Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees:
Mr David Trood

The Acting Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Resources Committee:
Mr Peter Davies

The Chair of the Trust's Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee:
Mr Andy Sykes

The Chair of the Trust's Strategy Committee:
Cllr Eddie Lavery

The Chair of the Trust's Curriculum and Standards Committee:
Mr Kim Rowe

The Chair of the Chair's Forum:
Cllr Eddie Lavery

Lead-trustee for safeguarding and Chair of the Safeguarding Forum:
Mrs Pauline Nixon

Any of the Trustees may be contacted directly by writing to them c/o the registered company address (Vyners School, Warren Road, Ickenham, UB10 8AB). 

Our Chief Executive Officer is Dr Martina Lecky.

Key Roles – Ruislip High School

The Chair of the Local Governing Body for Ruislip High School:
Mr John Garner

The Vice-Chair of the Local Governing Body:
Mr Andrew Lunnon

Safeguarding lead governor:
Mr Andrew Lunnon

Finance and Resources lead governor:
Mr Charlies Khan

Audit, Compliance and Risk lead governor:
Mr Mark Bedwell

The Chair of the Pay/Personnel Committee:
Mr Andrew Lunnon


Click here to view the Vanguard Learning Trust's statutory accounts.