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Governor Roles Overview

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school’s finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay

Governor Information Posts

Our Governing Body is a shared body with Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy

If you need to speak to one of the Governors you can contact them through the school office.

To view our local governing body members, please follow the link here:- LGB Members November 2022 Riston and Sigglesthorne


For information regarding the Governance Framework please see our: Master-scheme-of-Delegation
For information regarding the Board of Trustees please refer to the latest:


Register of Business Interests

Please click the link for details for our Governor Register of Business Interests:-

Sigglesthorne & Riston Governors Declaration of Interest and Declaration of Eligibility 2022-23

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2021/2022

Please click the link for details:-  Attendance LGB Members November 2021 -2022 Riston and Sigglesthorne

Meet our Chair of Governors

Pen Portrait – Helen Freeborn

Helen is a very experienced teacher and former secondary headteacher, with teaching and leadership experience in London, Sheffield and Greater Manchester. She was an LA officer, with responsibility for SEN services for the City of Manchester, for two years between her headships. Helen has worked for the national Future Leaders programme and currently works in school-centred initial teacher training for TES Institute; she also works as an assessor of trainee teachers for Qualified Teacher Status. Helen has been a primary school governor since 1996, in a range of schools in Sheffield, Manchester and the East Riding.