Chair's Welcome

The role of a school governor is multi-faceted, interesting, and rewarding, but increasingly it involves significant commitment and responsibility.

Hello my name is Tessa Roots.

I feel very privileged to have been elected chair of governors for this new academic year and to be working with such a professional team of staff and governors.

I would also very much like to thank the outgoing chair Adrian Garcia-Sierra for all his hard work and dedication over the last three years.

Governors are volunteers and our main role is to work with the school ensuring that your children receive the best education in a supportive and safe setting.

Essentially, the role involves being part of a like-minded group of individuals, supporting and challenging the Schools’ senior leadership team where appropriate. The shared goal is to ensure delivery of the Schools’ strategic objectives that include curriculum development, financial management and safeguarding, and as a result leads to the achievement of the best possible outcomes for all our pupils.

John Rankin Schools are now firmly established by Ofsted as ‘Good’, reaffirming the excellent leadership and direction taken in recent years. It is now my pleasure and honour to Chair a focused and highly talented Governing Board team through the next phase of John Rankin Schools’ continued success.

To find out more about our governors, and for copies of our governing body minutes and annual report, please see our other governor pages on this website. If you would like to contact me, or any of my fellow governors, please do so via email at, or by phoning the school office.

Kind regards

Mrs Tessa Roots

Chair of Governors John Rankin Schools