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CEO blog - Governance

I cannot overstate the importance of good governance and the positive difference that our trustees and school improvement board members make to our trust. I am full of admiration for this team of volunteers who willingly give so much of their time and work tirelessly to improve outcomes for our pupils and families.

This week, we approved the appointments of a new chair and vice-chair of trustees, Emma Hughes and Caroline Hoddinott. On behalf of the trust, I want to thank our previous chair, Carl Nichols, for the important work he has done and to say how delighted I am that he is not abandoning us entirely but has agreed to become our health and wellbeing link trustee, a role that is more important than ever in the current challenging climate.

We regretfully said goodbye and thank you to Andrew Bourne, who has supported the trust so ably, in particular, in his work to improve outcomes for our vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, and we welcomed our new trustee, Anna Gilbert.

These are exciting times for Rivers and it is reassuring to know that we continue to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and diversity of skills and experience of our trustees and SIB members. Thank you all - it is a privilege to work with you!

Kate Brunt