The Governors at Ryefield are committed to working in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents, students and the local community in developing a positive, successful, creative and supportive learning environment for the students at Ryefield.
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 Janet Beater, the Clerk to the Governors, via the school 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.
Kirsty Farrell - Chair of Governors
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 expansion. The Trust was delighted to welcome Ruislip High School on 1 September 2018.
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. Copies of our statutory accounts may also be found on the Trust website.
For more information please visit the Vanguard Learning Trust website.

Key Roles – Trust  Key Roles – School

The Chair of the Board of Trustees:

Mr Peter Davies

The Chair of the Local Governing Body for Ryefield School:

Mrs Kirsty Farrell

The Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees:

Mrs Pamela Nash

The Vice-Chair of the Local Governing Body:

Mrs Cheryl Price

The Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Resources Committee:

Mr Alan Hague 

The Chair of the Curriculum Sub-Committee:

Mrs Kirsty Farrell

The Chair of the Trust's Audit and Risk Committee:

Mr Andy Sykes T

The Chair of the Resources Sub-Committee:

Mrs Cheryl Price



Any of the Trustees or the Chair of the Local Governing Body at Vyners School may be contacted directly by writing to them c/o the School address (Vyners School, Warren Road, Ickenham, UB10 8AB). Alternatively, please email the School (, clearly stating in the title box the name of the individual to whom you wish it to be forwarded.
Included on this page:
• Local Governors of Ryefield Primary School and their terms of office 2019-2020
• Ryefield Primary School Governors’ attendance record 2018-2019
• The Local Funding Agreement for Ryefield Primary School
• The Vanguard Learning Trust’s Scheme of Delegation 2019-2020
• Ryefield School Local Governing Body’s Sub-committees’ Terms of Reference
• Vanguard Learning Trust Register of Business Interests 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
Formal details of incorporation:
Vanguard Learning Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales.
Registered Number: 07796938.
Registered Office: Vyners School, Warren Road, Ickenham UB10 8AB.