The Governors of Rayner Stephens High School


The governors of Rayner Stephens High School are a group of dedicated people who work together as a team, united by our commitment to the school and our responsibility for its long-term success.


As a school we are supported by a committed governing board, who give so freely of their time to support and challenge the school and staff to ensure the highest quality provision and opportunities for all our students. Governors will play an important role in securing the continued improvement and success of the school.  


The reformed Local Governing Advisory Board for the academy has 5 core functions:  

  • To support with any operational management issues at individual academy level
  • To communicate with staff, pupils and parents
  • To celebrate the academy’s achievements
  • To provide an interface with the local community
  • To ensure that the academy becomes a genuine hub of the community


Governor Profiles


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Andy Counter

RSHS Chair of LGAB


Andy is a local Tameside resident who has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years. Andy’s career began in Birmingham in 1978 as a teacher of both Physical Education and Geography. He moved to Tameside in 1985 where he took up a post as teacher of Physical Education at Longdendale High School. Andy continued to teach PE for a number of years and a variety of humanities subjects until his retirement in 2016.

Andy’s move into school management mirrored his personal educational philosophies in that as a Year Group leader he would be able to support both the academic and pastoral needs of students in his charge. In 1998 Andy made the step onto the senior management team at Longdendale where he fulfilled the roles of both Assistant and Deputy Headteacher.

Andy is now very enthusiastic about having been offered the opportunity to support the local school where his own three daughters experienced such a successful and enjoyable education. He is looking forward to helping to ensure that local young people are given the appropriate opportunities to succeed at Rayner Stephens























Composition of the board

The composition of the Local Governing Advisory Board will be as follows:

LGAB Membership

Member Name

Chair: Appointed by the Trust

Mr A Counter

Parent Representative (Elected)

Miss M Orr

Support Staff  Representative (Elected)

Mr M Potter

Teaching Staff Representative (Elected)

Miss L Ogden

Community Representative (Co-opted)

Mr M Storie

Community Representative (Co-opted) Mr J McDonnell

Student Representatives (Head Boy/Head Girl)

Miss L Wilkinson
Mr H Pearce













We are fortunate at Rayner Stephens to have a very committed governing body that brings a wide range of expertise and experience to the role. Have a look at our governor profiles to get a taste of the background of our members.


The Local Governing Advisory Board will meet formally once per term and the Headteacher will attend these meetings.  The boards will enable local people to get involved in the life of the academy and help build the reputation of the academy in the community.

Scheduled Meetings

The scheduled meetings will take place at the school as detailed below: 

Thursday 15th October 2020

Thursday 4th February 2021

Thursday 17th June 2021


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Please click below for further information

LGAB Terms of Reference

LGAB Pecuniary Interests

Governing Board Membership

Apply to Become a Governor

Governing Board Attendance


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