Pupil Premium Funding

This is a term that you may have heard referred to in the press, as well as through school. It is not simply about providing free school meals, but giving schools extra money to ensure that all  pupils achieve the best that they can. Mr Kaufman has already put information on the website about what we do with this money, which can be spent on extra staff, resources or activities. At around £1300 per pupil and with 45% of Queens Road students eligible, this is a considerable amount of money, which is used to enhance what we offer as a school. If your child is eligible and you have not claimed the pupil premium, then please consider contacting the school office. Ofsted inspectors will check with staff carefully to ensure that these students are making the same progress as others and the governors regularly discuss this work and its impact, as well as the progress of other groups, such as pupils with Special Educational Needs or English as an Additional Language.

Our governing body – Meet some of the team:

Mrs Tracy Rodger – Chair of Governors


“I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of Governors for Queens Road Academy in 2019.
To share a little bit about myself, I am currently on the board of Trustees for St Mary’s Academy Trust, of which QRA is a part, a role which I have held since 2016.
In my working life I was a Project Manager for a global corporation, where I worked for 27 years. I led teams, mainly in Europe, to deliver new products to market.
 I hope to bring all those skills to bear, to help the Queens Road team drive the school forward, ensuring all our children have the best opportunities to learn and develop.
This is an exciting opportunity for me to give something back into your Community, and I look forward to seeing  you around the school.”



Mr Paul Howarth – Vice Chair of Governors – “I have been involved in education for over 20 years. Recently I have been working in secondary education focusing upon student leadership and English as an additional language. I have been involved in Queens Road governors for over 8 years. This has allowed me to see the school grow and see the exciting developments over recent years.  As someone who designs Educational Games I am particularly interested in creative learning for the pupils. In my spare time I am a keen cyclist and have a love of reading. As a governor it is helpful to be able to discuss the work of the staff in school and support them in ensuring that the school is a happy and engaging place to learn.”

QRA LGB membership – CURRENT

Local Governing Body 2019-20

Local Governing Body 2018-19

Local Governing Body Attendance Record

LGB Attendance Record 2015-16

LGB Attendance Record 2017-18

LGB Attendance Record 2018-19

QRA – attendance – 2019-20

QRA LGB Attendance record 2020-21

Governor Business Interests 20-21



Register of Business interests