Governing Body

The Governing Body are responsible for the strategic direction of our school. They have to make sure that all statutory obligations for pupils and staff are met.

At our school we have different types of Governors;

Parent Governors, who are elected by parents and carers of pupils at school.

Staff Governor, who are elected by staff at the school.

Local Authority Governor, who is nominated by North Yorkshire County Council.

Co-Opted Governors, who are invited to become Governors by the Governing Body.

All Governors were appointment in accordance with our instrument of governance.

 
The Governing Body Chair and members can be contacted through the school office. Correspondence addressed to a member of the Governing Body will be forwarded to the Governor by the school office staff.
 
Copies of non-confidential minutes can be requested from the school office.
  
Mr Stuart Mountford

Chair of Governors -Parent Governor

Governor Term: 11/12/17 to 10/12/21
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: Married to MSA- K Mountford
Areas of Responsibility:
Health and Safety
Mathematics
Headteachers performance management
Appeals

Mrs Lisa Garthwaite

Parent Governor

Governor Term: 5.7.2020 to 4.7.2024
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year:100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Teacher within another NYCC maintained school
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None
Areas of Responsibility:
EYFS
RE
PHSE
History
Geography

Mrs Jenny Buck

Co-Opted Governor

Governor Term: 1/9/19 to 31/08/2023
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None
Areas of Responsibility:
Finance
English
Complaints

Mrs Lucy Minican

Co-Opted Governor

Governor Term: 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2023
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 90%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None
Areas of Responsibility:
Staff and pupil wellbeing
Headteacher Performance Management
SEN
Complaints
PPG


Mrs Jane Grainger

Co-Opted Governor

Governor Term: 12.7.2021 to 11/7/2025
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Staff in NYCC Virtual School
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None
Areas of Responsibility:
Safeguarding
Art
MFL
PE
Music
PPG

Miss Rachael Pearce

Co-Opted Governor

Governor Term: 12.7.2021 to 11/07/2025
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Teacher at Thirsk High School
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None
Areas of Responsibility:
Science
Computing
DT
Complaints

Mr Richard Chandler

Headteacher

Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None

Mrs Gemma Wall

Governor Term: 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2025
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: 100%
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff: None
Areas of Responsibility: Staff

Ms Jane Jackson

Clerk To Governors

Previous members of the  Governing Body 
 

Mr D Duffey July 2021

Mr Jason Tazzyman July 2021

Mrs K Wilkinson September 2020

Mrs Cooper March 2020

Mrs N Kennedy 2019

Mr R Gladstone September 2019

Mr P Egginton July 2019

Mr P Miller (parent) January 2017 

Mrs N Stimson (parent) September 2017

Mrs K Teagle (Co-opted) August 2017

Mrs C Moore (Co-opted) August 2017

Mrs P Durrans (Staff) August 2017

Mr K Wood (Co-opted) February 2018

Mr L Austin (Co-Opted) March 2018

Mrs Lesley Miller

LA Governor

Governor Term: 11/10/2021 to 10/10/2025
Attendance at full GB Meetings in last academic year: N/A
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None
Governance Roles in other schools: None
Relationships with School Staff:
Areas of Responsibility: