planning the strategic direction of our school
The Governing Body plans the strategic direction of a school, makes sure public money is well spent, and holds school leadership to account.
A strong governing board ensures robust debate, which in turn leads to better educational outcomes for children.
Our governors, alongside all the other adults that work in school, are referred to as ‘Duty Bearers’. This reflects their collective duty to uphold children’s rights in all the work they do. School governors and the headteacher are responsible for the overall educational and financial health of the school and will make decisions about:
- setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies;
- agreeing and monitoring the school’s budget;
- appointing staff, including the headteacher;
- maintenance of the school premises;
- improving the school’s environment.
Governors make sure that:
- the National Curriculum is taught;
- standards of achievement are raised;
- the school provides for all its pupils including those from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with special needs;
- the school encourages pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development;
- staff and pupils enjoy a safe and healthy environment.
|Name||Positions of Responsibility||Appointed by||Category of Governor||Term of Office||Relationship to Staff||Business Interest||Attendance 2021 – 2022|
|Miss Megan Anderson||Headteachers Performance Management||Governors||Local Authority||4 years
|Mr Andrew Bainbridge||Governors||Co-opted||4 years
|None||Leaseholder and Director of Parkvale Court Management Company||N/A|
|Mr Ro Craven||Governors||Co-opted||4 years
10.5.2021 – 09.05.2025
|Mr Mike Holmes||Governors||Co-opted||4 years
11.10.2022 – 10.10.2026
|None||Governor at Risedale School||N/A|
|Mrs Emma Lancaster||Headteachers Performance Management.
Safeguarding and Looked after Children
|Mrs Fiona Sharp||Head||Governors||Headteacher||25.04.2022 – present||None||None||100%|
|Mr Richard Shuttleworth||Chair of Governors||Parents||Parent||4 years
|Mr Dave Simpson||Staff||Staff||4 years
|Mrs Laura Thompson||Headteachers Performance Management.
|Mrs Angela Barnes||Clerk to the Governors|
|Name||Positions of Responsibility||Appointed by||Category of Governor||Term of Office||Relationship to Staff||Business Interest||Attendance 2021 – 2022||Resignation Date|
|Mrs Sarah Morrison||Headteacher||Governors||Headteacher||4 years from 1.9.2019||None||100%||31.12.2021|
|Mrs Ann Webster||Governors||Co-opted||None||85.71%||22.3.2022|
|Mrs Pauline Calvert||Staff||Staff||4 years from 1.10.2019||Staff member||None||87.5%||22.7.2022|
|Mrs Claire Neill-Webb||Vice Chair
Headteacher Performance Management
|Ms Janet Tomlinson||Staff||Staff||4 years
Please click on each name to find out more about each of our governors
Miss Megan Anderson
Chair or Governors
Mrs Emma Lancaster
Mrs Laura Thompson