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The role of school governor is a voluntary one, and the governing body is made up of members from the teaching and support staff, parents, the local community and representatives from Elvington Parish Church.

The governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in school by supporting the headteacher in setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and holding the main responsibility for the finance of the school, and it is the governors who work with the headteacher to make the decisions about balancing resources.  The role of governor is largely a thinking and questioning role, not a doing role.  The day to day operational management of the school is delegated to the headteacher and the senior leadership team.

We meet as a full governing body each term.  Each governor will also contribute to one or more of the following sub committees:

  • Staffing, Finance & Premises (four times per year, also attended by Ms Carolyn Arden Bursar and SBM)
  • Health and Safety (termly, also attended by the school caretaker)
  • Achievement and Curriculum (four times per year)
  • Head Teacher Performance Management (twice per year)
  • Pay Committee (twice per year, also attended by the headteacher)

Governors may also be seen in and around school when on a visit to a specific area or attending one of the many events held at School.  We look forward to meeting with you through the course of the school year.

Name of GovernorCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyDeclaration of Relevant InterestsTerm of Office - startTerm of Office - endCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities   
Mrs Susan ShawFoundationDiocesan BoardN/A01/09/201531/08/2019Achievement and Curriculum (Chair), Pay CommitteeChair of Governors, Class 3 Link Governor
Mr Bill PiggFoundationDiocesan BoardV.P. Product Development and Quality Systagenix 8/12/08-ongoing01/01/201631/12/2019Staffing Finance & Premises, Pay Committee (Chair)Vice-Chair, Class 1 Link Governor
Miss Linda CollierHeadteacherBy virtue of officeN/A01/09/2015All committees
Professor Chris BojkeParentParents24/03/201723/03/2021Achievement & Curriculum
Occasional Attendee at Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee
Class 3 Link Governor
Mrs Jo WedgwoodParentParentsN/A11/10/201310/10/2017Achievement and Curriculum, Health & Safety (Chair)Class 2 Link Governor
Mr Richard HornerCo-optedGoverning Body31/10/201630/10/2020Staffing Finance & Premises (Chair), Health and SafetyClass 5 Link Governor
Ms Kata Rejto-NemesCo-optedGoverning BodyN/A23/03/201522/03/2019Achievement and CurriculumClass 4 Link Governor
Miss Jodie TateCo-optedGoverning BodyEmployee at Sainsbury's Supermarkets16/01/1715/01/21Staffing Finance & Premises, Pay CommitteeSafeguarding and Class 1 Link Governor
Mrs Sue ChallisCo-opted StaffGoverning BodyN/A23/03/201522/03/2019Achievement and Curriculum, Health & SafetyClass 4 Link Governor
Mrs Vicky CrinnionCo-opted StaffGoverning BodyN/AStaffing Finance & Premises, Health and Safety
Miss Laura RushmerStaffStaffN/A12/11/201511/11/2019Achievement and Curriculum
Mrs Catherine LajoinieClerkClerking Service

Former Members of the Governing Body

The following are former members who have served on the Governing Body in the past year.

Name of GovernorCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyDeclaration of Relevant InterestsTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities   
Mr Owen ThomasParentParentsN/ANovember '15 - Feb '17Staffing Finance & PremisesClass 3 Link Governor
Mrs Julie DavisLocal AuthorityNominated by LA - appointed by GovernorsN/ANovember '14 - January '17Achievement and Curriculum, Pay Committee, Staffing Finance & PremisesChair, Class 3 Link Governor
Mrs Sally SmithCo-opted ParentGoverning BodyN/AMarch '15 - June '16Health & Safety, Pay Committee, Staffing Finance & Premises (Chair)Class 1 Link Governor

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2015-2016

Full Governing Body

Linda CollierHeadteacherPPPP
Laura RushmerStaff GovernorXPPA
Julie Davis (CHAIR)LA GovernorPPPP
Owen ThomasParent GovernorXPPP
Jo WedgwoodParent GovernorPPPP
Kata Rejto-NemesCo-Opted GovernorPPPP
Sue ChallisCo-Opted Governor (Staff)PPPP
Sally SmithCo-Opted Governor (Parent)PAAX
Sue ShawFoundation GovernorPPAP
Bill PiggFoundation GovernorPNAPP
p = present
x = not a governor at that time
a = apologies for absence
na = no apologies for absence


Linda CollierHeadteacherPAPP
Julie DavisLA GovernorPAPP
Sue ChallisCo-Opted Governor (staff)PPPP
Sally SmithCo-Opted Governor (parent)PPPX
Bill PiggFoundation GovernorNAPPA
Carolyn ArdenPeri BursarPPPP


Linda CollierHeadteacherPPP
Julie DavisLA GovernorPAP
Joanne WedgewoodParent GovernorPPP
Kata Rejto-NemesCo-Opted GovernorNAPP
Susan ShawFoundation GovernorPPP
Carolyn ArdenPeri BursarPPA


Julie DavisLA GovernorP
Sally SmithCo-Opted Governor (parent)P
Sue ShawFoundation GovernorP
Linda CollierHeadteacherP