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 & Safety Working Party (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 BodyTerm of Office - startCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of Relevant InterestsOther Governorships
Dr Bill PiggFoundationDiocesan Board01/01/16 -31/12/19Achievement & Curriculum; Health & Safety Working Party; Pay Committee; Head Teacher Performance ManagementChair of Governors; Chair of Head Teacher Performance Management; Class 2 Link GovernorDirector - Holden Consult Ltd. 1/5/17 - ongoing
Director - Dr Bill Pigg Consultancy Ltd. 1/5/17 - ongoing
Revd Ian KitchenFoundationEx Officio03/09/2018 -ongoingClass 1 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Miss Linda CollierHeadteacherEx Officio - In Post by virtue of their office01/09/15 -ongoingStaffing, Finance & Premises; Achievement & Curriculum; Health & Safety Working Party; Pay Committee (attendee)Ofsted Team Inspector 01/06/2017 - ongoingN/A
Mr Phil WattLocal AuthorityNominated by the LA; appointed by the Governing Body10/10/17-09/10/21Achievement & CurriculumSafeguarding and Class 2 Link GovernorDirector of Propelo (School Improvement Organisation) 10/10/17-ongoingN/A
Miss Judi WatsonStaffStaff19/06/19 -18/06/23tbctbc
Mr Richard HornerCo-optedGoverning Body31/10/16 -30/10/20Staffing, Finance & PremisesChair of the Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee; Class 5 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Mrs Barbara EllisCo-optedGoverning Body29/1/19 -28/01/23Achievement & CurriculumClass 1 Link GovernorNAPrevious governor at Blakehill Primary School, Bradford, Dec 2011-Dec 2018
Mr Stuart LloydCo-opted ParentGoverning Body04/06/19 -03/06/23Director of Smart Business Services and Insurance Broking company – Start of Interest 2015N/A
Mr Nick MorganCo-opted ParentGoverning Body19/07/17 -18/07/21Staffing, Finance & Premises; Pay CommitteeClass 4 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Professor Chris BojkeParentParents24/03/17 -23/03/21Achievement & CurriculumChair of the Achievement & Curriculum Committee; Class 3 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Miss Rosanne JacksonParentParents23/10/17 -22/10/21Staffing, Finance & Premises; Head Teacher Performance ManagementClass 1 Link GovernorNestle 08/1999 - ongoing
Yorkshire Fencing 03/2017 - ongoing
Mr Darley (school caretaker)AttendeeAttends Health & Safety Working Party
Carolyn Arden (bursar/SBM)AttendeeAttends Staffing, Finace & Premises Committee/Health & Safety Working Party
Janet EdgarClerkClerking ServiceOngoing

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 BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of Relevant InterestsOther Governorships
Mrs Jill RichardsStaffStaff20/03/18 -19/06/19 Achievement & CurriculumClass 5 Link GovernorPartner is an employee of Santander bankN/A
Mrs Sue ChallisCo-opted StaffGoverning Body23/03/15 -25/03/19Health & Safety Working PartyChair of the Health & Safety Working Party; Class 4 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Miss Jodie TateCo-optedGoverning Body16/01/17 -15/02/19Staffing Finance & Premises, Pay Committee; Head Teacher Performance ManagementChair of the Pay Committee; Class 1 Link GovernorEmployee at Asda SupermarketsN/A
Mrs Susan ShawFoundationDiocesan Board01/09/15 -17/07/18Achievement and Curriculum; Pay Committee; Head Teacher Performance ManagementChair of Governors; Chair of the Achievement & Curriculum Committee; Class 1 Link GovernorN/AN/A

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

(p = present, a = apologies, r = resigned, na = absent with no apologies, x = not a governor at this time)


Full Governing Body       
NAMEGOVERNORSep-26-201710-Oct-17 Ex-OrdJan-30-201820-Mar-1814-Jun-1817-Jul-18
Linda CollierHeadteacherpppppp
Sue Shaw (Chair of Governors )Foundationpppppp
Bill Pigg (Vice Chair)Foundationppppaa
Laura Rushmer (resigned Feb 18)Staff papxxx
Jill Richards (appointed 13-03-18)Staff xxxpap
Jo Wedgwood (resigned 04-10-2017)Parent pxxxxx
Rosanne Jackson (appointed 23-10-2017)Parent xxapap
Chris BojkeParent ppppap
Richard HornerCo-Opted ppappa
Sue ChallisCo-Opted (Staff)ppppaa
Jodie TateCo-Opted pppaaa
Nick MorganCo-opted (Parent)appapa
Phil Watt (appointed 10-10-2017)LA xxpppp
Jill RichardsDeputy Head Teacherp
Phil WattProspective LA Governorpp
Staffing, Finance and Premises
Linda CollierHeadteacherppp
Richard Horner (Chair)Co-Opted app
Bill PiggFoundationppa
Jodie TateCo-optedppp
Mr Nick MorganCo-opted (Parent)ppp
Carolyn ArdenSBMppp
Achievement and Curriculum Committee
Linda CollierHeadteacherppp
Sue Shaw (Chair)Foundation ppa
Mr Phil WattLAppp
Sue ChallisCo-Opted (Staff) anana
Chris BojkeParent ppp
Rosanne Jackson (appointed 23-10-17)Parent pap
Jill Richards (appointed 13-03-18)Staffxxp
Laura Rushmer (resigned)Staffppx
Nicki GrangerSubject Leader - Mathsppp
Shelly HewsonSubject Leader - Literacyppp
Jill RichardsDeputy Head Teacherpp
Syvia FreeTA Class 5pp
Charlotte PalmerTeacher Class 3pp
Laura RushmerRE Phase Leaderp
Lucie LeppingtonStudent Teacherp
Pay Committee
Bill Pigg (Chair)Foundation p
Jodie TateCo-optedp
Sue ShawFoundation p
Linda CollierHeadteacherp

Attendance in Previous Years