Governors

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)

Click to view the summary of Committee Membership for 2019-20

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; Chair of the Health & Safety Working Party; Class 3 Link GovernorDirector - Holden Consult Ltd. 1/5/17 - ongoing
Director - Dr Bill Pigg Consultancy Ltd. 1/5/17 - ongoing
N/A
Mrs Sue BlandHeadteacher
(interim)
Ex Officio02/09/19Staffing, Finance & Premises; Achievement & Curriculum; Health & Safety Working Party
Mr Phil WattLocal AuthorityNominated by the LA; appointed by the Governing Body10/10/17-09/10/21Achievement & Curriculum; Safeguarding and Class 2 Link GovernorDirector of Propelo (School Improvement Organisation) 10/10/17-ongoingN/A
Miss Judi WatsonStaffStaff19/06/19 -18/06/23Achievement & CurriculumClass 5 Link Governortbctbc
Mrs Barbara EllisCo-optedGoverning Body29/1/19 -28/01/23Achievement & Curriculum; Head Teacher Performance ManagementVice Chair of Governors; Chair of the Achievement & Curriculum; Class 1 Link GovernorNAPrevious governor at Blakehill Primary School, Bradford, Dec 2011-Dec 2018
Mr Stuart LloydCo-opted ParentGoverning Body04/06/19 -03/06/23Staffing, Finance & Premises; Pay CommitteeClass 5 Link GovernorDirector 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 CommitteeChair of Pay Committee; Class 4 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Professor Chris BojkeParentParents24/03/17 -23/03/21Achievement & CurriculumClass 1 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Miss Rosanne Jackson StantonParentParents23/10/17 -22/10/21Staffing, Finance & Premises; Health & Safety Working Party; Pay Committee; Head Teacher Performance ManagementChair of Staffing, Finance & Premises; Class 2 Link GovernorNestle 08/1999 - ongoing
Yorkshire Fencing 03/2017 - ongoing
N/A
Mr Darley (school caretaker)AttendeeAttends Health & Safety Working Party
Ms Nicola Jolly-Waller (bursar/SBM)AttendeeAttends Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee/Health & Safety Working Party
Jess SwarbrickClerkClerking Service01/09/19 - Ongoing

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
Miss Linda CollierHeadteacherEx Officio - In Post by virtue of their office01/09/15 -31/08/19Staffing, Finance & Premises; Achievement & Curriculum; Health & Safety Working Party; Pay Committee (attendee)Ofsted Team Inspector 01/06/2017 - ongoingN/A
Mr Richard HornerCo-optedGoverning Body31/10/16 -30/10/20Staffing, Finance & PremisesChair of the Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee; Class 5 Link GovernorN/AN/A
Revd Ian KitchenFoundationEx Officio03/09/2018 -Class 1 Link GovernorN/AN/A
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

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

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

Governing Body Meeting Attendance Registers 2018-19

Governing Body Meeting Attendance from 2015 to 2018