The Chair of Governors can be contacted, in the first instance, via the school office.

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 Nicola Jolly-Waller (Bursar and SBM)
  • Health & Safety Working Party (also attended by the school caretaker)
  • Achievement and Curriculum (four times per year)
  • Headteacher 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.

Governing Body Membership

Name of GovernorCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities
Jodie SharmaCo-optedGoverning Body21/09/2022 -08/02/26Achievement & Curriculum; Head Teacher Performance ManagementChair of Governors; Chair of Achievement & Curriculum Committee; Link Governor for SEND, Pupil Premium and Science
Andrew ButteryHeadteacherEx Officio01/01/20 - ongoingStaffing, Finance & Premises; Achievement & Curriculum; Health & Safety Working Party
Ben CalverleyCo-optedGoverning Body30/01/2024 -30/01/2028
Bruce ColeCo-optedGoverning Body11/07/23 -11/07/27Achievement & CurriculumDesignated Safeguarding Governor and Governor for Music
Charlotte PalmerStaff (co-opted)Governing Body24/01/2023 - 23/01/2027Achievement & Curriculum
Chris BojkeParent (elected)Parents23/03/2021 -23/03/25Achievement & Curriculum; Pay CommitteeChair of Pay Committee; Maths Link Governor
Dave BrettFoundation ex-officioDiocesan Board04/10/2022 - ongoingAchievement & CurriculumRE Link Governor
Joseph FreemanParent (elected)Parents30/01/2024 -30/01/2028
Katy McCaffreyCo-optedGoverning Body30/01/2024 -30/01/2028Staffing, Finance & Premises; Head Teacher Performance Management and Health and Safety Working PartyVice Chair of Governors; Link Governor for CPD, Geography & History
Samantha WareParent (co-opted)Governing Body24/01/2023 - 24/01/2027Staffing, Finance & PremisesEnglish Link Governor
Mr Darley (school caretaker)AttendeeAttends Health & Safety Working Party
Nicola Jolly-Waller (bursar/SBM)AttendeeAttends Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee/Health & Safety Working Party

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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 Responsibilities
Rosanne Jackson StantonCo-optedGoverning Body23/10/21 -30/01/24Staffing, Finance & Premises; Health & Safety Working Party; Pay Committee; Head Teacher Performance ManagementChair of Staffing, Finance & Premises; Link Governor for Health & Safety
Bill PiggFoundationDiocesan Board 01/01/20 -20/06/23 Achievement & Curriculum; Pay Committee;Link Governor for Church School Ethos
Judith WatsonStaffStaff19/06/19 -18/06/23Achievement & Curriculum

Governance Documents

Register of Business and Relevant Interests

The Governing Body maintains a register of business and other relevant interests. Click here to view 2023-2024 Register of Interests.

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Meeting Minutes