Governance and the Local Governing Body

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of a governing body, often described as being a “critical friend”, is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

For information about governance in the South York Multi-Academy Trust, including information about the Trustees and Members of the board, please see the MAT website.

The Local Governing Body is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and members of the local community who, in addition to participating in the full Local Governing Body, may also serve on sub-committees.  The sub-committees are:

  • Finance and HR
  • Curriculum and Achievement
  • Health, Safety and Student Discipline
  • Teachers’ Pay
  • Pay Appeals
  • Headteacher Appraisal

The Governing Body

Name of GovernorCategory of
Appointing Body*Term of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional
Simon ParkinsonFoundationDiocesan Board01/09/17 -31/08/21Finance & HR
Curriculum & Achievement
Health, Safety & Student Discipline
Teachers' Pay
HT Appraisal
Chair of LGB
Chair of Teachers' Pay
Chair of HT Appraisal
Ros WilliamsFoundationDiocesan Board01/09/17 -30/08/21Finance & HR
Pay Appeals
Chair of Pay Appeals
Safeguarding Governor
SEND Governor
Reverend Nick BirdFoundation
(ex officio)
By virtue of office
(ex officio)
08/01/09 -ongoingFinance & HR
Caroline HancyPrincipal of
the Academy (Headteacher)
By virtue of office
(ex officio)
01/03/18 -ongoingFinance & HR
Curriculum & Achievement
Health, Safety & Student Discipline
Charlotte ToddStaffStaff Body01/12/15 -30/11/19Curriculum & Achievement
Grahame HodsonParentParent Body01/12/15 -30/11/19Curriculum & Achievement
Teachers' Pay
HT Appraisal
Ian HughesParentParent Body01/12/15 -30/11/19Health, Safety & Student Discipline
Kerry SwainParentParent Body14/11/16 -13/11/20Curriculum & Achievement
Sally TulleyCo-optedLGB06/07/15 -05/07/19Finance & HR
Rachel SavegeCo-optedLGB06/07/15 -05/07/19Health, Safety & Student Discipline
Teachers' Pay
HT Appraisal
Sarah WearingCo-optedLGB01/03/18 -28/02/22Finance & HR
Pay Appeals
Kevin HallCo-optedLGB04/06/18 -03/06/22Health, Safety & Student Discipline
*Diocesan Board = York Diocesan Board of Education (following consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the parish in which the school is situated)
Staff Body = Staff Body under the MAT’s Scheme of Delegation
Parent Body = Parent body, under the MAT’s Scheme of Delegation, or by appointment of the LGB under specific circumstances
LGB = Local Governing Body, with the approval [of the Chair] of the MAT Board

Governors’ Business and Financial Interests

GovernorNature of InterestDate of start of InterestGovernor/Trustee at another school/Academy?Relationship any member of school/MAT staff?
Simon ParkinsonNoneN/ANoneNone
Ros WilliamsNoneN/ANoneNone
Reverend BirdNoneN/AWarthill/Sand HuttonNone
Caroline HancyMrs Hancy's husband works for Sewell Facilities Management30/06/2013NoneNone
Charlotte ToddMrs Todd's husband works for JH Shouksmith who provide plumbing for the school01/01/2015NoneMrs Todd's daughter (Rosie Todd) works as a Playleader
Mrs Kerry SwainNoneN/ANoneNone
Mr Ian HughesNoneN/ANoneNone
Mr Grahame HodsonNoneN/ANoneNone
Sarah WearingPartner at HPH Accountants
Shareholder & Partner at Absolute Business Computing Solutions Ltd

Rachel SavegeNoneN/ANoneNone
Sally TulleyNoneN/ANoneNone

Former Members of the FGB who have stepped down in the past year

Name of GovernorCategory of
Appointing BodyTerm of
Declaration of
Relevant Interests
Mrs Emma CollinsCo-optedGoverning Body06/07/15 -tbcN/AN/AN/A
Mrs Jill ErringtonCo-optedGoverning Body06/07/15 -tbcFinanceN/AN/A

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

2016-2017 Records

2015-2016 Records