Bugthorpe and Sutton upon Derwent C of E Federation

GOVERNOR INFORMATION

If you wish to get in touch with the governors to compliment the work of the school or pass on a concern or criticism, please email the school office. If the message is confidential, please make a request for a governor to contact you including your contact details so that the governors can address you directly without needing to ask the school to provide contact details.

 

How our governing body is structured

Governors are organised into two committees; ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Finance, Staffing and Resources’. These two committees meet separately every term and jointly for Full Governor’s meetings. Committees with delegated responsibilities allow governors to work on key areas of school improvement in detail, developing expertise and then reporting back to the joint meeting.

Mrs Ali Ross - Chair of Governors

Authority governor – appointed by local authority

Date of appointment: September 2021

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Safeguarding, Child Protection

SEN, Pupil Premium & LAC

I have been a parent governor since 2016 and my role has responsibility for safeguarding within school. I am passionate about the federation and have watched both my children thrive and grow in confidence since they started Bugthorpe School.

Prior to moving to the area in 2010, I was previously a Local Authority Housing Manager, managing tenancies as well as involvement with local school, social services and policing teams.

 

Mrs Zoe Jones

Co-opted governor – appointed by governing body

Date of appointment: 1st September 2021

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Health & Safety; STEM Team

I previously held the position of Teaching Assistant in Class 4 at Sutton upon Derwent school, however my background lies within engineering (I was a consultant engineer working in the water industry prior to having my third child), so I have a particular interest in the STEM aspects of the curriculum.

 

Mrs Julie Ashton

Staff governor – appointed by Staff

Date of appointment: 16th July 2020

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Communication Team

I have worked in education since I was 19 years of age, starting my career as a Nursery Nurse and progressing to being a full time teacher. Over the years of my working life I have been fortunate enough to gain a wealth of valuable experience, this I feel has helped me to be the reflective person that I am today.

My enthusiasm for becoming a teacher Governor is because as a member of staff I feel I have a good all-round understanding of our school and have a good relationship with staff, parents and students. I am passionate about being involved in the education of children in order to help the next generation. Being a Governor gives me a chance to use the skills that I have developed in my own working life to the benefit of the children and it provides a really interesting role, giving me the opportunity to be involved in the strategic decisions and future direction of the school.

I feel very privileged and proud to work with the children, staff and governors of Bugthorpe Primary school and look forward to observing our children succeed in life and personally contribute to their bright and happy futures.

 

Mrs Eileen Fenton

Foundation governor, appointed by the governing body.

Date of appointment: September 2021

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Educational Visits; Church & Living Well Team

I have been a school governor for the last fourteen years as Foundation Governor and currently Co-Opted Governor.

I am married with three children, all of whom have attended Bugthorpe School. I currently work with my husband and one of our sons in the family Chartered Accountancy business. Previously I worked at the Prudential Underwriting department.

I am a committee member of my local Parochial Church Council, Village Hall and Action Research. I fundraise for Marie Curie, RNIB and Cerebra.

My main interests are sport and gardening.

 

Mrs Kirsty Scott - Vice Chair

Co-opted governor – appointed by governing body

Date of appointment: 17th November 2021

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Early Years and Phonics

My husband and I moved to the area in 2007. Our son and daughter are thriving at Bugthorpe School and growing in confidence as they discover their own pathways.

I am a State Registered Biomedical Scientist working in Laboratory Medicine at York Hospital. Hopefully my experience of external inspection, audit and change control will be beneficial to the board. I am passionate about science and enquiry based learning and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with staff and parents for the benefit of the children.

I want children to be excited to come to our schools and leave bubbling with enthusiasm to learn more.

 

Mrs Sylvia Wright

Foundation governor, appointed by the diocese

Date of appointment:26th October 2022

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Church & Living Well Team

I have lived in Sutton since 1968.My now, grown up children,attended Sutton School, and enjoyed being part of a close knit community. I am a member of the PCC, and Friends of ST.Michael and All Angels.

I was a primary school teacher for 27years followed by 7 years as a tutor and assessor for teacher training ,at Hull University .Academically my areas of interest have been English,Science,Music and Sport. My family helped to restart Sutton Tennis Club in 1971 and have been supportive of all village organisations.

 

I am very impressed by the way Sutton School has grown, thrived, and continued to be at the heart of the community. I will do my best to help the Federation in any way I can.

 

Dr Alex Medcalf

Co-opted governor – appointed by governing body

Date of appointment: 17th November 2021

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Our World Team

I am a Lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine at the University of York’s Department of History, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. I have taught in higher education since 2010 and enjoy helping students develop as independent scholars, hone transferrable skills, and pursue their passion for the history. I believe that studying the past is important throughout life, to help us better understand ourselves and the world around us.

I enjoy sport, playing the guitar, and spending time in the wonderful countryside around York.

 

Mr Bracken Holtby


Executive Headteacher – Voting ability

Attendance 2022/2023:

 

Mrs Sarah Braun

Mrs Sarah Braun

Foundation governor, appointed by the diocese

Date of appointment:2nd February 2022

Attendance 2022/2023:

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Health & Safety; Church & Living Well Team

I joined as a Foundation Governor in 2021, as my eldest child completed his first year in reception at Bugthorpe. As a member of our local church I value the links between the school and the church community. I was interested in becoming a governor to support the school and gain more understanding of the education system.

I work in a Perinatal Mental Health Service, so have a good understanding of safeguarding and working with external agencies. In my spare time I enjoy playing outside with my children, cricket is the current favourite sport in our house.

 

Mr Daniel Simmons

Parent governor - appointed by parents.

Date of appointment: 15th November 2022

Term of office: 4 years

Attendance 2022/2023:

Responsibility: STEM Team

 

Mrs Lucy Hardcastle

Co-opted governor – appointed by governing body.

Date of appointment: 1st February 2023

Term of office: 4 years

Attendance 2022/2023:

Responsibility: 

 

Mrs Amanda Blacker-Laybourn

Co-opted governor – appointed by governing body

Date of appointment: 15th November 2023

Term of office: 4 years

Attendance 2022/2023: 

Responsibility: 

 

Previous Governors

Mrs Helen Harrison

Parent governor - appointed by parents.

Date of appointment: January 2020 until February 2024

Term of office: 4 years

 

Responsibility: Communication Team

Miss Rachel Earnshaw

Authority governor – appointed by local authority

Date of appointment: Feb 2015 until January 2023

Term of office: 4 years

 

Responsibility: Child Protection & Safeguarding

Mr Tristan Marini

Authority governor – appointed by local authority

Date of appointment: March 2019 until November 2022

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Church & Living Well Subject Team

Mr Nathan Edwards

Parent governor – appointed by parents

Date of appointment: December 2019 until January 2022

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: STEM Subject Team

Declarations of Interest

Bugthorpe Church of England Primary School

For any queries please contact Mrs Adele Sunderland or Mrs Nicky Collier in the School Office:

Stephenwath Lane, Bugthorpe, York, East Yorkshire, YO41 1QQ

01759 368247

bugthorpe@eastriding.gov.uk

Sutton upon Derwent Church of England Primary School

For any queries please contact Mrs Nicky Collier or Mrs Emma Grainger in the School Office:

Main Street, Sutton upon Derwent, York, YO41 4BN

01904 608440

suttononderwent.primary@eastriding.gov.uk