The governing body are responsible for the strategic direction of our school. They have to make sure that all statutory obligations for pupils and staff are met.

At our school we have different types of governors:

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS, who are elected by the Parochial Church Council.

PARENT GOVERNORS, who are elected by parents and carers of pupils at the school.

STAFF GOVERNORS, who are elected by staff at the school.

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR, who is nominated by North Yorkshire County Council.

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS are invited to become Governors by the Governing Body.

 

Our Governing Body

All Governors were appointed in accordance with our Instrument of Government

 Stephen Jarvis (Chair/Foundation)

I have lived in the village for nearly 30 years during this time I have been involved with the PC and for the last 6 years have been a church warden at St Mary`s church. I have been a governor for 12 years carrying out many roles. During this time have enjoyed seeing school flourish and the progression of the children through the school. I have been married for 18 years to  Elizabeth works full times as a hospital doctor and we have 4 children, Our eldest now at the Grammar  School and we still have three children at Roecliffe.

In my role as Foundation Governor I have strong links with church and school and work closely with Vicar to ensure consistent Christian ethos across school.

I have been Chair of Governors at Roecliffe for over 5 years work closing with Mrs Dalton to ensure the school development plan is delivered across the school, providing the best for all children.

Governor term: 06.05.2016 – 07.05.2019

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: School Improvement and Resources

 

Kerry Dalton (Headteacher)

I was appointed as Headteacher in October 2012, and have taught in Key Stage 2 at Roecliffe C of E Primary School since 2008. I have a passion for mathematics and have supported many schools in areas such as assessment and developing 'mastery teaching' in mathematics. I am focussed and driven by sustaining continuous school improvement; I am actively involved in research projects and teacher development groups with Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub. In addition to my passion and involvement in mathematics beyond our school, I also sit on the Executive Board at North Star Teaching School Alliance, and have responsibility for developing CPD within North Star.

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: School Improvement and Resources

 

Juliette Leyland (Staff)

I teach the youngest children in school in Class 1. I really enjoy my job, it’s a pleasure to be such a big part of the children’s transition into school life. It is wonderful to see them learn so much about friendships, working together, discovering new things, learning to read, write and using numbers for different purposes.

I enjoy being a staff governor can be an important part of the development of the school alongside the other governors. Its great being part of the team.

Governor since: 22.12.2016 – 21.12.2019

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: School Improvement

  

Ian Pope (Parent/Vice Chair)

I have been a school governor since September 2014, and I have recently taken the post of Vice Chairperson. I work in the public sector and bring a variety of life experiences to the board of governors. I believe that children learn when they are happy and I work with the school to achieve this aim.

Governor since: 10.10.2014 – 09.10.2018

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: School Improvement & Resources

 

Emma Claye(Parent)

I have been a school governor since 2014, and I have the role of chair of resources committee. I am treasurer for a local DCC and bring project management and strategic development experiences from my professional life to the board of governors. I have a passion for mathematics and believe that it is important for all children to develop a love for learning during their time at Roecliffe School.

Governor since: 10.10.2014 – 09.10.2018

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: Resources

 

Jon Rawling (Parent)

I have been a parent at the school for the past 5 years and want to see the school be successful and deliver an outstanding education and experience to its children. I have spent 17 years working within manufacturing industries within the purchasing area across the UK and Europe. I have a keen interest in seeing the children get opportunities to learn about science and the how the world around them works to enrich their lives and understanding.

Governor since: 14.12.2015 – 13.12.2019

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: Resources & School Improvement

 

Paula Withington (Co-opted)

Since 2005, I have been a parent at Roecliffe Primary School and I have recently taken on the role of Co-opted Governor at this school. I am looking forward to being actively involved within the Governance team and in the continued development of Roecliffe Primary School.

My professional background is in General Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. I am also a Retired Officer of Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service.

Governor since: 13.06.2016 – 12.06.2020

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: N/A*

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: School Improvement

 

 Heather Lawson (Co-opted)

I have lived in Roecliffe since 2005, after deciding to ‘semi retire’ having worked for almost 30 years in retail; manufacturing; and start-up businesses-the latter 10 years at Director level- buying and commercial disciplines being my area of expertise. I continue to do some consultancy work for both retailers and manufacturers. I was so pleased to join as the Community Governor at the school in January 2014, and now serve on the Resources committee; the Pupil Discipline, and Staff Appeals panels; the Fabric and Maintenance working party, and am Modern Foreign Languages Link governor.

I am also on the Parish Church Council of St. Mary’s Church here in the village. I volunteer at the Sir Robert Ogden Centre at St. James’ hospital in Leeds facilitating HOPE courses for, and giving reflexology to, cancer patients. Hobbies include travel; theatre; bridge! I love being an active part of the village, and will support the school in whatever way I can.

Governor since: 02.12.2014 – 01.12.2018

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 100%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: Resources

 

Collette Walker (Co-opted)

I have been on the governing body for seven years and have seen the school go from strength to strength. I held the post of Vice Chair for three years and now Chair the School Improvement Committee. This Committee is really all about making sure that all our pupils achieve the very best they can, our teachers and managers are working to the highest standards and that we provide a safe and happy environment for the whole school community. My professional background is in marketing and communications in the tourism industry, but I’m now joint owner of a small tour company offering English Garden Tours to overseas visitors. I’m really proud of Roecliffe School - what a lovely place to begin one's educational journey!

Governor since: 16.09.2015 – 15.09.2019

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 66%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: School Improvement

 

Mary Barker (LA)

Personal Statement to follow

Governor since: 01.09.2013 – 31.08.2017

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: 66%

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees: Resources

 

Rev Diane Westmoreland (Foundation)

Personal Statement to follow

Governor since: 13.06.2016 – 12.06.2020

Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: N/A *

Business or pecuniary interests: NONE

Governance Roles in other schools: NONE

Relationships with school staff: NONE

Committees:  School Improvement

  

Jon Rawlings  became a Governor on 14th December 2016.

Paula Withington and Diane Westmoreland became Governors on 13th June 2016 .

 

Governors who have stepped down during the last academic year:

Victoria Poole (Parent)  15th March 2017

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