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 the Headteacher 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

Lesley Briggs (Headteacher)


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 and Resources

Hannah Clarke (Staff)
I teach year 3 and 4 children and I am also SENco. I enjoy every aspect of my job. It's lovely to see how the children develop and progress, whether it be in class or through an intervention. Each year I look forward to building new relationships with the children and their parents. The community spirit that we have embedded here is fundamental to the children learning and loving school.
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: 25.06.2018 – 24.06.2022
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: NONE

Jon Rawling (Parent/Vice Chair)
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: 66%
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:100%
Business or pecuniary interests: NONE
Governance Roles in other schools: NONE
Relationships with school staff: NONE
Committees: School Improvement

Nick Baird (Community)
My Wife and I have lived in Roecliffe since August 2016 following our retirement from teaching. This was in the Primary range and , for the last 21 years, I was the head teacher of 3 different schools. We have 3 grown up children and so I hope as least some of this experience, both as a parent and as a practitioner can be of use to Roecliffe School.
I keep in touch with schools as a volunteer within the learning team at Ripon Museums Trust, both at the Court House and Work House and also as part of an Outreach Team. I am also a Parish Councillor.
I am passionate about sport – more as a spectator these days, although I still play (a bit) of cricket and try to keep fit generally. Travel, music and history are other interests and I am attempting to improve my French as we also spend time in France on a regular basis.
Governor since: 13.03.2019 – 12.03.20203
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: TO BE CONFIRMED

Hazel Claydon (Parent)
To Follow
Governor since: 06.10.2017 – 05.10.2021
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.

Alex Lake (Parent)
To Follow
Governor since: 21.01.2019 – 20.01.2023
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: TBC

 

Kelly Ashley (Parent)
Governor since: 28.11.2018 – 27.11.2022
I have been a Roecliffe parent since 2016 and I’m excited to now serve in the role of parent governor. Professionally, I have worked as a teacher, leader, researcher and adviser in the primary education sector in both England and America for the past 20 years. I am currently the Director of my own education consultancy business and I provide national training and bespoke support for schools. I’m keen to utilise my expertise as a primary English education specialist to foster the further development of Roecliffe C of E Primary School as a governor.
Attendance at Full GB Meetings during the last academic year: N/A
Business or pecuniary interests: NONE
Governance Roles in other schools: NONE
Committees: TBC

Vacant Rolls – LA Governor, Co-opted Governor and Foundation Governor.

Governors who have stepped down during the last year:
Juliette Leyland (Staff) 25.06.2018
Rev Diane Westmoreland (Foundation) 25.06.2018
Kerry Dalton (Headteacher) 31.08.2018
Isabel Peat (Parent) 19.09.2018
Peter Phillips (Local Authority) 03.09.2018
Heather Lawson(Community) 01.12.2018
Glenda Hunter (LA) 01.04.2019

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