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Welcome to our Governor Section 

The three main functions of the Governing Body are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

We recognise the following as the fourth core function of governance:

  • Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

Our Structure

Our Instrument of Government can be found here


The Governing Board is comprised of 9 governors as follows:

  • Two parent governors;
  • One Local Authority governor;
  • One staff governor;
  • Headteacher;
  • Four co-opted governors.

 

Stillington School Governing Board has one sub-committee:
The Resources (Finance, Health & Safety and Premises) Committee. Terms of Reference.

Our Governors 2022/23:

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointed by

Term of office

Area/s of responsibility

Committee membership

Corinne Cross

(Chair)

Local Authority

Governing Board

May 2021 - May 2025

  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • Data Protection/GDPR
  • SDP - Curriculum Development

Resources

Sian Lacy

Parent

Elected by parents

Nov 2020 - Nov 2024

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Love of Reading

 

Vacant

Parent

Elected by parents

 

 

 

Christine Cookman

Co-opted

Governing Board

Sept 2019 - Sept 2023

  • Phonics and Early Years

Resources

Kofi Mensah

Co-opted

Governing Board

May 2022 - May 2026

  • Finance

Resources (Chair)

Ross Waddell

Co-opted

Governing Board

March 2022 -             

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted

Governing Board

 

 

 

Sarah Moore

Headteacher

Ex-officio

   Aug 2020 -              

 

Resources

Katie Stringer

Staff

Elected by staff

Sept 2020 - Sept 2024

  • Stakeholder Engagement

 

Helen Ashdown

Associate member

(No voting rights)

Governing Board

Jan 2022 - Jan 2023

  • SEND

 

Vanessa Jones

Associate member

(No voting rights)

Governing Board

Mar 2022 - Mar 2023

  • Staff Welfare

 

 

The Clerk to the Governing Board is Mr Paul Gregory (NYES Clerking) contact: paul.gregory@northyorks.gov.uk

The Chair of Governors, Mrs Corinne Cross, can be contactedvia the school office or: cofg@stillington.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

Past members of Stillington Community Primary School Governing Board who have left in the past 12 months:

Helen Spring

Co-opted Governor

Sept 2021

Dec 2021

Anthea Mitchell

Co-opted Governor

July 2017

Feb 2022

James Strangeway

Parent Governor

Jan 2019

June 2022


 

Governor Register of Interests 2022/23

 

BUSINESS INTERESTS

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Governor

Name of business

Nature of business

Nature of interest

Start date

End date

 

Governor at any other educational establishments

Relationship with any school staff / Governing Board member

Corinne Cross

National Trust

Heritage Charity

Employee

2013

-

 

NYCC Schools Forum

Foston and Terrington C of E Federation (Associate member)

Nil

Sian Lacy

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Nil

Nil

Christine Cookman

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Nil

Nil

Kofi Mensah

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Nil

Spouse – School Administrator

Katie Stringer

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Staff Governor at Foston and Terrington C of E Federation

Nil

Sarah Moore

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Executive Headteacher at Foston and Terrington C of E Federation

Spouse – ICT technician

Helen Ashdown

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Chair of Governors at Foston and Terrington C of E Federation

Nil

Vanessa Jones

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Governor at Foston and Terrington C of E Federation

Nil

 

 

Governor Attendance (Full Governing Board Meetings) 2022/23

 

X = Attended              AA = Apologies Accepted             DNA = Did not Attend

 

3.10.22

(From 19.9.22)

5.12.22

30.1.23

27.3.23

15.5.23

10.7.23

Corinne Cross

X

 

 

 

 

Sian Lacy

X

 X

 

 

 

 

Christine Cookman

X

 X

 

 

 

 

Kofi Mensah

 X

 X

 

 

 

 

Sarah Moore (HT)

X

 X

 

 

 

 

Katie Stringer

 X

 X

 

 

 

 

Ross Waddell

 

             

 

 

 

 

Helen Ashdown

X

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Governing Board meetings are public documents and can be viewed by arrangement with the school office.

 

Governor Attendance (Resources Committee) 2022/23

X = Attended        AA = Apologies Accepted       DNA = Did not Attend

 

14.11.22 

6.3.23

 2.5.23

Kofi Mensah

Committee Chair

 

 

Corinne Cross

 

 

Christine Cookman

X

 

 

Sarah Moore (HT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

For Governor Attendance 2021/2022 (Full Governing Board Meetings and Resources Committee) please click here

 

Governing Board Updates for Parents

Governing Board Documents

 

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