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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 2021/22:

 

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
  • Quality of Education
  • Leadership & Management
  • Health and Safety

Resources

James Strangeway

Parent

Elected by parents

Jan 2019 - Jan 2023

  • Finance

Resources (Chair)

Sian Lacy

Parent

Elected by parents

Nov 2020 - Nov 2024

  • Behaviour & Personal Development
  • Equalities

 

Christine Cookman

Co-opted

Governing Board

Sept 2019 - Sept 2023

  • SEND
  • Early Years

Resources

Vacant

Co-opted

Governing Board

 

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted

Governing Board

 

 

 

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

  • Quality of Education
  • Leadership & Management

 

Vanessa Jones

Associate member

(No voting rights)

Governing Board

Mar 2021 - Mar 2022

  • 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:

Susan Van Hout

Co-opted Governor

 

May 2018

June 2021

Helen Spring

Co-opted Governor

 

Sept 2021

Dec 2021

Anthea Mitchell

Co-opted Governor

 

July 2017

Feb 2022

 

 

Governor Register of Interests 2021/22

 

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)

Spouse - Chair of Governors at

Linton on Ouse Primary School

Sarah Moore

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

  • Executive Headteacher at Foston and Terrington C of E Federation

Spouse – ICT technician

James Strangeway

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Nil

Nil

Christine Cookman

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Nil

Nil

Katie Stringer

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

  • Staff Governor at Foston and Terrington C of E Federation

Nil

Sian Lacy

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Nil

Nil

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Governing Board Meetings - 2021/22

2021
Monday 27th September 2021, Monday 29th November 2021 

2022

Monday 24th January 2022, Monday 28th March 2022, Monday 23rd May 2022, Monday 4th July 2022

 

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

 

Governor Attendance (Full Governing Board Meetings) 2021/22

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

 

27.9.21

29.11.21 

25.1.22 

 

 

 

Corinne Cross

X

 

 

 

Anthea Mitchell

X

 X

 

 

 

James Strangeway

X

 

 

 

Christine Cookman

AA

 X

 X

 

 

 

Sian Lacy

 X

 X

 

 

 

Sarah Moore (HT)

X

 X

 

 

 

Katie Stringer

 X

 X

 X

 

 

 

Helen Spring

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Ashdown

X

 X

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance (Resources Committee) 2021/22

 

8.11.21 

 

 

James Strangeway

Committee Chair

 

 

Corinne Cross

 

 

Anthea Mitchell

X

 

 

Christine Cookman

X

 

 

Sarah Moore (HT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Governor Attendance (Full Governing Board Meetings) 2020/21

 

21.9.20

Virtual

23.11.20

Virtual

1.2.21

Virtual

22.3.21

Virtual

24.5.21

Virtual

21.6.21

Virtual

Corinne Cross

X

X

X

X

 X

X

Anthea Mitchell

X

X

AA

X

 AA

X

Sue van Hout

X

AA

AA

X

 DNA

DNA

James Strangeway

AA

X

X

X

 X

X

Claire Allen

AA

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Cookman

X

X

X

X

 X

X

Sian Lacy

 

X

X

X

 X

X

Sarah Moore (HT)

X

X

X

X

 X

X

Katie Stringer

 

X

X

X

 X

X

Helen Ashdown

X

X

X

X

 X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor's Attendance (Resources Committee) 2020/21

 

9.11.20

Virtual

8.2.21

Virtual

17.5.21

Virtual

Anthea Mitchell (Committee Chair)

X

X

AA 

Corinne Cross

X

X

X

James Strangeway

Temporarily stood down (Covid-19)

Christine Cookman

X

X

 X

Sarah Moore (HT)

X

X

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Governing Board Updates for Parents

Governing Board Documents

 

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