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Name Date Appointed Term of Office(Years) Date Stepped Down Appointed by Category Attendance Record(previous academic year) Committees Chair/Vice Business & Pecuniary Interests Governance Roles in any other school Relationships between governor and members of the school staff
Mr Ian Hepworth 25/2/14 4 N/A Full Governing Body Parent 8/8

Finance, Premises & Personnel.

Safeguarding, Child Protection Officer

Chair of Full Governing Body, FPP and Safeguarding Committees None None None
Mr Eddie Head 25/2/14 4 N/A Full Governing Body Parent 7/9

Teaching & Learning,

Safeguarding, Health & Safety Officer

Vice Chair of Full Governing Body None None None
Mrs Emma Smailes 14/7/15 4 N/A Full Governing Body Co-opted 7/8 Finance, Premises & Personnel None None None None

Mrs Janet Bell

14/3/17 N/A Full Governing Body Co-opted 8/8 Finance, Premises & Personnel None None None None
Mrs Deborah Plowright 10/11/15 4 N/A Full Governing Body Parent 8/9 Teaching & Learning None None None None
Mr Robert Palmer        



12/12 All None None None None
Mr Paul McCay 10/11/15 4 N/A Full Governing Body Co-opted 10/11 Finance, Premises & Personnel, Teaching & Learning None None None None
Mrs Heather Yeabsley 25/02/14 4 N/A Full Governing Body Co-opted 9/9 Teaching & Learning, SEN Governor None None None None
Miss Laura White 10/04/17 2 09/04/19 Staff Staff 3/3 TBC None None None Staff Member


Welcome to the Governors' section

Governors are supported by the Local Authority (LA) which provides a wide range of support services, information and materials. The LA works to ensure that the crucial role that governors play in the life of North Yorkshire schools is recognised and understood.


Please find above details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Interested in becoming a governor?
Schools are fascinating places and being a governor can be very enjoyable and worthwhile. Governors come from all sections of the community: parents, staff at the school, businesses and local community representatives - in fact almost anyone. There is always a need for enthusiastic and committed people to serve as governors. Please check out the links below for more information.

The main duties and responsibilities of school governors are:


  • setting aims, objectives, targets and a strategic framework for the school and reviewing its progress towards attaining them;
  • monitoring and evaluating how well the policies and plans of the school are working;
  • accounting for the school and governing body’s performance;
  • working with the Headteacher to ensure that teaching within the school is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards;
  • taking general responsibility for the school and its budget;
  • acting as “critical friend” to the school by challenging and supporting the senior management team and by taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of the work of staff and pupils;
  • promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

PCJS Instrument of Governance