The school’s Governing Body has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the school, and delegates responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school to the Headteacher. At Governing Body meetings the governors look at a range of areas including staffing, finance, the curriculum, policies and the school’s performance. There are also two committees, Curriculum and Finance & Resources, which explore these areas further. Governors may be involved in the recruitment of school staff, meetings with NYCC representatives and training activities.
In 2014-15 the governing body reconstituted in line with legal requirements. The skills and experience across the governing body were extensively reviewed, and new governors were co-opted in order to ensure that the governing body could continue to operate effectively in its role.
The appointment of all governors in school was approved by the Board of Hope Learning Trust upon conversion to academy status in December 2016. Trust-appointed Governors were previously known as Co-opted Governors; these governors are appointed on a skills basis to ensure the Local Governing Committee functions effectively within its responsibilities under the school’s Scheme of Delegation.
To view the Register of Business Interests, click here.
To view the Governor Attendance 2015/16, click here.
To view our Governor Newsletters click here.
The full Governing Body usually meets 4 times each year. When the minutes of the previous meeting have been agreed, they can be accessed by clicking here.
Our current governors
Foundation Governor: appointed by the Diocese of York
Rev Trevor Gant 2016 –
Foundation Governor: appointed by the York Methodist Circuit
Mr Michael Jinks 2015 –
Mrs Allyson Buckton 2014 –
Staff Governor: elected by staff
Miss Hannah Rawcliffe 2016 –
LA Governor: appointed by NYCC
Parent Governors: elected by parents
Mrs Joanna Hopkins 2016 – 2020
Mrs Sue Van Hout (Chair) 2013 – 2017
Trust-appointed Governor: appointed by the governing body
Mrs Jude Williams 2015 – 2019
Mrs Lesley Ackrel* 2015 – 2019
Mr Stephen Popplewell (Vice Chair) 2015 – 2019
* Lesley Ackrel: also a governor at Wigginton Primary School, York.
Clerk to the Governors
Liz Andrews-Wilson | City of York
Finance and resource committee
Mr Stephen Popplewell (Chair)
Teaching and learning committee
Sue van Hout
Lesley Ackrel (Chair)
The above Governing Body information is also available as a download