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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Governing Body 2019 - 2020

 

The values and aims of our school are built firmly on Christian beliefs and principles, embodied not only in our heritage as a Church School but also in our everyday interactions and activities. It is through the support we give to each other that we build up respect, friendship and effective teamwork. We put children's enjoyment and achievement at the centre of everything we do, working with creativity to develop imagination and skills in an exciting yet challenging way

 

Responsibilities:

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the School/Academy and checking the Academy’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the School/Academy’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the School/Academy and the Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at the School/Academy is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the School/Academy and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the School/Academy and its pupils in the wider community.

 

Types of Governors:

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

Elected from parents at the school by parents at the Academy.

  • Staff Governor

Elected from staff at the school by staff at the Academy

  • Co-opted Governors

Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

  • Foundation Governor    Foundation governors are representatives of the Church of England. 

 

Our Governors

 

Chair of Governors: Anna Ashford (cofg@hampsthwaite.ycway.uk)

 

Name

Type

Term

Full Governing Body

School Development

Finance

Attendance 2019/2020

Amy Ross

Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

1/4

Michelle Herrington

Staff

March 2018-March 2022

 

 

 

 

1/4

Anna Ashford

Parent

October 2015-October 2019

 

 

 

 

1/4

Andrew Wood

Co-opted

January 2016-December 2019

 

 

 

Chair

1/4

Gill Hart

Foundation

July 2017

 

 

Chair

 

1/4

Geoff Ellis

Parent

July2017-June 2021

 

 

 

 

1/4

Michael Nunns

Parent

September 2017-August 2021

 

 

 

 

0/4

Abhishek Khurana

Co-opted

July 2017- June 2021

 

 

 

 

1/4

Claire Mace

Co-opted

May 2019 – May 2022

 

 

 

 

1/4

David Barker

Co-opted

March 2018 – March 2022

 

 

 

 

1/4

Simon Bollon

Parent

July 2019 – July 2022

 

 

 

 

0/4

 

Meeting attendance 2018/2019

Name

Full Governing Body

School Development

 

Finance

Andrew Phoenix

3/3

3/3

3/3

Michelle Herrington

3/3

2/3

1/1

Anna Ashford

3/3

2/2

2/2

Andrew Wood

2/3

 

3/3

Gill Hart

2/3

2/3

 

Geoff Ellis

3/3

 

3/3

Michael Nunns

3/3

 

2/3

Abhishek Khurana

3/3

 

3/3

Claire Mace

1/1

1/1

 

David Barker

1/3

3/3

 

Simon Bollon

0/1

 

 

Sally Haigh

1/1

0/1

 

Joy Walker

3/3

2/3

 

 

Term

                       

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS

Mrs Hannah Hardy

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

 

Governor Name

Declared Pecuniary Interests

Other Governance Roles

Relationship to Staff

 

Amy Ross

None Declared

None

None

Michelle Herrington

None Declared

None

None

Anna Ashford

None Declared

None

None

Andrew Wood

None Declared

None

None

Gill Hart

None Declared

None

None

Geoff Ellis

None Declared

None

None

Michael Nunns

None Declared

None

None

Abhishek Khurana

None Declared

None

None

Claire Mace

None Declared

None

None

David Barker

None Declared

None

None

Simon Bollon

None Declared

None

None

 

RESIGNATION FROM THE GOVERNING BODY

Sally Haigh – December 2018

Joy Walker – September 2019
 

Governors' profiles and interests


Mrs Ross
Mrs Ross was appointed as the Headteacher of Hampsthwaite School from September 2019. She has worked in primary education for over 13 years, teaching all ages from Reception through to Year 6, and has had various leadership roles throughout her career to date. Mrs Ross is so excited for this new adventure and knows that Hampsthwaite Primary School has some very exciting times ahead. Mrs Ross has two children and in her spare time, loves watching her son play football. She is also an avid runner and enjoys taking part in many charity runs; including the Great North Run.

 

Miss Herrington

Miss Herrington has worked at Hampsthwaite School for 14 years in the EYFS and KS1 classes. She has enjoyed leading a variety of subjects over the years including P.E. and PSHCE. She is now English leader, which is area she is particularly interested in. Michelle is also part of the Senior Leadership Team, a role which she really enjoys.

Having grown up in a village close to Hampsthwaite, Michelle is very passionate about small village schools and enjoys being part of the village community. She has seen the school change while working under the last 2 headteachers and is looking forward to the new opportunities and challenges in the future.

Michelle lives in Knaresborough with her partner and two children, who all enjoy walking and going out for Sunday lunch.

 

Anna Ashford
Anna was elected a parent Governor in 2015, and became chair in October 2016. Anna was a solicitor at an international practice up until recently when she decided to focus more on family life and her vegetable plot! She now works part time as a legal consultant at a legal and commercial consultancy based in Sicklinghall and enjoys the extra time this gives her to play an active part in school and village life. Anna has lived in Hampsthwaite for over 6 years with her partner and daughter, who attends Hampsthwaite C of E Primary School.

 

Gill Hart
Gill has lived in the village for 17 years and both her children went to Hampsthwaite school from 1998 - 2005. Before moving to Hampsthwaite, she lived 'down south' where she worked as a professional musician and instrumental teacher. Moving to Hampsthwaite and volunteering as a parent helper at school in 1998, cemented Gill’s desire to train as a Primary School teacher and she gained her PGCE in 2000. Gill taught for over 15 years, including rising to the position of Acting Headteacher. In her spare time, Gill enjoys being part of local orchestras and choirs, being part of Hampsthwaite church community and growing fruit and vegetables on her allotment.  Her family have gained much from being part of this flourishing village and she strongly believes in giving her skills and time to support the local community.

 

Andrew Wood
Andrew moved to Hampsthwaite in 2014 with his wife Alison and their two young children - a return to Yorkshire after 25 years away.  Andrew became a Local Education Authority Governor in January 2016.  Andrew has had a number of career changes prior to relocating to Yorkshire including dairy herdsman, agricultural accountant, M&A advisor and a partner in a private equity firm.  He now consults for businesses in a variety of sectors.  Andrew's son attends Hampsthwaite C of E Primary School and his daughter is in the school nursery.  Andrew's aim is to support and help the school continue the great education and development it provides for the local children.

 

Geoff Ellis

Geoff moved to Hampsthwaite 13 years ago from Harrogate with his wife Carol and is now semi-retired. He and Carol care for their Grandson fulltime which helps to keep them both young.  Geoff has enjoyed a successful career in industry management, working for Ford Motor Company, Toyota GB, Direct Line Insurance Group and a range of independent companies. He has led a number of significant business development projects in the UK and overseas. He is currently working part time as a Management Consultant advising and supporting company Directors and Managers.  Geoff’s Grandson attends Hampsthwaite C of E Primary School. Geoff says that we are fortunate to have such an outstanding School in the village and he wants to support its continued success.

 

Abhi Khurana

Abhi became Co-opted governor in July 2017. Abhi has one son and one daughter who attend Hampsthwaite C of E Primary School. Abhi is an Analytical and Strategic leader, who has developed functional areas and formed high performance teams in Business Intelligence, Analytics, Change Management, and IT Project Management. He has worked in diverse environments including highly regulated sectors, within both entrepreneurial and corporate businesses. He now works at YBS, where he is leading a BI team. Abhi feels fortunate to be part of Hampsthwaithe School and wider community. Abhi’s aim is to support the school using his skills, knowledge and experience.

 

Simon Bollon

Simon moved to Hampsthwaite in 2003 with his young family. One son has now passed through the school and he has two younger sons currently in attendance.

Simon set up a marketing business in 2010 which has grown to over £10m+ turnover and has investments in other businesses within which he acts as a Non Exec Director.

Outside of work Simon was previously Chairman of Knaresborough Celtic Junior football club and currently manages a junior team at Hampsthwaite and Birstwith FC. A keen sportsman and part time triathlete he also loves standing on the sidelines cheering on his children!

 

David Barker

David is a Methodist Minister and has worked as Chaplain to Ashville College in Harrogate since 2007. Before his move to Harrogate, he was based in Pateley Bridge. He has a background in education as well as ministry, and he currently teaches Music and RE in addition to his chaplaincy duties. In his spare time, he loves playing the flute and singing in local orchestras and choirs, and he is a keen (but very slow) cyclist.


 

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