Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Meet the Governors

 

 

Mrs J Snead Headteacher Governor

Before commencing my career in education in 1994, I worked for the Halifax Building Society. I commenced my role as Headteacher at Whitley and Eggborough Primary School in September 2006, after being the Deputy Headteacher at England Lane Primary School in Knottingley.

Being an art and design specialist, I have a passion for the arts and enjoy painting.

Name

Julie Snead

Category

Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

Ex officio

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

N/A

Business Interests

Headteacher

Relationships

N/A

Financial Interests

N/A

 

Ms L Ridley - Chair - Link class Chestnut

A current Vice Principal at Selby College where I have held a senior management position for the last 7 years. I have previously worked as a Learndirect Manager, Adult and Community Learning Officer, Youth Worker and Youth Support Worker for young carers.

As a Vice Principal I have responsibility for ensuring the curriculum and quality is fit for purpose and continually developing and meeting local and national needs and targets, within financial targets. As such I have a wide range of transferable skills around education; as well as finance and human resource management that I can bring to the governing body.

With my free time, at the weekends, I enjoy reading, walking and theatre, especially Northern Broadsides.

Name

Liz Ridley

Category

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

05/2015-05/2019

Governance roles in other schools

Governor at Barlby High School

Other positions of responsibility

Leadership and governance, RAISE, CPD for governors and staff, School Direct

Business Interests

Employee of Selby College

Relationships

 N/A

Financial Interests

N/A

 

 

Mr N Stocks - Link Class Sycamore

I currently have one child in Year 6 and one that has gone through Whitley and Eggborough CP School that is now at high school.

I have worked in power station operations and engineering for my entire career, working as an operator, engineer and manager. This has given me experience in financial management, people management, legislation and health and safety. These skills have proven to be useful as a school governor.

Name

Nigel Stocks

Category

Parent Governor. Full voting rights

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

29/11/2015 - 28/11/2019

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Buildings, Health and Safety

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

 Parent of pupil

Financial Interests

N/A

 

 

Mrs H Elmore Governor Communications

I started my career in education in 2004 having completed my PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln. My first teaching role was at a school in Balby, Doncaster where I taught for eight years. In March 2014 I began teaching at Whitley and Eggborough and became Key Stage 1 Leader in the September of that same year. Recently I took up the post of Deputy Headteacher at the school. I love the fact that everyday is different and enjoy watching the children develop their love of learning. I too am keen to keep learning and have recently completed my NPQML.

Having three children of my own keeps me very busy and we love going for long walks, exploring new places and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy listening to music, reading and have a love of languages.

Name

Helen Elmore

Category

Staff Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

May 2014 - May 2018

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Communication Governor

Business Interests

Deputy Headteacher

Relationships

 N/A

Financial Interests

N/A

 

 

Mr R Hewlett - Vice Chair - Link class Elm

I am an experienced software developer working within financial organisations for 16+ years, building large scale IT systems and I currently work for a large retail bank. This work experience together with my business qualifications helps me in my role as a governor within the school. I am interested in various forms of technology and photography.

My youngest son attends the school and my eldest son recently left to move up to high school.

Name

Richard Hewlett

Category

Parent Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

05/2014 - 05/2018

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Curriculum and IT

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

Parent of pupil

Financial Interests

N/A

 

 

Mrs K Booth - Link class Willow

I live in Whitley and have two children attending the school. I am a qualified chartered accountant with 17 years' experience. I have significant financial and strategic planning and corporate governance experience. I manage a team of five, including undertaking performance appraisals and have undertaken specific training in this respect. My business acumen aides my role as a Governor, and offers some benefit to the school.

Aside from my work related activities I enjoy exploring Yorkshire and the rest of the UK in our caravan as well as gardening, weather permitting, and reading the odd book.

Name

Katy Booth

Category

Parent Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

24/06/2014 - 23/06/2018

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Inclusion, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

 Parent of pupil

Financial Interests

N/A

 

 

Mrs S Senior - Link class Oak

I live in Beal with my husband and nine year old son who is currently in year five. I work at First Direct bank in Leeds. Having been with the company for twenty years I have gained valuable experience in compliance, health and safety, procedures and planning, and have their full support and assistance in my governor role.

In my spare time I love baking and creating cakes, my son's birthday requests being the most challenging! I also enjoy walking up the odd mountain now and again, watching sports and (as someone has to!) supporting Leeds United.

Name

S Senior

Category

Parent Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

10/06/2014 - 9/06/2018

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Welfare, Behaviour and Personal Development inc British Values. New Governor Induction

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

 Parent of pupil

Financial Interests

N/A

 

  

Mr J Lancaster - Link class Maple

I took early retirement in June 2016 after thirty plus years in the packaging industry. Employed by a global manufacturing company in the role of Commercial Director, my key responsibility was leading and managing sales and marketing teams in highly competitive international markets in the pursuit of business objectives.

My working career gave me first-hand experience in a number of key skills which I hope will be of value in my role of school governor. This included financial planning, change management, strategic planning and working in partnership with other members of the team.

Married with two grown up sons I try to keep active by walking, cycling, playing bowls and I also enjoy watching most sports but particularly cricket and rugby.

Name

John Lancaster

Category

Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

10/05/2016-09/05/2020

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Outcomes, Achievement and progress, Attendance for pupils

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

 N/A

Financial Interests

N/A

 

 

Mrs D Steward Associate Governor-voting rights

Prior to working within a school, I worked for a large insurance company in both New Business and Direct Marketing. I have worked at Whitley and Eggborough CP for 10 years, and of those, 5 years have been as the School Business Manager.

My role in school is very varied, and amongst other things, my work involves looking after the school budget, ensuring the building is safe and secure and dealing with the procurement of contracts.

Name

Diane Steward

Category

Associate Governor (with limited voting rights)

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

26/3/16 - 25/3/20

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

N/A

Business Interests

School Business Manager

Relationships

 N/A

Financial Interests

N/A