Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Caring, Helping and Sharing

Meet the Governors

Miss E Ridley - Chair 

Name Liz Ridley Catergory Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor.  Full voting rights
Appointed by FGB Term in office 09/2017 - 09/2021
Governance roles in other schools Governor at Barlby High School Other positions of responsibility Leadership and Governance, CPD governors & staff,  Finance Committee - Chair
Business Interests Employee at Selby College Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

A current Vice-Principal at Selby College where I have held a senior management position for the last 15 years. I have previously worked as a Learn Direct 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.

Miss S Langridge - Headteacher

Name Sarah Langridge Category Headteacher Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 01/2018 - 01/2022
Governance roles in other schools N/A Other positions of responsibility Headteacher, Finance Committee
Business Interests Headteacher Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

Mrs A Coventry - Deputy Headteacher

Name Alison Coventry Category Staff Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 0920/19-09/23
Governance roles in other schools N/A Other positions of responsibility Staff relations
Business Interests Deputy Headteacher Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

 

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Mr R Hewlett - Vice Chair - Link class Maple

Name Richard Hewlett Category LA appointed governor. Full voting rights.
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 09/2017 - 09/2021
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility IT Curriculum/Vice-Chair/Link class/Finance committee
Business Interests N/A  Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

 

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 two sons attended the school but both have now moved up to high school.

  

Mrs S Senior - Link classes Acorns/Elm

Name

S Senior Category Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 09/2018 - 9/2022
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility New Governor induction/Health & Safety/Humanities/Link class
Business Interests

 N/A

Relationships  None
Financial Interests N/A

 

 I live in Beal with my husband and son who was previously a pupil at the school. 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.

Mrs A Painter - Link class tbc

Name Mandy Painter Category

 Parent governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by Parent election Term in Office 02/2021-02/2025
Governance roles in other schools Headteacher - governor, Tickhill Estfield Primary School

Other positions of responsibility

tbc
Business Interests N/A Relationships

 Parent of pupil

Daughter of Christine Slater

Financial Interests N/A

I have lived in Whitley since 1991, initially with my parents who are still in the village, and now with my husband and sons.  My youngest son is thoroughly enjoying his time at Whitley & Eggborough Primary School and my oldest son now attends a local secondary school. 
I am Head of School at a Doncaster primary school, having taught there for 20 years. I’m passionate about primary education with my specialist subject being Maths. I am also a governor at my school. 
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. Holidays and days out with a picnic are our favourite family times. I also spend a lot of time on a rugby sideline or watching kickboxing lessons as I support my sons’ hobbies. My own newfound hobby is running, so you will see me regularly (slowly) running around the village. 

Mrs L Singleton - Safeguarding governor

 

Name

Lisa Singleton

Category

Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

09/2017-09/2021

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Safeguarding/Teaching & Learning/Link class

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

 Parent of pupil

Financial Interests

N/A

 

I live in the local community and have a child who currently attends the school and one who has now left for secondary.  I have been a secondary school teacher since 2001 and currently work in a successful multi-academy trust.  I have a wealth of experience in developing an innovative curriculum that inspires learners and builds resilience.  I am a trained coach and in my current role, I am responsible for the performance management and professional development of staff.  This includes delivering whole school training and promoting staff well-being.

 

Mrs D Steward Associate Governor-voting rights

 

Name Diane Steward Category

 Associate Governor (with voting rights)

Appointed by FGB Term in Office

 04/20-04/24

Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility Finance Committee
Business Interests School Business Manager Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

 

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 for many years as the School Business Manager.

My role in school is very varied, no day is the same! 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.

 

Mrs C Slater - Link class tbc

Name Christine Slater Category Parent Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 03/21 - 03/25
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility tbc
Business Interests None Relationships

Mother of Mandy Painter

Grandparent of pupil

Financial Interests None

 

I have lived in Whitley since 1991, moving here from Bridlington with my husband and 3 children. I started work at The Snaith School in the same year. I was employed as the School Secretary and this role progressed to School Business Manager until my retirement in 2013.  I was a member of the School Leadership Team and served on the School Governing Body.  
Two of our grandchildren have been lucky enough to attend Whitley & Eggborough Primary and we have enjoyed every minute of hands-on grand-parenting, before and after school, and at school events.   Pre Covid I was visiting school weekly to listen to readers in Miss Clegg’s class.  I keep fit with regular yoga classes and enjoy travelling and trips to the coast. 

 

Mr M Haigh - Link class Cherry

 

Name Mark Haigh Category Parent Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 10/18 - 10/22
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility Finance Committee/Health & Safety
Business Interests None Relationships Parent of pupils
Financial Interests None

I’ve lived and worked in Eggborough for the past 12 years and have two children currently loving their time at the school. 

I work locally at Saint-Gobain Glass as a senior electrical engineer and this role has given me some valuable key skills and experience that I can use in my Governor’s role, relating to budget planning and health and safety management.

My primary pastime is spending time with my wife and two children. My other interests include football (playing and watching Leeds United) and Formula 1.  I also work hard at home to try to develop my engineering career and progress as far as I can in the business.