Membership & Meetings

The Governing Body is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and members of the local community. They are a group of individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, who work as a team to support the school in making sure the priorities established are the right ones for school improvement. They have general responsibility for the management of the school, acting within the framework set by national legislation and the agreed policies of the school. They work in partnership with the Headteacher to make decisions about how the school is run in order to improve the quality of education and ensure pupil progress.

Parent Governors are appointed by the Parents of the School, Co-Opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese, Staff Governors are appointed by the Staff of the School and Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority.

If you have a question for the Governing Body please email naburnprimarygovernors@gmail.com

Governor NameCategoryTerm of Office
Start Date
Term of Office
End Date
Committee MembershipPositions of ResponsibilityLink RoleDeclarations of Interest
Mr Nick LeeCo-opted27/11/201425/11/2022Finance & Resources, Pay Committee, HT Performance ManagementChair of Governors (from 4/10/18), Chair of Finance & Resources CommitteeY5&6
Mrs Jane TupperCo-opted27/11/201426/11/2018Teaching & Learning, Finance and Resources,
Pay Committee
(Formerly Chair of Governors)Mathematics & Numeracy
Mrs Anne Clark Local Authority30/04/201429/04/2022Teaching & Learning, HT Performance ManagementVice ChairSpecial Educational Needs, Phonics, Pupil PremiumNaburn Parish Council,
Trustee York Childrens Trust
Mrs Brenda ChristisonHeadteacher01/04/2016n/aFinance & Resources, Teaching & Learning, Pay Committee (attendee)HeadteacherEducational Charities of John Dodsworth
Educational Foundation of John Knowles
York Incorporated Sunday School Committee
Rev Richard Kirkman Foundation ex Officio01/09/1996n/aPay AppealsPerformance Management, Personal Development, Behaviour Welfare & Safeguarding, SIAMS, RE & Collective WorshipRector of Escrick, Stillingfleet & Naburn Diocese of York, Governor Escrick CE School
Mrs Heather PageFoundation01/09/201631/08/2020Finance & Resources, Pay Committee, HT Performance ManagementRE & Collective Worship
Mr Matthew HorneCo-opted22/11/201621/11/2020Finance & Resources, Pay CommitteeEmployee Innovation Unit Ltd
Trustee of South York MAT
Miss Karen BrunyeeCo-opted04/10/1803/10/2022Teaching & Learning, Pay Appealstbctbctbc
Mrs Victoria WebbParent27/04/201726/04/2021Teaching & Learning, Finance & Resources, Pay AppealsBehaviour, Welfare & SafeguardingICT Services Ltd
Helen KilnerParent19/10.1818/10/22tbctbctbctbc
Miss Laura BrettStaff09/10/1808/10/22Teaching & Learningtbctbctbc

The following former members of the governing body have stepped down in the past year.

Governor NameCategoryStart DateEnd DateCommittee MembershipPositions of ResponsibilityLink RoleDeclarations of Interest
Mrs Juliette PembertonStaff22/03/201822/07/2018Teaching & Learning
Mrs Michelle BurgessParent06/07/201722/07/2018Teaching & LearningEYFS
Mrs Louise EarnshawCo-opted06/07/201720/03/2018Finance & Resources, Teaching & Learning, Pay Committee Chair of Teaching & Learning CommitteeLiteracyShareholder Signs Express (York
Mrs Katie Wood
Staff01/09/201523/11/2017Teaching & LearningN/A

Meeting Attendance Registers for 2017-2018

(P = present, A = apologies, NA = absent with no apologies, R = Resigned)

The Governing Body hold two Full Governing Body meetings per term. From September 2016 The Governing Body has two sub committees; Teaching & Learning Committee and the Finance  & Resource Committee. Prior to this there were three committees; Teaching & Learning, Finance & HR and Campus & Community. Sub committees meet at least once per term. The sub committees report to the Full Governing Body.  Please ask in school if you wish to see (non-confidential) minutes from these meetings.

Full Governing Body

School Governance Regulations (2013)

  GOVERNOR 19/09/2017 10/10/2017 (to adopt pay policy) 23/11/2017 25/01/2018 22/03/2018 26/04/2018 03/07/2018
Mrs Brenda Christison Headteacher P   P P P P P
Mrs Michelle Burgess Parent P   P A P P P
Mrs Anne Clark LA P   P P P P P
Ms Louise Earnshaw Co-opted P P P P R R R
Mr Matt Horne Co-opted A P A A N N P
Rev Richard Kirkman Foundation Ex-Officio A   P A A A P
Mr Nick Lee Co-opted A P P A P P P
Mrs Heather Page Foundation P   A P P P P
Ms Juliette Pemberton Staff         P A P
Mrs Jane Tupper Co-opted (Chair) P P P P P P P
Mrs Victoria Webb Parent P P A A P P P
Mrs Katie Wood Staff A   A R R R R
Attendees:                
Mrs Jacky Brown/Ms Janet Edgar Clerk P (JB)   P(SR) P(JE/JB) P(JE) P(JE) P(HG)
Mrs Caroline Buck SBM P   P(SR)   P(JE) P(HG)

Teaching & Learning Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee Terms of Reference

  GOVERNOR 12/10/2017 30/11/2017 8/3/18 + 22/3/18* 16/05/2018 16/07/2018
Mrs Brenda Christison Headteacher P P P P P
Mrs Michelle Burgess Parent   P P P P
Mrs Anne Clark LA P P P P P
Ms Louise Earnshaw Co-opted (Chair) P P P (8th)
R(22nd)
   
Rev Richard Kirkman Foundation Ex-Officio P A A A A
Mrs Jane Tupper Co-opted (Chair from 22/3/18) P A P P P
Mrs Katie Wood Staff A R R R R
Miss Juliette Pemberton Staff       P P
In attendance:            
Mrs Jacky Brown/Ms Janet Edgar Clerk P(JB) P(JB) P(JE) P(JE) P(JE)
Mrs Katie Wood Staff        
Alison Shaw Visitor (HT Wheldrake)        

*8th March meeting did not finish business, reconvened on 22 March

Finance & Resources Committee

Finance and Resources Terms of Reference 2017

  GOVERNOR 10/10/2017 07/11/2017 16/01/2018 20/03/2018 26/04/2018 11/06/2018*
Mrs Brenda Christison Headteacher P P P P P P
Ms Louise Earnshaw Co-opted P N P R R R
Mr Matt Horne Co-opted P N A A A P
Mr Nick Lee Co-opted (Chair) P P P P P A
Mrs Heather Page Foundation A P P P P P
Mrs Victoria Webb Parent P A A P P A
Mrs Jane Tupper (Chair of Govs) Co-opted P A P A P  
Attendees:              
Mrs Jacky Brown/Ms Janet Edgar Clerk P(JB) P(JS) P(JE/JB) P(SR) P(JE)  
Mrs Caroline Buck SBM P(SR) P  

*Invited as observers on 11/6/18 – Anne Clark and Michelle Burgess