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

Governor NameCategoryTerm of Office
Start Date
Term of Office
End Date
Committee MembershipPositions of ResponsibilityLink RoleDeclarations of Interest
Mrs Jane TupperCo-opted27/11/201426/11/2018Teaching & Learning
Pay Committee
Chair of GovernorsMathematics & Numeracy
Mrs Anne Clark Local Authority30/04/201429/04/2018Teaching & Learning, HT Performance ManagementVice ChairSpecial Educational Needs, Phonics, Pupil PremiumNaburn Parish Council,
Trustee York Childrens Trust
Mrs Brenda ChristisonHeadteachern/an/aFinance & Resources, Teaching & LearningHeadteacher
Rev Richard Kirkman Foundation ex Officion/an/aHT Performance Management, Pay Committee Chair of Pay CommitteePerformance Management, Personal Development, Behaviour Welfare & Safeguarding, SIAMS, RE & Collective WorshipRector of Escrick, Stillingfleet & Naburn Diocese of York, Governor Escrick CE School
Mr Nick LeeCo-opted27/11/201426/11/2018Finance & ResourcesChair of Finance & Resources CommitteeY5 & 6
Mr Matthew HorneCo-opted22/11/201621/11/2020Finance & ResourcesEmployee Innovation Unit Ltd
Mrs Heather PageFoundation01/09/201631/09/2020Finance & ResourcesRE & Collective Worship
Mrs Michelle BurgessParent06/07/201705/07/2021Teaching & LearningEYFS
Mrs Victoria WebbParent27/04/201726/04/2021Finance & ResourcesBehaviour, Welfare & SafeguardingICT Services Ltd
Mrs Juliette PembertonStaff22/03/1821/03/22Teaching & Learning

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 Louise EarnshawCo-opted06/07/201720/03/18Finance & Resources, Teaching & Learning, Pay Committee Chair of Teaching & Learning CommitteeLiteracyShareholder Signs Express (York
Mrs Katie Wood
Staff01/09/201523/11/2017Teaching & LearningN/A
Mr David MooresCo-opted27/11/201421/07/2017Finance & Resources, Teaching & Learning, HT Performance Management, Pay Committee ChairEnglish & Literacy, Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Y3 & 4N/A
Mr James TargettCo-opted27/11/201403/07/2017N/A
Ms Sarah MooreParent14/03/201407/06/2017N/A

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.

School Governance Regulations (2013)

Full Governing Body Attendance

Heather Page---PPPPPPPA
Matthew Horne----APPPPAA
Victoria Webb--------PPA
Michelle Burgess---------PP
Caroline Buck
School Business Manager
Louise EarnshawPPPPPPPPPPP
Dave MooresPPAPPPPPP--
James TargettAPPPPPPPA--
Sarah MoorePPPAPPAA---

Teaching & Learning Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee Terms of Reference

Governor Name21 October 201512 February 201629 April 201614 July 201619 October 20168 February 20173 May 201712 July 201712 October 2017
Louise Earnshaw (Chair)PresentApologies ReceivedPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Katie WoodApologies SentPresentPresentPresentPresentApologies ReceivedPresentPresentApologies Received
Dave MooresPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent-
Anne ClarkPresentApologies ReceivedApologies ReceivedPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Jane TupperApologies ReceivedPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Richard Kirkman *----Apologies ReceivedPresentPresentApologies ReceivedPresent

* membership commenced October 2016

Finance & Resources Committee

Finance and Resources Terms of Reference 2017

Nick Lee (Chair)PPPPPP
Louise EarnshawAPPPPP
Heather PageAPPAPA
Matthew HorneNot in attendanceAPPP
Victoria Webb-----P
Jane TupperIn Attendance
Caroline Buck
School Business Manager
Dave MooresPPPPP-
James TargettPPPPP-
Sarah MooreAPAA--

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