The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day education and direction of the school, while the Governors are involved in the longer term policy decisions.

The Governors have responsibility for the buildings, appointment of staff, organisation and admissions policy, conduct of the school and the school budget.

The Governing Body is a group of people, elected or nominated, who have the welfare of the school and its children at heart. The Governors accept the North Yorkshire County Council Curriculum Statement. There are no Associate Members on the Governing Body.

Full Governor Meetings are held at least once each term.

The Governor Sub-Committees are:
  • Finance
  • Complaints Review
  • Learning, Teaching and Curriculum 
 Governor Information
* Relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern
** Relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives 
Name Category Appointed By Term in Office
Committees Currently
Serving on
Positions of Responsibility Business Interests * Relationships **
Mr Andrew Russell Staff Governor N/A N/A Finance & Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Headteacher None None
Mrs M Mounfield Staff Governor Staff
21.11.2018 to 20.11.2022
    None None
Mr Graham Dixon Parent Governor Parents 12.02.2018  to 11.02.2021 Finance Chair of Governors, Sports Premium & Playing Fields Association Link None None
Dr John Spindler Co-opted Governor Governing Body 10.11.2016 to 09.11.2020 Learning, Teaching & Curriculum & Performance Management  Vice Chair  None None 
Mr Andrew D'Arcy Co-opted Governor Governing Body 15.12.2017 to 14.12.2021 Finance Safeguarding & H&S Link  None  Related to member of staff
Jo-Anne Smith
Co-opted Governor Governing Body 01.10.2016 to 30.09.2020   Parish Council, Parent Forum Link & Safeguarding Link Support  None None
Mrs Gillian Volans Co-opted Governor Governing Body 06.01.2016 to 05.01.2020 Finance, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum & Performance Management SEND, Child Protection & WI Link None  None 
Mrs Amanda Harrison Parent Governor Parents 05.07.2017 to 04.07.2021 Learning, Teaching & Curriculum & Performance Management Pupil Premium, Parent Forum & Friends Link  None None
Mrs Lesley Vale Parent Governor Parents 12.02.2018  to 11.02.2021     None None 
Mr Nigel Taylor Parent Governor Parents 05.10.2018 to 06.10.2022     None None 
Vacancy  Co-opted Governor  Governing Body           
Vacancy Co-opted Governor Governing Body          
Vacancy Co-opted Governor Governing Body          
Vacancy Local Authority Local Authority          
Previous Governors
Name Category Appointed by Term
Mrs Juliet Fildes Parent Governor Parents 09.10.2012 to 08.10.2016
Mr Michael Ward Co-opted Governor Governing Body 01.10.2012 to 30.09.2016
Mr Chris Smith Parent Governor Parents 16.10.2013 to 25.07.2016
Miss Lynda Duff Co-opted Governor Governing Body 10.11.2016 to 20.06.2017
Mrs Michaela Mounfield Staff Governor Staff 06.12.2012 to 14.09.2017
Mrs Joanne McKeating Parent Governors Parents 15.10.2013 to 14.10.2017
Mrs Karen Donoghue Co-opted Governor Governing Body 12.12.2016 to 29.11.2017
Mrs Suzanne Broome Co-opted Governor Governing Body 09.11.2016 to 14.03.2018
Mr Matthew Holroyd Parent Governor Parents 10.11.2016 to 16.01.2018
Mr Anthony Stroyd Staff Governor Staff 15.09.2017 to 17.04.2018
Mr Richard McCart Parent Governor Parents 29.09.2016 to 24.04.2018
Mrs Caroline Duffy Staff Governor Staff 14.05.2018 to 260.6.2018
Mr T John Benson Co-Opted Governing Body 04.01.2011 to 11.07.2018