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 11.02.2022
 Vice Chair of Governors
Sports Premium Link;Health & Safety
None None
Mr Richard Brown Co-opted Governor Governing Body 
to 10.02.2025 
    None  None 
Vacancy Co-opted Governor Governing Body          
J Smith
Co-opted Governor Governing Body
01.10.2020 to 
Safeguarding  Parish Council  & SEND Link Husband is Sales Director for Hachette Ltd. Named school for Friends and Family discount None
Mrs Gillian Volans Co-opted Governor Governing Body 06.01.2020 to 05.01.2024
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,  & Friends Link  None None
Mrs Jo Clark Parent Governor Parents
24.2.2020 to
Performance Management;
   None None 
Mr Nigel Taylor Parent Governor Parents 05.10.2018 to 04.10.2022
Performance Management;
Parish Council Link   None None 
Mr Renny Hemingway  Co-opted Governor  Governing Body  13.3.2019 to 12.03.2023
 Learning, Teaching & Curriculum; 
Chair of Governors; Parish Council Link  None Related to a member of staff 
Ms J Shally Co-opted Governor Governing Body
13.03.2020 to
 Learning, Teaching & Curriculum; Performance Management
SEND link   None None 
Vacancy Co-opted Governor Governing Body          
Vacancy Local Authority Local Authority          
Previous Governors
Name Category Appointed by Term
Dr J Spindler Co-opted Governing Body 10.11.2016 to 9.11.20 
Mr A D'Arcy Co-opted Governing Body 15.12.2017 to 31.07.2020
Mrs Caroline Duffy Staff Governor Staff 14.05.2018 to 26.06.2018
Mr T John Benson Co-opted Governing Body 04.01.2011 to 11.07.2018
Mrs L Vale Parent Governor Parents 12.02.2018 to 19.05.2019