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Our Governing Body

The Governing body meets for its statutory meetings once per term, but much of its work is done in smaller delegated sub-committees.

Governors are appointed for a four-year period and play a vital role - acting as a link between school, church, parents and the Local Education Authority. They work closely to ensure the interests of your child are met.

Dr Kate Flemming – Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor)

Date of Appointment:

Term of Office:

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Foundation Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: 100%

Committee Membership: School Development, Finance

Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Kate has been Chair of Governors for three years and has been a Governor at Escrick School for 10 years. She has three children, all of whom have attended Escrick. As Chair of Governors, Kate works alongside Miss Miller, the staff and governors to ensure the school provides an excellent educational experience for each and every child. Professionally, Kate is a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, teaching and undertaking research in the diverse subjects of palliative care and smoking in pregnancy.

 

Miss Emma Miller - Headteacher 

Date of Appointment: September 2015

Term of Office: Ex-officio

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: n/a

Category of Governor: Ex-officio Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: 100%

Committee Membership: School Development, Finance, Premises, Church and Community

Positions of Responsibility: Headteacher

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Emma has been the Headteacher of Escrick Church of England Primary School since September 2015 and sits on all the committees within the Governing Body.

Emma began her teaching career in 2000, teaching a mixed class of Year 3 and 4 children in a small village school in North Yorkshire. She has taught the whole primary age range and in 2007 Emma became a head teacher, after successfully gaining her NPQH qualification. She loves supporting the children to learn new skills and is privileged to lead a dedicated and hardworking team of staff.  Outside of school life Emma enjoys spending time with her young son.

 

Mrs Sallie O’Connell – Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor)

Date of Appointment: September 2014

Term of Office: September 2018

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Foundation Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: School Development

Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of School Development

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Sallie has been a Governor at Escrick School for 6 years and is in her first term of office as Vice Chair of Governors.

Sallie has three children, all of whom have attended Escrick.

As Vice Chair of Governors, Sallie works alongside the Chair of Governors, Miss Miller, Staff and Governors to ensure the school provides the best possible education, learning opportunities and outcomes for all children and that every child feels happy and safe in school.

Professionally, Sallie is a Podiatrist working in the NHS and the private sector.  Her area of interest is Diabetes and Paediatric Musculoskeletal complaints.

 

Mrs Sandra Horne

Date of Appointment: 22.10.14

Term of Office: 22.10.18

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: LA

Category of Governor: Community Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: n/a

Positions of Responsibility: SEN Governor

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Sandra enjoyed a long and varied teaching career in primary education. Beginning in Askern, near Doncaster, she then taught in British Army schools in Benghazi and Germany as her husband’s Army career required them to move every three years or so. She also taught for one year in the American Oil School in Benghazi.  She held the post of Deputy Head in a school in Chiselhurst and, once settled in York, as Acting Deputy Head at Clifton Without School.

Sandra served as a governor at Riccall School for 2 years and, for the last four years, has given voluntary help with reading skills to groups of children at Escrick C of E Primary School twice a week.

 

 

John Wilson - Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 24.3.15

Term of Office: 24.3.19

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Finance, Performance Management.

Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Finance and Performance Management.

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Mr John Wilson is a co-opted governor whose term of office runs until March 2019.

John joined the school’s governing body in 2001 and, after two years as vice-chair, he was chair of governors for from 2006 to 2012. John currently chairs both the finance and performance management committees. All three of John’s children attended Escrick School.

 

Mark Moisley – Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 3.3.14

Term of Office: 3.3.18

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Parents

Category of Governor: Parent Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: n/a

Positions of Responsibility: PE Governor

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Mark has been a Parent Governor for twelve months and has specific responsibility for PE. He has three children, two of whom have attended Escrick and is married to Sarah who is a HLTA at Escrick. Professionally, Mark is CEO at Oldham Athletic FC, and has worked in sport for over fifteen years. He is also a qualified hockey coach. 

 

Claire Ruth Rowson – Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 6.3.14

Term of Office: 6.3.18

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Parents

Category of Governor: Parent Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Finance, School Development.

Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Finance.

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Claire has lived in Escrick since 2009 with her family. Her daughter started at Escrick school in 2012, and her son will start in 2017. Claire became a school governor in 2014 and is enjoying learning about school life and the challenges involved in running a village school.

Professionally, she is a qualified actuary at Aviva, providing insurance to workplace pension schemes. Claire aims to use her skills to help ensure all children receive an excellent education and to help them reach their full potential.

 

Robert Steel – Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: March 2017

Term of Office: March 2021

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Parents

Category of Governor:  Parent Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: TBC

Positions of Responsibility: Website Compliance Officer

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Rob has lived in Escrick since 2009 with his family. His son started at Escrick school in 2011, and he has two daughters also at the school. Rob was elected as a parent school governor in March 2017.
 
Professionally, Rob is a Global Marketing Director for a Medical device company, and has worked in the medical device industry for over twelve years. He is also a cricket coach at a local club in York.

 

Afshan Rasheed – Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 3.3.14

Term of Office: 3.3.18

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Parents

Category of Governor:  Parent Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: School Development

Positions of Responsibility: n/a

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Afshan has been a Governor at Escrick for under 2 years and has two children at the school. As a Parent Governor, Afshan provides a valuable link between Parents and the Governing Body and her role as part of the School Development Committee involves assessing the academic performance of the school in line with Ofsted criteria. Professionally, Afshan is a Director for Kier/Mouchel, an international Engineering Consultancy. She leads the Environment and Development Business, for which she has accounting responsibility, undertakes people management as well as the technical management of environment related projects.

 

Mr Bracken John Midwinter Holtby - Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: January 2014

Term of Office: January 2018

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Staff

Category of Governor: Staff Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Finance, School Development.

Positions of Responsibility: n/a

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Bracken has been the Assistant Headteacher at school since January 2014. Bracken started his teaching career in a larger North Yorkshire school, where he taught all age ranges. He developed into a Key Stage Leader and then a Lead Teacher of Phonics for North Yorkshire County Council. He currently enjoys teaching Y5/6. Outside of school, Bracken enjoys running, playing football and catching up with friends.

 

Philip S Worrall – Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 24.3.15

Term of Office: 24.3.19

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Premises

Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Premises

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: Spouce - Mrs J Worrall - Teaching Assistant.

 

Philip has been a Governor at Escrick for 13 years and has four children, two of which attended the school. As a Community Governor, Philip provides advice and challenge on many aspects of the operation of the school and his role as part of the School Premises Committee involves assessing the maintenance and health and safety of the school. Professionally, Philip is a Senior Project Manager with Powell Engineering Ltd. who design and install high voltage equipment. He manages multi million pound projects including quality, planning, programme and financial management.

 

Miss Jo Wilde - Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: November 2016

Term of Office: November 2020

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Staff

Category of Governor: Staff Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Finance, School Development.

Positions of Responsibility: n/a

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

 

Dr Robert Richards - Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 24.3.15

Term of Office: 24.3.19

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Finance, Church and Community.

Positions of Responsibility: n/a

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: n/a

 

Robert was co-opted as Community Governor in December 2013 with the aim of strengthening the links between the Church and School. Robert has been involved with Escrick Church for over 30 years, and leads a Family Service on the first Sunday of the month, which is packed full of things to interest the children - chocolate, balloons, Roman lamps, and fireworks have all made appearances. Robert is also Captain of the Tower in charge of flags, bells and clock. Robert runs a team of bell-ringers, and is always keen to show off the 8 tons of bronze bells he installed in Escrick Church in 1996.

 

Robert has a wife and two children, and lives on a farm between Escrick and Naburn, where he grows trees and dabbles in "Green Technology". Robert works part-time in childcare, has a level 3 diploma in pre-school practice, and has done introductory courses in Makaton, and Portage. Robert is a Chartered Chemist, and has worked with polymers, silicone oils and liquid crystals.

 

Robert is also churchwarden of York's finest medieval church (All Saints North Street) where he practices his hobby as an armature archaeologist by organizing excavations. His talk on the stained glass has been published as a DVD. Robert has also project managed several building schemes, and fund-raising appeals.

 

 

 

Reverend Richard Marsden Kirkman

Date of Appointment: September 1996

Term of Office: Ex-officio

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: York Diocese Department of Education

Category of Governor: Foundation

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Finance, Church and Community, SIAMS.

Positions of Responsibility: n/a

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: Naburn C of E Primary School

Relationships between Governors and other members of School: Spouce - Mrs Gillian Kirkman - Teaching Assistant.

 


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