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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.

 

Governor Information

 

 

Mr John Wilson - Chair of Governors

 

Date of Appointment: 24.3.15

Term of Office: 24.3.23

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 2023.

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

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 family.

 

Mr Kevin Duncan - Parent Governor
 

Date of appointment: September 2018

Term of Office: 4 years

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Parent Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Chair of School Development Committee

Positions of Responsibility: School Development Committee Chair

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: Monk Fryston C of E Primary School

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

 

Mr Stuart Marshall - Parent Governor
 

Date of appointment: October 2018

Term of Office: October 2022

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Parent Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: Premises Committee and Finance committee

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

 

Stuart moved to Escrick in 2017 and has 2 daughters currently attending the school. He was appointed as a Parent Governor in Oct 2018 shortly after his eldest daughter started school.

Professionally Stuart is a qualified accountant working for Telereal Trillium as a Senior Finance Manager leading a team of 11 people. Telereal Trillium is the largest privately owned property company in the UK. Operating in property partnerships, investment, development, and strategic land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Claire Rowson -

 

 

 

Date of Appointment as Chair: September 2019

Date of Appointment to Governing Body: March 2014

Term of Office: 4 years

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, MAT

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

 

Claire has lived in Escrick village since 2009 with her family. Claire became a school governor in 2014 and took on the role of Chair of Governors in 2019. Her daughter started at Escrick School in 2012 and her son in 2017.

 

Professionally, Claire is a qualified actuary at Aviva, providing insurance to workplace pension schemes. Her technical background is good grounding for both the finance and school development committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Lou Bartle - Foundation Governor

 

Date of Appointment: 

Term of Office: 

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: n/a

Category of Governor: Foundation Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: 100%

Committee Membership: School Development, 

Positions of Responsibility: 

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

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

 

Lou moved to Escrick in 2016 and has two young children who will eventually join the school. She joined the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in February 2020 and brings with her a wealth of experience in education.

 

Lou qualified as a teacher in 2005 and taught in primary schools until 2014 when she decided to make the move to secondary education as a teacher of English. She has held a number of positions of responsibility over the course of her career including assistant headteacher and local authority moderator. She is now taking a career break to focus on her family but hopes to maintain her passion for education through her role as a governor.

Mr Adam Deakin - Staff Governor

 

 

Date of Appointment: October 2019

Term of Office: October 2023

Date they stepped down: n/a

Appointing Body: Staff

Category of Governor: Staff Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: 100%

Committee Membership: SDC

Positions of Responsibility: n/a

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors: n/a

Other schools governed: n/a

 

Adam is currently the year 4/5 teacher entering his fourth year at Escrick. Adam has taught every year group across his 9 years of teaching in 2 schools. He is now the leader of English, Physical Education and Forest School/Outdoor learning, EVC, Health and Safety coordinator and a member of the SLT.

 

Mr Philip S Worrall – Co-opted Governor
 

Date of Appointment: 24.3.15

Term of Office: 24.3.2023

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: n/a

 

 

 

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 Governor

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: Spouse - Mrs Gillian Kirkman - Teaching Assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Robert Richards - Co-opted Governor

 

 

Date of Appointment: 24.3.15

Term of Office: 24.3.2023

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. 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.

 

 

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Dr Kate Flemming – ex Chair of Governors (Associate Governor)

 

Date of Appointment: 2.4.16

Term of Office: 1.4.2020

Date they stepped down: September 2019

Appointing Body: FGB

Category of Governor: Foundation Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: 100%

Committee Membership: School Development, Finance, MAT

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

 

Kate served as Chair of Governors for over seven years and had been a Governor at Escrick School for 10 years. She has three children, all of whom have attended Escrick. As Chair of Governors, Kate worked alongside Miss Miller, the staff and governors to ensure the school provided 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sandra Horne - ex Community Governor

 

Date of Appointment: 22.10.14

Term of Office: 22.10.18 

Date they stepped down: September 2019

Appointing Body: LA

Category of Governor: Community Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: TBC

Committee Membership: SDC

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Bracken Holtby - ex Staff Governor

 

Date of Appointment: 28.3.2018

Term of Office: 27.3.2022

Date they stepped down: September 2019

Appointing Body: Staff

Category of Governor: Staff Governor

Attendance Record at meetings in the last year: 100%

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 served as Assistant Headteacher at school since January 2014 and completed a term as Acting Headteacher. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Jo Wilde - ex staff governor

 

Date of Appointment: November 2016

Term of Office: 29th 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: 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

 

Jo is a teacher at Escrick School and has taught in almost every year group across school over the course of 8 years teaching. She has lead subjects including computing, Science, English, Art and Design technology. Jo currently leads Art, Design Technology and Computing.

 


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