Sutton Upon Derwent

Church Of England Primary School

Main Street, Sutton upon Derwent, York, East Yorkshire, YO41 4BN

01904 608440

suttononderwent.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Governor Information

 

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Mr Tristan Marini - Chair of Governors

Parent governor – appointed by parents

Date of appointment: February 2019

Attendance 2019/2020: 100%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility:   Church & Living Well Subject Team

Mrs Gill Wright

Co-opted governor – appointed by the governing body

Date of appointment: March 2014

Attendance 2019/2020: 100%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility:   Educational Visits coordinator 

Communication Subject Team

I have been a governor at Sutton upon Derwent school since March 2014.

I am a retired teacher, having worked in Primary, Secondary and prison education. 

I decided to become a governor because I was keen to become involved in the local community.  I am a volunteer in the Star reading project in the school and look forward to my Wednesday mornings with the children, I have two other volunteering jobs working with York Cats’ Protection and as a receptionist at St. Leonards Hospice.

 

Mrs Susannah Baines

Co-opted governor, appointed by the governing body.

Date of appointment: Oct 2010

Attendance 2019/2020:  88.9%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: EYFS & Phonics

I have been a governor of Sutton upon Derwent school since 2010. After graduating in English and Drama from University I worked in recruitment in London until leaving to start a family.

I moved to Yorkshire as my husband, from Malton, was headhunted in 2005 by a company in York. I live in Sutton upon Derwent and have two sons, one completing University and one already graduated and in his first full time job.

Throughout my sons' time at school I was involved in fundraising and have been Chairman of Parents' Associations.

I am a trained singer, heavily involved with local theatre, performing regularly with Pick me up Theatre in York but it's on a Thursday that I am a real STAR for Sutton School, hearing readers of all ages, a role I love.

Mr Bracken Holtby

Executive Headteacher – Voting ability

Mr Nathan Edwards - Vice Chair

Parent governor – appointed by parents

Date of appointment: 

Attendance 2019/2020:  N/A

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: STEM Subject Team

Aside from being a Parent Governor, I work at Leeds City College as Head of SEND and Vulnerable Students. I am proud to be in a position where I can ensure the college is an inclusive place of study for all students irrespective of their personal barriers, educational attainment, and previous experiences. Since becoming a qualified teacher and later through studying a BA (Hons) in Education, I developed a strong sense that the quality and creativity of the delivery of education is a cornerstone of the success of what we hope to be achieved, no matter the age of learners involved.

To relax, I enjoy reading historical fiction which is a genre that captivates my interest and links to my pursuit of appreciating the importance learning from those that have gone before us. I enjoy the outdoors and value living in the countryside along side the local community.

Miss Rachel Earnshaw

Parent governor – appointed by parents

Date of appointment: Feb 2015

Attendance 2019/2020:  100%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility:   Child Protection & Safeguarding,

SEN, Pupil Premium & LAC

Our World Subject Team

I have been a governor since February 2015 and enjoy contributing to our school community.

I work for the TCV a national environmental charity. Based in York I am the Senior Youth and Community project officer. My role is split into supporting community groups in developing and funding their projects and working with young people and families to encourage environmental awareness and responsibility.

I have qualifications in zoology and fundraising. I love nature and run the local music group for toddlers.

Mrs Zoe Jones

Staff Governor– appointed by staff

Date of appointment: April 2018

Attendance 2019/2020: 100%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Health & Safety

I have been a staff governor at Sutton upon Derwent School since 2018. I hold the position of Teaching Assistant in Class 4, however my background lies within engineering (I was a consultant engineer working in the water industry prior to having my third child), so I have a particular interest in the STEM aspects of the curriculum. 

In addition to being a member of staff, I am also in the rather unique position of having two of my children currently attending the school, something which I feel brings a slightly different perspective, and a more holistic approach to the role of governor. 

Previous Governors

Mrs Anna Hastie - Vice Chair

Parent governor – appointed by parents

Date of appointment: April 2016 until 2020

Attendance 2019/2020: 83%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: SEND and Pupil Premium governor

Mrs Debbie Braithwaite-Hall

Foundation governor – appointed by the Church authorities.

Date of appointment: Jan 2015 to August 2020

Attendance 2019/2020: 83%

Term of office: 4 years

Responsibility: Religious Education & Sport

How our governing body is structured

Governors are organised into two committees; ‘Curriculum Standards & Spiritual Awareness’ and ‘Leadership & Management’. These two committees meet separately every term and jointly for Full Governor’s meetings with Bugthorpe School, the other school in the collaboration. Committees with delegated responsibilities allow governors to work on key areas of school improvement in detail, developing expertise and then reporting back to the joint meeting. The membership of the committees are as follows;