Meet the Governors

 

 
Governor
 
Role
 
Responsibilities
 
Appointing Body
 
Term
 
Committees
 
Attendance at FGB

Mrs Julie Cattle

Headteacher Headteacher Governing Body

Date of Appointment 01/09/2011 

Duration of tenure

Appeals, Curriculum & Standards, Complaints, Ethos, Finance & General Purpose, Health & Safety, Pupil Discipline, Personnel

2015-16 100% (3/3)

2016-17 100% (3/3)

2017-18 100% (3/3)

2018-19 100% (3/3) 

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 100% (3/3)

Mr Kevin Beaumont

Governor

(Chair)

Training Link Governor, Geography, School Visits, Assessment, Safeguarding, 

Pupil Premium

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

11/09/2017 to 10/09/21 

Appeals,  Complaints,  Finance & General Purpose, Performance Review, Pupil Discipline, Personnel

2017-8 100% (3/3)

2018-19 100%

2019-20 66% (2/3)

2020-21 100% (3/3)

Mr David Rodmell

 

Governor

(Vice Chair) 

Chair Curriculum Committee

Design & Technology, ICT, Science, Leadership & Management, Modern Foreign Languages      

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

19/11/2015 to 18/11/18

19/11/18 to 18/11/22

Appeals, Curriculum & Standards, Complaints, Pupil Discipline, Finance 

2015-16 100% (3/3)

2016-17 0% (0/3)

2017-18 100% (3/3)

2018-19 100% (3/3)

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 66% (2/3)

Mrs Kate Girking

Governor

Chair Finance Committee

 

Child Protection, Special Education Needs, Disadvantaged Pupils, Sports Premium, Finance 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by

Governing Body

06/14/2014 to 05/11/18

05/11/18 to 05/11/2022

 Appeals, Complaints, Curriculum, Finance & General Purpose, Pupil Discipline

2015-16 100% (3/3)

2016-17  34% (1/3)

  2017-18 0% (0/3)

2018-19 66% (2/3)

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 66% (2/3)

Dr Graham Parr

Foundation Governor 

Chair Ethos Committee

Church School & Pastoral, Religious Education, History

Diocese

Appointed by

Governing Body  

 2018 to 2022

Appeals, Complaints, Ethos, Pupil Discipline 

2018-19 100% (3/3)

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 66% (2/3) 

Mr Philip Mellor

Authority Governor 

 

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by

Governing Body

2019 to 2023

Curriculum, Ethos 

2020-21 100% (3/3) 

 Ms Kimberley Peacock

Staff Governor 

 Staff

Staff Electorate

Appointed by Staff Election

11/11/2010 to 05/11/14; 06/11/14 to 05/11/2018; 13/11/2018 to 12/11/22 

Appeals, Curriculum & Standards, Complaints, Ethos, Pupil Discipline  

 2015-16 67% (2/3)

2016-17  67% (2/3)  2017-18 100% (1/3) 

2018-19 100% (3/3)

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 100% (3/3) 

Mrs Louise Dawson

Parent Governor 

Art, Music, PSHCE

Parent Electorate

Appointed by Parent Election

13/11/2018 to 12/11/22

 Appeals, Complaints, Health & Safety, Pupil Discipline, Strategic

2018-19 66% (2/3)

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 66% (2/3)

 

 Mr Neil Holland

Parent Governor 

Chair H & S Committee

 Early Years, Physical Education

Parent Electorate

Appointed by Parent Election

13/11/2018 to 12/11/22

Appeals, Complaints 

2018-19 100% (3/3)

2019-20 100% (3/3)

2020-21 66% (2/3)

 Ms Jenny Cattle

Parent Governor 

 

Parent Electorate

Appointed by Parent Nomination

Pending Appointment

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      

The following  are no longer serving Governors:

  • Mrs Dawn Joy - Parent Governor appointed by Parent nomination
  • Mrs Anna Honeysett - Parent Governor appointed by Parent Nomination
  • Mrs Nicola Ling - Parent Governor appointed by Parent Nomination
  • Rev Elizabeth Marshman - Foundation Governor appointed by Diocese
  • Mr Andrew Proctor - Foundation Governor appointed by Diocese                                                                                                        
  • Mrs Julie Bushell - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governors                                                          Appointment Date 19/11/2015 for 4 years; resigned 11/09/17.
  • Mrs Diane Roberts - Chair of Governors appointed by Local Authority                                              Resigned 21/07/17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Other Committees: 

Pupil Discipline Committee – Any three Governors

Complaints Committee – Any three governors

Appeals Committee – Any three governors not previously involved

Term of Office:

Registration of Governors' Interests:

There are no relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives. No member of this governing body currently serves as a member of any other school governing body. 

The Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of governors and the normal term of office is four years. However, after four years, any governor who wishes to remain on the Governing Body can offer to stand for a further term of office and (if no-one else has expressed an interest in the position) be re-elected or reconfirmed in his/her position.

Parent Governors:
If you are a parent of a pupil(s) at the school or the primary carer, you can stand for election as one of the Parent Governor positions, (once a Parent Governor post becomes vacant). If more than one parent expresses an interest in filling a vacancy, elections are held in which all parents can vote. Parent Governors do not formally represent parents on the Governing Body but they do act as a link between parents and the Governing Body and try to keep in tune with parents’ views.  For more information about becoming a Parent Governor, please contact Mrs Cattle on 01430 810240.

Co–opted Governors:
A co-opted Governor is a person who in the opinion of the Governing Body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Staff Governor:
A member of staff paid to work at the school and elected by the staff.

LA  Governors:
A Governor normally appointed by the Local Education Authority (East Riding Council).

Foundation Governors:
A Governor appointed by the Diocese (York).

Headteacher:
A member of the Governing Body by virtue of their office. If the Headteacher elects not to be a Governor then his/her place cannot be taken by anyone else.

The Governors at Lockington:
Our current Instrument of Government is for a Governing Body of 11 members, made up as follows:

  • 3 Parent Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 4 Co-opted
  • 1 LA Governor

Contacting the Governing Body:
If you have an idea or a suggestion that you would like the Governing Body to consider, please leave a note with the office staff for the attention of Mr Beaumont. We actively welcome input and contributions from parents and from others in the local community who support the school.


Any issues concerning pupils at the school should, in the first instance, be discussed with the class teacher and thereafter with Mrs Cattle, the Headteacher. If you do not feel the matter has been resolved to your satisfaction, then you may write to Mr Beaumont c/o the school.

Governor Activity:
We meet as a full Governing Body at least once every term. Additional meetings are arranged as required.

Meetings in 2020-21 were held on 12 November 2020, 18 March 2021 and 17 June 2021.


Every year we elect a Chair and Vice-Chair from the existing members of the Governing Body (employees at the School cannot be elected to these positions). The Governing Body has a Local Authority Clerk who arranges the full Governing Body meetings, circulates the agenda and papers and takes minutes. Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available on request from the school.

Committees:
In order to delegate and share the responsibilities of the Governing Body more effectively, we have set up the following sub-committees. These meet as required, separately from the full Governing Body meetings.


There are presently 4 sub-committees:

  • Finance - Chair Kate Girking
  • Curriculum and Standards - Chair Mr David Rodmell
  • Health and Safety - Chair Mr Neil Holland
  • Ethos - Chair Dr Graham Parr

In addition, there is an Appeals Committee, a Pupil Discipline Committee and a Complaints Committee which meet as required. The members of these committees are made up from a cross section of the Governing Body.

These Committees are a flexible way of dealing with specific or fairly detailed matters. They offer individual Governors wider opportunities to apply their personal expertise. They also make full Governing Body meetings more effective and efficient.

Attendance at Committee Meetings in the Academic Year 2020-2021 is available here.

 

Useful Websites

www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/governors/