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Governors

 

 

 

Sally Cowling

Type of Governor: Headteacher

Appointed by: Ex Officio

Length of service: 8 years

Declaration of Interest: None

Other Information: Sally joined our school as Headteacher 8 years ago and was previously at Tockwith Primary School. She is mother to 4 children.

 

Joint Chair of Governors

 

 

James Hobson

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor (Linked to St John's Church)

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service: 5 years

Term of Office until: 10.03.2019

Responsibilities: Resources, Performance Management, Pupil Premium & Sports funding, Training and Maths.

Other Information

James is father to Hebe and Anna who are now at St Aidans. He works full-time as a planning consultant in Harrogate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Bailey

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor (Linked to St John's Church)

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service: 2 Years (previously a Parent Governor)

Term of Office until: 18.06.2019

Responsibilities: Standards and Curriculum, Interviews, Behaviour and Attendance. Appeals and Complaints and Collective Worship Governor.

Fiona is mother to, Oliver, Max and Ellie who used to go to Bishop Monkton School and now attend St Aidan's.  Fiona works at the American Bank at RAF Menwith Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Russell

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Election

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service:  Elected October 2018 

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Stanards and Curriculum, Appeals and Complaints, Website monitoring and Owls Class Governor.

Other Information: Julia is a teacher and is Mum to Francesca who is now at Ripon Grammar School, Elena (Year 5) and Jacob (Year 3).

 

 

 

 

 

Ashlea Costelloe

Types of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Election

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service: Elected March 2017

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Resource Committee, Induction Governor, Wrens and Robins Class Governor.

Other Information: Ashlea is married to Richard and was an Army wife until 4 years ago. Ashlea is currently studying Midwifery and is mum to Liam now at Ripon Grammar School, Alyssa (Year 6), Luke (Year 3) and Sophia (Reception)

 

 

 

Rebecca Owen

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Election

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service: Elected October 2015

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Health and Safety, Standards and Curriculum, Appeals and Complaints, English and Eagles Class Governor.

Other Information: Rebecca is a GP and mother to Molly (Year 6), Stanley (Year 4) and Martha (Reception)

 

 

 

Ruth Curtis

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Election

Declaration of Interest: Partner - Owner Littlethorpe Potteries, Manufacturing and pottery courses. since January 2016.

Length of Service: Elected October 2016

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Standards and Curriculum, Science, Sport, Herons Class Governor

Other Information:Ruth is mother to Ella (Year 4).

 

Joint Chair of Governors
 

 

Amy Ross

Type of Governor: Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service: Appointed July 2015

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Child Protection and Looked after children, Equalities and SEN, Standards and Curriculum.

Other Information: Amy is Assistant Headteacher at Knaresborough St John's C of E Primary School and is mother to Billy (Year 3) and Willow (Wrens Nursery)

 

 

 

Sarah Nelson

Type of Governor: Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Declaration of Interest: None

Length of Service: Appointed October 2016

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Resources, Headteachers Performance Management, Early Years Stage Governor

Other Information: Sarah is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Yorkshire and Humberside CPS and she is mother to Grace who used to attend Bishop Monkton School and is now at Ripon Grammar School.

 

 

 

Kay Cairns

Type of Governor: Staff Governor

Appointed by: Staff

Declaration of Interest: Mother to Harry and Oliver Cairns Year 6

Length of Service: Appointed 01.09.2017

Term of Office Ends: 30.08.2021

Responsibilities: Standards and Curriculum

Other Information

Kay has worked at Bishop Monkton School for 2 years as a Teacher. She has twin boys Harry and Oliver in Year 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Worthington

Clerk to Governing Body

Length of Service: 6 years

Responsibilities: Minute taker for Full Governing Body

Other Information: 

Sarah has been employed as School Administrator for 10 years.  She was previously employed by North Yorkshire County Council in Social Services from 2002 and has a long background in Corporate Finance.  She is mother to Rebecca and Adam who both attended Bishop Monkton School and now attend Ripon Grammar and St Aidan's, and is herself an ex-pupil of the school.     

           

 

 

Recently Serving Governors

   

James Severn

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Election

Declaration of Interest: Director / Owner of Andersons North (England) Ltd - Farm Business Consultancy since 2011

Length of Service:  Elected October 2014 - September 2018

Term of Office: 4 years

Responsibilities: Performance Management, Induction Governor, Staff Discipline, Performance Management Appeals and Complaints Governor, Policies

Other Information: James is father to William and Thomas who are both now at St Aidan's High School, Harrogate.

 

Mandy Coupland

Type of Governor: Staff Governor

Appointed by: Staff

Declaration of Interest: Mother to Mr Robert Coupland GTA

Length of Service: 3 years

Term of Office Ends: 31/07/2017

Responsibilities: Standards and Curriculum

Other Information

Mandy has worked at Bishop Monkton School for 13 years as an Advanced Teaching Assistant and a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. She has 3 children who all attended local schools.

 

   

 

Sue Roome

Type of Governor: Local Authority

After 25 years on the governing body Sue retired from her post at the end of July 2016

Responsibilities: Standards and Curriculum, Resources, Interview, French, Child Protection and Looked after Children, Equalities and SEN.

Other Information: Sue taught at Bishop Monkton School for 39 years and is mother to Nick and Michael both ex-pupils of the school. She retired in July 2009, however, she still attends school often, both as a governor and helper.

 

 
   

Fiona Stevens

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Length of Service: October 2014 - March 2017.

Fiona stepped down from the governing body due to work commitments.

Term of Office: 3 years

Responsibilities: Performance Management, Literacy, Early Years, Staff Discipline, Performance Management Appeals and Complaints Governor.

Other Information: Fiona owns her own Day Nursery Safe Hands in Harrogate and is mother to Thomas (Year 5), James (Year 3) and Harry aged 3.

 

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