Warter C. E. Primary School

Addlekeld, Warter, York, YO42 1XR, Tel: 01759 302061, Email: office@warterschool.eriding.net

Governors' Information and Duties

Mrs Debbie Potter - Authority Governor

Chair of Governors.

Special responsibilities:

  • Child Protection Governor, SEND Governor, Health and Safety Governor, Disadvantaged / Pupil Premium Governor, Numeracy Governor.

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • To raise achievement and standards in mathematics throughout the school. 

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 22 May 2016.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 22 May 2020).

Click here to read the Chair of Governors Welcome.

 

Serves on the Finance and Resources Committee, Pupils and Standards Committee, Performance and Pay Review Committee and the Personnel Committee. (Holds voting rights on all committees).

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

 

I have been a Governor at Warter for seven years; four years as a Parent Governor and three years as a Local Authority Governor and Chair. I have additional Governor experience, having served as a Parent Governor at a local secondary school for four years.

My two children both attended Warter school and I can attest that they had the best start to their education that any parent could ever wish for. I began to appreciate how good our school was when I volunteered as a parent helper when my eldest son was in year 1. Seeing first hand how hard all the staff worked on behalf of our children inspired me to join the Friends of Warter team and then the Governing Body so I could feel I was doing ‘my little bit’ to help. Even though my children have since moved on, I still feel very passionate about the school. I remain fully committed to working as part of the Governing Body to ensure all our children continue to be given the opportunity to develop into confident, happy, young learners in a safe and stimulating environment.

I so enjoyed my voluntary work in school that I recently took the decision to re-train as a teacher and am now teaching at another local primary school. Prior to my career change, I had over 20 years business management experience gained from working in large blue chip organisations and from running my own business. This experience has equipped me with a range of skills which I have drawn upon to help me fulfil my role as a Governor.

In my spare time (of which there is not a lot nowadays!), I enjoy teaching martial arts and personal safety skills to children and young people at a local martial arts club.

Last year, I became a designated NLG (National Leader of Governance), which means I support and work alongside the Chairs of other schools to develop their Governing Bodies. My work in this role provides me with opportunities to see what is happening in other schools and to share best practice with my fellow Governors. I am very proud of our school and feel privileged to be part of such a dedicated and committed school community.

 

Serves on the Personnel Committee. (Holds voting rights).

 

Mrs Freda Bailey - Foundation Governor

Special responsibilities:

  • Educational Visits Governor.

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • To raise achievements and standards through a focus on the values curriculum to enhance the school ethos for all stakeholders.
  • To raise achievement and standards in reading throughout the school. 

Body Appointed by: Diocese.

Date of Appointment: 26 September 2014.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 26 September 2018).

I am a Grandma, who is still as passionate about seeing all children achieve their full potential, and have a happy, secure and fulfilling upbringing as I was when my Grammar School put me on a school placement at the age of 16.

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

 

Serves on the Pupils and Standards Committee, Finance and Resources Committee. (Holds voting rights on both committees).

 

Mr David Scott - Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors.

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • To raise achievement and standards in reading throughout the school.
  • To raise achievement and standards in spelling throughout the school.  

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 2 March 2015.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 2 March 2019). 

I trained to be a primary school teacher in 2001 and have taught in a number of schools across the country. I now work at York St John University as a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education and train student teachers on both the undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching. Even though I now teach older students, I am very much a primary school teacher at heart and being a governor at Warter allows me to not only share my experience as a practitioner but support hardworking teachers and encourage young children.

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

 

Serves on the Finance and Resources Committee, Performance and Pay Review Committee. (Holds voting rights on both committees).

 

Mr John Ogden - Co-opted Governor

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • To raise achievements and standards through a focus on the values curriculum to enhance the school ethos for all stakeholders.
  • To raise achievement and standards in reading throughout the school. 

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 2 March 2015.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 2 March 2019). 

I joined at Warter School in approximately 2004 as a person to listen to children read. I applied for the position as governor as I had some spare time in my working week. I run a small finance company and a small property company based in Pocklington.

I attend every Wednesday to listen to readers and help the children with their maths if the need arises.

I help the run the credit union to encourage the children to learn to save their money.

I support classes Kestrel and Merlin in their duties and help out when the school visits outside events if I am available.

I find the weekly visit a very pleasant window in my week, being with very well behaved children and very pleasant adults.

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

 

Serves on the Personnel Committee, Pupils and Standards Committee. (Holds voting rights on both committees).

 

Mrs Sarah Wilby - Parent Governor

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • Lunchtime positive play activities.

Body Appointed by: Parents.

Date of Appointment: 16 November 2015.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 16 November 2019).

I live and work at Willow Waters Fishery in Pocklington running the family business and I work part time as a teaching assistant at St Mary & St Joseph R C Primary School. I am actively involved in working with children as a volunteer at All Saints Church, Pocklington. My two children attend Warter Primary School. They love it, they are happy, confident and are achieving well. I am very proud to be part of this outstanding school and to work with a fantastic team. I personally have a committed passion and belief that all children should have the opportunity to learn and excel in a happy and safe environment.
Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

Serves on the Finance and Resources Committee, Pupils and Standards Committee, Personnel Committee. (Holds voting rights on all committees). 

Miss Alison Metcalfe - Staff Voting Head Governor

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • Development of the room for speech and language delay / autism / SEND.

Body Appointed by: Ex-officio.

Date of Appointment: 30 April 2014.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 30 April 2018).

I am the Headteacher at Warter Primary School .I lead a team of dedicated staff at this very special school with all stakeholders positively enhancing the experiences of every child to reach their true potential. I am very proud to lead this team.

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Partner in a farming business.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Sister in law works in the school as a HLTA. Nephew works in the school as a SEN TA.

 

Serves on the Finance and Resources Committee. (Holds voting rights).

 

Mrs Paula Harris - Co-opted Governor

Special responsibilities:

  • Training Link Governor.

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • Development of "Warter School Shop".
  • Development of communications with the wider community - website / twitter

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 17 November 2015.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 17 November 2019).

I qualified as an accountant in 2004 whilst working for an accountancy practice in London. I moved to York shortly after and worked in Leeds until 2007 when I had my first daughter. I now have three daughters who all attend Warter C E Primary school and work in the school office as School Business Manager. I find the role very rewarding and much different to the finance roles I have had in the past. No two days in school are ever the same and I look forward to the challenges each day brings.

In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and three daughters. I also enjoy keeping fit and have participated in the Yorkshire Marathon, Great North Run, Driffield Triathlon and various other running events.

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

 

Serves on the Pupils and Standards Committee. (Holds voting rights). 

Mrs Cathy Henworth - Foundation Governor

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • Lunchtime positive play activities.

Body Appointed by: Diocese.

Date of Appointment: 30 April 2015.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 30 April 2019).

I have lived in Nunburnholme for the last 13 years, I have also been the treasurer for St James PCC since March 2013 and ring bells at the church.

Most of my working life, has been spent as an administrator but I also worked in Germany for an 18 month period as a Driving Instructor teaching forces personnel and their families to drive. This role developed my one to one communication skills and my ability to adapt to unusual situations, always useful in a primary school environment!

Having left my last job, I decided to volunteer at my son Ewan’s school, Warter CE Primary, and enjoyed the experience so much that I undertook an STLS level 2 course. I took the opportunity that my redundancy had offered and changed to a more fulfilling career with new challenges working as a teaching assistant at the school.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, teaching martial arts at a local martial arts club and lots of outdoor activities including skiing.

When our PCC were asked to nominate a Foundation Governor this year, they suggested that my experience, my knowledge of and links with the school and my position within the parish made me a good candidate. I was pleased to accept and hope that I will do a good job and provide an effective link between the Church and the school.

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare.

 

Serves on the Finance and Resources Committee, Pupils and Standards Committee. (Holds voting rights on both committees).

Mr Anthony David - Staff Governor

Special responsibilities:

ICT Governor.

School development plan responsibilities:

  • To work with the Governing Body on further strategic development of the school.
  • To raise achievement and standards throughout the curriculum by involving all stakeholders involved with the school.
  • Development of "Warter School Shop".
  • Development of communications with the wider community. 

Body Appointed by: Staff.

Date of Appointment: 17 November 2015.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 17 November 2019).

I have been a teacher at Warter School since 2008 and have worked with classes of children in both key stages. I volunteered for the governing body as I care very much about the school; its children, staff and community. Also, as an experienced full time teacher at the school, I can provide valuable links between the governing body and its influence on the day to day realities of running the school.

Outside of school I keep a busy life. I enjoy walks with our pug, Ruby, and keep fit by playing regular 5-a-side football and attending spinning classes at the gym. I am an avid musician and have played in a band since my school days. I also love to read when I can, especially on summer holiday mornings with a hot cup of coffee!

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare.

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Nothing to declare.

Any relationships between governors and members of the school staff: Nothing to declare. 

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body and Committee meetings 2016/2017

Please click on the link below to view the attendance of our governors at full governing body and committee meetings.

Attendance at meetings 16-17.pdf

Governor Visits 2016/2017

The graph below shows the frequency of governors visiting the school to carry out their duties. The key shows the reason for the visit and there is a graph for each term.