Warter C. E. Primary School

"He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.ā€¯Psalm 40:2. At Warter C.E. Primary School we are working together to provide a solid foundation to learn, grow and achieve through our Christian values of hope, perseverance, friendship and respect.

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Serves on the Performance and Pay Review Committee, Head teachers Performance Management Committee and the Personnel Committee. (Holds voting rights).

Mr David Scott - Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Special responsibilities

  • Green Team.

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 3 March 2019.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 2 March 2027). 

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 Personnel Committee and the Head teachers Performance Management Committee. (Holds voting rights). 

Mrs Freda Bailey - Foundation Governor

Special responsibilities:

  • Educational Visits.

Body Appointed by: Diocese.

Date of Appointment: 27 September 2018.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 26 September 2026).

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 Performance and Pay Review Committee. (Holds voting rights).

Mrs Claire Huckfield - Co-opted Governor 

Special responsibilities:

  • Child Protection
  • Pupil Premium
  • SEND

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 5th May 2021.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 4th May 2025).

I retired four years ago, after working as the teacher in charge of Behaviour Support for the East Riding, and  as the Curriculum Project Manager for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.  Since then I have developed  my  passion for walking, gardening and developing my artistic skills  (definitely a work in progress!).

I recently decided I would like to offer some mentoring and support to children who would benefit from some 1:1 attention at Warter school, after a year of unprecedented disrupted learning for children across the country. 

I was delighted to be invited to be a Governor and to be able to provide my support to the school’s ongoing development, as my daughter benefitted so much from her education at the school some twenty years ago.

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. (Holds voting rights). 

Mr Andrew Cox - Parent Governor  

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Special responsibilities:

  • Red Team
  • Sports Premium

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 25th March 2021.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 24th March 2025).

Like many parents through the Covid-pandemic I was forced to reflect much more on the importance of early years learning and positive schooling experiences than I might otherwise have done. As a consequence, I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the future development of Warter Primary School as Parent Governor.

Having lived in East Yorkshsire all of my life I have a great appreciation and commitment to the local community and actively participate with the development of various sports clubs, including coaching football to the Juniors section at Pocklington Town FC.

My professional and personal interests are also related to all things sport. I work as an independent consultant and advisory board member to globally recognised organisations and federations in the sports industry, having previously held senior leadership roles with Opta, DAZN and Perform Group plc.

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 Performance and Pay Review Committee and the Personnel Committee. (Holds voting rights).

Mrs Helen Houghton  - Staff Voting Head Governor

Body Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher.

Date of Appointment: 01 January 2023

Term of Office: n/a.

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: 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

Mrs Annette Woodhouse - Staff Governor

Body Appointed by: Staff

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 30th August 2025).

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. 

Mrs Cathy Henworth - Foundation Governor

Body Appointed by: Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold).

Date of Appointment: 30 April 2015.

Term of Office: n/a.

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. 

Mr Jamie Foxton - Co-opted Governor 

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Special responsibilities:

  • Red team

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 6 December 2018.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 5 December 2022).

As parents of two boys at Warter C E Primary School, myself and my wife have been delighted at the progress they have made both academically and in terms of confidence.

Now, as a school Governor I feel privileged to be a part of the day to day life of this outstanding school, and am excited to be able to continue and build upon what has already been achieved.

In my working life, I am a Chartered Accountant and having held senior finance roles in both the private and public sectors, I am now a partner in a firm of accountants based in Pocklington.

In my spare time I am an avid mountain biker and as a family we spend most weekends mountain biking our way around North Yorkshire.

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. 

Mrs Keely Barnes - Parent Governor 

Special responsibilities: TBC

Body Appointed by: Parents.

Date of Appointment: 31 January 2022.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 29 December 2026).

I put myself forward for this role as I feel I have much to offer personally and professionally in supporting the children of Warter School, it is extremely important to me to provide a voice for the families and staff who give such valuable input into the progression of this school as a whole. 

I am also delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with this great team of governing body members to maintain the principles, ethics, beliefs and high standards of Warter School.  

I am wholeheartedly committed to the success of Warter School and its outcomes, raising aspirations of our young people and supporting all, particularly those who receive SEN provision. I am passionate about the education, wellbeing, nurturing and development of children of all ages and abilities. 

Having gained a BSc Hons degree in Public Health Nutrition, I went on to train as a secondary school teacher and I am currently a Food and Nutrition teacher with 10 years of secondary school experience. Over the last 3 years I have developed a wide knowledge of SEN from my own personal experiences and in a professional capacity. 

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. 

Jane Cunningham was a staff governor from 22/11/2019 until 31/12/2020 and left the board due to her resignation from the staff team.

Debbie Potter was a local authority governor from 22/05/2016 until 31/08/2021 when she resigned from the governing board.

John Ogden was a co-opted governor from 03/03/2019 until 20/11/2021 when he resigned from the governing board.

Alice Beckwith was a parent governor  from 13/12/2017 until 12/12/2021 when her 4 year term of office ended. 

At Warter School we have two curriculum teams:

Red Team - Responsible for: Mathematics, Science, School Houses, RE, PSHE, Looked After Children, Warter Worshippers, History, Computing.

Teachers responsible for the red team are Mrs. Annette Woodhouse, Mrs. Sophie Howard, Miss. Georgina O'Farrell, Miss. Emma Whitelaw.

Governors responsible for the red team are Mr. Jamie Foxton, Mr Andrew Cox.

 

Green Team - Responsible for: English, Music, MFL, PE, Geography, School Council, Early Years, Art, Design and Technology, MFL.

Teachers responsible for the green team are Mrs. Rachel Laud, Mrs. Ruth Fergusson, Mrs. Charlie Shingler.

Governors responsible for the green team are Mr. David Scott