Warter C. E. Primary School

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

Membership List

Mrs Debbie Potter - Authority Governor

Chair of Governors.

Special responsibilities:

  • Child Protection Governor.
  • SEND Governor.
  • Disadvantaged / Pupil Premium Governor.

Body Appointed by: The Local Authority / Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 22 May 2016.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 31 December 2020).

Click here to read the Chair of Governors Welcome.

 

Serves on the Performance and Pay Review Committee (Chair of the Performance and Pay Review Committee) and the Personnel Committee (Chair of the Personnel Committee). (Holds voting rights on both committees).

Declaration of business and financial Interests: Nothing to declare

Details of any other educational establishments governance roles: Oldfleet Primary School, Hull.          NLG working with other schools in a support capacity.

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.
  • Values and Worship.

Body Appointed by: Diocese.

Date of Appointment: 27 September 2018.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 26 September 2022).

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).

 

Mr David Scott - Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors.

Special responsibilities

  • Green Team.
  • Literacy.

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 3 March 2019.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 2 March 2023). 

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

Mr John Ogden - Co-opted Governor 

Special responsibilities

  • Reading. 

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body. 

Date of Appointment: 3 March 2019.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 2 March 2023). 

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 to 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. (Holds voting rights).

Mrs Gill Campbell - Co-opted Governor

Special responsibilities

  • Health and Safety Governor
  • Green Team

Body Appointed by: Full Governing Body.

Date of Appointment: 20 March 2019.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 19 March 2023).

As a retired headteacher I continue to be passionate about ensuring children have a wonderful and exciting learning experience that encourages a lifelong love of learning. I am also aware of the ever demanding roles of a headteacher, school staff and parents and hope that my experience will help support the whole school community.

I welcome the opportunity to be part of this forward thinking and inclusive 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 Personnel Committee. (Holds voting rights). 

Miss Alison Metcalfe - Staff Voting Head Governor

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

Date of Appointment: 30 April 2014.

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: 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 and Midday Supervisor.

Mrs Alice Beckwith - Parent Governor

Special responsibilities:

  • Data Protection Governor.
  • Equalities Governor.
  • Effectiveness of Early Years.
  • Healthy Schools Mark.
  • Sports Development.
  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.
  • Red Team.

Body Appointed by: Parent.

Date of Appointment: 12 December 2017.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 12 December 2021).

I applied to be a governor as my two boys attend Warter and I witness daily the benefit that my two boys get from being at such a great school. 

My background is in Children’s Services, across both Education and Social Care. I worked on large scale transformation programmes with both primary schools and social work teams, leading projects for disadvantaged children. I have successfully secured large funding bids which have helped to achieve better outcomes for children. 

I now work in senior management for a large mutual healthcare organisation with responsibility for account management and customer experience.

In my spare time I enjoy climbing mountains, gardening and accumulating animals (my husband does not enjoy this so much!)

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 

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. 

Miss. Jane Cunningham - Staff Governor

Body Appointed by: Staff

Date of Appointment: 22 November 2019.

Term of Office: 4 Years (end date 21 November 2023).

I have worked at Warter CE Primary since 2009. I initially worked as a lunchtime supervisor and teaching assistant before deciding to retrain as a teacher, completing my PGCE in Primary Education in 2015. I am currently Key Stage 2 Coordinator and lead teacher for maths, PE and PSHE. 

Prior to teaching, I had a career in Human Resources working within the retail sector in London and the home counties. 

In 2005, I relocated to Yorkshire and my three children all came to Warter CE Primary School. They all still have fond memories of this very special school.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, cycling and sailing.

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. Anthony David (staff governor) term of office ended on 17th November 2019.

Mrs. Paula Harris (co-opted governor) term of office ended on 17th November 2019.

At Warter School we have two curriculum teams:

Red Team - Responsible for: Maths, PE, PSHE, RE, MFL, Art and Design Technology.

Teachers responsible for the red team are Miss. Jane Cunningham, Mrs. Sophie Howard, Mrs. Ruth Fergusson.

Governors responsible for the red team are Mr. Jamie Foxton, Mrs. Alice Beckwith.

 

Green Team - Responsible for: English, Science, Music, ICT, E-Safety, History and Geography.

Teachers responsible for the green team are Mr. Anthony David, Mrs. Charlotte Shingler, Miss. Georgina O'Farrell.

Governors responsible for the green team are Mr. David Scott, Mrs. Gill Campbell.