Governors

 

Governor Profiles 2016-17

Ian Gray

Chair of Governors

 

Parent Governor Appointment

Term of office: Appointed 2016 (2016-2010)

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee

I am a parent governor, married to Hayley and have three children, Sophia, 11, Zahra, 9 and Naomi 4.  I love sport, food and am a committed Christian.  I run my own consultancy business specialising in working in the public sector in the delivery of major investment and infrastructure programmes and projects.

Business Interests: Director of I Gray Consulting Ltd. Charity Trustee YTF Church, Coalville, Leicestershire.

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None. 

Jo Dobbs

Headteacher – Dacre Braithwaite CE Primary School

Headteacher Governor

Term of Office: Appointed September 2016

(2016-2020)

Committees: Resources, School Improvement and SIAMs committees

I report to Governors each term on all  aspects of school life.

Business interests: None

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

Jenny Olive

Parent Governor

Term of Office: Appointed 2014 (2014-2018)

Parent Governor Appointment

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee

Link Governor for Early Years

In September 2014 I became a Parent Governor, a role which I very much appreciate and enjoy. I am on the School Improvement Committee.. 

My 2 children attend the school, Jack in Yr 4 and Sophie in Yr2.

Business interests: Nidderdale Motors Ltd

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

Jonathan Knocker

Vice-Chair 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds

Term of Office: Appointed 2005  (2016-2020)

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee SIAMS

Link Governor for Geography and History

 I have been a Foundation Governor since 2005 during which time I’ve served on various School Committees, helped to appoint senior staff and undertaken regular visits to the school for Health and Safety inspections, financial planning and Governor meetings. As a business owner, I like to provide a realistic and pragmatic view to school plans and activities using my business experience.

I am currently Chair of the Resources Committee.

Business interests: Director of a local business

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

Mel Chapman

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Dacre, Darley, Hartwith and Thornthwaite Parochial Church Council

Term of Office: Appointed  2007 (2015-2019)

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee SIAMS

Link Governor for Literacy

I have been a Foundations Governor for over 7 years. I was appointed by the Parochial Church Council to represent the four churches in our Parish. I feel very privileged to be a Foundation Governor and in this position

I follow closely the Christian ethos, fellowship and teaching in the school..

I have recently become the leader of the Go-Green Committee in an effort to win the Green Flag award. I have also undertaken with a fellow Governor the task of restoring the large school clock and reinstalling it at the front of the school. This clock is a War memorial and we aim to have it fully working by 2018 which will be the end of the centenary commemorations of the Great War.

Business interests: None

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

Alistair Ferneley

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: Appointed 2016 (Ex Officio)

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, SIAMS

SENCo

Business interests: None

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

 

Tracey Grayshon

Foundation  Governor

Appointed by the Trustees of Matthew Nelson Braithwaite Education Trust

Term of Office: Appointed 1999 (2015-19)

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, SIAMS

Chair of Health & Safety and Estates Committees.

 I am the Trustee representative for Dacre Braithwaite CE Primary School. I am a member of the Estates, Health and Safety and Finance Committees.

I am  a HLTA at Dacre Braithwaite, currently supporting the Class 3 team.

One of my many roles is that of Family Support Worker. I can offer: Practical and emotional support to parents Parenting information (e.g. routines and behaviours) Information about what services are available in the community Help to explore options for adult education and training   Any support given to parents/carers is confidential.

Business interests: Director of a local business

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

Nichola Skelton

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education

Term of Office: 2017-2021

Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, SIAMS committee

4 years as CEO of Kloeckner Metals UK; 5 years as Finance Director for Telephony and Internet Banking at Lloyds Banking Group and 10 years Telecommunications experience.

Business Interests: Volunteer member of the Finance team for Guiseley Baptist Church

Independent examiner for the Bridge Project - a youth charity based in Tadcaster.

Acting Chair of the Yorkshire Baptist Association (YBA) Trust Board.

Other establishments a governor at: none

Relationship between governors and members of school staff: none

Staff Governor (vacancy)

Jacqueline Baker

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocese of Leeds

Term of Office: Appointed 2018 (2018 - 2022)

Committees: School Improvement 

I am currently a freelance Training Consultant primarily working with HACS Construction. Prior to this I was the director of a Community Interest Company working with Yorkshire Secondary Schools to create enterprise links to the music industry. This spanned out of my work as a Partnership Manager at North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership.

 I am happily married with a 9 year old daughter and 2 stepsons now in their 20’s. Our daughter currently attends Dacre Braithwaite School. My husband runs his own business in Ripley and we live in Dacre Banks.

Business Interests: Training Consultancy

Other establishments a governor at: none

Relationship between governors and members of school staff: none.

Jim Grainger

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by Local Authority

 Term of Office: Appointed 2018 (2018-2022)

Committees: Resources Committee

I spent 34 years within the Civil Service before taking early retirement to become a property management consultant.

In the Civil Service I spent a number of years as a Regional Finance Officer before becoming a Regional Accommodation Officer.

I spent 10 years as a magistrate on the Harrogate Bench.

I was a Parent Governor at Glasshouses Primary School in 1980-81, where I was also chairman of the Village Association and ran a children's dramatic society.

I am currently a committee member with the Glasshouses & District Gardening Club. 

Business interests: None

Other educational establishments a Governor at: None

Relationships between governors and members of school staff: None

Louise Pullan

Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Term of office: Appointed 2018 (2018 - 2022)

Committees: School Improvement

I am a farmer's wife and an SEN teaching assistant. I love working in education and have special interest in SEN and working in interventions. More recently I have been on Masterchef on BBC 1 where I reached the quarter finals.

Business Interests:None

Other establishments a governor at: None

Relationship between governors and members of school staff: None

 

 

 

 

Previous Governors who have served in the last twelve months

Julie Simpson

Foundation Governor

Left July 2018

 

Sophie Wallace

Local Authority Governor

Left July 2017

Kirsty Harker

Foundation Governor

Left July 2018

 

Catherine Lassey

Head Teacher Governor

Appointed 2007

Left August 2016

Emily Bayley

Staff Governor

Left July 2018

 

Mark Chandler

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Appointment

Appointed 2014

Left June 2016

Rev A.  Collins

Foundation Governor

Ex Officio

Left March 2016

Suzie Ward

Foundation Governor

Left March 2017

Katja Rudden

Staff Governor

Left July 2016