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Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. Our Governors bring their own specialist knowledge and experience to help our school thrive.

Details of our Governors and the date of their appointment can be found here.

Our full Governor committee and link roles can be found here – 2018 – 2019 Committee Link Roles

Our Governing Body Membership can be found here.

Governor business interests can be found here.

Our governing body is made up of the following individuals:

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Chair of the Local Governing Board – Mrs Julia Thomson – No declared pecuniary interests

Trust appointed Governor.

Link Area: School development plan,  Wold Learning Partnership Trustee & School Council

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

I have a retail background, firstly as a Buyer in a large department store group then as a Director for Training and HR at Shiseido, a worldwide Japan based cosmetic business. I have also been a School Governor in Surrey for 15 years, 10 as Chair of Resources. Moving north, back to my roots, I joined PCJS as a Governor in October 2014 and became Chair in July 2015. I am a fellow of the NSPCC and have done extensive fundraising on behalf of Save the Children and Cancer Research. I am a keen dog walker, cook, reader and a member of MENSA.

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Vice Chair of the Local Governing Board – Mrs Sandra Burley – No declared pecuniary interests

Trust appointed Governor.

Link Area: SEND, Looked After Children, Pupil Premium, Collective Worship

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

I have been a Governor at Pocklington Community Junior School since July 2014. I was Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee from January 2015 until July 2018 and hold the position of Vice Chair of the Local Governing Board.  Our overall role is to monitor the school development plan and the impact made on the children’s progress and attainment alongside the other Governors and to provide constructive criticism for continued improvement.  My specific areas of responsibility are Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Pupil Premium and Numeracy. I was a lecturer at the University of Hull from 1990 until my retirement in Autumn 2014. I was a registered nurse until July 2018 and now focus my attention on raising the awareness of Dementia in East Yorkshire as a trustee of Dementia Friendly East Riding charity. I am passionate about standards and education in general, hence the reason I thoroughly enjoy being a governor and am very proud to be associated with the Junior School.

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Mrs Hannah Fouracre – No declared pecuniary interests.

Trust appointed Governor.

Link Area: Art & Culture, Data

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

 

I work for Arts Council England overseeing a number of national music education programmes for children and young people.   I work closely with Government, Ofsted and music organisations to ensure that as many children as possible have access to a high quality music education.  I have experience of managing large budgets, data collection and analysis and writing strategy and policy.

 

Mrs Paula Goodrick – No declared pecuniary interests.

Trust appointed Governor.

End of current term 16/12/22

 

I am delighted to be a newly appointed member of the Governor team at Pocklington Juniors. I am now retired from over 40 years in the nursing profession. I worked within the community and my patients were from newborns through to the very elderly. The world of teaching and children’s learning is very new to me, other than my own children’s education, and I am really keen to try and embrace this new position and help the school in any way I may be able to.

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Mrs Angela Guest – No declared pecuniary interests. Member of staff at Pocklington Community Junior School.

Staff governor, appointed by staff.

Link Area: Safeguarding Deputy, Educational Visits, More Able & Gifted.

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

My previous working role was in the Customer Service department for ERYC where I developed essential skills to deal with various scenarios with a number of different people. As the Senior Midday Supervisor for Pocklington Community Junior School those skills sometimes come in handy! My job is to make sure the children have a happy and safe lunchtime, which I have been doing since November 2013. I was appointed Staff Governor in September 2015. My daughter also attended Pocklington Community Junior School.

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Mrs Liz Greatorex – Pecuniary interest declared: Childminder for the Headteacher’s child.

Parent governor, appointed by parents.

Link Area: Literacy, Governor Training

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

I have worked in the Secretarial/PA sector for various companies both large and small and trained as a Company Facilitator and team member working in a world-wide project team implementing new processes and procedure. I am currently a childminder where the children’s welfare is of paramount importance and I strive to give the children the best chances and experiences to help them achieve their potential; this is a crucial part of being a Governor too. Other commitments include being on the Advisory Board for Pocklington and Market Weighton Children’s Centres and Chairperson of the local Childminding Group.

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Mrs Caroline Hewitt – No declared pecuniary interests

Parent governor, appointed by parents.

Link Area: Behaviour & Safety, Sport Premium (PE) and Assessment

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

 

I initially trained as a primary school teacher, responsible for Foundation, PE & SEN. I have trained teaching assistants, Early Years Qualifications and provided autism training. I am passionate about encouraging children to be the best that they can be and make a difference in the world around them. I believe in raising awareness and breaking down barriers to help live in an inclusive community. I have also been involved in national projects with NSLC training teaching assistants how to teach science in school. I am an advocate for independent learners who are engaged to achieve their goals.

 

Mr Ian Jackson – No declared pecuniary interests.

Trust appointed Governor.

End of current term 16/12/22

 

I retired from teaching in September 2017, having worked in secondary school education as a subject teacher, head of department, head of year and finally deputy headteacher. I have also served as a governor in the primary school my own children attended and been part of the governing body at my secondary school for the last 15 years. Knowing the value of the work governors do, when I moved to the Pocklington area to be closer to family, I was keen to continue to use my experience of education to contribute in the same way here. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to do so in such a forward thinking school as Pocklington Community Junior School.

 

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Mr Alex Reppold – Headteacher.

Pecuniary interest declared:

Married to the headteacher of Malton Community Primary School.

Liz Greatorex is my child’s childminder.

Company Director of Focussed Assessments Ltd (Company number 11662144)

 

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Mr Mathew Rowley – No declared pecuniary interests

Trust appointed Governor.

Link Area: Safeguarding Lead

End of current term of office – 31/12/20

I am a commercial solicitor at Harrowells Limited in Pocklington and York. Previously I have worked as a Police Officer and a Teaching Assistant at the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate, Kent. I worked with deaf children and others with special educational needs, including autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. I have twin boys aged 5 who live and attend school near Driffield.

 

How our Governing Bod is Structured

All Governors meet half termly. At the governing committee meetings we discuss a range of areas from academic performance to financial and premises managements. Governors are appointed based on the skills and expertise they can bring to the school and as a result of this, governors occasionally take on specific additional responsibilities as and when required.

Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor. If you are interested in finding out more about what our governors do, please get in touch with the school office.

Getting in Touch

If you wish to get in touch with the governors to compliment the work of the school or pass on a concern or criticism, please pass this through the school office. If the message is confidential, please ensure it is in an envelope marked as such and include your contact details so that the governors can address you directly without needing to ask the school to provide contact details.

Please note, if you wish to make a formal complaint about the school, you must ensure you follow the procedure outlined in the Wolds Learning Partnership’s Complaints Policy In the first instance, the majority of complaints should be raised directly with the Headteacher. Any complaints which cannot be resolved by the Headteacher can then be escalated to the Governing Body.

Meeting Attendees:

5th February 2019 – Local Governing Body – Mrs S Burley, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A Cave, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs P Goodrick, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr I Jackson, Mrs C Narey, Mr A Reppold, Mr M Rowley, Mrs J Thomson, Ms S Pearson

29th November 2018 – Local Governing Body – Mr A Reppold, Mrs S Burley, Mrs A Cave, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr M Rowley, Mrs J Thomson, Ms S Pearson

27th September 2018 – Local Governing Body – Mr A Reppold, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs C Hewitt, Mrs J Thomson, Mr M Rowley, Mrs S Burley, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A Cave, Ms S Pearson

12th July 2018 – Local Governing Body (Teaching & Learning Focus) – Mr A Reppold, Mrs S Burley, Mrs A Guest, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr M Rowley, Mrs A Cave, Mrs S Carlisle, Mr D Morrison, Ms S Pearson

7th July 2018 – Local Governing Body Meeting (Resources Focus) – Mr A Reppold, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs A Guest, Mrs L Greatorex, Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs S Burley, Mrs A Cave, Mrs C Narey, Ms S Pearson

7th June 2018 – Local Governing Body – Mrs J Thomson, Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr M Rowley, Mrs A Guest, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs S Carlisle, Ms S Pearson

24th May 2018 – Teaching and Learning Committee – Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs C Hewitt, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A Cave, Ms S Pearson

27th April 2018 – Extra Ordinary Local Governing Body – Mrs J Thomson, Mrs S Burley, Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs L Greatorex, Mr A Reppold, Mrs C Hewitt, Ms L Andrews-Wilson

19th April 2018 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs C Narey, Ms L Andrews-Wilson, Ms S Pearson

18th April 2018 -Pay Progression Committee –  Mrs J Thomson, Mr S Burley, Mr M Rowley, Mr J Britton

22nd February 2018 – Local Governing Body – Mrs J Thomson, Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr M Rowley, Mrs A Guest, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Cave, Mrs S Carlisle, Ms L Andrews-Wilson

8th February 2018 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs S Burley, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs H Fouracre, Ms L Andrews-Wilson

25th January 2018 – Teaching and Learning Committee – Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mrs J Thomson. Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A Cave, Ms D Wilcock

16th November 2017 – Local Governing Board – Mrs J Thomson, Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mr M Rowley, Mrs A Cave, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A McCoulough

19th October 2017 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs S Burley, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs H Fouracre, Miss A Barlow, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs C Narey, Ms A McCoulough

19th October 2017 – Pay Progression Committee –  Mrs J Thomson, Mr A Reppold, Mr S Burley, Mrs S Burley

5th October 2017 – Teaching and Learning Committee –  Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs C Hetherington-Stott, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr M Rowley, Mrs J Thomson

School Leaders presenting: Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A Cave

12th July 2017 – Teaching and Learning Committee – Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hetherington-Stott, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs A Cave, Ms D Wilcock

6th June 2017 – Local Governing Board – Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr M Rowley, Mrs A Cave, Ms D Wilcock

23rd May 2017 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Miss A Barlow, Mrs S Carlisle, Mrs C Narey, Ms S Radford

18th May 2017 – Teaching and Learning Committee – Mrs S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs S Carlisle, Ms S Radford

2nd February 2017 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mrs H Fouracre, Mr A Reppold, Miss A Barlow, Mrs C Narey, Ms V Parkman

19th January 2017 – Teaching and Learning Committee – Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr A Reppold, Mr M Rowley, Miss A Barlow, Mrs S Carlisle, Mr N Brignall, Ms V Parkman

1st December 2016 – Teaching and Learning Committee – Mrs S Burley, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr A Reppold, Mr M Rowley, Mrs S Carlise, Miss A Barlow, Mrs G Johnson

3rd November 2016 – Full Governing Body – Mrs H Fouracre, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr A Reppold, Mrs M Rowley, Mrs S Carlisle, Miss A Barlow, Mrs S Wightman

17th October 2016 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mr A Reppold, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs S Narey, Miss A Barlow, Mrs S Wightman

6th October 2016 – Standards Committee – Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mrs C Hewitt, Mr A Reppold, Mr M Rowley, Mrs S Carlisle, Miss A Barlow, Mrs S Wightman

12th July 2016 – Full Governing Body – Mrs S Burley, Mr S Burley, Mrs L Greatorex, Mrs A Guest, Mr C Martinez, Mr A Reppold, Mr M Rowley, Ms J Barrett

25th May 2016 – Resources Committee – Mr S Burley, Mrs J Thomson, Mrs A Guest, Mr A Reppold, Mrs C Narey,

9th May 2016 Full Governing Body – Mrs S Burley, Mr S Burley, Mrs L Greatorex, Mr A Reppold, Mr M Rowley, Mrs S Carlisle, Ms J Barrett

18th April 2016 – Resources Committee – Mr A Reppold, Mrs J Thomson, Mr C Martinez, Ms J Barrett