Meet Our Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They have a wide range of responsibilities, with their priority being the strategic direction of the school and, being accountable for the performance of the school.

Together with the Headteacher, governors:

  • Decide the aims and objectives for the school
  • Review pupils’ achievement and set targets for improvement
  • Approve the school budget
  • Make decisions about staffing
  • Ensure the national curriculum and religious education are taught
  • Approve school policies
  • Make sure children with special needs have access to the curriculum
  • Act as a link between the school and the community it serves
  • Keep parents informed
  • Consider complaints from parents
  • Ensure the school is well maintained
  • Ensure health & safety requirements are met

As of February 2nd 2017 Foston and Terrington Primary schools are formally federated. This means that one governing body is now responsible for the two schools.

Name Category
Appointed By
Helen Ashdown – Chair Of Governors
Local Authority

Feb 17 – Sept 21

Local Councillor
Rev Chris Wingfield Ex-Officio York Diocese in consultation with PCC
Sarah Moore Headteacher
Katie Stringer Staff – Feb 17 – Feb 21 Elected by staff
Nicola Clarke – Vice Chair
Parent – Feb 17 – Feb 21 Elected by parents
Matt Smith – Chair Of Finance
Parent – Feb 17 – Feb 21 Elected by parents
Alison Hutchinson Foundation Jun 20-Jun 24 York Diocese in consultation with PCC
Gill Hughes Foundation – Jun 20-Jun 24 York Diocese in consultation with PCC
Karen Saunders Foundation – Feb 21-Feb 21 York Diocese in consultation with PCC
Vanessa Jones Foundation – Feb 17-Feb 21 York Diocese in consultation with PCC
James Fenwick Foundation – Jun 18 – Jun 22   York Diocese in consultation with PCC
Corinne Cross Associate-March 20-Mar 21 Governing body

In September 2020:

Business or pecuniary interests to declare:

  • Mrs Moore’s husband is caretaker and ICT technician at Foston School.
  • Mrs Cross is Chair Of Governors at Stillington CP School.
  • Mrs Moore is Headteacher and Governor through formal collaboration at Stillington Primary School.
  • Miss Stringer is Staff governor through formal collaboration at Stillington Primary School.
  • There are no relationships to declare between governors and members of the school staff.
  • Associate governors have no voting rights.

For information about governor attendance please click here.

 

Previous Members of the Governing Body

In the past 12 months the following governors have served on the individual governing bodies of either Foston or Terrington Primary Schools. They have now stepped down from their roles:

Name

 

Category of Governor

Terminated role

Elaine Smith Foundation Governor 26th November 2020

 

Click for Standing orders and the Code of Conduct for Governors.