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St Hedda's RC Primary
Egton Bridge
Whitby
YO21 1UX

01947 895361

Head Teacher:
Mrs Hilary Thompson

Co-Chairs of Governors:
Clare Dalton/Lucy Brown

The Governors work in close liaison with the school, to give support and to promote high standards. In order to operate most effectively the Governors have formed a number of sub-committees. Their responsibilities are strategic, relating to the policies and ethos of the school in such matters as finance, staffing, the curriculum, discipline, the admission and exclusion of pupils, premises and relations with the LEA, the Diocese, parents and the community.

Governors are nominated or elected by the bodies, which they represent, except co-opted Governors who are invited to serve by the members of the governing body itself. All Governors serve for periods of four years from the date of appointment. If a Governor resigns within that time, their nominating body is required to nominate, or elect, a replacement as appropriate.

In accordance with the Education Act 1986, the governing body issues an annual report for parents, and holds an annual parents meeting. Copies of agendas and minutes of governors meetings are available for inspection by parents if required.

Any points you wish to raise about the education of your child or general issues related to the running of the school should, in the first instance be discussed with the Headteacher. If you then feel you wish the matter to be raised with the Governors, please contact the Chairman of Governors or one of the other members.

Should you wish to become a Governor at St. Hedda’s please speak to either: Fr Guiver (Parish Priest at Egton Bridge, Ugthorpe and Lealhom), Chair of Governor; Mrs Clare Dalton or Parent Governors: Mrs Lucy Brown, Mrs Jenny Wood or contact the school.

 Our Governing Body:

Name

DOA

(Stepped down)

Term of office

Appointed by

Gov. Category

Attendance

Committees

Position

Relevant Business and Pecuniary interests

Governor at other Educ Estab

Relationship to members of school staff

Clare Dalton

Nov

2014

4 yrs

Diocese & Governors

Foundation

100%

Finance

Joint Chair

 

 

 

   

I have been an active member of the governing body for a number of years, and am a regular visitor to the school

Lucy Brown

July

2017

4 yrs

Parents

Parent

66%

 

Joint Chair

 

 

 

         

I am have been a parent of children at St Hedda’s for over 7 years, currently with one child in year 5 and one in year 2. I also head up the St Hedda’s parent and toddler group on a Thursday.

Tim Boulton

Sept

2013

4 yrs

Vin McLaughlan/

Mark Whelan

Co-opted

100%

Finance

Health & Safety

Vice

Chair

Self employed business owner

Hospitality industry finance

Management

-

Wife is caretaker

         

I was a parent of a child at the school, and have been a governor for 12+ years. I am a business owner with management experience, including in accounting/finance. I am also a local parish councillor. 

Hilary Thompson

Jan

2015

4 yrs

Governors

Headteacher

100%

Finance

HT

KS1/2 Teacher

-

-

-

        

I have worked in a few schools of varying sizes and in different locations around the country, beginning my career in London, moving to Essex on to Suffolk then Redcar and Cleveland and finally to North Yorkshire.  Before becoming headteacher at St. Hedda’s  I was a KS2 class teacher, SLE and teacher in charge in a small rural primary school federation with responsibility for SEND across both schools.   I became a headteacher in 2015 when I joined St Hedda’s and currently teach across the whole primary age range.  St Hedda’s is a designated National Teaching School (2014) and a member of the Esk Valley Alliance and part of the Diocese of Middlesbrough. 

Will Gardner

2016

 

Staff

Staff

83%

n/a

Teacher

-

-

-

        

I have been a teacher since 2010, joining the St. Hedda’s family in 2016 following a post in a larger school in Middlesbrough.  I’m currently the KS2 teacher, with leadership responsibilities for maths, music and MFL, with a particular interest in developing mastery.  Out of school, I enjoy spending time with my two boys and wife, going for walks and playing piano as part of my church leadership responsibilities. 

Tony Moore

May

2014

4 yrs

Diocese

Foundation

66%

Health & Safety

 

 

 

 

        

 

Fr Guiver

September 2012

 

Diocese

Diocese

100%

 

Parish

Priest

 

 

 

 

I am the Parish Priest for our area, and support the school by running a weekly Mass for the children and staff.

Kate Brown

Nov

2014

4 yrs

Diocese

Fr Guiver

Foundation

83%

Safeguarding

GDPR

Parent

 

 

 

         

I used to attend St Hedda’s School myself and I currently have 3 children at the school.  Therefore, I am very passionate about St. Hedda’s and maintaining the current ethos and lovely learning environment.  I work as a Practice Nurse so have current knowledge of safeguarding policies and protocols. 

Jenny Wood

Jan

2016

4 yrs

Parents

Parent Governor

66%

SEND

MSA

Parent

-

-

-

 

I have lived in and around Egton for all of my life.  I am married to Paul and we have 2 sons currently at St. Hedda’s in Year 5.  I am an active member of the schools PTA and also work at the school as a MSA.  In my other life I decorate cakes.  I was a pupil at St. Hedda’s in 1982/83 then studied at Fyling Hall School before going to Scarborough Tech then finally getting a degree at Hull.

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