Guy Cooper

Chair to the Governors

Co-opted Governor

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Appointed by the GB

10 January 2017

Term – 4 years

Ends 9 January 2021 

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20 – 90%

Attendance 2018/19 – 100%

Attendance 2017/18 – 50%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Guy was previously a board member and Vice Chair at Sicklinghall School before taking over as Chair of the Federation.  He is a parent of two former Sicklinghall pupils.  He’s a Director of an international medical device business and is definitely just on the verge of taking up running again. 

David Blackshaw-Howell

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

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Appointed by the Diocese

23 March 2017

Term – 4 years

Ends – 22 March 2021

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20 – 86%

Attendance 2018/19 – 50%

Attendance 2017/18 – 100%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

David was previously a parent governor. at Goldsborough C.E school before being appointed Foundation Governor and then Vice Chair. He is a parent of 2 former Goldsborough pupils. David works for a global dairy company in an international role. Aside from family, David misses the green of the Great British countryside. 

Zoe Pickard

Headteacher Governor

Appointed Ex-officio

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20: 100%

Relationships between Governors & Members of Staff, including Spouses, Partners & Relatives: None

Catherine Richards

Staff Governor

Date Appointed: September 2020

Attendance 2020/21 -

Relationships between Governors & Members of Staff, including Spouses, Partners & Relatives: None

Cerys Townend

Co-opted Governor

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Re-elected from Parent Governor to Co-opted Governor - 5 October 2020

Term – 4 years

Ends – 5 October 2024

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20 – 83%

Attendance 2018/19 – 100%

Attendance 2017/18 – 100%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Cerys is a parent governor with a child at Goldsborough school and has over 20 years experience in education.   Her particular area is SEND and she is currently an inclusion manager for the local authority, specialising in social, emotional and mental health. 

Sue Callinan

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

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Appointed by the GB

28 September 2017

Term – 4 years

Ends – 27 September 2021    

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

Attendance 2018/19 – 100%

Attendance 2017/18 – 75%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Sue has lived in Sicklinghall for 18 years.  Her involvement with Sicklinghall School began when her youngest daughter attended the School several years ago. 

Her background is in finance and she has worked mainly in accountancy for several of the largest firms of accountants.  

She is Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee for the Federation. 

Reverend Stroma McDermott

Foundation Governor

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Appointed Ex officio by the Diocese

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Stroma has been Team Vicar for the Knaresborough Team Ministry since October 2019 and prior to that was curate for three years at St James Wetherby, having been ordained in July 2016. 

She particularly enjoys her work with the schools and has thoroughly enjoyed taking assembles and school services at Goldsborough and helping with the Easter Experience and the Project Valentine initiative. 

She am also Foundation Governor at St Aidan’s. 

Most of her working life was spent in accountancy, first in private practice and then as Principal Auditor at the Audit Commission, and she still has her calculator just in case! 

Julie (Jules) Clegg

Authority Governor

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Appointed by the GB

28 September 2017

Term – 4 years

Ends – 27 September 2021

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

Attendance 2018/19 – 75%

Attendance 2017/18 – 100%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Jules is an elected Parent Governor and is designated Governor for Safeguarding and the Local Authority.  She has two daughters currently at Sicklinghall CP School.  Jules has strong links to the community through her work with the Churches and the Parish Council and Chairs the Committee at The Village Preschool Sicklinghall. 

Sam Parkin

Co-opted Governor

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Appointed by the GB

5 December 2017

Term – 4 years

Ends – 4 December 2021    

Attendance 2020/21 -   

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

Attendance 2018/19 – 75%

Attendance 2017/18 – 100%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Sam is a co-opted governor and a parent of three children, two who are currently at Sicklinghall Primary School. She is an area manager for an adoption charity and has an interest in the education of children with additional needs. 

Helene Shaw

Co-opted Governor

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Appointed by the GB 25 June 2018

Term – 4 years

Ends – 24 June 2022

Attendance 2020/21 -

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

Attendance 2018/19 – 50%

Relationships between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Helene is a parent to three children who are at Goldsborough School. She was previously a civil servant at the Department of Health in London before relocating to Goldsborough with her family two years ago. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, cycling and running.

Alastair Morley Parent Governor

Alastair Morley

Parent Governor

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Date Appointed: 2.11.20

Term of Office:  4 Years

Ends: 2.11.2024

Attendance 2020/21 -

Relationships between Governors & Members of Staff, including Spouses, Partners & Relatives: None

Alastair has one daughter at Sicklinghall with a second joining next year. He is looking forward to making a positive contribution to the running of the school as a Parent Governor. Alastair is a solicitor working for an insurance company. He still has some ambitions in international sport, but these days, beekeeping is more his pace.

Parent Governor Jenny Mills

Jennifer Mills

Parent Governor

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Date Appointed: 9.11.20

Term of Office: 4 Years

Ends: 9.11.24

Attendance 2020/21 -

Relationships between Governors & Members of Staff, including Spouses, Partners & Relatives: None

I work for Leeds City council as a specialist lead teacher for The East SILC.  I have worked in both mainstream and specialist provisions for over 15 years and I am currently managing a 16+ partnership site at Brigshaw High School.  I am mum to two boys, one son in Year 1 at Goldsborough Primary School and a 15 month old.  Becoming a parent Governor is a natural move to be able to continue to fulfil my passion for education and inclusion and to dedicate my knowledge somewhere close to my heart.