David Blackshaw-Howell

Role
Co-chair

Co-opted Governor

[email protected]

Appointed by the Governing Board

10.3.21

Term – 4 years

Ends – 10.3. 2025

Attendance 2020/21 - 85%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): None

David was previously a parent governor. at Goldsborough C.E school before being appointed Foundation Governor and then Vice Chair. He has since been appointed as a co-opted Governor and is now co-chair of the Governing Board. 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 when he is travelling. 

Cerys Townend

Role
Co-opted Governor and Co-chair

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

Elected as Co-chair 10.3.21

Term – 4 years

Ends – 5 October 2024

Attendance 2020/21 - 100%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): None

Cerys is currently in role as Co-chair.  She is a co-opted governor with a child at Goldsborough Church of England Primary School. She has over 20 years experience in education.   Her particular area of expertise is SEND and she is currently an inclusion manager for the local authority, specialising in social, emotional and mental health. 

Zoe Ellis

Role
Headteacher Governor

Appointed Ex-officio

Attendance 2020/21 - 100%

Attendance 2019/20 - 100%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): None

Catherine Richards

Role
Staff Governor

Date Appointed: February 2021

Attendance 2020/21 - 100%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): None

Reverend Stroma McDermott

Role
Foundation Governor

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Appointed Ex officio by the Diocese

Attendance 2020/21 – 100%

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): 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 is 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

Role
Authority Governor

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Appointed by the GB

28 September 2017

re-elected 28 September 2021

Term – 4 years

Ends – 27 September 2025

Attendance 2020/21 - 70%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): 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

Role
Co-opted Governor

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Appointed by the GB

5 December 2017

Term – 4 years

Ends – 4 December 2021    

Attendance 2020/21 - 85% 

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): 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

Role
Foundation Governor

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Appointed by the GB 25 June 2018

Term – 4 years

Ends – 24 June 2022

Attendance 2020/21 - 85%

Attendance 2019/20 – 100%

Attendance 2018/19 – 50%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): 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

Role
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 - 100%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): 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.

Jennifer Mills

Role
Parent Governor
Parent Governor Jenny Mills

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Date Appointed: 9.11.20

Term of Office: 4 Years

Ends: 9.11.24

Attendance 2020/21 - 80%

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

Declarations of interest (pecuniary or other): None

Jenny works for Leeds City council as a specialist lead teacher for The East SILC.  She has worked in both mainstream and specialist provisions for over 15 years and is currently managing a 16+ partnership site at Brigshaw High School.  She is a 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 her passion for education and inclusion and to dedicate her knowledge somewhere close to my heart.

Valerie Wilson

Role
Coopted Governor
Valerie Wilson

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Appointed By: Governing Body

Date Appointed: May 2021 

Term of Office: 4 Years

Ends: May 2025

Attendance 2020/21 - 100% 

Declarations of Interest (pecuniary and other): None

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

The education of primary aged school children to encourage them to have an intrinsic desire for learning has been a lifelong passion for Valerie. Before her recent retirement, Valerie spent many years as a classroom teacher before progressing to be the Deputy Head teacher of a federation within the authority of Leeds. Valerie is well aware of the complexities of a Federation but also the great benefits of a strong union between two schools.

Valerie’s philosophy for children has remained the same throughout her career, despite all of the changes that she has witnessed. It is that all children should feel valued, they should be happy and they should be encouraged to have the self esteem and confidence that will enable them to achieve their goals.

Valerie has 3 children of her own. Two of her girls have followed in her footsteps and have pursued a career in teaching, the third decided this wasn’t for her and is now a lawyer!

Valerie’s aim as a governor is to work with parents, teachers, the Head and other Governors to provide the children with the best chance of success and happiness.

Marianne Tharby

Role
Coopted Governor
Marianne Tharby

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Appointed By: Governing Body

Date Appointed: May 2021.  

Term of Office: 4 Years

Ends: May 2025

Attendance 2020/21 - 100%

Register of Interests (pecuniary and other): None

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

Marianne has recently moved to Follifoot after living in Leeds since 1964.  She has been involved with and or working in schools since 1977 within Leeds as a Transitions/Careers Adviser across the city until 2012 when I joined East SILC as one of their Safeguarding Leads and Specialist Advice Worker.

She enjoys working with families and organisations to look for the best options to progress situations. She doesn't avoid 'healthy challenge' but feels there is a solution to most situations. 

Outside work, she volunteers as a Listener with a national charity (Samaritans) - she was previously the Director of Leeds Samaritans where she was in charge of 190 volunteers and a shop.