Governors

The federated governing body is made up of governors appointed by the Local Authority (the County Council), parents, school staff, the headteacher and governors appointed by the rest of the governing body(co-opted governors). As we are a Church of England School which is voluntary controlled, we also have foundation governors.

Parent Governors have a four year term of office and continue to serve even if their child(ren) leaves the school during this period.

 What Do Governors Do?

The work governors’ undertake affects most aspects of school life. They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the federation, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school budget and the use and maintenance of the premises. More generally, they are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the federation to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the federation explain to the community what it is trying to achieve for their children. A leaflet, providing further information, is available either in school or from the Governor Support, County Hall, Northallerton, tel. 01609 532936 or e-mail:

Governor.Support@northyorks.gov.uk

The Board of Governors of the Federation of Holy Trinity C of E Schools, Ripon oversees the vision, ethos and strategic direction; holds the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils; and oversees the financial performance, making sure that money is well spent.

 

Name

Category

Appointed By

Lead area / role

Term of Office Expiry Date

FGB attendance

FR attendance

TLSD attendance

Declaration of Interests

Paul Bowlas

Headteacher

Ex Officio

Headteacher

 

2/3

1/1

4/5

Governor at Ripley School

Yvonne Burton

Foundation

Diocese

Distinctiveness

January 2022

2/3

 

3/5

None

Rev Chris Butler

Foundation

Diocese

Safeguarding

May 2005 

3/3

2/2

 

None

Caroline Chadwick

Co-opted

Governing board

Vice chair

Pupil premium

Sports premium

February 2022

3/3

2/2

3/5

Governor at Sharow & Skelton Federation

Ceri Dunn

Parent

Parent election

Literacy

Service children

January 2022

2/3

 

3/5

Employed by school as supply TA; soft furnishing business supplying curtains for school.

Richard Grime

Foundation

Diocese

Chair

Maths

January 2022

3/3

2/2

5/5

AQA Principal examiner for A level Chemistry; writer for Cambridge Assessment;  author of text books for Hodder & Pearson; author for chemsheets education resources

James Hughes

Co-opted

Governing board

Premises, health & safety

May 2022

3/3

1/2

 

None

Helen Little

Co-opted

Governing board

SEND

February 2022

1/3

 

3/5

None

Lorraine McLoughlin

Staff

Staff election

Early years

January 2022

2/3

 

5/5

None

Debbie Pitt

Parent

Parent election

Financial processes

January 2022

2/3

2/2

 

None

David Walpole

Co-opted

Governing board

Chair of F&R  committee

February 2022

3/3

2/2

 

None

Hazel Willis

LEA

LEA

Chair of TLSD committee, NQTs

January 2022

1/3

 

5/5

None

Liz Stockdale

Co-opted

Governing board

Human resources

May 2022

2/3

2/2

 

Assistant Registrar, University of the Arts, London

Kitty Colley

Associate governor

Governing board

 

January 2023

 

 

 

None

Alison Bradley

 

 

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

The school business manager and deputy headteacher attend meetings as and when required.

Key: FGB = Full Governing Body;  FR = Finance and Resources;  TLSD = Teaching, Learning, Standards and Distinctiveness

Click here to view the Instrument of Governance

Summary Minutes of Governors Meetings

Please find summary notes of the Full Governing Body meetings of the Federation of Holy Trinity C of E Schools, Ripon below. If you would like a copy of the full minutes, please contact Alison Bradley, Clerk to the Governing Body via the school office or the contact form available on this website.

Federation of Holy Trinity C of E Schools, Ripon

Meeting Date

Summary Notes 

01/02/2018

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17/05/2018

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13/09/2018

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13/12/2018

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Please find below minutes of meetings of the Holy Trinity CE Junior School and Holy Trinity CE Infant School and Nursery governing bodies prior to federation.

Junior School

Meeting Date

Summary Notes  Infant School Meeting Date

Summary

Notes

19/01/2017 Click Here

 

18/01/17 Click Here
09/03/2017 Click Here

 

08/03/17 Click Here
06/04/2017 Click Here

 

10/05/17 Click Here
18/05/2017 Click Here

 

24/05/17 Click Here
22/06/2017 Click Here

 

28/06/17 Click Here
13/07/2017 Click Here 13/09/17 Click Here
14/09/2017 Click Here 15/11/17 Click Here
05/10/2017 Click Here
12/10/2017 Click Here
16/11/2017 Click Here