Governance

Local Governing Committee

Judy MacDermot (Chair)
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 23.01.2017
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 19.01.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A
Contact: email: chair@bgp.hlt.academy
Address: Burton Green Primary School, Clifton, York, YO30 6JE

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Ash Atherton
Executive Headteacher

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2018
Appointed By: Ex-Officio
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Elaine Boyes
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 23.07.2017
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 23.07.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: Pupil Premium
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (Employer)
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Tom Button
Parent Governor (Burton Green)

Date of Appointment: 01.02.2018
Appointed By: Parent Election
End of Term: 01.02.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: TBC
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: TBC

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Nicola Terrett
Parent Governor (Skelton)

Date of Appointment: 07.12.2020
Appointed By: Parent Election
End of Term: 06.12.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/3
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Chris Linfoot
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 25.01.2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 24.01.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: Vice Chair and Health & Safety
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Tim Stead
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 25.03.2019
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 25.03.2023
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: TBC
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: TBC

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Hazel Greenwood
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 23.01.2017
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 19.01.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: SEND
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: TBC
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: TBC

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Keith Hayton
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 13.03.2017
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 19.01.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: Safeguarding
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Sarah Brownhill
Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 01.11.2019
Appointed By: Staff Election
End of Term: 01.11.2023
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Hannah Smithson
Head of School (Skelton)

In attendance

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Governor attendances are updated once a term
To become a Governor, please contact the school – hello@bgp.hslt.academy

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

Skelton Primary Governance

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each school within the MAT.

Burton Green Primary School and Skelton Primary School are working closely together under the executive leadership of Ash Atherton. As a result it has been agreed that there is a joint Local Governing Committee (LGC) for the two schools.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the school; the daily management of the schools is the responsibility of the Executive Head Teacher. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the school and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

What does the Local Governing Committee do?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the schools
ii) holding the Executive Head Teacher to account
iii) and ensuring the schools’ financial management is to the highest possible standard.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the schools’ environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.

If you are interested in becoming an LGC member do contact the school to find out about the current vacancies.

Skills and Training

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions. Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Executive Head Teacher and then carrying out the Executive Head Teacher’s performance review.

Skelton Primary and Burton Green Governor Information

The LGC is made up of:

The Executive Head Teacher, one Parent Governor and two Staff Governors. The remaining governors are co-opted and all the above governors have full voting rights at Local Governing Committee. Information on the governors is below with detail of their specific responsibilities, business interests and terms of office. The Chair of Governors is Judy MacDermot – to contact her please email: chair@bgp.hlt.academy

LGC Meeting Dates

Burton Green/Skelton Joint LGC

Thursday 23rd September 2021, 5.45pm
Thursday 2nd December 2021, 5.45pm
Thursday 27th January 2022, 5.45pm
Thursday 7th April 2022, 5.45pm
Thursday 9th June 2022, 5.45pm
Tuesday 12th July 2022 (SATS), 5.45pm

Former Governors within the past 12 months

Nick O’Keefe
Resigned: July 2021

Sue Faulds
Resigned: July 2021

Catherine Bromley
Resigned: July 2021