Governors

Welcome to Slingsby Community Primary School

Here on the website you can find useful information about our school community. We hope our website will be a useful tool for both existing pupils’ families – with links to events, newsletters, policies and much more – and those who are interested in finding out more about our school.

Slingsby Community Primary School is a place where we strive to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all our pupils. All of our teachers and staff work extremely hard and are committed to providing your children with the best possible learning environment and high quality teaching. Our close links with the community strengthen the friendly and caring family atmosphere within the school. We follow the Slingsbby Values for Life, providing us all with skills to survive in the modern world.

We have had many changes in 2013/14 when our current Head Teacher started at the school, which I’m pleased to say have all had a massively positive impact on the children’s learning.

Changes in teaching staff and headship can sometimes be unsettling for a small school but at Slingsby this has not been the case. The children have gone from strength to strength in their confidence and ambition.

We now have a really fantastic, positive and forward thinking team who are working very hard indeed to continue the growth and success of this amazing village school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Sophie Wigby Ashurst.

Chair of Governors.

The Composition of the Governing Body

Name Category Appointed
By
Date
Appointed
Term in
Office
Attendance
Record
Committees
Currently Serving On
Other Positions
of Responsibility
Business
Interests *
Relationships **

Sophie Wigby Ashurst

Chair of Governors FGB 2016 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • HT PM
  • Safeguarding
  • SEN
  • Child Protection
Geoff Bishop Vice Chair FGB 2014 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • Health and Safety
  • PE
  • Grandparent
Rev Anne Freestone Co-opted Governor FGB 2015 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • HT PM
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Staff Dismissal
  • RE
  • Literacy
Dr Kate Giles Co-opted Governor FGB 2017 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • Humanities
    (except RE)
Mrs H Thomson Co-opted Governor FGB 2016 4 Years 1 absence
  • FGB
  • HT PM
  • Staff Dismissals
  • General Complaints
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Inclusion Officer
Mr A Wison Co-opted Governor FGB 2015 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Spouse of Clerk to Governors
Foundation Governor N/A 90%
Sophie Wigby Ashurst Parent Governor Parents 2016 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • Safeguarding
  • SEN
  • Child Protection
Vacancy Parent Governor Parents 2017 4 Years
  • FGB
Mr S Mortimer Staff Governor Staff 2017 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • EYFS
Teacher Governor See above
Geoff Bishop LEA Governor LEA 2014 4 Years 90%
  • FGB
  • Health and Safety
  • PE
  • Grandparent

* Relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern
** any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives

What does being a School Governor involve?