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Governors

Ribblesdale Federation of School: Governing Body

Mr Paul Gibbons

Mr Paul Gibbons

Local Authority Governor

Chair of the Federation Board

Date appointed – 15/12/21

Term of office – 14/12/25

Register of interests – none

Committee – Staffing / Executive Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel

About them

Paul is proud to have been associated with all three schools for the last 10 years. Initially as a co-opted Governor and then Chair at Hellifield and since 2019 as Local Authority Governor and Chair of the Federation. Paul is currently the Federation Maths/Computing Link Governor. As Chair Paul can (and usually does) attend both Committees.

Paul’s professional background is in senior management and leadership in public sector organisations and latterly he ran his own company supporting a wide range of bodies with development activities in these areas.

When not involved with Federation activities Paul is a keen cyclist and plays golf (not as well as he would like!)

Mrs Helen Smith

Mrs Helen Smith

Foundation Governor (Hartley Education Foundation)

Chair of Education Committee

Date appointed – 16/01/22

Term of office – 15/01/26

Register of interests – Staff member

About them

Helen is a foundation governor appointed by the Hartley Education Foundation.  Helen chairs the Education Committee and is link governor for early years. Helen works as a teaching assistant at Hellifield School and has two daughters who both went to Long Preston school. In her spare time, Helen enjoys taking her dog Holly for a walk, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

Mr Carl Shuttleworth

Mr Carl Shuttleworth

Parent Governor

Finance Committee

Date appointed – 01/01/21

Term of office – 31/12/24

Register of interests – none

Committee – Complaints

About them

Carl is married to Gemma, and they have 2 children, one of which attends Giggleswick Primary School. Both he and his wife are Teachers of primary aged children.
Carl has been a Parent Governor since 2021 and is thoroughly enjoying being a part of the Governing Body.
Carl and his family moved to the Yorkshire Dales 3 years ago and enjoy all that it has to offer, including walking, camping, and being very much a part of the community.

Mrs Rachel Brummitt

Mrs Rachel Brummitt

Parent Governor

Education Committee

Date Appointed – 01/01/21

Term of Office 31/12/24

Register of Interests – None

Committee – Executive Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel

About them

Rachel has 2 children, who have collectively enjoyed 10 happy years at Giggleswick Primary school. Rachel has played an active part in life at the school attending parent’s forums to helping in school and more recently as a parent governor of the Ribblesdale Federation.

Rachel is a Company Director in their family business which imports a wide variety of fairly traded, handcrafted products from India, Nepal, Thailand & Indonesia.

Rachel enjoys the outdoor life with family & friends, walking, cycling, ski-ing and running.  Rachel is a level 1 coach at Settle Junior Harriers.

Mr James Atkinson

Mr James Atkinson

Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Finance Board

Date Appointed 07/10/19

Term of office 06/10/23

Register of Interests – None

Committee – Staffing

About them

James is married to Helen and has one daughter who attends Hellifield school.

James has worked for the ambulance service for over 20 years and currently works in the Craven area as a Paramedic.

James enjoys cycling, walking and reading and regularly attends worship at St Aidan’s Church in Hellifield where he is a member of the PCC.

Mrs Emilia Hodgson

Mrs Emilia Hodgson

Foundation Governor (Diocese of Leeds)

Finance Committee

Date appointed 215/12/22

Term of office 31/01/26

Register of interests None

Committee – Complaints

About them

Emmy is married to Dan and they have 4 children – all have attended Long Preston school with 3 still currently there.
Prior to having children, Emmy worked as a reception teacher for 6 years. She has since retrained in finance and returned to work after 9 years as a full time Mum.

Emmy currently works as a finance officer for a multi academy trust with 2 secondary schools in Yorkshire.
Emmy first joined the governing board in January 2018 and has just been reappointed as foundation Governor by the Diocese of Leeds.

In her free time, Emmy enjoys walking the dog and spending time with family and friends.

Rev Dr Sue McWhinney

Rev Dr Sue McWhinney

Co-opted Governor (Diocese of Leeds)

Education Committee

Date appointed 15/12/2021

Term of office 14/12/22

Register of interests None

About them

Sue is the Associate Priest at Kirkby Malham and has been co-opted for a year in order to strengthen our links with the local church.

Sue is married to Paul, and they have two grown-up children.

Sue has considerable experience of working with church schools, and has a desire to see children and staff flourish and grow.

In a former life Sue was a GP near York for several years. In her free time, Sue enjoys walking in the Dales landscape, singing, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

Mr Andrew Bradley (Vice Chair)

Mr Andrew Bradley (Vice Chair)

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of the Federation Board

Finance Committee

Date appointed 15/12/21

Term of office 14/12/25

Register of interests Owner Blue Pig Company

Committee – Complaints / Staffing

About them

He is married to Gill and they have a teenage son who attended Long Preston and is now a student at Settle College.
In his spare time, Andrew coaches rugby at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club He enjoys food, both cooking and eating, washed down with a glass of good red wine!

Catherine Maddocks

Catherine Maddocks

Executive Headteacher

Ex-officio

Date appointed 01/01/2023

Term of office 31/12/24

Register of interests – Staff member

Committee – Staffing

About them

Trudi was appointed as Executive Headteacher across the Federation in January 2021. Trudi started teaching in 1995 and understands first-hand the power of a good education to transform lives. She is passionate about ensuring all children in our schools have the best possible start in education and develop a life-long love of learning.
Trudi is currently studying for the National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership and is completing a Doctorate in Education with the University of York St John.

Dr Dominic Hewitt

Dr Dominic Hewitt

Associate Member

Governor for Safeguarding

Date Appointed – 02/02/21

Term of Office – 01/02/23

Register of Interests –Employee Airedale Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

About them

Dominic lives in Long Preston and both his children attended the village school until they moved on to Settle College.

Dominic was a Governor at Long Preston School and was invited to stay on as an Associate Member of the Federation’s Governing Board.

His job as a doctor in Emergency Medicine includes work with child safeguarding.

When he is not working, Dominic enjoys family time, and occasional sailing with friends.

Rev James Rodley

Rev James Rodley

Co-opted Governor (Diocese of Leeds)

Date appointed 01/10/22

Term of office 30/09/26

Register of interests None

About them

To be written

Ms Barbara Stirton

Ms Barbara Stirton

Staff Governor

Date appointed 16/05/22

Term of office 15/05/26

Register of interests – Staff member

About them

To be written

External Advisor

External Advisor

Committee – Executive Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel

Attendance Table 2021 - 2022

        Full Governing Body Education Finance
Name Category Start date End date 22 Sept 2021 15 Dec 2021 21 Mar 2022 16 May 2022

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Jul 2022

08 Nov 2021 07 Feb 2022 15 Nov 2021 07 Mar 2022
Mr James Atkinson Co-opted Governor 07/10/2019 06/10/2023 Apologies Yes Yes Apologies Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes

Mr Andrew Bradley             Vice-Chair

 

Co-opted Governor 15/12/2021 14/12/2025 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes
Mrs Rachel Brummitt Parent Governor 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Mr Paul Gibbons                   Chair Local Authority Governor 15/12/2021 14/12/2025 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Emilia Hodgson       Foundation Governor 01/02/2022 31/01/2026 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes
Revd. Sue McWhinney Co-opted Governor 15/12/2021 14/12/2022 N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Mr Carl Shuttleworth Parent Governor 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 Yes Yes Yes Yes Apologies N/A N/A Yes Apologies
Mrs Helen Smith Foundation Governor (HEF) 16/01/2022 15/01/2026 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Ms Laura Sargison Staff Governor 17/0/2018 16/01/2022 Yes Apologies N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes N/A N/A
Ms Barbara Stirton Staff Governor 16/05/2022 15/05/2026 N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mrs Trudi Ward Executive Headteacher 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mr Dominic Hewitt

Safeguarding governor

 

Associate Member 02/02/2021 01/02/2023 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A