Yorkley School Governors
Welcome To Yorkley School
As Governors we have a responsibility to ensure that our school provides the best possible education for all children and that everyone is safe and supported.
We work closely with the Head Teacher to create a vision and ethos for the school developing plans, policies and procedures to enable us to influence the strategic direction of the school.
Governors set the school budget and are responsible for ensuring that the best value is achieved with the school resources.
We ensure that the school meets all statutory requirements and duties including Safeguarding and Equalities and the delivery of the National Curriculum.
As Governors we are responsible for the performance management of the Head Teacher and to ensure all staff undergo performance management and receive any appropriate training and development opportunities they require. We ask questions and receive written information that allows us to support and challenge the Head Teacher as part of our monitoring role within the school.
We are accountable to parents and the wider community for the performance of the school and we visit the school regularly to meet pupils, staff and parents.
Our Governors are from a range of different backgrounds including parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community in Yorkley.
As a Governing Body we meet at least three times a year and we delegate some functions to the four committees listed below:
- Buildings and Premises (Chair Alistair Chapman)
- Curriculum and Standards (Chair Alan Castle)
- Finance (Chair Amanda Perry)
- Personnel (Chair Alan Castle)
If you wish to contact the Governors you may write to us via the school office or email us at:
The Governors are:
Mr Chris Wood (Chair of Governors)
Dr Alan Castle
Mr Alastair Chapman (Vice Chair)
Mrs Amanda Perry
Mr Antony Dufort
Local Authority Governors
Mr Chris Nancollas
Mrs Katharine Burke
Mrs Tracy Wood
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Frances Day
Meet the Governors:
I have 2 children, both of whom attended Yorkley School, with the youngest leaving at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. My wife and I moved to Yorkley at the end of 2004. My background is in Electronic Engineering, and I currently work for Airbus in Filton. I have been a governor since 2012, initially as a parent governor, then as a co-opted governor.
I was elected chair at the start of the 2018-19 year. As chair it is my responsibility to work closely with the head on topics such as the strategic direction of the school, and to ensure that governors work effectively to challenge and support the school, in order to fulfil their responsibilities as the governing body.
If you see me at any school event, please feel free to approach me if you have any questions about governors and what we do, or the school in general.
Alan Castle – Co-opted Governor
I have been a Co-opted Governor at Yorkley since November 1996 when both my children were at the school. I am now a member of the Performance and Standards Committee, chair the Personnel sub-committee and the nominated SEN and Pupil Premium Governor. Outside of school I work part time as a Chartered Engineer but most of my time is now taken up with training two dogs, photography, gardening and walking in the Forest.
The Department for Education required that the Governing Bodies of all schools reconstitute by the 1st September 2015. The Yorkley Governing Body reconstitution took place on Tuesday 17th March 2015. Governors had to complete a skills audit to ensure that the Governing Body as a whole has the required expertise to govern the school. Following the skills audit, the membership of the Governing Body remains unchanged.
Mrs Tracy Wood – Deputy Head Teacher and Staff Governor
Hi, I am Tracy and I have taught at Yorkley Primary School Since September 2009. I am currently teaching in Class 1 which I love and I have been a staff governor for the past 5 years. As an employee, I bring the governing body an understanding of the school’s ethos and culture. I give the staff a voice and contribute in partnership with the governors, to the strategic development of the school. I value the role of staff governor and take pride in being able to make a difference in school improvement.
I live close to Yorkley and with my own children attending the school feel part of the close knit community that we serve. I spend my free time with my family and we’re either in the garden, woods or on the beach!
Please click on the link below to view the Publications of Governors Details and the Register of Interests: