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Meet the Governing Body

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Catherine Patel – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities – Chair of Governors, Contact for Governor Training, Governor for the Arts

Background – Parent with a child at Upperthong and a child now at Holmfirth High School. Primary & Adult Education and Training, with specialisms in Art, Psychology and Wellbeing. Governor since 2009. Current term of office 01.04.15 –31.03.19

Carolyn Littlewood  –  Head Teacher/Staff Governor

Responsibilities:Member of Resources Committee & Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Background – See Staff section. Governor since 2008.

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Tom Branston - Staff Governor

Responsibilities: Member of Resources Committee

Background – Teacher in Y3. Responsibility for PE as the Primary Link Teacher with the Pennine Sports Partnership based at Holmfirth High School. Member of the PPSHE curriculum team. (Physical, Personal, Social and Health Education)

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Alan Roe – Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities-Enterprise Governor,Member of Resources Committee

Background – Parent a child at Upperthong and one at Holmfirth High School. Higher/Further Education Lecturer in  Employee Relations, Trade Union Education. Governor since 2012. Parent Governor Oct 2012-Oct 2016 . Co-opted Governor November 2016-November 2020

Sarah Smith – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities - Vice-Chair of Governors, Governor for Safeguarding,Child Protection & PREVENT, Looked After Children Governor. Governor for Humanities

Member of Resources Committee and Appraisal Committee

Background – Career within HR and in-house recruitment, Governor since 2013. Current term of office ends March 2019.

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Kate Piatt - Associate Member

Background – Deputy Head Teacher, Year 6 Teacher, Deputy Safeguarding Lead. See Staff page.

Responsibilties: Member of Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Governor since 2014.

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Steph Parker – Parent Governor                                          

Responsibilities - Member of Standards & Effectiveness Committee & Appraisal ommittee, Early Years Governor, Governor with Responsibility for English, Language &Communication. Background - Director of exhibitions and publishing company, enjoys outdoor time with Family. Parent with a child at Upperthong. Term of office 27.10.15 - 26.10.19

Andrew Hogley – Parent Governor

Background – a Financial Analyst who also enjoys cycling, gardening and rowing.

Responsibilities- Member of Standards & Effectiveness Committee, Governor for Special Needs & Equality, Governor for Maths and Science

Also Governor at Netherthong Primary School. Parent with children at Upperthong.

Governor here since 2016. Term of office 24.02.16 – 23.02.20

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Charles King-Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilties: Member of Standards & Effeciveness Committee

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Kath Kerr-Co-Opted Governor                                                                                     

Responsibilities: Member Governor since October 2016 and until October 2020

Liz Bramley-Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities: Member of Resources Committee Governor from Ocotber 2016 until         October  2020

Background: I have lived in Upperthong  for over 20 years and have 2 children who have     been pupils at Upperthong School and loved it. It is therefore lovely for me to be part of         the school again! I have spent over 30 years working with adults and young people In the     criminal justice system, and am a qualified adult trainer and coach, with plenty of experience  of safeguarding children. I look forward to using my experiences  in  the governor setting.

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Julie Harris-Parent Governor

Responsibilities: TBC

Background: Parent of a child at Upperthong. Clinical Safety Consultant who enjoys family time, beekeeping and singing. Parent Governor Term of Office 15/11/2016 to 14/11/2020.

Governors who have stood down 2017-18

Name Term of office Type of Governor Committee roles
Jon Eastwell 29.10.15-15.09.17 Parent Health & Safety Governor-Resources Committee
Diane Clarkson 13.01.14-12.01.18 Staff Governor Resources Committee
Sarah Wilson 31.5.14- 10.5.18 Co-opted Governor Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Kate Brentley 08.11.2016-09.05.18 Parent Governor Resources Committee
       
       

Full Governing Body Meetings 2018-19

Name

Start Date

End Date

Governor Type

Responsibility

Meetings Attended

 

 

 

 

 

20/9/17

8/11/17

17/1/18

7/3/18

 

 

Mrs C Patel (Chair)

31.3.15

30.3.19

Co-Opted

Governor Training Contact, The Arts

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs S Smith (vice chair)

31.3.15

30.3.19

Co-Opted

Safeguarding/Prevent

Looked after children

Humanities

Y

N

Y

Y

 

 

Mr A Roe

9.11.16

8.11.20

Co-Opted

Enterprise

Y

N

Y

Y

 

 

Mr A Hogley

24.2.16

23.2.20

Parent

Special Needs, Equality

Maths and science

Y

N

Y

Y

 

 

Mr Andrew Ashton

29.10.15

28.10.19

Parent

 

 

 

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs S Parker

27.10.15

26.10.19

Parent

Early Years

English, Communication & Language

Y

Y

N

Y

 

 

Mrs K Kerr

7.10.16

6.10.20

Co-Opted

 

N

Y

Y

N

 

 

Mrs E Bramley

7.10.16

6.10.20

Co-Opted

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs J Harris

9.11.16

8.11.20

Parent

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs K Brentley

9.11.16

8.11.20

Parent

 

N

N

N

Y

 

 

Mr C King

19.5.16

18.5.20

Co-Opted

 

N

N

Y

Y

 

 

Miss Sarah Wilson

31.3.15

30.3.19

Staff

 

Y

Y

N

Y

 

 

Mr Tom Branston

13.1.18

12.1.2022

Staff

 

 

 

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs C Littlewood

 

 

Head

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs K Piatt

 

 

Associate

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Committees

Standards & Effectiveness

Meetings Attended

Resources (inc pay)

Meetings Attended

Appraisal

Meetings Attended

12/1/18

10/1/18

 

 

3/10/18

21/11/18

13/2/18

 

 

28/11/18

 

 

Andrew Hogley

Y

Y

 

 

Sarah Smith

Y

N

Y

 

 

Sarah Smith

Y

 

 

Catherine Patel

N

Y

 

 

Andrew Ashton

 

Y

Y

 

 

Steph Parker

Y

 

 

Charles King

Y

Y

 

 

Alan Roe

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Charles King

N

 

 

Kate Piatt

Y

Y

 

 

Carolyn Littlewood

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Littlewood

Y

Y

 

 

Tom Branston

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Wilson

Y

N

 

 

Liz Bramley

N

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steph Parker

Y

Y

 

 

Kath Kerr

N

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Brentley

N

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Harris

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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