he Purpose of the Governing Body
The Governing Body is the school's accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
The instrument of Government is a legal document that outlines the number and type of governors for Sherburn School.
Sherburn Church of England School has the following number of Governors.
Four parent governors
Two Local Authority governors (i.e. they have to be approved by NYCC)
Two staff governors
Two community governors
Two foundation governors (who represent the Diocese of York)
There is also a Clerk to the Governing Body.
The Governing Body must meet at least once a term; it can also have sub-committees to carry out some of the work. The Governing Body has three standing committees to monitor, support and challenge the school: these are Finance and Staffing, Curriculum and Health and Safety.
If you would like to find out more about the work of the Governing Body Mrs Tye in the school office will be only too pleased to help.
Meet our Governors
Mrs Wendy Rabnett, who is also chair
"My name is Wendy Rabnett; I am chair of the Governing Body at present. I am a community governor, i.e. from the community of Sherburn. My background is as a registered nurse, with considerable management experience in managing staff and budgets. My reason for joining the Governing Body was to ensure the continuing presence of a primary school in the village. I believe it is important that children have the opportunity to make friends where they live and that they arte not tired by travelling to schools further away."
Mrs Elaine White
Local Authority Governors
Mr John Thorpe
“I retired from teaching in 1996 having spent most of my career with special needs youngsters, but I was trained in primary education.
As a Governor I want to see that all children reach their full potential within a healthy, caring and stimulating environment.
I want to ensure that the school maintains good leadership and that the school is seen as an integral part of the community.
I would like to see that the education within the school is well structured and meets the needs of the individual child. In attaining this it is important that there is partnership between school and parent, and that parents assist the school and accept responsibility for ensuring good attendance.”
Foundation (Church) Governors
Revd Elizabeth Clark
Mrs Lydia Mok
" I am Lydia Mok one of the foundation governors jointly responsible for the religious education and assembly requirements of the diocese. I am also the governor for children with special needs and on the committee for curriculum development. I was a primary teacher for thirty five years."
Mrs Sally Hatch
Mrs Heather Ratcliffe
Mr Jason Peel
Mrs Tracy Bradley
Mrs Alison Stephenson
Mrs Monica Tye
" My association with Sherburn School began over 8 years ago when I first came to work here. I became a governor because I am very proud of our school and am passionate about good education. I want to see each of our children reach their full potential. When I am not at school I indulge myself in my other passions of medieval history and languages."