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Welcome to the federation of

Hovingham CE Primary School

and

St Hilda’s CE Primary School

Governors

James Pynn

James Pynn

Head Teacher (RIG)

I have been Headteacher of Hovingham and St Hilda’s CE VC Primary Schools since September 2015. Following a well planned transition with my predecessor, Mrs Skinner I feel well prepared to work with everyone and lead the schools forward. Previously I have been Headteacher at Wykeham, near Scarborough and prior to that Ripley Endowed, near Harrogate. I have been in teaching for over twenty years and believe that small, rural, village church schools provide something special to their communities.

My wife and I have lived in the area for several years now. Our daughter started school in September 2015. I enjoy walking and watching a range of different sports.

Jane Richardson

Jane Richardson

LA Governor

I have been an Associate Governor since autumn 2016. We have been in Hovingham for over 25 years, where I am a Churchwarden and member of the PCC. I am also familiar with this area as my grandparents lived in Crayke where I spent school holidays. My mother was a Head teacher at a small Primary School in Apperknowle. I have three adult children and three grandchildren – two teenagers and a five year old.

I spent my working life in North Kensington as a GP, and latterly I specialised in drug and alcohol problems. I continue to be involved with a charity in this field. I was a recognised teacher of medicine for the University of London (Imperial College Medical School).

I enjoy music, art, theatre and travel. I am the LA governor with a responsibility for SEND.

Term of Office – 03.05.17 – 06.06.25

Johanna Senior

Johanna Senior

Co-Opted Governor (Chair) and Link Governor for Curriculum

I am retired and live in Hovingham and was formerly involved in managing a family manufacturing business in Scarborough. I was also a North Yorkshire Magistrate for many years, with a special interest in the family court. I have four adult daughters and three grandchildren. Among my interests are gardening, cooking, wildlife and the countryside. I also volunteer with a Community Library and a Food Waste Project, the Malton Free Fridge.

As a co-opted governor, I am elected by the existing members of the Governing Body.

Term of Office – 13.01.20 – 12.01.24

Kim Colenso

Kim Colenso

Co-Opted Governor (Co-Vice Chair)

I moved to Hovingham with my husband in April 2014 after retiring from teaching at the International School of Dusseldorf. I played an instrumental role in developing their Outdoor Learning Programme which began in the Reception class. I have three grown up children and four grandchildren – two of primary school age and two pre-school age.

I enjoy gardening, hiking, bird watching, being outdoors in nature and spending time with my family.

As a co-opted governor, I am elected by the existing members of the Governing body.

Elected on 22.10.20

John Crabtree

John Crabtree

Associate Member

I am a former secondary school teacher of over twenty years, currently working as an IT and school improvement consultant in various schools including Hovingham and St Hilda’s Federation. I have undertaken several senior leadership roles in a number of challenging school contexts and have carried out formal monitoring of schools under the Ofsted framework. I have had a consultancy role in the development of virtual learning environments and pupil performance tracking.

Elected on 23.10.20

Amy Spaven

Amy Spaven

Staff Governor

I have been a teacher at St Hilda’s since April 2016, and became Staff Governor in June 2019. I currently teach the EYFS children with the addition of the KS1 children on 2 afternoons for ICT, History, Geography and RE and I also take KS2 for RE on a Friday afternoon. I have always been local, living in Pickering for most of my life, and now in Malton with my partner, Adam. I enjoy baking if/when I get the chance, which my colleagues occasionally get to sample and I have always had a love for reading, particularly fictional stories.

Term of Office – 07.06.19 – 06.06.23

 

Frances Standen

Frances Standen

Parent Governor

My family and I farm locally and our two girls are very much involved. I have worked in conservation and specialist land management training across the country for many years.

I have been involved with preschool forest schools and firmly believe in outdoor learning.

Term of Office – 19.12.18 – 19.12.22

Mrs Lucy Willshaw

Mrs Lucy Willshaw

Ex-Officio Foundation Governor (Co-Vice Chair)

At the beginning of September 2020 I began a new, full time role, of working with youth, children and families within a group of local parishes including the Ampleforth Benefice. Prior to this I worked for a local educational project writing and designing resources to support the teaching of Christianity in the school curriculum. I originally trained as a primary school teacher and have over fifteen years of teaching experience encompassing all year groups.

I am also a licensed Reader in the Church of England.  In my spare time I have been known to tread the boards at Helmsley Arts’ Centre and I also love reading and the outdoors. I live in Helmsley with my husband and two children.

Elected on 30.10.20

Charles Reynard

Charles Reynard

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office – 21.03.22 –

Julia Scott

Julia Scott

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office – 21.03.22 –

I was brought up in North Yorkshire and have recently returned after 30 years, moving to Fryton in 2021.

A career Civil Servant I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in people and change management, administration, and all aspects of food, farming and rural life

My interests include walking, cooking, gardening, wildlife, and the countryside.

Louisa Carolan

Louisa Carolan

Associate Member

Elected on 21.03.22

Since Hovingham and St Hilda’s became federated on the 1st April 2015, the governing body has decided to operate without a committee structure as it has done previously. The governing body will now meet 9 times per year, with all governors involved in all aspects of work, including curriculum, standards, finance and strategic planning.

There are no relationships between Governors and members of the school staff and no Governor is on the Governing Body of another school.

The Chair can be contacted either through the school office or via: johanna.senior@hshafed.co.uk

Instrument of Government

Previous Members of the Governing Body

The following have served on the Governing Body but have now stepped down from their role.

  • Liz Bassindale – Associate Member. Elected on 23.10.20. Stepped down 21.03.22.
  • Clare Almond – Co-opted Governor (Chair) Elected on 19.10.16. Stepped down 25.01.22.
  • Laura Festa – Parent Governor – Elected on 14.09.21. Stepped down 23.11.21.
  • Adrian Bond – Co-opted Governor (Chair) Elected on 22.10.20.  Stepped down 07.06.21.
  • Jane Conacher – Parent Governor (Link Governor for Early Years) – Term of Office 03.05.2019 – 02.05.2023. Stepped down 24.05.21.
  • Rev. Martin Allwood – Associate Member – Stepped down 31.10.20.
  • Martyn Boothroyd – Foundation Governor – Term of Office – 02.11.2018 – 01.11.2022. Stepped down 23.09.20.
  • Andrew Reid – Foundation Governor – Term of Office – 01.11.2017 – 31.10.2021. Stepped down 17.07.20.
  • Rosalind Garnish – Associate Member – 03.05.2017 – Stepped down 17.07.20.
  • Keith Johnson – Co-opted Governor – Stepped down 22.01.20.
  • Rachel Bell – Co-opted Governor – Term of Office – 19.10.2016 – 18.10.2020 – Stepped down 16.10.19.
  • Victoria Forrester – Chair of Governors – Term of Office – 03.12.2018 – 01.12.2022 – Stepped down 18.09.19.
  • Lynn Lealman – Co-opted Governor – Term of Office – 01.04.2015 – 31.03.19.
  • Julie Caddy – Staff Governor – Term of Office – 05.06.2017 – 04.06.2021 – Stepped down 21.01.19.
  • Mark Wilson, Chairman of Governors, stepped down from the Governing Body 07.18.
  • Freda Shaw – Foundation Governor (Link Governor for RE & Pupil Premium) stepped down on 18.09.17.
  • Sallie Harland – Former Staff Governor who stepped down on 31.05.17.
  • Andrew Coulthard – Co-opted on 13.01.16 and it was minuted on 25.05 2016 that he stepped down.
  • Jane Holloway – Co-opted. Vice Chair of Governors – Term of Office – 01.04.2015 – 31.08.2016.
  • Rev. Sue Bond – Associate Governor who retired at then end of Summer 2016.