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The Governing Body is a team of people who work in partnership with the Headteacher and ‘govern the school’.  They appoint the Headteacher, set and monitor policies, decide how the school should spend its budget, foster good relations with parents, the local community and others, maintain and improve the school premises and make sure the appropriate Curriculum is provided, amongst other duties.  They work as a team and take collective decisions, establishing committees and working parties as they consider appropriate.

Part of a Governors role is to challenge the Head.

The three main types of challenge are as follows:-

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money well spent


The Governing Body of Tockwith CE Primary Academy 2021 to 2022

Chair of Governors

– Mrs Sue Corbett (click here to e-mail the chair)

Vice Chair of Governors

– Mrs Janet Marriner

Parent Governors

– Ms Helen Loney

– Mrs Heidi Robinson

– Mrs Fiona Ross

Co-opted Governors

– Mrs Sue Corbett

– Ms Lis Wainwright

– Mrs Val Hackforth

Foundation Governors

– Mrs Janet Marriner

– Mrs Sarah McBride

– Mr Norman Waller

Teaching Staff Governor

– Mr Richard Skidmore

– Mrs Jill Perry


– Mr Justin Reeve

Clerk to the Governors

– Mrs Hannah Spurr

Our Local Governing Body meet once per half term to discuss areas such as the curriculum, teaching / learning and assessments, leadership & management, financial aspects, behaviour attitudes.  A summary of Governor attendance at these meetings can be seen below:

Governor Attendance 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Mrs Corbett 100% 100%
Mrs Marriner 83% 100%
Mrs Parker 100% 100% N/A
Mr Reeve 100% 100%
Mrs Perry 100% 100%
Mr Skidmore N/A 100%
Mrs Hackforth 100% 100%
Mr Waller 100% 83%
Mrs Jenkins 67% 83% N/A
Mrs McBride N/A N/A
Mrs Wainwright 100% 83%
Ms Wright 83% 100% N/A
Mrs Ross 83% 100%
Ms Loney N/A 83%
Mrs Robinson N/A N/A

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