Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Meet the Governors

Ms L Ridley - Chair 

Name Liz Ridley Catergory Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor.  Full voting rights
Appointed by FGB Term in office 05/2015 - 05/2019
Governance roles in other schools Governor at Barlby High School Other positions of responsibility Leadership and Governance, CPD governors & staff,  Fiance Committee - Chair
Business Interests Employee at Selby College Relationships N/A
Financial Interests N/A

A current Vice Principal at Selby College where I have held a senior management position for the last 10 years. I have previously worked as a Learn Direct Manager, Adult and Community Learning Officer, Youth Worker and Youth Support Worker for young carers.

As a Vice Principal I have responsibility for ensuring the curriculum and quality is fit for purpose and continually developing and meeting local and national needs and targets, within financial targets. As such I have a wide range of transferable skills around education; as well as finance and human resource management that I can bring to the governing body.

With my free time, at the weekends, I enjoy reading, walking and theatre, especially Northern Broadsides.

Miss S Langridge - Headteacher

Name Sarah Langridge Catergory Headteacher Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 01/2018 - 01/2022
Governance roles in other schools N/A Other positions of responsibility Headteacher, Finance Committee
Business Interests Headteacher Relationships N/A
Financial Interests N/A

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Mr R Hewlett - Vice Chair - Link class Maple

Name Richard Hewlett Category LA appointed governor. Full voting rights.
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 05/2014 - 05/2018
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility IT Curriculum/Vice Chair/Link class/Finance committee
Business Interests N/A  Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

 

I am an experienced software developer working within financial organisations for 16+ years, building large scale IT systems and I currently work for a large retail bank. This work experience together with my business qualifications helps me in my role as a governor within the school. I am interested in various forms of technology and photography.

My two sons attended the school but both have now moved up to high school.

  

Mrs S Senior - Link classes Acorns/Elm

Name

S Senior Category Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 09/2018 - 9/2022
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility New Governor induction/Health & Safety/Humanities/Link class
Business Interests

 N/A

Relationships  None
Financial Interests N/A

 

 I live in Beal with my husband and son who was previously a pupil at the school. I work at First Direct bank in Leeds. Having been with the company for twenty years I have gained valuable experience in compliance, health and safety, procedures and planning, and have their full support and assistance in my governor role.

In my spare time I love baking and creating cakes, my son's birthday requests being the most challenging! I also enjoy walking up the odd mountain now and again, watching sports and (as someone has to!) supporting Leeds United.

Mr J Lancaster - Link class Maple

 

Name John Lancaster Category

 Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by FGB Term in Office 05/2016-05/2020
Governance roles in other schools None

Other positions of responsibility

Art & Design/Attendance/Link class
Business Interests N/A Relationships  N/A
Financial Interests N/A

I took early retirement in June 2016 after thirty plus years in the packaging industry. Employed by a global manufacturing company in the role of Commercial Director, my key responsibility was leading and managing sales and marketing teams in highly competitive international markets in the pursuit of business objectives.

My working career gave me first-hand experience in a number of key skills which I hope will be of value in my role of school governor. This included financial planning, change management, strategic planning and working in partnership with other members of the team.

Married with two grown up sons I try to keep active by walking, cycling, playing bowls and I also enjoy watching most sports but particularly cricket and rugby.

Mrs L Singleton - Safeguarding governor

 

Name

Lisa Singleton

Category

Co-opted Governor. Full voting rights.

Appointed by

FGB

Term in Office

09/2017-09/2021

Governance roles in other schools

None

Other positions of responsibility

Safeguarding/Teaching & Learning/Link class

Business Interests

N/A

Relationships

 Parent of children

Financial Interests

N/A

 

I live in the local community and have a child who currently attends the school and one who has now left for secondary.  I have been a secondary school teacher since 2001 and currently work in a successful multi academy trust.  I have a wealth of experience in developing an innovative curriculum that inspires learners and builds resilience.  I am a trained coach and in my current role I am responsible for the performance management and professional development of staff.  This includes delivering whole school training and promoting staff well-being.

 

Mrs D Steward Associate Governor-voting rights

 

Name Diane Steward Category

 Associate Governor (with voting rights)

Appointed by FGB Term in Office

 3/16 - 3/20

Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility Finance Committee
Business Interests School Business Manager Relationships None
Financial Interests N/A

 

Prior to working within a school, I worked for a large insurance company in both New Business and Direct Marketing. I have worked at Whitley and Eggborough  for many years as the School Business Manager.

My role in school is very varied, no day is the same! Amongst other things, my work involves looking after the school budget, ensuring the building is safe and secure and dealing with the procurement of contracts.

 

Mrs A Tate - Link classes Chestnut & Willow 

Name Anna Tate Category Parent Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 10/18 - 10/22
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility PE/Link class
Business Interests None Relationships N/A
Financial Interests None

 

Mr M Haigh - Link class Cherry

 

Name Mark Haigh Category Parent Governor
Appointed by FGB Term in Office 10/18 - 10/22
Governance roles in other schools None Other positions of responsibility Finance Committee/
Business Interests None Relationships N/A
Financial Interests None