Governors' Information & Duties

At The Dales School the Governing Body is made up of eight Governors.  Two Parent Governors; one Local Authority Governor; one Staff Governor; three co-opted Governors and the Headteacher. The Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff of the school.  As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their three core functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure money is well spent.

The Full Governing Body appoints parent Governors and co-opted Governors.  Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority and Staff Governors are elected by staff members. Terms of office for parent, co-opted and staff governors is four years.  The term of office for Local Authority Governors is four years or until terminated by the Local Authority.  The Chair and Vice-Chair shall have a term of office of 2 years. The Full Governing Body meet each term.  If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please use the contact us page on this website and select the Chair of Governors option.

At The Dales School the Governing Body is made up of eight Governors.  Two Parent Governors; one Local Authority Governor; one Staff Governor; three co-opted Governors and the Headteacher. The Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff of the school.  As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their three core functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure money is well spent.

The Full Governing Body appoints parent Governors and co-opted Governors.  Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority and Staff Governors are elected by staff members. Terms of office for parent, co-opted and staff governors is four years.  The term of office for Local Authority Governors is four years or until terminated by the Local Authority.  The Chair and Vice-Chair shall have a term of office of 2 years. The Full Governing Body meet each term.  If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please use the contact us page on this website and select the Chair of Governors option.

At The Dales School the Governing Body is made up of eight Governors.  Two Parent Governors; one Local Authority Governor; one Staff Governor; three co-opted Governors and the Headteacher. The Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff of the school.  As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their three core functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure money is well spent.

The Full Governing Body appoints parent Governors and co-opted Governors.  Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority and Staff Governors are elected by staff members. Terms of office for parent, co-opted and staff governors is four years.  The term of office for Local Authority Governors is four years or until terminated by the Local Authority.  The Chair and Vice-Chair shall have a term of office of 2 years. The Full Governing Body meet each term.  If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please use the contact us page on this website and select the Chair of Governors option.

Governors

Full Name
(Category of Governor)
Position in GBTerm of OfficeCommitteeDeclared InterestsDeclaration Date
Ann-Marie Ellis
Headteacher
HeadteacherN/AHeadteacherN/A11/10/2017
Haydn Rees Jones
Co-Opted
Chair 06/05/2022-06/05/2026Full Governing BodySchool Governor at Northallerton School and Sixth Form 06/04/2022
Charlotte Biggs
Co-Opted
Vice Chair 06/05/2022-06/05/2026Full Governing BodyPending Pending
Andrew Rickard
Co-Opted
Governor26/10/2019-26/10/2023Full Governing BodyN/A19/10/2021
Jennifer Hinde
Parent
Governor 04/03/2022-04/03/2026Full Governing BodyN/A19/10/2021
Elaine Harrison
Local Authority
LA Governor17/07/2020-16/07/2024Local AuthorityN/A20/10/2021
Sue Thurman
Co-Opted
Governor05/02/2020-05/02/2024Full Governing BodyN/A19/10/2021
Yvette Simcoe
Co-Opted
Governor05/02/2020-05/02/2024Full Governing BodyN/A20/10/2021
Venetia Wrigley
Co-Opted
Governor06/05/2022-06/05/2026Full Governing BodyGovernor at Tring Park School 2004-201215/04/2022
Claire Turner
Co-Opted
Governor15/06/2022-15/06/2026Full Governing BodyPendingPending
Heather Blackburn
Staff
Governor06/04/2022-06/04/2026Full Governing BodyN/A08/03/2022
Cheryl Hagyard
Associate
N/A15/06/2022-15/06/2026N/ASchool Business Manager at The Dales School
Sharon Kettleborough
Associate
N/A15/06/2022-15/06/2026N/ADeputy Headteacher at The Dales School
Heidi Taylor
Clerk to Governors
N/AN/AFull Governing BodySchool Administrator at The Dales School

Governors who have served in the past 12 months

Full Name
(Category of Governor)
Position in GBTerm of OfficeCommitteeDeclared InterestsDeclaration DateLeaving Date
Sharon Parker
Co-Opted
Governor17/05/2021-17/05/2025Full Governing BodyN/AN/ANovember 2021
Paula Marshall
Staff
Governor5/02/2020-05/02/2024Full Governing BodyN/A05/02/2020September 2021
Carly Stokes
Parent
Governor05/12/2019-05/12/2022Full Governing BodyN/A19/03/2019June 2022