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Membership of Governing Body

 

Parent Governor

Mrs Rebecca Cuthbertson

Term of office - 30/09/13 till 29/09/17

Resources Committee member

 

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I am a working mum and local business woman who lives in Briggswath.  I run a restaurant and bed and breakfast in Whitby.  I enjoy spending my spare time supporting the school and can often be found covered in glitter and glue or listening to children read.  I have two young children both of who attend this lovely, friendly school.

 

Parent Governor

Ms Emma Horne

Term of office - 30/09/13 till 29/09/17

School Improvement Committee member

 

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I live in the beautiful village of Ruswarp.  I formerly worked as a secondary school teacher in Lincolnshire and have more recently worked for Whitby Community Education.  I am currently pursuing other academic and practical interests since moving to the area in 2004. I enjoy helping out in school and have worked closely with the older children supporting their learning in class.

 

Parent Governor

Vacancy

Term of office -

School Improvement Committee member

 

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Parent Governor

Vacancy

Term of office -

School Improvement Committee member

 

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Local Authority Governors

Mr Steve Hinchliffe

Term of office - 28/11/11 till 31/08/17

Resource Committee member

 

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I live locally enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Whitby.  I have had the pleasure of over 35 years of teaching experience in secondary schools in Nottingham, North Yorkshire and Leeds. I hold the national school headship qualification and spent time working in industry in photolithography.  Over the last couple of years I have also served as a public governor for Whitby on the York Teaching Hospital Trust.

 

Staff Governor

Miss Cooper (Head Teacher)

Term of office - 01/01/2012 -

School Improvement Committee member

Resource Committee member

 

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I have had the absolute pleasure of being the head teacher at this truly amazing Church of England village school for over 5 years now.  My background includes working in some of the more deprived schools in both Durham and Stockton Local Authorities. I am a mum to two grown up children and grandma to a grandson.  I spend my free time enjoying walking, live music and good coffee.    

 

Staff Governor

Mr Cockerill (KS1 Teacher)

Term of office -

School Improvement Committee member - chair

 

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I am a dedicated family man who has been very happily married for over 20 years and have four children between the ages of 18 and 6.  Many years ago I served in the police force as a constable before leaving to pursue higher education. My most interesting pre-teaching "career choice” was as a long-haul flight attendant for a well-known airline, (which was far more interesting than the police service!) I am a committed and active Christian and fully uphold and support the ethos of our school, its beliefs and values.

 

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Barbara Tate

Term of office - 23.3.15 till 22.03.19

School Improvement Committee member

 

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I live locally and have been associated with the school since 1990 , when my two children were lucky enough to spend their primary education at Ruswarp school.  I am an Early Years Professional and qualified in the child care sector in 1974.  I own and run the Busy Bees Playgroup in Ruswarp and have done so for the last 18 years.  

 

Co-opted Governor

Mr John Beech

Term of office - 09/07/2012 till 08/07/2016

Resource Committee member - Chair

 

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I have been a governor at Ruswarp Church of England Primary School since 2012. I currently work in the environmental sector and have a keen interest in environmental education. I firmly believe that every child at the school should be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential wherever possible. I chair the resources committee and I would really encourage any of the parents / carers at the school to take an active interest in the running of the school and put themselves forward to become governors.

 

Foundation Governor

Revd Capt. Malcolm Jackson (ex-officio) - vice chair of governors

Term of office - 01/09/2014 -

Vice Chair

School Improvement member

 

Foundation Governor

Dr Andrea Dickinson-Back - Chair of Full Governing Body

Term of office 13/12/13 till 12/12/17

Resource Committee member

 

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I was a research scientist in Genetic Toxicology for 10 years leading a research laboratory responsible for testing chemicals for cancer-causing properties. I also worked in Education for 20 years in both the primary and secondary phases. I retired as Principal School Improvement Adviser for Redcar & Cleveland LA where I led the School Effectiveness Service with a team of 40 people.

 

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Lisa Ward

 

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I have a degree in administration and languages and lots of experience in admin and customer service.  I am employed by NYCC as Clerk to Governors at this lovely village school.  I enjoy working with the governing body, providing advice and support and preparing agendas and minutes for the meetings.  I also work in other local schools as a clerk and a teaching assistant.
I love living in Whitby, surrounded by beautiful countryside and especially like the beach where I can always be found in the Summer months - at our family beach chalet!
 

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