Governors

The Governors of Market Weighton Infant School- Who are we?

There are 11 of us: 2 Parent Governors who have children at the School; 6 co-opted Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body from the local community; 1 Local Authority Governor; 1 Staff Governor plus Mrs Kay-Wood, the Head Teacher.

Meet the Governors of Market Weighton Infant School

Hazel Beales, Co-opted Community Governor (end 7/3/2021) Pupil Welfare & Community Committee (Chair of Committee)

I have been Community Governor at Market Weighton Infant School for almost twenty years. My association with the school began in 1990 when my son joined the school, to be followed four years later by his sister. I moved to Market Weighton in 1980 when I took up my post teaching English at Market Weighton School and am currently the Director of Communication (English, Media and Modern Foreign Languages). As well as being a governor at Market Weighton Infant School, I am also a Local Authority Governor at Mount Pleasant Junior School. 

Jo Smith, Parent Governor and Chair (end 13/04/2017) Curriculum & School Effectiveness Committee (Chair of Committee)

After seeing my son pass through the school a few years ago and now my daughter settling into the school, I thought I could and should contribute however I could to the School’s continuing improvement and so have been a Parent Governor since April 2013. I am also a parent helper one morning a week which gives me an insight into the success of the school and the great atmosphere which extends throughout Market Weighton Infant School.

Wendy Cantrell, Parent Governor (end 9/4/2017) Curriculum & School Effective Committee

Daniel Thompson, Parent Governor (end 9/4/2017) Pupil Welfare & Community Committee

Katie Wise, Co-opted Community Governor (end 4/5/2020) Pupil Welfare & Community Committee

I became a Co-opted Community Governor in June 2016. The school expressed an interest for a Governor with a legal background and I have been a qualified Solicitor since 2002. In September 2016, my Son will start in Year 2 at the Infants and at the same time will be looking out for his little Sister who will be starting in Foundation. Both my children attended the School’s Nursery and I continue to be impressed with how the teachers encourage and care for the pupils as they progress through the school. I hope my professional knowledge and personal experience can in some way contribute to the continued success of the school.

Kirsten Bradley, Associate Governor and Vice Chair (end 13/6/2020) Resources (Chair of Committee) and Curriculum & School Effectiveness Committee

Ever since my son started MWIS,  I have been interested in finding out how I can contribute more to the life and work of the school.  I have  a strong commitment to work as a team with the school staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for all the children.  As a Headteacher myself of a primary school in Hull, I have a good understanding of the workings of a school and will work hard to build effective relationships with the school community so that I can support the governors to make decisions that further drive school improvement. I look forward to seeing you around school or at future events. 

Natalie Crooks, Parent Governor

Michael Crooks, Parent Governor

Rosie Leetham, Staff Governor (end 15/9/2020) (Teacher) Curriculum & School Effectiveness Committee

Sarah Kay-Wood (Head Teacher)

What do we do?

We decide what we want Market Weighton Infant School to achieve and we set the framework to get there. So, in discussion with the Headteacher, we set the aims and objectives of the School and agree policies, targets and priorities and then we monitor to see if these objectives are being achieved. In essence, we are there to help take the strategic decisions necessary to ensure that the School continues to flourish but it is not our responsibility to manage the School or to be involved in the day to day running of Market Weighton Infant School. As Governors we are encouraged to visit the School, to get to know it more and to observe how the School is dealing with those issues that interest us. We work with Mrs Kay-Wood in the development of the School, helping to ensure that every child at Market Weighton Infant School reaches their full potential.


How do we do this?

All of the Governors meet as the full Governing Body once a term but a lot of our work is done through the 3 main Sub Committees which are: Resource Committee is responsible for approving and monitoring the School budget and also personnel matters including staff salaries, appointments. Pupil Welfare & Community Committee deals with building works and maintenance, ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation in the School. Curriculum & School Effectiveness Committee revises and approves School policies, analyses results and monitors progress on the School Development Plan. There are also various other Sub Committees which meet on an ad hoc basis to deal with specific issues such as staff and parental appeals, complaints, staff and pupil discipline. To see a schedule of this year's meetings and the register of attendance, please scroll to the bottom of this page.


We also have named Governors who have specific responsibility for scrutinising particular areas including the pupil premium child protection and ICT.  The records of our most recent scrutiny can be found here.

To contact us please call the School office on 01430 873159 or send a letter via the office, marked for the confidential attention of the Chair of Governors.

Governors Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests 2016-2017

Name

Date returned

Governor on other education establishment?

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Related to any member of staff?

Hazel Beales       (Vice Chair)

25/11/2015

Yes – Mount Pleasant Junior School

None

N/A

N/A

No

 Kirsten Bradley

8/11/2016

 Yes - Woodland Primary School, Hull & Chilton Primary School, Hull

 None

 N/A

 N/A

 No

Wendy Cantrell

30/11/2015

No

None

N/A

N/A

No

Graham Clarke 

8/11/2016

No

None

N/A

N/A

No

David Everett

8/11/2016

Yes – Chair at Mount Pleasant Junior School, Market Weighton

None

N/A

N/A

No

Sarah Kay-Wood (Head)

8/11/2016

No

None

N/A

N/A

No

Rosie Leetham

8/11/2016

No

None

N/A

N/A

No

Jo Smith  (Chair)

8/11/2016

 

No

 

None

N/A

N/A

No

Daniel Thompson

8/11/2016

No

None

N/A

N/A

No

Katie Wise

8/11/2016

No

None

N/A

N/A

 

Daniel Thompson

8/11/2016

No

None

N/A

N/A

No

Katie Wise

 8/11/2016

 No

 None

 N/A

 N/A

 No

Schedule of Governor Meetings for 2017/2017 & Register of Attendance

Date

Committee

Attended By

Apologies

12th September 2017

Pupil Welfare & Community

Hazel Beales, Sarah Kay-Wood, Katie Wise

Daniel Thompson

28th September 2017

Curriculum & School Effectiveness

Sarah Kay-Wood, Natalie Crooks, Wendy Cantrell, Jo Smith, Rosie Leetham

None

10th October 2017

Resources

Sarah Kay-Wood, Kirsten Bradley, Jo Smith, Michael Crooks

None

21st November 2017

Full Governing Body

 

 

16th January 2018

Pupil Welfare & Community

 

 

25th January 2018

Curriculum & School Effectiveness

 

 

5th February 2018

Resources

 

 

Spring Term

Full Governing Body

 

 

Summer Term

Pupil Welfare & Community

 

 

Summer Term

Curriculum & School Effectiveness

 

 

Summer Term

Resources

 

 

Summer Term

Full Governing Body

 

 

 

Schedule of Governor Meetings for 2016/2017 & Register of Attendance

Date

Committee

Attended by

Apologies

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Safeguarding & Buildings

Hazel Beales, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kirsten Bradley, Daniel Thompson

None 

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Curriculum & Data

Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell, Graham Clarke, Jo Smith

None 

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Finance & Personnel

David Everitt, Sarah Kay-Wood, Graham Clarke

Kirsten Bradley 

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Full Governing Body

Sarah Kay-Wood, Jo Smith, Daniel Thompson, Rosie Leetham, Kirsten Bradley, David Everitt, Katie Wise, Graham Clarke

Wendy Cantrell,

Hazel Beales 

 Tuesday 17th January 2017

Pupil Welfare & Community (formerly Safeguarding & Buildings)

Sarah Kay-Wood, Hazel Beales, Katie Wise, Daniel Thompson

None 

 Tuesday 31st January 2017

Curriculum & School Effectiveness (formerly Curriculum & Data)

Sarah Kay-Wood, Jo Smith, Wendy Cantrell, Rosie Leetham, Kirsten Bradley 

None 

 Thursday 9th February 2017

Resources (formerly Finance & Personnel)

Sarah Kay-Wood, Kirsten Bradley, David Everitt

Graham Clarke 

 Tuesday 7th March 2017

 Full Governing Body

Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell, Rosie Leetham, Jo Smith, Daniel Thompson, Katie Wise, David Everitt

Kirsten Bradley 

 Tuesday 9th May 2017

 Pupil Welfare & Community

Sarah Kay-Wood, Hazel Beales, Katie Wise, Daniel Thompson

 

 Monday 8th June 2017

Curriculum & School Effectiveness

Sarah Kay-Wood, Jo Smith, Wendy Cantrell, Kirsten Bradley 

Rosie Leetham 

 Tuesday 23rd May 2017

 Resources

Sarah Kay-Wood, Kirsten Bradley, David Everitt

 

 Tuesday 13th June 2017

 Full Governing Body

Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell, Kirsten Bradley, Jo Smith, Daniel Thompson, Katie Wise, David Everitt

Rosie Leetham 

 

Schedule of Governor Meetings for 2015/2016 & Register of Attendance

Date

Committee

Attended by

Apologies

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Safeguarding & Buildings

 

Hazel Beales, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Daniel Thompson

 

None

Monday 28th September 2015

Curriculum & Data

Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell, Catherine Sykes, Jackie Strangeway,  Jo Smith

Graham Clarke

Thursday 15th October 2015

Finance & Personnel

David Everitt , Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood

Kay Stephenson

Tuesday 10th November 2015

Full Governing Body

David Everitt, Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson,  Daniel Thompson, Catherine Sykes, Jackie Strangeway

Wendy Cantrell

Jo Smith

Hazel Beales

Tuesday 19th January 2016

Safeguarding & Buildings

Hazel Beales, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson

Daniel Thompson

Monday 25th January 2016

Curriculum & Data

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood,  Wendy Cantrell,  Catherine Sykes, Jackie Strangeway,  Jo Smith

None

Thursday 4th February 2016

Finance & Personnel

David Everitt, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson

Graham Clarke

Tuesday 1st March 2016

Full Governing Body

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell,  Catherine Sykes,  Jackie Strangeway,  Jo Smith, Kay Stephenson, David Everitt, Hazel Beales, Daniel Thompson

 

Tuesday 26th April 2016

Safeguarding & Buildings

Hazel Beales, Sarah Kay-Wood,  Kay Stephenson

Daniel Thompson

Thursday 5th May 2016

Curriculum & Data

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell,  Catherine Sykes,  Jackie Strangeway,  Jo Smith

None

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Finance & Personnel

David Everitt, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Graham Clarke

None

Tuesday 14th June 2016

Full Governing Body

 

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Wendy Cantrell,  Catherine Sykes,  Joanne Smith, Kay Stephenson, David Everitt, Hazel Beales, Daniel Thompson

Jackie Strangeway 

 

 

Schedule of Governor Meetings for 2014/2015 & Register of Attendance

Date

Committee

Attended by

Apologies

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Safeguarding & Buildings

Hazel Beales, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Graham Clarke, Wendy Cantrell

 

 

 

 

None

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Curriculum & Data

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kate Lloyd, Catherine Sykes

 

 

Hazel Beales

Tuesday 7th October 2014

Finance & Personnel

Sarah Kay-Wood, Graham Clarke, Kay Stephenson, David Everitt

 

 

None

Tuesday 18th November 2014

Full Governing Body

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Daniel Thompson, Catherine Sykes, Wendy Cantrell, Jo Smith, Hazel Beales, Kate Lloyd, Joanne Easter

 

 

David Everitt

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Safeguarding & Buildings

Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Daniel Thompson, Wendy Cantrell, Hazel Beales, Joanne Easter

 

 

None

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Curriculum & Data

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Catherine Sykes, Jo Smith, Kate Lloyd

 

 

None

Tuesday 10th February 2015

Finance & Personnel

David Everitt, Graham Clarke,  Sarah Kay-Wood

 

 

Kay Stephenson

Monday 9th March 2015

Full Governing Body

David Everitt, Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Daniel Thompson, Catherine Sykes, Jo Smith, Kate Lloyd

 

 

Hazel Beales, Joanne Easter

Tuesday 28th April 2015

Safeguarding & Buildings

Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson, Daniel Thompson, Wendy Cantrell, Hazel Beales, Joanne Easter

 

 

None

Tuesday 5th May 2015

Curriculum & Data

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Catherine Sykes, Jo Smith

 

 

None

Tuesday 12th May 2015

Finance & Personnel

Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, David Everitt

 

 

Kay Stephenson

Tuesday 9th June 2015

Full Governing Body

David Everitt, Graham Clarke, Sarah Kay-Wood, Kay Stephenson , Daniel Thompson, Catherine Sykes, Wendy Cantrell, Jo Smith, Hazel Beales, Joanne Easter, Jackie Strangeway

None