The governors hold a full meeting at least four times each year in which all LEA policies and requirements are discussed and adopted. In addition sub-committees meet as and when required. Minutes of meetings and agenda papers are available in school for inspection. The school Governors, chaired by Les Slow, is a group of people from various parts of our community. The Instrument of Governance sets out how the school is governed. How the governing body works was restructured in 2017 as part of a review of Governance. The Resources Committee, chaired by Clare Stones, deals with school finance, premises and personnel matters. The other sub-committees meet as and when needed and include: Appeals, Pupil Discipline and Performance Review. The Full Governing Body, chaired by Rev Les Slow, oversees the work of the sub Committees and deals with all other matters relating to the school. If you are interested in learning more about what Governors do, please contact the Chairman via the school office.
Your Governors for 2018-2019 are:
Mrs Kirsty Brooks (term of office until 12/09/2019)
Mrs Mel Grieveson ( term of office 03/01/2021)
Rev’d Les Slow (Chair of Governors)
Ms Clare Stones (term of office until 11/01/2021, Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Resources Committee)
Mr Elliot Jones (term of office until 11/01/2021)
Mrs Amy Pimm (term of office until 18/10/22)
Mr Jamie Morgan (term of office until 18/10/22)
Mrs Andria Hughes
Co- Opted Governors
Mrs Tina Mouland (term of office until 21/06/2019)
Mrs Sarah Cobb
Dr Lynn Bartram –Headteacher
Mrs Jan Snowball – Staff – teacher (term of office until 01/09/2019)
Revd Les Slow – Chair and Foundation Governor
I am married to Hilary and we have three children and six grandchildren (aged from three to seventeen). I taught Mathematics at Bradford Grammar School for 36 years and was the Deputy Head for the last eight, retiring to Pocklington in 2007. I was ordained in 1980 and have worked as a non-stipendiary minister in the Church of England ever since. My interests include DIY, growing fruit and vegetables on the allotment, walking and cycling. In 2012, I cycled from London to Paris with my two sons for charity and in May 2015 rode the 940 miles from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in just 11 days. I am Chair of “Young People Count” which has the aim of setting up a youth centre in the town and since March 2013 I have been a Governor of Pocklington School.
I joined the Governing Body of the Infant School as a Foundation Governor in 2010 and was elected Chair of Governors in July 2014. I visit the school frequently and usually lead Collective Worship every half term.
Kirsty Brooks – Foundation Governor
I live in Pocklington with my husband and my daughter Evie. Evie had 3 happy years at Pocklington Infants School before moving to Pocklington Junior School and now attends Woldgate School. I work part time as a clerical assistant at Warter C.E. Primary School and am involved with services and events at All Saints, Pocklington. I am passionate about our church-school links and enjoy visiting the children in class whenever possible and helping the school move forward to be the best it can be.
Melanie Grieveson - Foundation Governor
I moved to Pocklington with my husband in October 2015, having been born and brought up in Hull. I spent 23 years working as an Audiologist at the Hull Royal Infirmary and latterly, Castle Hill Hospital, occasionally working in 'outreach' clinics. My two sons are grown up, but when they were younger I taught in Sunday School and played the organ at church. I left the NHS to undertake further study and now work from home as a piano teacher. Pocklington CE VC Infant School is the sort of school I wish my own children could have attended. As a Foundation Governor, I hope to help maintain the strong links between the school and the parish church.
Elliot Jones ~ Parent Governor
I’m a firm believer that a child’s experiences and development at school will be with them all their life, and it’s great to know I’m helping Pocklington Infant School to have a lasting, positive impact on its pupils’ learning. I’m a business owner, and take a keen interest in the way the school is being run and managed, sharing and contributing my experiences of the private sector wherever possible.
Ms Clare Stones ~ Parent Governor
“I have lived in Pocklington since 2007. I have two children Lucas and Paige. Paige started Foundation at Pocklington Infant School in September 2017 and is thriving. I qualified as an accountant in 2004 and have worked in practice since 1998. I took a career break following the incredibly premature birth of my son as his medical and additional needs needed my full attention, which means I have personal experience on the SEN side. I currently volunteer for AGE uk as a befriender, I am a treasurer at York Special Care Baby Unit Support Group and I am very keen to get involved in helping the school go from strength to strength.”
Tina Mouland – Co-Opted staff Governor
I am Pocklington born and bred and have worked as a teaching assistant at Pocklington Infant School since 1996. I have been on the governing board since 1999. I am responsible for Health and Safety.
Jan Snowball – staff Governor and Assistant Head
I have been warmly welcomed to Pocklington Infants in September 2015 and look forward to a happy and fulfilling time at the school. I have previously taught in Primary schools in both Cambridgeshire and York and now look forward to a new experience within an Infant school. My first connections with Pocklington Infants dates back many years to when my two sons, both now at Woldgate, attended the school and they look back with fond and happy memories. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to work within the school and value the chance to work with the whole school community.
Andria Hughes - Parent Governor
I live in Pocklington with my husband and two children. We moved from Coventry a few years ago. My son loved the school and has now gone to the Juniors with a love of learning. My daughter started school in September 2018, and looks set to be the same, she has settled in well to her first term. I am a researcher with expertise in quality improvement and behaviour evaluation methods. I work within a consultancy comany having previously worked within academia. I am hoping to contribute the skills I have to help the school continue its good work, and to identify and address any areas where there may be scope for improvement.