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Welburn Hall School Governing Body

Meeting Dates 2017

01/02           15/03           05/04           26/04           24/05           19/07


Core functions of the Governing Body

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Detailed information is available in the DfE Governance Handbook


Constitution of the Governing Body

The constitution of the Governing Body is:

  • Two Parent Governors         
  • One Staff Governor
  • Headteacher
  • One LA Governor
  • Seven Co-opted Governors
  • Associate Members


The register of interests tab provides information about each governor’s business interests, financial interests and governance roles in other schools, together with their date of appointment, the committees on which they serve and their attendance.



In certain key areas, the Governing Board has delegated its statutory duties or responsibilities to the following committees.  Each committee has its own terms of reference:

  • Pay Committee
  • Headteacher's Performance Management Committee
  • Complaints Committee
  • Staffing and Appeals Committee
  • Pupil Discipline Committee


Minutes and further information can be obtained from the Clerk to Governors (NYCC Clerking Service),

Our Governors

Parent Governors 

Laura Walker is experienced in the care sector and is a trustee at Ryedale Special Families. She currently works with deaf pupils in a mainstream school

Vacancy - if you are interested, please contact us

Staff Governor 

Rachel Marr is the Assistant Head of Care


Marianne Best is the Headteacher

Local Authority Governor

John Fields has a long-standing association with the School and is a local Rotarian  

Co-opted Governors 

Paul Aber is a solicitor and brings personnel, legal and professional governance expertise to the Governing Body

Michael Garrod has a lot of estate management expertise and knowledge about health and safety issues. He is currently acting Chair of the Governing Body

Sarah Barker is the Assistant Headteacher in the College Unit

Vacancies - if you are interested, please get in touch

Associate Members

Kevin Goddard is our School Business Manager

Catherine Barr is the Deputy Headteacher

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