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The Governing Body of Fountains Earth and St Cuthbert's C of E Primary School federated on 22nd May 2017. There is now one Federated Governing Board.

 

The Governors’ role is strategic, ensuring the continuous improvement of the performance of the school.

 

If you have any enquires regarding the Governing Body you can contact Ang Lumley, email: admin@st-cuthberts.n-yorks.sch.uk
or telephone: 01423 711407 (school hours).

 

You can find the minutes of recent Governor meetings in the Governor Minutes section of this site.

 

When a vacancy for a Parent Governor occurs, parents may stand for election.  There are 5 Parent Governors serving on our Governing Body and these have been elected for a four year period by formal ballot.  We do keep an up-to-date register of parents eligible to vote in this ballot, including the divorced or separated parent with whom the child is not living. 

If there were to be any parental complaints these should initially be put to the Headteacher who may be able to resolve the matter simply.  However, if no satisfaction is obtained there is a formal complaints procedure.  Parents should then contact the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs A Lumley at St. Cuthbert's Primary School, Pateley Bridge.

 

Governor Profiles

  • Ang Lumley - Business & Governance Manager
  • Lynette Brammah - Staff Governor & Head Teacher
  • Father Darryl Hall — Diocese Ex Officio Governor
  • Gavin Lewis — Local Authority Governor
  • Foundation Governor- position vacant
  • Rosemary Holmes — Staff Governor
  • Co -opted Community Governor position vacant
  • Julia Hardcastle — Co-opted Community Governor
  • Co-opted Community Governor position vacant
  • Richard Light —Parent Governor 
  • Lucy Greenwood - Parent Governor
  • Parent Governor position vacant
  • Sharon Leeming - Local Authority Governor
  • Daniel Rogers - Parent Governor

 

Ang LumleyAng LumleyAng Lumley — Business & Governance Manager

I have lived in Nidderdale since 1987 and worked at St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School since 2000 as Business and Governance Manager, the two roles that I have give me a broad and varied professional life. I am also Clerk to the joint strategic committee for the collaboration along with the management of the school building at Fountains Earth. In my governance role I enjoy working with the governing bodies helping governors to fulfill their duties as strategic managers. I feel privileged to live and work in Nidderdale. My husband and I enjoy supporting the local community, and through my husband’s role on the council we know many people in the dale. We have a daughter who has continued to live and work near London after graduating from university. When I am not working I am usually running or cycling around the dale, or enjoying an exercise class at the Sports Centre!

 

Lynette BrammahLynette BrammahLynette Brammah — Staff Governor and Headteacher

Prior to becoming a governor at Fountains Earth asnd St Cuthbert's in September 2016 I have been a governor in several schools. My governor role is wide and varied requiring me to report on all aspects of school from academic standards to financial accountability. I enjoy the strategic element of governance - exploring possibilities, looking into the future and planning for continual improvement. I have lived and worked in Yorkshire all my life and have fond memories of visiting Pateley Bridge as a child, going to Bewerley Park as a Newly Qualified Teacher with my year 6 class and more recently passing through on various walks. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would become the Headteacher of the schools that service this wonderful community.

 

Father Darryl HallFather Darryl HallFather Darryl Hall — Diocese Ex Officio Governor

I am the youngest of six children. I was born in Bangor where my father served at RAF Valley and I was baptized in the nose cone of a Spitfire at Biggin Hill. Once he retired I was raised in Northallerton. I worked as a manager for Calverts Carpets for 18 years and have also been a children’s entertainer. My skill as a ventriloquist is useful when Gary the Gorilla makes an appearance in Collective Worship! I trained to be a priest in Durham between 2007 and 2009, served my 4 year curacy at Knaresborough, and then took up post as the Vicar of Upper Nidderdale in the summer of 2013. I have a wife and two sons, one of whom attends Nidderdale High School. We like going out as a family and visiting local places of interest. I have many of the skills required of a school governor and am now developing the experience where the training will be put to good use.

 

Gavin Lewis — Local Authority Governor

I have been a governor at St Cuthbert’s for several years, firstly as a Parent Governor elected in 2000. In my time on the Governing Body I have been Chair for several terms of office and I am on the Finance and Premises Committee. I live locally and my work base is Harrogate. I am actively involved at St Cuthbert’s Church and the PCC. My two children have attended St Cuthbert’s before moving on St Aidan’s and University. My years spent on the Governing Body have been rewarding and enjoyable.

 

Foundation Governor - Position Vacant

 

Rosemary Holmes — Staff Governor

I am Senior Teacher at St Cuthbert’s School and class teacher of Years 5 and 6. For the last seven years I have been a staff governor. I am on the Personnel and Curriculum Committee and the governor responsible for reporting on Science. I have responsibility for analysing and tracking pupil assessment data across school and present termly reports to the Governing Body.

 

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Vacancy – Co -opted Community Governor

 

Julia HardcastleJulia HardcastleJulia Hardcastle — Co-opted Community Governor

I have been a member of the Governing Body since 1999. Firstly as a staff governor and in recent times (due to reconstitution rules) a co-opted governor. Currently I am on the Finance and Premises committee and I am the link governor for SEND and Child Protection. Since September I am part of the joint governing body committee with Fountains Earth, Lofhouse overseeing the Collaboration between the two schools. I work at St Cuthbert's as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant across school, so have the privilege of knowing all your children well. On a more personal note I am a mum of three children all of whom attended St Cuthbert's before moving on to Nidderdale High School. I am very proud to be a member of the St Cuthbert's team, and part of the great steps forward the school has taken in recent years.

 

Vacancy —Co-opted Community Governor

 

Richard Light —Parent Governor  

I am currently the Vice Chair of the Governing Body and am now in my second 4 year term of office. My son Isaac previously attended St Cuthbert's. I was born and brought up in Pateley Bridge attending Bridgehouse Gate Junior School and the High School, which was the building that is now our own St Cuthbert’s School. I am the forth generation of ‘Lights’ living in Pateley Bridge and my Great Grandfather was the police sergeant during the building of Scar and Angram Reservoirs! I have played cricket and football for the town since my early teens and I have been the club chairman for over 16 years. I coach Cricket and Tag Rugby for the school in the spring and summer. My professional career is in construction which means I can offer help and expertise with building issues in school.

 

Lucy GreenwoodLucy GreenwoodLucy Greenwood - Parent Governor

I currently hold the privileged position of Chair of Governors and I have served as a parent governor since my daughter, Eve, started Reception five years ago. Prior to becoming Chair, I was Vice Chair and I have loved working in both capacities for our school. With Eve and Seb currently in Year 6 and Year 3 (and baby Jemima ready to follow in their footsteps!), I am kept busy at home, but I also work as Faculty Leader for Performing Arts in a nearby secondary school and deliver training to secondary subject leaders in Leeds. This hopefully means I have a breadth of educational experience and I try to apply this to my role in governance for the benefit of our children.

 

Vacancy — Parent Governor

 

Sharon Leeming - Local Authority Governors

I started my role as Local Authority Governor in September 2014.  I feel very privileged to have the role of Local Authority governor for Fountains Earth School.  I work in secondary education in Harrogate and have 13 years teaching experience, I try to apply this experience to my role as governor for the benefit of the children.  I live locally and when I am not teaching, I am helping out on the family farm with my husband.  We have two children, Spencer and Harris who will both attend Fountains Earth in the future.  In addition to full Governing Body meetings,  I  am  a  member  of  the  School  Improvement  Committee, looking specifically at teaching and learning and pupil progress.   I am also link governor for Literacy and Science.   I have a keen interest in exercise and fitness, I swim, run and cycle regularly and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Nidderdale.

 

Daniel RogersDaniel RogersDaniel Rogers - Parent Governor
I am originally from Horsforth and after living and working overseas with my family for a number of years, we moved back to Yorkshire in 2015. I have 3 children in the school, one of which will be moving on to the high school this year.

My working background is in the Oil industry as a project and business manager and have sat on the board of an industry trade association and served the same as Chairman.
 
I am a newly appointed governor and sit on the Finance an Premises committee, I hope my skills can be of use to this excellent school which has welcomed my children so readily.

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