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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

The Governing Body meets once each half-term, and the three committees (Resources, Safeguarding and Teaching and Learning) meet at least once a term.  The Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities for the efficient running and upkeep of the school, and for holding the headteacher to account and monitoring standards. Some responsibilities are delegated to individual committees. Associate Governors do not have voting rights on any committees on which they serve.

 

Governors usually serve for a four year period. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected each year.

 

Governor Catagories 2018-2019 and Information

 

Parent Governor

Hannah

Botterill

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate. Elected February 2019.

Parent Governor

Anne-Marie

Phelps

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate and Rossett Secondary Schools. SEND link governor and Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee.

LA Governor

Don

MacKenzie

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate.

Staff Governor

Samantha

McLeod

No financial or business interests. Member of staff but unrelated to any other staff. Governor at Saltergate.

Headteacher

Linda

Mortimer

No financial or business interests. Headteacher unrelated to any other staff. Governor at Saltergate.

Co-opted

Dot

Hemingway

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate. Health and Safety Link Governor.

Co-opted

Laura

Martin

No financial or business interests. Part-time member of administrative staff at Infant School, no relationship to any other member of staff. Governor at Saltergate. 

Co-opted

Jonathan

(Vice-Chair)

Bond

No financial or business interests. Vice-chair of Governors at Saltergate and Pastor at the local church. Chair of Resources Committee.

Co-opted

Edwina

Mort

No financial or business interests. Member of staff at school but no relationship to any other member of staff. Governor at Saltergate.

Co-opted

David

Williams

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate and staff member at King James Secondary school. Chair of Safeguarding Committee.

Co-opted

Nicole

Turner

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate.

Co-opted

Mark

(Chair)

Walker

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Chair of Governors at Saltergate, and Governor at Rossett Secondary School. Lead Safeguarding governor.

Associate

Louise

Scott

No financial or business interests. Member of staff at school but no relationship to any other member of staff. Associate Governor Saltergate.

Associate

Judith

Hollywood

No financial or business interests. Member of staff at school but no relationship to any other member of staff. Associate Governor Saltergate.

Clerk

Brian

Alker

Clerk to the Governing Body.

 

 Governor Meeting Timetable 2018 - 2019

Full Governing Body Meetings Teaching and Learning Committee Safeguarding Committee Resources Committee
1st October 2018 6th November 2018 20th November 2018 25th October 2018
28th November 2018 8th January 2019 12th March 2019 10th January 2019
3rd December 2018 26th March 2019 6th June 2019 20th May 2019
19th February 2019 13th June 2019    
4th June 2019      
11th July 2019      
       

 

Governor Committee Structure

Effective from 7th October 2019

 

Resources

Safeguarding

Teaching and Learning

Linda Mortimer

Linda Mortimer (Designated Safeguarding Lead for Saltergate School)

Linda Mortimer

Jonathan Bond (Chair)    

Dot Hemingway

Judith Hollywood

Don McKenzie

 

Mark Walker (Safeguarding Lead Governor)

Mark Walker

Samantha McLeod

Louise Scott

 

Edwina Mort

Laura Martin 

 

David Williams (Chair)    

Anne-Marie Phelps (Chair)

   

Nicole Turner

    Hannah Botterill

Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018

Name 2/10/17 4/12/17 20/2/18 20/4/18 6/6/18
Linda Mortimer (Head) / / / / /
Mark Walker (Chair) / / / / /
Jonathan Bond (Vice-Chair) (Chair of Resources Committee) / / / / /
Samantha McLeod / / / / /
Anne-Marie Phelps (SEND Link Governor) / / / / /
Dave McKenzie-Brown / / X / /
Dave Williams (Chair of Safeguarding Committee) / / X X X
Don MacKenzie / / / / /
Dot Hemmingway (H&S Governor) / / X / X
Edwina Mort / / / / /
Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head - Juniors) / / / / /
Louise Scott (Deputy Head - Infants) / / / / /
Milli Jeffery / / X X X
Nicole Turner / / / / X
Laura Martin (Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee) / X / X /
Mark Bristow / X X X X
Rebecca Hepwoth / X X X X
Valerie Shaw / / / / /
VISITOR Jane O'Gara (Exiting Bursar) n/a / n/a n/a n/a
VISITOR Sarah Johnson (Incoming Bursar) n/a / n/a n/a n/a
VISITOR Matt Blyton (Local Authority Advisor) / n/a n/a / n/a
VISITOR Tom Cliffe (Teaching Staff Disseminating Information) n/a n/a n/a / n/a

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2018-2019

Name 1/10/18 28/11/18 03/12/2018 19/02/19    
Linda Mortimer (Head) / / / /    
Mark Walker (Chair) / / / /    
Jonathan Bond (Vice-Chair) (Chair of Resources) / / / /    
Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head - Juniors) / / / /    
Louise Scott (Deputy Head - Infants) / / / /    
David Williams (Chair of Safeguarding) / / / /    
Laura Martin (Chair of Teaching and Learning) x / x /    
Dot Hemmingway (H&S Link Governor) / / / /    
Anne-Marie Phelps (SEND Link Governor) / x / /    
Edwina Mort / / / /    
Dave McKenzie-Brown x / / x    
Don MacKenzie / / x x    
Samantha McLeod / / / /    
Nicole Turner / / x x    
Hannah Botterill N/A N/A N/A /    
Milli Jeffery x x x x (left)    
             
             
             

 

Dates governors started their most recent terms of office 

(post federation)

 

Hannah  Botterill Feb-19  
Anne-Marie Phelps Apr-16  
Don MacKenzie Apr-16  
Linda Mortimer Nov-04  
Rev. Jonathan (Vice Chair)  Bond May-16  
Dot Hemingway  May-16  
Dave     McKenzie-Brown    May-16  
Laura Martin May-16  
Samantha McLeod May-16  
Edwina Mort May-16  
Nicole Turner May-16  
Mark (Chair) Walker May-16  
David Williams May-16  
Louise Scott May-16  
Judith Hollywood May-16  
Meet our Governors!

Mr Mark Walker (Chair)

Mr Mark Walker (Chair) 1

My name is Mark Walker. I have chaired the Governing Body for the last nine years, initially at the infant school and now as chair of the Saltergate federation. I enjoy the challenges that the role presents. To fulfil the strategic vision is our core purpose.

The school has been through a number of significant changes in recent years, such as the planning and building of the 1.8 million on-site children’s Centre, securing our own trailblazing pre nursery provision for two year olds, the development of the ‘exceptional’ outdoors and creative curriculum and more recently the federation of the two schools.

The stable Governing Body continues to support and challenge the school to move forward in its educational standards, improve outcomes and meet the aspirational targets for each and every child. 

Mrs Laura Martin

Mrs Laura Martin  1
My name is Laura Martin. I have two sons who have passed through Saltergate Schools. I am a co-opted Governor, and have been chair of the Curriculum committee for three years. I work part-time at the infant school and have a good knowledge of the children and of the school systems. I strive for excellence for all and continue to challenge the schools to improve standards, accelerate progress and meet aspirational targets. 

Mr Jonathan Bond (Chair of Resources Committee)

Mr Jonathan Bond (Chair of Resources Committee) 1

My name is Jonathan Bond. I am married with four teenage daughters. I am Pastor of Jennyfield Evangelical Church (12 years).  My role within the Governors is as a Community Governor, also serving on the Resource Committee as chair.  I enjoy coming into school to lead “Together Times” and have previously enjoyed going on school trips. I often sit on the interview panel when recruiting new staff.

 

Mr Dave Williams (Chair of Safeguarding Committee)

Mr Dave Williams (Chair of Safeguarding Committee) 1
My name is Dave Williams. I was previously a governor for eight years, and back then took on the responsibility of Deputy Chair, Chair of Finance and also played a major part in setting up the Marketing and Publicity Committee, in the days when school numbers were much lower. It is such a pleasure to be back again as a  Community Governor. My own children had a wonderful time at Saltergate and both have gone on to be very successful both at university and beyond. I have work for Building and Cleaning Services as the school site manager first here at Saltergate and later at King James' School, following my early retirement as a manager of the Harrogate Courts. I am delighted to again, make a difference to the lives of so many youngsters. I feel as though I have been given the opportunity to ‘come home’ and strive to provide an excellent education for those in our community.

Mrs Anne-Marie Phelps (Chair of Teaching and Learning and SEN Link Governor)

Mrs Anne-Marie Phelps (Chair of Teaching and Learning and SEN Link Governor) 1

My name is Anne-Marie Phelps.

I have one son currently attending  Saltergate School. I work in education at secondary level, as a Phase Leader, which gives me an insight and understanding of the challenges in Education.

I enjoy being part of the Teaching and Learning committee and challenging standards. It is very clear in these schools that finances are used effectively to the benefit of all children and  that a clear emphasis is based upon employing skilled staff.

The infant school is currently well oversubscribed and that is in part due to the wonderful team and provision here at Saltergate. I am proud to be supporting the school to move forward with it’s new initiatives and trailblazing plans, and to support the school in accelerating progress further up the school.

Mrs Linda Mortimer (Headteacher)

Mrs Linda Mortimer (Headteacher) 1

My name is Linda Mortimer. I am the proud headteacher of Saltergate Infant School, Nursery, Gateways and more recently Saltergate Junior school. I enjoy working with the Governors of the school to ensure that our vision is seen in practice. Over recent years we have worked together to achieve some notable achievements for our children; some of which include trailblazing with a two year old pre- nursery provision, creating an Atelier, transforming the school meals experience, developing the  ‘exceptional’ outdoors and an excellent flexible curriculum. At the Junior school, we are working, with determination, to accelerate progress and secure improved outcomes.

Courageous leadership is our ethos.

Mrs Louise Scott (Deputy Headteacher - Infants)

Mrs Louise Scott (Deputy Headteacher - Infants) 1

My name is Louise Scott. I have three boys who have all passed through the Saltergate Schools and are enjoying success in life post university, at university and at secondary school.

I am the Deputy Headteacher as well as the Early Years Leader, and enjoy these exciting and fulfilling roles. I have worked across the school in all age groups and understand the needs and challenges in each phase of children’s education.

I work with a skilled team and together we develop provision to motivate and accelerate children’s learning across both schools..

Councillor Don Mackenzie

Councillor Don Mackenzie 1

My name is Councillor Don Mackenzie

I am the North Yorkshire County Councillor for Saltergate and represent residents of the Jenny Fields and Duchy estates at County Hall in Northallerton. I am very pleased to be a member of this school’s Governing Body and to play my part in its continued success and development.

Mrs Edwina Mort

Mrs Edwina Mort 1
My name is Edwina Mort. I am married with two children, both of which have been through Saltergate Schools. I have been a Governor since October 2011 and I sit on the Safeguarding committee. I now work for both schools, based in the Junior school office, and help run the Friends of Saltergate Committee for any events. I have been instrumental in supporting the development of the lunchtime provision and have organised previously shared lunches with parents. I record and produce the school DVDs. I have also been involved with the development of this website and many other ICT systems throughout school.

Mrs Dot Hemingway (Health and Safety Link Governor)

Mrs Dot Hemingway (Health and Safety Link Governor) 1

My name is Dot Hemingway. I am married with four children who all started their education at Saltergate.  My role within the Governors is as a Co-opted Governor serving on the Safeguarding committee, and I am Health and Safety Link Governor.  I played a significant role in the development of the children’s centre building project, and more recently I led the a team with the negotiations for retaining our incredible cleaning team.

 

Mrs Samantha McLeod

Mrs Samantha McLeod 1

My name is Samantha McLeod. I am a staff governor. This is my third term of office and I really enjoy working with the governors at a strategic level. I work in Key Stage 1 on a daily basis as a HLTA, covering classes and leading 1:1 interventions which make such an incredible difference to the children.

I particularly enjoyed leading the Children’s Centre building project alongside the headteacher in 2009. The project has made a difference to the lives of families in both the children’s Centre and our school!

I am a lead lunchtime playleader and organise the lively lunchtime sessions. All of the active play and dancing certainly keeps us all fit and healthy!

Judith Hollywood

Judith Hollywood 1
My name is Judith Hollywood and I have worked at Saltergate for 15 years. Having two children, (one currently in Year 10 and one in Year 7) they have both had the happy experience of attending Saltergate schools.
I am the Deputy and SENCO for key stage 2 and teach in Year 6 for two days a week. High expectations are essential to achieving and improving standards for all children. Working as a team, we promote the 5R’s, celebrate success and always strive to adapt, change and improve where necessary.

Nicole Turner

Nicole Turner 1
My name is Nicole Turner. I am married with three children who all started to their education at Saltergate School. I have been a governor for 8 years and I sit on the Teaching and Learning committee. I have a keen interest in sport  and I've been involved  with the schools achievements in the school games. Currently the school holds the gold award which we have attained for the second year.

Hannah Botterill (Curriculum Development Link Governor)

Hannah Botterill (Curriculum Development Link Governor) 1

My name is Hannah Botterill. I have two daughters currently attending Saltergate School.

I teach in a local secondary school, which gives me an understanding of the challenges within the education sector.

I am passionate about the education of our children and believe strongly in giving every child the opportunity to thrive, therefore it is a real privilege to be involved with Saltergate School.

I look forward to supporting the school in developing and delivering its challenging and inspiring curriculum.

Mr Brian Alker - Clerk to the Governing Body

 

       

 

 

Correspondance

Please address all correspondance to:

Clerk to the Governors

Saltergate School

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