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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.

 

 

Correspondance

Please address all correspondance to:

Clerk to the Governors

Saltergate School

Newby Crescent

Harrogate

HG3 2TT

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Governor Categories and Information

 

Co-opted

Mark Walker

(Chair)

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.

Co-opted Governor

Hannah Botterill

(vice chair)

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

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Headteacher

Linda Mortimer

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

Co-opted 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.

Staff Governor

Samantha Blackwood

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

Co-opted Governor

Jonathan Bond

No financial or business interests. Pastor at the local church. Chair of Resources Committee.

Co-opted Governor

Edwina Mort

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

Co-opted Governor

Judith Hollywood

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

Parent Governor

Louise Oddie

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate. Elected October 2021.

Parent Governor

Kirsty Bull

No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate. Elected October 2021.

LA GovernorSarah Thompson

Member of Safeguarding Committee 

Elected March 2022.

Clerk

Brian Alker

Clerk to the Governing Body.

Dates governors started their most recent terms of office 

(post federation)

 

Hannah BotterillFeb -19 
Anne-MariePhelpsApr -16 
LindaMortimerNov -04 
Rev. Jonathan (Vice Chair) BondMay -16 
SamanthaBlackwoodMay -16 
EdwinaMortMay -16 
Mark (Chair)WalkerMay -16 
JudithHollywood             May -16 
KirstyBull Oct - 21 
LouiseOddieOct - 21 

 

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Meet our Governors!

 

Mr Mark Walker (Chair)

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. 

Mr Jonathan Bond

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.

Mrs Anne-Marie Phelps

My name is Anne-Marie Phelps.

My children came through Saltergate schools and have now moved on to secondary education. 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

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 Edwina Mort

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 worked for both schools, based in the Junior school office for 10 years but then moved on to work on a corporate environment for the Facilities Management team.  I have been instrumental in supporting the development of the lunchtime provision and have organised previously shared lunches with parents. I have also been involved with the development of this website and many other ICT systems throughout school.

Mrs Samantha Blackwood

My name is Samantha Blackwood. 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!

Mrs Judith Hollywood

My name is Judith Hollywood and I have worked at Saltergate for 15 years. Having two children, (one currently in Year 11 and one in Year 8) 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.

Mrs Hannah Botterill

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.

Mrs Kirsty Bull

 

My name is Kirsty Bull and I have a daughter who currently attends Saltergate school. I work as a pastoral middle leader in an SEMH school which gives me a good understanding of the educational sector and the well being needs of young children. 

I am extremely passionate about children being given the opportunity to experience success in their education and feel privileged to be involved in supporting the school in its continuing success and development.   

Mrs Louise OddieI have two children at Saltergate, therefore I have a vested interest in the future of the school. Working within the Health Sector, I am interested in the wellbeing of all children. I believe in education which will stimulate and expand their minds creating innovative generations for the future.

Mr Brian Alker (Clerk)

 

 

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 Governor Meeting Timetable 2021 - 2022

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

6 each year

Teaching and Learning Committee

4-6 meetings each year

Safeguarding Committee

3 meetings each year

Resources Committee

3 meetings each year

13.09.2021

04.10.2021

20.10.2021

24.11.2021

06.12.2021

01.11.2021

12.01.2022

16.02.2022

28.02.2022

31.01.2022

10.03.2022

 

25.05.2022

21.03.2022

  
    
    

*Updated with new meeting dates

 

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Governor Committee Structure

 

Effective from 6th December 2021

 

Resources

Safeguarding

Teaching and Learning

Linda Mortimer

Linda Mortimer (DSL for Saltergate School)

Linda Mortimer

Jonathan Bond (Chair)  

Mark Walker (Safeguarding Lead Governor)   

Judith Hollywood

Mark Walker

Samantha Blackwood

Anne-Marie Phelps

Edwina Mort

Edwina Mort

Hannah Botterill (Chair)

 

Kirsty Bull

Louise Oddie

  

Edwina Mort

 

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Governor Attendance

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings 2021 - 2022

 

Name

13/09/21

06/12/21

28/02/22

25/05/22

11/07/22

Linda Mortimer (Headteacher)

/

/

// 

Mark Walker (Chair) (Chair of Safeguarding)

/

x

/x 

Johnathan Bond (Chair of Resources)

/

/

/x 

Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head)

/

/

// 

Anne-Marie Phelps

/

/

// 

Edwina Mort

/

/

// 

Samantha Blackwood

/

/

// 

Hannah Botterill (Chair of Teaching and Learning)

/

/

// 

Kirsty Bull

n/a

/

// 

Louise Oddie

n/a

/

// 

School Bursar - Caroline Buck

n/a

n/a

n/an/a 

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2020-2021

 

Name

07/10/20

09/12/20

25/02/21

25/05/21

07/07/21

Linda Mortimer (Head)

/

/

/

/

/

Mark Walker (Chair)

/

/

/

/

/

Jonathan Bond (Vice Chair) (Chair of Resources)

/

/

/

/

/

Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head Juniors)

x

/

/

/

/

Louise Scott (Deputy Head Infants)

x

/

/

/

/

Dave Williams (Chair of Safeguarding)

x

/

/

/

x

Anne-Marie Phelps (Chair of Teaching and Learning)

/

/

/

/

/

Edwina Mort

/

/

/

/

/

Don Mackenzie

/

x

/

x

x

Samantha McLeod

/

/

x

/

/

Hannah Botterill

/

/

/

/

/

Nicole Turner

x

/

/

/

x

Sarah Johnson (Bursar)

n/a

n/a

n/a

/

n/a

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2019 - 2020

 

Name

07/10/19

05/12/19

12/02/20

06/07/20

Linda Mortimer (Head)

/

/

/

/

Mark Walker (Chair)

/

/

/

/

Jonathan Bond (Vice Chair) (Chair of Resources)

/

/

/

/

Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head Juniors)

/

/

/

/

Louise Scott (Deputy Head Infants)

/

/

/

/

Dave Williams (Chair of Safeguarding)

/

/

/

/

Anne-Marie Phelps (Chair of Teaching and Learning)

/

x

x

/

Dot Hemmingway ( H&S Link Governor)

/

x

/

x

Edwina Mort

/

/

/

/

Don Mackenzie

/

x

x

/

Samantha McLeod

/

/

/

/

Hannah Botterill

/

/

/

/

Laura Martin

x

/

x

/

Nicole Turner

x

x

x

/

Sarah Johnson (Bursar)

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)

 

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

 

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