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 Categories and Information
No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate. Elected February 2019.
|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.|
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.
No financial or business interests. Member of staff but unrelated to any other staff. Governor at Saltergate.
No financial or business interests. Headteacher unrelated to any other staff. Governor at Saltergate.
No financial or business interests. Vice-chair of Governors at Saltergate and Pastor at the local church. Chair of Resources Committee.
No financial or business interests. Member of staff at school but no relationship to any other member of staff. Governor at Saltergate.
No financial or business interests. No relationship to any school staff. Governor at Saltergate.
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.
No financial or business interests. Member of staff at school but no relationship to any other member of staff. Associate Governor Saltergate.
Clerk to the Governing Body.
Governor Meeting Timetable 2021 - 2022
|Full Governing Body Meetings||Teaching and Learning Committee||Safeguarding Committee||Resources Committee|
Governor Committee Structure
Effective from 6th December 2021
Teaching and Learning
(Designated Safeguarding Lead
for Saltergate School)
Jonathan Bond (Chair)
|Mark Walker (Safeguarding Lead Governor)|
|Hannah Botterill (Chair)|
Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings 2021 - 2022
|Linda Mortimer (Headteacher)||/||/|
|Mark Walker (Chair) (Chair of Safeguarding)||/||x|
|Johnathan Bond (Chair of Resources)||/||/|
|Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head)||/||/|
|Hannah Botterill (Chair of Teaching and Learning)||/||/|
|School Bursar - Caroline Buck||n/a||n/a|
Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2020-2021
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)
Sarah Johnson (Bursar)
Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2019 - 2020
|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|
|Sarah Johnson (Bursar)||n/a||n/a||n/a||/|
Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2018-2019
|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||/||/|
|Milli Jeffery||x||x||x||x (left)|
Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018
|Linda Mortimer (Head)||/||/||/||/||/|
|Mark Walker (Chair)||/||/||/||/||/|
|Jonathan Bond (Vice-Chair) (Chair of Resources Committee)||/||/||/||/||/|
|Anne-Marie Phelps (SEND Link Governor)||/||/||/||/||/|
|Dave Williams (Chair of Safeguarding Committee)||/||/||X||X||X|
|Dot Hemmingway (H&S Governor)||/||/||X||/||X|
|Judith Hollywood (Deputy Head - Juniors)||/||/||/||/||/|
|Louise Scott (Deputy Head - Infants)||/||/||/||/||/|
|Laura Martin (Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee)||/||X||/||X||/|
|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|
Dates governors started their most recent terms of office
|Rev. Jonathan (Vice Chair)||Bond||May-16|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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
Please address all correspondance to:
Clerk to the Governors