Governors@Fishergate

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

May I add my welcome to Fishergate School. My name is Jackie Hudson and I am the Chair of Governors.  I have had three children through Fishergate School and have been on the Governing Body for 9 years.

The Governing Body is comprised of parent representatives, staff, members of the local community and Local Authority representatives. We meet together twice each term to share in the leadership of the school.  We support the Headteacher and senior leadership team and ensure they are sufficiently challenged!  We fully support the open and inclusive ethos of the school and its desire to serve the local community.  York is a great place to bring up children and we are fortunate that Fishergate School is so close to the heart of the City with all the rich learning opportunities this brings.

Many governors are in and around Fishergate School on a regular basis and we are always happy to meet parents, friends or members of the local community. You will always receive a warm welcome from the school!

The governing body can be contacted via the school or directly by emailing fishergate@york.gov.uk.

Name of GovernorCategoryAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities
Mrs Jacqueline HudsonCo-OptedGoverning body22 June 2015 - 21 June 2019All CommitteesChair of Governors; Chair of Progress & Standards
Mrs Christina ClarkeHead teacherBy virtue of office13 April 2015 -All Committees
Mrs Sahar DibdenStaffSchool staff21 June 2015 - 20 June 2019
Miss Rosie HobsonParentParents1 September 2014 - 31 August 2018
Dr Clare OfferParentParents1 January 2017 - 31 December 2020Progress & Standards Committee; Finance & Staffing Committee; Staff Pay CommitteeSafeguarding; Vice-Chair of Governors; SEN
Ms Jessica KnoxParentParents1 February 2017 - 31 January 2020
Mr Graham WhitmoreCo-OptedGoverning body22 June 2015 - 21 June 2019Premises, Health & Safety Working Group; Staff Pay Appeals Committee; Progress & Standards CommitteeChair of Premises, Health & Safety Committee
Dr Adrian KybettCo-OptedGoverning body25 April 2016 - 24 April 2020Finance & Staffing Committee
Mr David HudsonClerk to the Governing Body

Register of Interests

Name of GovernorNature of any business interests including details of the company or organisationDetails of governor membership at another school or academyDetails of any relationship between governor and member of school staff (eg, spouse)
Jacqueline HudsonSpouse of the clerk to the governing body
Christina Clarke
Sahar Dibden
Rosie HobsonEmployed at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School, York
Clare Offer
Graham Whitmore
Adrian KybettStaff of University of Leeds and University of YorkMember of the management committee of Danesgate School, York

Former members (who have served in the past 12 months)

Name of GovernorCategoryAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of relevant interests
Dr Darren PriddinParentParents1 January 2013 - 31 December 2016Premises, Health & Safety Working GroupN/A
Mrs Alison HoltLocal AuthorityNominated by LA, appointed by governors23 September 2013 - January 2017Staffing; Progress & Standards; Staff Pay Appeals CommitteeChair of Staffing CommitteeN/A
Dr Paul MulveyCo-OptedGoverning body22 June 2015 - July 2017Finance & Staffing Committee; Progress & Standards Committee; Staff Pay Appeals CommitteeChair of Finance & Staffing CommitteeGuest Teacher at the London School of Economics
Mr Ben RichParentParents1 September 2014 - 13 November 2017Two days' work with the Ebor Academy Trust in relation to marketing and communication in April 2016.

2016-2017 Governing Body Meeting Attendance

 CommitteesFGBFinanceStaffingStaffing & FinancePremisesProgress & Standards
Jackie HudsonAll8 (8)2 (2)1 (1)3 (4)3 (5)3 (3)
Tina ClarkeAll8 (8)2 (2)1(1)4 (4)5 (5)3 (3)
Rosie Hobson4 (8)
Jessica KnoxPremises3 (5)1 (1)
Ben RichStaff & Finance4 (8)0 (2)1 (4)
Clare OfferStaff & Finance; Progress & Standards7 (8)3 (3)2 (3)
Sahar Dibden7 (8)
Paul Mulvey8 (8)1 (2)4 (4)3 (3)
Graham WhitmorePremises; Progress & Standards8 (8)1 (2)4 (4)2 (2)
Adrian KybettStaff & Finance6 (8)1 (1)4 (4)
Alison Holt2 (2)1 (1)
Darren Priddin2 (2)2 (2)
Notes:
1. In addition to the usual 6 full governing body meetings, there were 2 extraordinary meetings.
2. The Finance and Staffing committees were merged in January 2017.
3. Alison Holt and Darren Priddin stood down at the end of 2016.

2015-2016 Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Christina ClarkeFull governing body: 6 out of 6 meetings
Staffing Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Finance Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Premises Working Group: 3 out of 3 meetings
Progress & Standards Committee: 2 out of 2 meetings
Sahar DibdenFull governing body: 6 out of 6 meetings
Rosie HobsonFull governing body: 4 out of 6 meetings
Staffing Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Progress & Standards Committee: 2 out of 2 meetings
Ben RichFull governing body: 5 out of 6 meetings
Finance Committee: 2 out of 4 meetings
Clare OfferFull governing body: 5 out of 6 meetings
Progress & standards Committee: 2 out of 2 meetings
Darren PriddinFull governing body: 6 out of 6 meetings
Premises Working Group: 2 out of 3 meetings
Alison HoltFull governing body: 4 out of 6 meetings
Staffing Committee: 2 out of 3 meetings since appointment
Paul MulveyFull governing body: 4 out of 6 meetings
Finance Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Progress & Standards Committee: 2 out of 2 meetings
Jacqueline HudsonFull governing body: 6 out of 6 meetings
Staffing Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Finance Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Premises Working Group 3 out of 3 meetings
Progress & Standards Committee: 2 out of 2 meetings
Graham WhitmoreFull governing body: 4 out of 6 meetings
Finance Committee: 4 out of 4 meetings
Adrian KybettFull governing body: 1 out of 2 meetings since appointment