Jackie Hudson

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!Jackie Hudson, Chair of Governors

The governing body can be contacted via the school or directly by emailing  It is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and members of the local community who, in addition to participating in the full Local Governing Body, may also serve on one or more of the following working parties or sub-committees:

  • Finance/Staffing Working Party (chair tbc, also attended by the School Business Manager and Bursar)
  • Progress & Standards Working Party
  • Premises and Health & Safety Working Party (also attended by the School Business Manager and Site Manager)
  • Pay Committee (chair tbc)
  • Headteacher Performance Management Committee (also attended by External Challenge Partner)
  • Pay Appeals Committee
Name of GovernorCategoryAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeWorking Party & Committee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities
Mrs Christina ClarkeHeadteacherBy virtue of office13/04/2015 -Finance, Resources & Staffing Working Party
Progress & Standards Working Party
Premises, Health & Safety Working Party
Mrs Jacqueline HudsonCo-optedGoverning body22/06/2019 - 21/06/2023Finance, Resources & Staffing Working Party
Progress & Standards Working Party
Premises, Health & Safety Working Party
Pay Committee
Headteacher's Performance Management Committee
Chair of Governors
Safeguarding Link Governor
Mr Graham WhitmoreCo-optedGoverning body22/06/2019 - 21/06/2023Premises, Health & Safety Working Party
Pay Appeals Committee
Headteacher's Performance Management Committee
Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body
Mr David AllanCo-optedGoverning Body19/11/2018 - 18/11/2022Finance, Resources & Staffing Working Party
Mr Bill TwistCo-optedGoverning Body01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022Pay Appeals Committee
Ms Jessica KnoxParentParent body01/02/2017 - 31/01/2021Premises, Health & Safety Working Party
Pay Appeals Committee
SEN Link Governor
Ms Anna LastParentParent body12/03/2018 - 11/03/2022Finance, Resources & Staffing Working Party
Ms Alisun PauleyParentParent body01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022Progress & Standards Working Party
Pay Committee
Mr Dan Palmer-DunkParentParent body01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022Finance, Resources & Staffing Working Party
Pay Committee
Mr Matthew SnowdenStaffStaff body22/05/2019 - 21/05/2023
Ms Catherine LajoinieClerk to the Governing Body01/09/2018 - ongoing

Register of Business and Relevant Interests

Name of GovernorNature of any Interests including details of the company or organisationDate of start of InterestDetails of governor membership at another school or academyDetails of any relationship between governor and member of school staff (eg, spouse)
Christina ClarkeN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jacqueline HudsonPart-time exam admin assistant as Fulford SchoolJanuary 2018N/AN/A
Selection test invigilator for NYCCJuly 2009
Graham WhitmoreN/AN/AN/AN/A
David AllanTBC
Bill TwistN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jessica KnoxN/AN/AN/AN/A
Anna LastN/AN/AN/AN/A
Alisun PauleyN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dan Palmer-DunkN/AN/AN/AN/A
Matthew SnowdenTBC

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

Name of GovernorCategoryAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of relevant interests
Mrs Sahar DibdenStaffStaff body21/06/2015 - 22/05/2019
Miss Rosie HobsonParentParent body1 September 2014 - 31 August 2018Employed at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School, York
Dr Clare OfferParentParent body1 January 2017 - 31 August 2018Progress & Standards Committee; Finance & Staffing Committee; Staff Pay CommitteeSafeguarding; Vice-Chair of Governors; SEN
Dr Adrian KybettCo-optedGoverning body25 April 2016 - 31 August 2018Finance & Staffing CommitteeStaff of University of Leeds and University of York
Member of the management committee of Danesgate School, York

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Click to view the Fishergate Governor Meeting Attendance Register 2018-2019. Please note this is a working document for the current year. This version was uploaded in June 2019.

Click here for Governing Body attendance in previous years