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  is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and members of the local community. The chair of the governing body can be contacted via the school, or directly by emailing

Name of GovernorCategoryAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeAdditional Responsibilities
Mrs Christina ClarkeHeadteacherBy virtue of office13/04/2015 -
Mrs Jacqueline HudsonCo-optedGoverning body22/06/2019 - 21/06/2023Chair of Governors
Safeguarding Link Governor
Mr Graham WhitmoreCo-optedGoverning body22/06/2019 - 21/06/2023Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body
Mr Bill TwistCo-optedGoverning Body01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022
Mr David AllenCo-optedGoverning Body19/11/2018 - 18/11/2022
Ms Helen ThomasLocal Authority22/03/2021 - 21/03/2025
Mr Matthew SnowdenStaffStaff body22/05/2019 - 21/05/2023
Dr Alisun PawleyParentParent body01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022SEND Link Governor
Ms Anna LastParentParent body12/03/2018 - 11/03/2022
Ms Charlotte JohnsonParent - appointedParent body07/11/2019 - 06/11/2023
Ms Francesca MoxonParent - appointedParent body06/03/2020 - 05/03/2024
Ms Maria RileyClerk to the Governing Body

Working Parties and Committees

In addition to participating in the full Local Governing Body, governors may also serve on one or more of the following working parties or sub-committees:

  • Finance, Resources & Staffing Working Party:
    Chair: Anna Last
    Attending Membership: Chair of Governors, Headteacher, Anna Last, David Allen, SBM, Bursar
  • Progress and Standards Working Party:
    Chair: Jackie Hudson (Chair of Governors)
    Attending Membership: Chair of Governors, Headteacher, Alisun Pawley, Graham Whitmore, Anna Last
  • Health & Safety Working Party:
    Chair: Graham Whitmore
    Attending Membership: Chair of Governors, Headteacher, Graham Whitmore, Bill Twist, SBM, Site Manager, Health and Safety staff representative
  • Pay Committee:
    Chair: Jackie Hudson
    Members: Jackie Hudson (Chair of Governors), Alisun Pawley
    Attendees: Headteacher
  • Headteacher Performance Management Committee:
    Members: Jackie Hudson (Chair of Governors), Graham Whitmore (Vice Chair of Governors), External Challenge Partner
    Attendee: Headteacher
  • Pay Appeals Committee:
    Members: 3 (non-staff) Governors who do not already sit on the Pay Committee

No historic members have stepped down from the governing body in the past 12 months.

Governance Documents

You will find the Code of Conduct for Fishergate School governors, together with a wide range of policies and other documents, on the Policies & Documents page of our website.

Register of Business and Relevant Interests

The Governing Body maintains a register of relevant interests for members. Click here to view this.

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Approved Minutes of the FGB Meetings