RDOn behalf of the Governing Body I would like to welcome you to The Market Weighton School.

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who have chosen to involve themselves and take some responsibility in the life of the school.

We work with Mr Harrison, the Senior Leadership Team and all the staff to ensure that your children achieve their full academic potential, as well as provide an enriching environment for them to develop socially and emotionally.

The Governing Body consists of committed individuals who believe that a good education is extremely important. We are a diverse group, who bring many different skills and experiences from business, the local community and other educational establishments. We actively contribute to all aspects of life of the school. We understand and take our role as “critical friend” seriously. We are proud and very supportive of the school and its place within the local community.

If you would like further information about the role of the Governing Body, please contact the school and I will be happy to speak to you.

Rachel M Davies
Chair of Governors

Annual Governance Statement for The Market Weighton School

The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of the TMWS Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governance Arrangements
The full Governing Body meets once each term, as does the Resources Committee and the Achievement & Wellbeing Committee. We also have sub-committees that meet when required to consider pupil discipline, staffing matters and pay review.

Attendance Record of Governors
Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and we have never cancelled a meeting because it was not ‘quorate’ (the number of governors needed to ensure that legal decisions can be made). See below for details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings.

Future Plans for the Governors
Consistency and high expectations are fundamental to the school and its Governance moving forward in the desire to be outstanding. Governors will be monitoring the key priorities as identified in the School Development Plan.

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016 – 17



Full Governing Body

(4 Meetings)

Extraordinary FGB

(2 Meetings)

Achievement & Wellbeing Committee

(4 Meetings)

Resources Committee

(3 Meetings)

Pay Review Committee

(1 Meeting)

Pay Appeal


(1 Meeting)

Carole BAKER 75%
Rachel DAVIES 100% 100% 75% 100%
Carole HALL 75% 50% 75% 33% 100%
Matthew HENDERSON 100% 50% 75% 100% 100%
Dale NEEDHAM 75% 50% 100% 100%
Jane NEEDHAM 75% 50% 100% 66% 100%
Jason POULSTON 75% 100%
Iain ROBINSON 75% 100% 100% 100% 100%
David RUDD 75% 100% 50% 66% 100%
Chris URWIN 25%
Mandy WATSON 100% 100% 75% 66% 100%

TMWS Governing Body – Register of Interests (2017-18)

Name Status Role Start of


End of


Any Relationship with Staff Relationship with pupils on roll Business/Place of Work Pecuniary Interests
Carole BAKER Parent  


03.06.15 03.06.19   Parent of Y11 student Cover Teacher

Mount Pleasant Primary

Rachel DAVIES Co-opted Chair of Governors


Child Protection


Educational Visits

07.07.15 07.07.19   Parent of Y8 & Y11 students Headteacher

Oakfield School

Richard HARRISON Headteacher  


N/A N/A     Headteacher


Anne HAYWARD Co-opted  


07.07.15 07.07.19     Specialist SEND Education Consultant

Director, Anne Hayward Consortium Ltd (UK & Int)

Matthew HENDERSON Parent   22.06.16 22.06.20   Parent of Y9 student Assistant Head

Longcroft School

Dale NEEDHAM Co-opted Chair of Resources Committee


Chair of Pay Review Committee

07.07.15 07.07.19 Married to Jane Needham (governor)   Manager

Lazaats Hotel

Potential business: prom
Jane NEEDHAM Co-opted Vice Chair


Chair of Achievement & Wellbeing Committee


Child Protection

07.07.15 07.07.19 Married to Dale Needham (governor)   Director of Science

Wolfreton School

Jason POULSTON Staff   04.07.16 04.07.20     Assistant Headteacher Printing/


Iain ROBINSON Co-opted  


13.04.15 13.04.19     Business Manager


David RUDD Local Authority  


17.12.13 17.12.17     Councillor None
Chris URWIN Co-opted   29.03.17 28.03.21     Managing Director


Mandy WATSON Co-opted   18.04.16 18.04.20     HR Manager

Sentamu Academy



The governing body clerking is arranged through the Local Authority clerking service.

All governors can be contacted through Mrs N Hansen (governor admin) in the school office: [email protected]