“Children are at the centre of all we do”

West Heslerton School Governing Body

The school governors are an elected group of individuals from the community. Their role is to work together to guide and develop the school alongside the headteacher and staff. They put forward ideas and monitor what happens in school.

Governors are elected by the church, the local authority, the staff and other parents for a term of 4 years. Parent Governor vacancies are advertised to all parents and carers of pupils at the school via newsletters when vacancies arise.Please contact school for the date of the next planned election of parent governors.

Instrument of Government

Annual Reports

We will update this information as soon as we are able to but are currently focussing our team efforts upon pupil catch up after the worldwide pandemic.

How do I contact Governors?

Governors are always considering the best way forward for all pupils and parents. They would love to hear of ideas.

Please write to them via the Chair of Governors at West Heslerton CE Primary School, High Street, West Heslerton, Malton. YO17 8RD or email to admin@heslerton.n-yorks.sch.uk marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

Please click here to contact Governors at the school.

Governors and Their Roles

Joint Chair Mrs. Lu Cooke
Joint Chair Mr. Ian Pennock
3 x Parent Governors – elected by parents of pupils at the school
Mrs. Tracey Reynolds Governor until 28.2.2025
Current vacancy, election closed  
Mr Ian Pennock Governor until 12.2.2024 
1 x LA Governors – nominated by the Local Authority
Mrs Val Bottomley Currenttlyawaiting confirmation of office date expiry
3 x Co-opted Governors – Governors who have been asked to join the Governing Body

Mrs. Lu Cooke

Governor until 24.3.2023
Mrs Ann Andrews Governor until 14.3.2022
Mrs Sarah Craggs Governor until 31.8.2025
1 x Staff Governors – elected by the staff
Mrs. Cath Triffitt Governor until 31.8.2025
1 x Headteacher Governor
Mrs. Rachel Wells Ongoing Governor position
2 x Church Governors – nominated by the Diocese
Mrs Angela Morley Governor until 8.4.2022
vacancy to be appointed by the Diocese

Governors meet regularly to guide the school. Please ask at the office if you wish to see the published minutes of our most recent meetings. Please note, minutes of meetings are published following approval by the Full Governing Body at their next meeting.