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We are a GOOD School in each and every aspect - Ofsted 2016

 

Name

Mrs Mary Lumley

Category

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Appointed By

FGB

Term in Office

9th May 2019 to 8th May 2023

Committees Currently 
Serving On 

N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

Pupil Premium, SEN

Business Interests *

N/A

Relationships  **

N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

I was born and raised in The Yorkshire Dales and have lived in Yorkshire all my life (apart from three years at University in Liverpool and one year in Vancouver Canada).  I trained to teach in 1979 and had a wonderful 34 year career in education. I taught in schools in Leeds, Bradford and Baildon, before becoming a Head teacher of a seven class North Yorkshire village school for 17 years. I retired in July 2013. I have many interests which keep me busy including walking, cycling, swimming, travelling and singing. I am a member of The Rotary Club of York which involves me in charitable activities and community projects. I have been supporting an orphanage and school in Livingstone Zambia since 2005 and had the opportunity to visit in February 2015 to share my expertise. I care passionately about education and have many skills to offer fellow governors, staff and pupils at Cliffe VC School.

 

Name

 Mrs Carole Middleton

Category

Co-opted Governor

Appointed By

 FGB

Term in Office

9th May 2019 to 8th May 2023

 

 

Dates

9th May 2019 to 8th May 2023

Committees Currently
Serving On

N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

Safeguarding
English
Phonics

RE

PSHCE

Business Interests *

 N/A

Relationships  **

 N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

Governor at Sherburn High School and Governor at Kirk Fenton Primary School

My name is Carole Middleton and many of you will remember me as interim Head of the school from January to April in 2014.  Since April 2014 I have been continuing to support the school as a consultant and I am now delighted to be Chair of Governors. I retired from Monk Fryston CE Primary School in 2013 where I had been Head teacher for 16 years. I will be bringing knowledge of Cliffe School and a lot of experience to this role as Chair.

Name                               

Dr Ashley Pickles

Category

Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Appointed By

Parents

Term in Office

25th September 2019 to 24th September 2023

Committees Currently 
Serving On 

N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

Art

Business
Interests *

N/A

Relationships**

N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

 

I am a parent governor with a son in Year 2. I work for the NHS as a Clinical Scientist, specialising in clinical biochemistry with a keen interest in research.
I am passionate about science and have been involved in promoting science in schools for over 10 years.
I also run local fitness classes as I enjoy being active and it helps me to keep up with my children (especially on the run to school!).

 

 

 

Name

 Mr Rob Allan

Category

Co-opted Governor

Appointed By

 FGB

Term in Office

28th September 2016 to 27th September 2020

Committees Currently
Serving On

 N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

PE, Geography and History

Business Interests *

 N/A

Relationships  **

 N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

Originally from Cliffe I moved back here 11 years ago to start a family, two of which are currently at Cliffe school with my third due to start in two years. I studied Environmental Science at Leicester graduating in 1998 when I took a diversion from a science based career to that of professional procurement and contract management. I am now a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and work for the University of York with responsibility for estate maintenance and capital procurement. I have experience of working for local government and my wife Charlotte is a teacher of 15 years experience, which gives me an understanding of the political and practical side of teaching. 

In my spare time I enjoy anything in the fresh air including cycling, hiking, tending my allotment, relaxing in beer gardens, and playing with my children. 

I have a vested interest in the success of the school and I hope that my experience and knowledge of the teaching environment helps me to contribute to the schools ongoing success. 

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Name

Mr Mike Jordan

Category

Foundation Governor

Appointed By

The Mary Waud Foundation

Term in Office

12th February 2019 to 11th February 2023

Committees Currently
Serving On

N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

Science

Business Interests *

Mary Ward Trust - Foundation Trust Member

Relationships  **

N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A
I am an experienced school governor and local County Councillor who sits on the Cliffe VC Trustees Board.  I have taken early retirement being a former Industrial Chemist at a Pharmaceutical Company in West Yorkshire.  Hobbies include motorcycling, cycling, restoring old houses and classic cars.

  

 

Name

Mr Andrew Price

Category

Staff Governor

Appointed By

Staff

Term in Office

12th January 2016 to 11th January 2020

Committees Currently
Serving On

N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

Class Teacher

Business Interests *

 N/A

Relationships  **

N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

 

 

 

Name

Mr Adam Blackwood

Category

Headteacher

Appointed By

 N/A

Term in Office

 N/A

Committees 

 N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

Headteacher

Business Interests *

N/A

Relationships  **

N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

*Adam's Bio is currently in progress

 

 

Name                               

Mrs Prudence Topping

Category

Parent Governor 

Appointed By

Parents

Term in Office

25th January 2017 to 24th January 2021

Committees Currently 
Serving On 

 N/A

Other Positions of Responsibility

 Computing

Business
Interests *

Husband is a District Councillor

Relationships**

 N/A

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

 

 

Name                               

Mrs Claire Morrow

Category

 Parent Governor

Appointed By

Parents

Term in Office

25th September 2019 to 24th September 2023

Committees Currently 
Serving On 

 N/A - All governors attend meetings

Other Positions of Responsibility

Link Governor - Maths

Business 
Interests *

 N/A

Relationships**

 Parents

Financial  Interests

 N/A

Roles in other schools

 N/A

 

I moved to the village 5 years ago although I have always lived in the area. I work for a local law firm and in my spare time am currently studying to be a fully qualified Legal Executive.

As a young girl and through into my late teens dance was a major part of my life. Now as an adult I am fortunate enough to still be involved with dance helping to teach at a local dance school. Following on from that in my late teens/early 20’s I was a singer in a band travelling up and down the country for both private and corporate events.

As a parent I will always encourage my daughter to join in and learn as much as she possibly can.

Cliffe primary is an amazing school and I am honoured to be involved.

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