Governors

What Do Governors Do?

The governors’ work affects most aspects of the school’s work.  They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the school, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school’s budget and the use and maintenance of the premises.  More generally, they are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the school to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the school explain to the community what the school is trying to achieve for their children. The governors, together as a body, have a range of legal responsibilities, so being a governor is an important commitment and new governors should be willing to attend training to help them learn what is entailed. As well as parents, the governing body is made up of governors appointed by the Local Authority (the County Council), school staff, the headteacher and governors appointed by the rest of the governing body (co-opted governors).

A leaflet, providing further information, is available either in schools or from the Governor Support, County Hall, Northallerton, tel. 01609 532936, e-mail us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Our governors meet monthly and as such they consider all school matters as a whole governing body rather than in separate committees. Below is a update about their work so far this year as well as more information about their role.

Name 

Category 

Term in Office 

Other Positions of Responsibility 

Business Interests 

Relationships 

 Jo Dickinson 

Chair of Governors 

Co-opted 

14-Jan-23 

Safeguarding  

LAC  

Pupil Premium  

 SEN 

 

None 

 

None 

Nicola Proud 

Vice Chair 

Local Authority Governors 

01-Feb-25 

 English 

KS2 

AVF Marketing
Digital Blonde 

None 

Suzanne Truman 

Parent Governor 

 19-Feb-22 

 Maths 

KS2 

 

None 

 

None 

Richard Flint 

Co-opted 

14-Jan-23 

Resources 

None 

None 

Louisa Quinn 

Co-opted 

14-Jan-23 

 STEM 

Computing 

KS1 

None 

None 

Tara Morris 

Co-opted Governor 

11-Oct-25 

 EYFS 

KS1 

None 

None 

Tracy Townsend 

Associate Governor 

01-Sep-21 

 

None 

None 

Neil Bramma 

Parent Governor 

19-Feb-22 

Humanities 

Languages 

None 

None 

Siobhain Scanlan 

Parent Governor 

05-Feb-23 

Art 

DT 

None 

None 

Hannah Charlton 

Parent Governor 

25-Nov-23 

Performing Arts / Sports Premium  

None 

None 

Pippa Jones 

Staff Governor 

12-July-22 

 

None 

None 

James Foxwell 

Staff Governor 

On-going 

 

None 

None 

Mandy Lambert 

Clerk 

 

 

 

To contact the clerk to the governors please ring the school office (01609) 781178 or email mlambert@romanby.n-yorks.sch.uk Contact emails for Governors are also available through the school office.