A little bit about our Governors...

Mrs C. Hillier  Chair of Governors

My husband and I have lived in Little Weighton for twenty years. We have a son, daughter and grandsons aged seven and ten. I became interested in becoming a governor when I retired from my post as a manager in Adult Education. I wanted to do some voluntary work and hoped that my qualifications and experience in teaching and educational management could be useful. I am particularly interested in language and literacy and enjoy listening to the children read on Tuesday afternoons.

 

 

Miss J. Tharratt  Vice Chair

I am a coopted governor who has had thirty years experience in early years. I have worked for the private sector and the local authority, including five years working in the foundation unit at this school. I have three children and have recently become a grandparent. I also live in a village and think it is very important that we keep our village schools. I believe in the value of local community and think this school forms an integral part of this. I am a relatively new governor and I am looking forward to my new role and using my skills and knowledge that I have acquired over the years to help to support this school.

 

 

Mr M. Cross  Foundation Governor

I'm a Foundation Governor for the Church of England on the governing body, being Churchwarden at St Peter's Rowley our Parish Church. I work as the financial administrator for a charity in Hull. I have lifelong knowledge of the local community and have the skills to help the school in its administration. 

 

 

Mr J. Higgins

Growing up in Bransholme, yet becoming a graduate engineer I understand how important the early years of school can be to the overall future of a child. Enthusiasm and abilities of all staff can make all the difference. As a father I wanted to play a part in the strategic leadership of the school to ensure all children reach their full potential before moving onto high school. Working as a Sales Manager  for a major world wide company, I hope the skills I have developed in facts and figures will be a benefit to school.

 

 

Mrs H. Butler 

I have lived in Little Weighton with my family now for 6 years and have two children that attend the school. I became interested in becoming a parent Governor after hearing about how the Governor role can support the School. I am really passionate about the school and sustaining the School for the Village, as I feel it is such an important part of the Village. My two children are really happy at the School and I want to continue to support the school and this role I feel enables me to do this bringing the skills and knowledge I have from my own working life and personal village life to the school.

 

 

Revd. D Messer

I was born in India where my parents ran a school and orphanage for the Blind and came to the UK in 1966. I am married to Beverley and we have two grown up girls Olivia and Charlotte. I grew up in Escrick and worked  in Yorkshire and then moved to Suffolk where I became a Priest. I moved back to become Rector of the four churches which include St Peters of Rowley and Little Weighton.
I am a Governor because I strongly believe and that we should support our children and young people and encourage them to grow and learn with fun and follow their dreams. I also want to support the teachers and staff who compassionately care for the children and they themselves work very hard to ensure all are helped. 

 

 

 Mr C Pickering

Working for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, I have had the ability to interact with many different schools and school children. Witnessing the importance of the different levels of guidance and support that is vitally important to help the children thrive and develop not only as they continue their academic education but also for their social and moral educational needs.

Living within the village and having two children that currently attend the school, my wife and I have seen the passion and drive that the teachers have at this school. So when a vacancy came up for a parent governor, I put myself forward offering my support, personal skills and knowledge in the hope that I can help keep this important community asset going for many more years to come.

Key information about the Governing Body

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If you are interested in becoming involved with the governance of the school, please either speak to the Chair of Governors or the Headteacher.