White Gap Road, Little Weighton, East Yorkshire HU20 3XE

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Little Weighton Rowley C of E Primary

Together We Can...

A little bit about our Governors...

Mr M. Cross - Foundation Governor (Chair)

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 have worked in financial administration and in a Government Inspectorate role, giving me skills in monitoring and evaluation. I have a lifelong knowledge of the local community and regularly go in to school as part of the Open The Book team.

Miss J. Tharratt - EYRC Co-opted Governor (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.

Ms Rachel Grimshaw - Parent Governor

I moved into the village with my family four years ago, one of my children attends the school and the other will join him next year.

I became interested in being a governor when my son started the school. I take the role very seriously and hope to work together to assist the children in the school with their wellbeing and education and also the community.

I have 15 years’ experience of working with children and adults with Special Educational Needs. I enjoyed this role immensely but left to look after my two young, adopted children. I hope to be able to use my knowledge and experience with the school to help to assist all children but especially those who are Looked After of have additional needs.

Mr J. Higgins - EYRC Co-opted Governor

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 C. Hillier -  EYRC Co-opted Governor

My husband and I have lived in Little Weighton for twenty years. We have a son, daughter and four grandsons. 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.

Revd. Dr. Tim Kelly - Foundation Governor 

I am a foundation governor representing the local church (St Peter’s Rowley) as its Priest in Charge. I have three boys of my own, two in secondary, and one in primary education.  Prior to becoming a Church of England vicar, I worked for over twenty years teaching and researching in Higher Education at the University of York, specialising in Computer Science and Engineering.  I’m passionate about children in our school being able to flourish and be all that they can be.  In my role as a Foundation Governor I’m particularly keen to see the Christian Vision positively influence the school for children, teachers and staff.

 Mr C Pickering - Parent Governor

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

Please click the links below to see further information about the Governing Body

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