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Diary Dates 

Christmas Calendar

Wed 8 Dec - Bags 2 School

Wed 8 Dec - Christmas Cupcake Morning

Thu 9 Dec - Zoom Christmas Service

Thu 9 Dec - Went Valley Bake Sale

Fri 10 Dec - Christmas Jumper Day

Mon 13 Dec @ 13:45 - Starfish Nativity

Tue 14 Dec @ 13:45 - Dolphins Nativity

Wed 15 Dec - Christmas Dinner 

Thu 16 Dec @ 13:30 - KS2 Christmas Sing Along

Fri 17th Dec - School Closes

Wed 5 Jan - School Opens


After school club needs to be pre-booked and runs from 3-5.30.  Please email 



The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.


If your child is due to start secondary school in 2022, applications are open until 31st October 2021. Further information can be found here.


Please make sure all children have their PE kits on Wednesdays and the below;

Dolphins - Thu

Lions - Tue, Thu

Eagles - Mon, Fri


Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Year 6 pupils can be found below.


Info Leaflet


For children due to start Primary School in September 2022, information from NYCC can be found here. Applications must be placed by 15th January 2022.











Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.

  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.

  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.

  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.

  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.

  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.

  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.


Types of Governors 

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.

  • Staff Governor

    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

  • Local Authority (LA) Governors
    Appointed by the LEA.

  • Co-opted Governors

    Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.


Our Governors are;  

Governor Name and relationship to the school staff

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Date appointed

Term of Office

(term and end date)

Which committees does this Governor serve on?

All Governors attend all meetings

Does this Governor have any position of responsibility within the governing body?

Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Mrs Rebecca Rawson


(no relation to the school staff)

Foundation governor

The governing body

Feb 2018

4 years, ending Feb 2022


Chair of the governors

RAISE Alliance

More able and talented


Years 3 and 4


Mrs Hannah Cuddy


(headteacher at Kirk Smeaton)

Staff Governor

The Headteacher of a school is entitled to sit on the governing body by law

1st Sept 2015






Mr Peter Hudson

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

Jan 2019

4 years, ending Jan 2023


Mental health 

awareness  and pupil  voice

 Years 5 and 6


Mrs Lorna Thornley

(no relation to the school staff)

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

6th Jan 2015

4 years, ending 05/01/19


Vice chair



Years R and N


Mrs Carol Cessford


 (no relation to the school staff)

Foundation Governor

The Diocese

1st Sept 2016

4 years, ending 31/08/20


SEN and Vulnerabilty

RE & church links


Years 5 and 6


Mrs Emma Hall   

(no relation to the school staff)

Co-opted Governor

The Governing Body

March 2020

4 years, ending Mar 2024





Paul Hursthouse

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

Jan 19

4 years, ending Jan 2023




Years 1 and 2

Married to Mrs Hursthouse

Tim Jones

LA Governor

The LEA    

Jun 20

4 years, ending Jun 2024



Married to Mrs Jones


 The Governors meet regularly during term times and are highly involved in school life in a number of different ways.