Governor Role Responsibilities Appointing Body Term Committees Attendance at FGB
Mrs Julie Cattle Headteacher Headteacher Governing Body Date of Appointment 01/09/2011 Duration of tenure Appeals, Curriculum & Standards, Complaints, Ethos, Finance & General Purpose, Health & Safety, Pupil Discipline, Personnel 2022-23 100%  (3/3)
Dr Graham Parr Chair of Governors Chair of Ethos Committee Church School Personal Development Art & Design Design & Technology Governor Training Link Diocese Appointed by York Diocese 2018 to 2022 2022 to 2024 Appeals, Complaints, Ethos, Pupil Discipline 2022-23 100% (3/3)
Mr David Rodmell Governor Vice Chair Chair of Curriculum Committee Mathematics Science Leadership & Management Co-opted Governor Appointed by Governing Body 19/11/2015 to 18/11/18 19/11/18 to 18/11/22 Appeals, Curriculum & Standards, Complaints, Pupil Discipline, Finance 2022-23 33% (1/3)
Mrs Kate Girking Governor Chair Finance Committee Safeguarding & Child Protection, Special Education Needs, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Finance Co-opted Governor Appointed by Governing Body 14/06/2014 to 05/11/18 05/11/18 to 05/11/2022 16/11/22 to 16/11/26 Appeals, Complaints, Curriculum, Finance & General Purpose, Pupil Discipline 2022-23 33% (1/3)
Mr Philip Mellor Local Authority Governor Educational Visits History Geography English Phonics Local Authority Governor Appointed by Governing Body 2019 to 2023 Curriculum, Ethos 2022-23 100% (3/3) 
Ms  Kimberley Peacock Staff Governor  Staff Staff Electorate Appointed by Staff Election 11/11/10- 05/11/14 06/11/14 – 05/11/2018 13/11/2018 – 12/11/22 16/11/22- Nov 26 Appeals, Curriculum & Standards, Complaints, Ethos, Pupil Discipline  2022-3 100% (3/3) 
Mrs Louise Dawson Parent Governor PSHE & RSE Physical Education Health & Safety Parent Electorate Appointed by Parent Election 13/11/2018 to 12/11/22 16/11/22– Nov 2026 Appeals, Complaints, Health & Safety, Pupil Discipline, Strategic 2022-23 100% (3/3)  
Mrs Jenny Kemp Parent Governor Early Years Foundation Stage MFL & Computing Parent Electorate Appointed by Parent Nomination Dec 2021- Dec 2025 Health & Safety 2022-23 33% (1/3)
Mr Matthew Daley Parent Governor
Mrs Jane Chipperton Governor Religious Education & Music Co-opted Governor Appointed by Governing Body 16.11.22 – Nov 2026 Ethos 2022-23 100% (3/3)

The following  are no longer serving Governors:

  • Kevin Beaumont, Local Authority, Chair of Governors, resigned 15 March 2023 
Other Committees:

Pupil Discipline Committee – Any three governors

Complaints Committee – Any three governors

Appeals Committee – Any three governors not previously involved

Term of Office:

Registration of Governors’ Interests:

There are no relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives. No member of this governing body currently serves as a member of any other school governing body. 

The Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of governors and the normal term of office is four years. However, after four years, any governor who wishes to remain on the Governing Body can offer to stand for a further term of office and (if no-one else has expressed an interest in the position) be re-elected or reconfirmed in his/her position.

Parent Governors:
If you are a parent of a pupil(s) at the school or the primary carer, you can stand for election as one of the Parent Governor positions, (once a Parent Governor post becomes vacant). If more than one parent expresses an interest in filling a vacancy, elections are held in which all parents can vote. Parent Governors do not formally represent parents on the Governing Body but they do act as a link between parents and the Governing Body and try to keep in tune with parents’ views.  For more information about becoming a Parent Governor, please contact Mrs Cattle on 01430 810240.

Co–opted Governors:
A co-opted Governor is a person who in the opinion of the Governing Body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Staff Governor:
A member of staff paid to work at the school and elected by the staff.

LA  Governors:
A Governor normally appointed by the Local Education Authority (East Riding Council).

Foundation Governors:
A Governor appointed by the Diocese (York).

A member of the Governing Body by virtue of their office. If the Headteacher elects not to be a Governor then his/her place cannot be taken by anyone else.

The Governors at Lockington:
Our current Instrument of Government is for a Governing Body of 11 members, made up as follows:

  • 3 Parent Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 4 Co-opted
  • 1 LA Governor
Contacting the Governing Body:

If you have an idea or a suggestion that you would like the Governing Body to consider, please leave a note with the office staff for the attention of Dr Parr, Chair of Governors.   We actively welcome input and contributions from parents/carers and from others in the local community who support the school.

Any issues concerning pupils at the school should, in the first instance, be discussed with the class teacher and thereafter with Mrs Cattle, the Headteacher. If you do not feel the matter has been resolved to your satisfaction, then you may write to Mr Beaumont c/o the school.

Governor Activity:

We meet as a full Governing Body at least once every term. Additional meetings are arranged as required.

Meetings in 2022-23 were held on 16 November 2022, 15 March 2023 and 12 July 2023.

Every year we elect a Chair and Vice-Chair from the existing members of the Governing Body (employees at the School cannot be elected to these positions). The Governing Body has a Local Authority Clerk who arranges the full Governing Body meetings, circulates the agenda and papers and takes minutes. Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available on request from the school.


In order to delegate and share the responsibilities of the Governing Body more effectively, we have set up the following sub-committees. These meet as required, separately from the full Governing Body meetings.

There are presently 4 sub-committees:

  • Finance – Chair Mrs Kate Girking
  • Curriculum and Standards – Chair Mr David Rodmell
  • Health and Safety – Chair Mrs Louise Dawson
  • Ethos – Chair Dr Graham Parr

In addition, there is an Appeals Committee, a Pupil Discipline Committee and a Complaints Committee which meet as required. The members of these committees are made up from a cross section of the Governing Body.

These committees are a flexible way of dealing with specific or fairly detailed matters. They offer individual Governors wider opportunities to apply their personal expertise. They also make full Governing Body meetings more effective and efficient.

Governor Attendance & Meetings