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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section of the St. Martin's Website.

How to contact the Governors


The Chair of Governors, Mrs Jayne Fountain and the Clerk to the Governors, Mr. Mick Prince, can be contacted through the School’s office.


Please call 01723 360239.

Meeting dates for the Governing Body and Committees


The Full Governing Body and the regular Committees meet throughout the year. The dates for those meetings in the current academic year are listed below.

Dates                                                                                                                                                                             Meeting of Committee

6.30pm on:   6th February 2018                                                                                    Admissions   
7pm on :       26th September  2017,   5th December 2017,    27th March 2018,       10th July 2018  Full Governing Body                
6.30pm on:  14th September 2017,    7th November 2017,   30th January 2018,    24th April 2018 Curriculum
8pm on :       21st November 2017,  13th March 2018           6.30pm on:  26th June 2018 Premises
6.30pm on : 21st November 2017,  13th March 2018           ​​​​​8.00pm on:  26th June 2018 Finance
6.30pm on:  23rd November 2017,   15th March 2018,         28th June 2018



*How to become a Governor


If you are interested in knowing more about serving as a governor of St Martin's please contact Jayne Fountain, the Chair of Governors through school on 01723 360 239 or send an email for her attention to admin@st-martins.n-yorks.sch.uk.


You can also find further helpful information on school governance generally by visiting the following websites:


National Governance Association       www.nga.org.uk


Diocese of York                                 www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/supporting schools


North Yorkshire County  Council       www.northyorks.gov.uk/educationandlearning/school governors


Department of Education                   www.gov.uk


For a more detailed explanation of the role and obligations of school governors you might like read the Department of Education publications "Governance Handbook" and "Competency framework for governance" , which are regularly updated. They can be easily found by searching the respective title name on the gov.uk website. 

Governors' Code of Conduct & Nolan Principles of Public Life

As well as complying with its statutory requirements, our Governing Body has chosen to adopt successive editions of the National Governance Association Code of Conduct (without amendment) and to abide by the seven Nolan Principles of Public Life as set out in that code. The code provides part of a framework for excellence in governance by clearly setting out the expectations on and commitment required from every serving governor, thereby enabling the Governing Body to properly carry out its work within school community and the wider community beyond.

St Martin's Governors' Who's Who

Our Governors: Their roles and standing committee membership

​​​​​​In October 2017 we reconstituted our Governing Body to reduce the number of seats on the board from 18 to 14. Following that the composition of the board appears below with individual committee responsibilities shown. In addition to the meetings of the Full Governing Body, all governors are required to attend the curriculum committee as members, which reflects the importance of this committee to the core function of governance.


Staff Ex officio: Alison Stephenson (Headteacher) - member of all committees

Parent: Jim Tingay (Vice Chair) - Premises, Personnel, Pay, Curriculum , Headteacher Performance

Parent: Anne Brand - Curriculum, Premises, Admissions

Local Authority: Ann Midgley - Finance, Personnel, Pay, Admissions, Headteacher Performance

Staff: - Sally Hick - Curriculum

Co-opted: Guy  Baumann - Curriculum

Foundation (Deanery): Mike Colbeck - Finance, Curriculum

Foundation (Deanery): Andy Duncan - Curriculum, Admissions

Foundation (Deanery): Jayne Fountain  (Chair) - Finance, Personnel, Premises, Pay, Curriculum, Headteacher Performance

Foundation (Deanery): James Crick - Curriculum, Finance

Foundation (Ex officio): Fr David Dixon  - Curriculum, Admissions

Foundation (PCC): Louise Hanks - Curriculum, Personnel, Pay

Foundation (PCC): Greg Booth - Curriculum

Foundation (PCC): VACANT


Associate (non-voting): Richard Hodgson - Premises only, (not FGB)


Link Governor Roles  

For academic year 2017/2018


English - Jayne Fountain

Maths - Mike Colbeck

PE - Jayne Fountain

Pupil Premium - James Crick

SEND - Guy Baumann

Child Protection & Safeguarding - Jayne Fountain

EYFS - Anne Brand

PSCHE - Ann Midgley

RE - Fr. David Dixon

Governor Training- Andy Duncan