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Mr. Phil Benaiges


Phil believes that it is a great honour to be a new co-opted governor and vice-chair of our newly federated governing body.  His links with Crakehall CE Primary School go back around a decade when both of my children had a very happy and successful experience there.  Having worked in a number of local secondary schools in a variety of senior leadership capacities, Phil believes that he can be an effective critical friend to the leadership teams of both schools.  He has been a co-opted governor since 2017 and looks forward to working with his fellow governors to make our new federation a real success.

Role(s): Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Attendance Record for the 2018/19 Academic Year: Not yet applicable

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in Other Schools: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

Mrs. Andrea Offord


Andrea has worked as a governor in local schools for the past 19 years and has a wealth of experience in the role of Chair and vice Chair.  As the Swaledale Alliance Manager Andrea has a good understanding of the Teaching School agenda and the need for schools to work collaboratively to drive school improvement. As such, she is able to support the governing body with their responsibilities of being the Lead School for the Alliance.  She also works with the LA and Consultant Headteachers with the governance aspects of implementing school support plans and facilitates the chair of governor network meetings.

Role(s): Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Attendance Record for the 2018/19 Academic Year: Not yet applicable

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: Swaledale Alliance

Governance Roles in Other Schools: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

Mrs. Sally Harrod


Sally Harrod started her teaching career in 1996 and has worked in a variety of schools in Lincolnshire. After moving into the Independent sector, she became Head of English, Academic Lead and Deputy Head. In 2016, taking the Headship at Bow, Durham School brought her North. She believes in offering a broad curriculum experience which enables children to access learning that is engaging and challenging both inside and outside the classroom. Sally brings a wide range of educational experience in teaching, learning and leadership.

Role(s): Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Attendance Record for the 2018/19 Academic Year: Not yet applicable

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in Other Schools: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

Mrs. Lynda Player


Lynda Player was asked to be a Co-opted Governor for Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School in November 2017 as she is able to contribute her knowledge and experience of education funding and resource management to the work of the Governing Body. For many years she has been a member of the Local Authority Team which provides financial advice, consultancy and guidance to schools throughout North Yorkshire. She is passionate about ensuring that every resource is used to promote and enhance the teaching and learning activities for every child within school.

Role(s): Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Attendance Record for the 2018/19 Academic Year: Not yet applicable

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: North Yorkshire County Council FMS Team

Governance Roles in Other Schools: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

 

Dr. Victoria Eardley


Victoria Eardley is a family doctor who has worked in a local practice for the last 13 years since leaving the armed services.  A governor for the last 4 years, she has enjoyed acting as the Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium and Vulnerable Learners link for the governing body. She has been vice chair for the last academic year. She regularly helps at PTA events as part of the wider school family.  Victoria has 3 children, Thomas who has just left Brompton, Grace and Megan in years 1 and 4.  Married to an orthopaedic surgeon, Victoria will do anything for chocolate and loves swimming.

Role(s): Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Attendance Record for the 2018/19 Academic Year: Not yet applicable

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in Other Schools: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

 

James Coxon


James is pleased to have been given the opportunity to become a co opted governor to the new federation. James is a partner in a local family business of civil and environmental engineering contractors and hopes that his business skills will be of use to the two schools.  With 3 children to attend Crakehall, he is dedicated to the ensuring the future of the schools.

Role(s): Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Attendance Record for the 2018/19 Academic Year: Not yet applicable

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in Other Schools: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None