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Dr. Dan Wilkins


Dan Wilkins has been foundation governor at Crakehall school for eight years.

His role is to foster strong school church links and make sure worship is a positive and rewarding experience for pupils. He helps lead the “Simply together” services at Crakehall church which are aimed at families.  Although his eldest son has now left Crakehall primary, he still has two other children who are at the school.  Dan also has an interest in Safeguarding and Occupational Health.

Role(s): Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

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

Rev. Chris Lawton


Rev Chris Lawton (BATM) moved to be Rector of the six Parishes of Lower Wensleydale in 2017.  St Gregory’s Crakehall has enjoyed strong and fruitful partnerships with its Church School and Chris is looking forward to continuing this tradition within the federation.  With over a decade of full time Church Work, most of which has involved close links to Schools, Chris is passionate about our young people developing in character and having the opportunity to explore what personal and public faith offers in our changing society.  As a father of four Boys, the youngest currently in Y6 at a local school, he brings both a parent and a Church voice to the governing body.

In his own time as a student he moved frequently and was only statemented as having Dyslexia and Dyspraxia just before his GCSE’s.  Chris found school to be a challenging and uncomfortable place and is passionate that children not be hampered in their development because of different learning needs.

Role(s):
 Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: Ex Officio

Term of Office: Ex Officio

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

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

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in Other Schools: Foundation Governor at Hackforth & Hornby CE Primary School

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

Mrs. Liz Weatherby


Liz has lived in the village since 2001.  She is married and has 2 daughters and a dog.  Her eldest is a secondary school teacher and her youngest attended Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School for all of her primary school years, but now is in secondary education. Liz attends the local parish church and along with her husband are church wardens.  Liz has been appointed as a Foundation Governor on behalf of the Incumbent of the Parish of Easby, Skeeby, Brompton-on-Swale and Bolton-on-Swale, Reverend Yvonne Callaghan.  At Brompton-on-Swale Primary, she is also involved in the OTB Team (ask your child for an explanation!) and thoroughly enjoys working with the children and staff to enhance the Church School Distinctiveness in a variety of ways.

Role(s): Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 27th September 2018

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

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