Sir John Nelthorpe School

Sir John Nelthorpe School

Governors


Please find below details of Sir John Nelthorpe School's governing body:

Alan Hall

Chair of governors

Alan is a co-opted governor, and is also the link governor for the Mathematics, Business, Computing & ICT faculty, and serves as the school’s link governor for local business. Alan worked as a professional engineer in the oil, gas and chemical industries and has been a governor for over 25 years.

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Emma Wells

Vice-Chair of governors

Emma is chair of Sir John Nelthorpe School’s governing body, a foundation governor and link governor for its Modern Foreign Languages  faculty. She has served as a governor since 2007. Emma is involved in farming and riding for the disabled, after competing for many years in para dressage.

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Tom Nelthorpe

Ex-officio foundation governor

Tom is chair of the governing body’s School Development & Standards Committee, link governor for the Humanities faculty and PE department, and chair of the Sir John Nelthorpe School Foundation. He works as a financial journalist and forester, and is the 10-times great-nephew of the school’s founder.

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Wendy Ellis

Parent governor

Wendy is chair of the governing body’s Finance and Human Resources (Including H&S and Estates) Committee, and link governor for the English & Performing Arts faculty. She works in the education sector, acting as assistant principal and finance director of a local Sixth Form College. She has also previously held the position of parent governor at a local primary school, and has been a member of the Sir John Nelthorpe school’s governing body since August 2018.

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Rob Smith

Co-opted governor

Rob is a co-opted governor, and is the link governor for the Science faculty and for the pupil premium. Rob is a former chair of governors at Sir John Nelthorpe School and has also served as a governor and chair of governors at a local primary school.

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Rod Wardlaw

Co-opted governor

Rod has served as a parent governor and is now a co-opted governor and link governor for Special Educational Needs. He has been a member of the school’s governing body for over 15 years and is proprietor of a local special needs school.

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Sonya Thomas

Co-opted governor

Sonya has been a member of the school’s governing body since March 2016, and sits on its Finance and HR (Including H&S and Estates) Committee. She works in the social care sector and is the governing body’s lead for safeguarding

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Michelle Raddings

Parent governor

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Richard Mason

Co-opted governor



Simon Howe

Staff governor

Mr. Howe is Sir John Nelthorpe School’s deputy head teacher, and also represents the school’s staff on the governing body.

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Robert Biglands

Ex-officio governor

Mr. Biglands sits on the governing body as head teacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School.

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Governors of the school are appointed in accordance with the Memorandum of the Association of Sir John Nelthorpe School. Further details of the governing body’s members can be obtained here Governing Body Details - 2020-21 October 2021.pdf


Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Autumn 2021

Governing Body: number of spaces (number of vacancies)


13 (1)


13 (1)


12 (1)

% attendance of GB at Schools Development & Standards and Finance & HR committee meetings


76%


80%


75%

No. of governor visits each term (and number of different governors conducting them)


0 due to COVID-19


5 (4)


6 (5)


Faculty visits conducted by governors


N/A


5


5


N/A


N/A


5

There is one vacancy on the governing body for an LA governor

There is one vacancy for a parent governor on the foundation governing board

Several members of Sir John Nelthorpe School’s governing body also serve as trustees of the Sir John Nelthorpe School Foundation. The foundation owns the land on which the school is located, provides limited financial support to the school, and appoints some of its governors, but is a separate institution. Details of the foundation can be found here.


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