The Role and Function of the Governing Body

The Governing Body of Sutton-on-the-Forest Primary School provides the School with both vision and strategic leadership. By operating within a culture of robust accountability it also maintains oversight and provides assurance for the School’s educational and financial performance. The core functions of the governing body are to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Hold the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent.

Sutton on the Forest Primary School Governing Body

The Governing Body comprises 11 members and its meetings are supported by a NYCC Clerk. The Full Governing Body meets nine times throughout the school year and the approved minutes of the meetings are published on the school website. The Governing Body membership is drawn from parents of current and former pupils, members of the village community, and those from the wider community who possess specific expertise that can help to ensure that children attending Sutton on the Forest Primary School get the best possible education.


Governing Body Information

Introduction to the Chair of Governors

Governing Body Meeting Minutes

Introduction to the Chair of Governors

Governor Profiles

Helen Pye – Headteacher

I have been Headteacher at Sutton on the Forest CE Primary School for five years...
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Caroline Allan – Co-opted

We moved down to York from Newcastle in 2018 and my eldest daughter joined Sutton...
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Jessica Porter – Local Authority

I moved to the village in 2020.  My oldest child joined the school in 2021 and...
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Jane Reynolds – Co-opted

I taught as a Primary School teacher for many years in Southern Ireland, mainly Year...
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Therese Comfort- Governor for Literacy

I have lived in the village for many years, having moved up from London in...
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Dr Katherine Forsey – Parent Governor

My eldest child is currently in Class 3 and my youngest is in Reception. We...
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Howard Hall – Chair of Governors

I am a recently retired Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, having enjoyed a 35...
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