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Weaverthorpe School Governing Body September 2019


There are 10 Governor Positions on the Weaverthorpe School Governing Body. The Full Governing Body meets 6 times per year.


















Local Authority

















Current Governors


Governors who have stepped down in last 12 months




Who are the School Governors?

What role do they have in school?

The school governors are an elected group of individuals from the community. Their role is to work together to guide and develop the school alongside the headteacher and staff. They put forward ideas and monitor what happens in school.


Community Governors chosen by the Governing Body




Headteacher Governor

Miss Janette Wilkinson 

At Weaverthorpe CE (VC) Primary School we see ourselves as a learning community where everyone works together on behalf of the children in order to maintain a happy and caring ethos in which all the children can achieve high standards of successful learning. I enjoy every day at Weaverthorpe and as the Head teacher I am very proud of the staff, children and families that make up our School community. Away from school I enjoy a family life, being part of my own village community and absorbing myself in various hobbies. 


Foundation Governors chosen by the church                            

Mrs Trish Lake 

Since moving to Ryedale from Devon 7 years ago, I have volunteered at Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau for 4 years.  Served on the Weaverthorpe Village Hall Committee also served on the St. Andrews PCC.

I am a qualified Youth Worker which led me into the Social Services children and families team.  I have owned and ran a garage for 10 years.  I have been a Blackpool Hotelier for 10 years, and also worked for Marks & Spencer in many roles, mainly in the Bureau-de-Change.  All these experiences have enriched my life enormously.  I really enjoy gardening and travelling, but my greatest interest is children.  I find them fascinating and joyful.


Rev Andy Bowden 

I am a foundation governor at the school. I am the vicar St. Andrew’s Church, Weaverthorpe and four other churches up the valley. This is only a part-time role and so I also run a consultancy with my wife, Jo for the rest of week.



LA Governors chosen by the local authority

Carolyn Childs


Howard Widdall


Anne Conroy


Staff Governors chosen by staff

Miss Katie Church


Co-opted Governors 


Mr Femi Shellard - Chair of Governors


I have been a Governor of Weaverthorpe School since January 2008 when my elder son joined the nursery class. I become Chair in September 2010, just before my younger son entered nursery. I am keen to support the school in any way I can so that all our children get the best possible start in life with a great education, in a safe, caring and happy environment, that nurtures their talents and enables them to reach their full potential.


Mrs Jenny Driver

As a mum of three daughters and three grandchildren I realise the importance of a well run school. I have been involved with schools for the last 30 plus years as a chair of our local playgroup in York, chair of Huntington School PTA, parent helper and relief school admin assistant.

In my spare time I run a flock of 60 sheep, 3 donkeys, Tigger my pony and lots of chickens, dogs and a cat. I am also a member of the local craft club.


Parent Governors elected by all parents

Mrs Tracey Wallace 

I was born in Bradford West Yorkshire .
We moved to North Yorkshire five years ago and I am mum to Keira who attends
Weaverthorpe CE Primary School.
I am a fully qualified hairdresser and was self employed for over twenty years.
Currently not hairdressing or in employment due to been a full time mum, housewife and commitment to the renovation of our property.
I would say I am a reliable trust worthy person and also more of a practical hands on person rather than an academic one.
My hobbies are gardening ,walking and DIY.


Mr Nick Carnes 

I was brought up in the Scarborough area and lived in various locations in the UK and Australia.  I moved to the village over 10 years ago where I settled with my wife and have a child at the school.  I have an established Franchising Support business and Boutique Headhunting Company in Harrogate.  Outside of that I enjoy skiing and the odd 10k run in my spare time,  plus embracing the challenge of supporting the school in my governor role.


Parents are encouraged to contact the Governing Body by letter if they would like to discuss any aspects of schooling. Letters should be addressed to the Chair of Governors at the address above. All members of the Governing Body can be contacted by phone at the school.