Our Governors

Governing Body

The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting targets for pupil achievement
  • Managing the school’s finances
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Appointing staff
  • Reviewing staff performance and pay

The Governing Body at St Andrew’s CE Primary School is made up of eight Foundation Governors, three Parent Governors, one local Authority Governor, the Head Teacher (ex officio) and one Staff Governor. Governors normally meet three times a year to receive reports from the Head Teacher on the life and work of the school. The Governing Body has formed several Committees and Working Parties, which focus on particular aspects of the Governors’ responsibilities eg Finance, Curriculum, Staffing and Premises. At St Andrew’s, the Governors aim to provide a curriculum appropriate to the needs of all of our pupils. It is the Governors’ aim that all children achieve their potential in every aspect of school life in an atmosphere of partnership and support. The Governing Body has responsibility for raising standards of achievement in the school. It holds senior leaders to account, seeks external views of the school and uses a range of information to set the strategic direction.

Governors Charter

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Role Descriptions

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Download:Chair Role Description

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Governing Body Information

Name Role Responsibility End Date
Lisa Russell Chair of Governors RE/SEN/PHSME/History 26/06/2022
Jordan Storr Vice Chair Music/Early Years 10/11/2023
Graham Huckstep Headteacher Child Protection/Safeguarding/H&S

Church School Distinctiveness

Community Cohesion/Home-School Links Premises



Helen Baggaley Foundation Governor G&T/Science/Green Issues/Energy/MFL 31/08/2022
Emma Burton Authority Governor SEN/H&S/Art/ Design Technology/ Creativity 17/01/2023
David Catherall Foundation Governor Maths/G&T/Premises 27/03/2023
Rebecca Colton Parent Governor SEN/G&T/ICT 14/10/2022
Chris Curtis Staff Governor PHSME/ICT/Child Protection/(Pupil & Staff) Wellbeing 23/02/2023
Janice Daggitt Associate Member (Co-ordinator) Early Years/G&T 31/12/2030
Sarah Dibnah Associate Member (Co-ordinator) English/G&T 31/12/2030
Janice Hamer Foundation Governor Geography/Global Links 28/02/2025
Helen Robinson Foundation Governor English/Assessment/Raising Achievement 07/02/2022
Rev Chris Van Straaten Associate Member RE/Church School Distinctiveness

Community Cohesion/Home-School Links/Safeguarding/H&S

Jo Thomas Parent Governor PE/Health Education (including Mental Health) 14/02/2024
Rachel Waterson Associate Member G&T/Assessment/Raising Achievement/ 31/12/2030

Governor Register of Business Interest

Name Relevant business interest Other education establishments governed Relationships with other governors or staff
Lisa Russell None None None
Jordan Storr None None None
Graham Huckstep None None Spouse of J Huckstep (TA)


Helen Baggaley None None None
Emma Burton None None None
David Catherall None None None
Rebecca Colton None None None
Chris Curtis None None None
Janice Daggitt None None None
Sarah Dibnah None None None
Janice Hamer None None None
Helen Robinson None None None
Joanne Thomas None None None
Rev Chris Van Straaten None None None
Rachel Waterson None None None

Governor Information 20-21

St Andrew’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 2020-2021

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Governor Information 19-20

St Andrew’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 2019-2020

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Governor Information 18-19

St Andrew’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 2018-2019

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Governance Arrangements

St Andrew’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Governance Arrangements

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Instrument of Governance

St Andrew’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Instrument of Governance

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Governor Subject Links

One of the best and most effective ways in which a Governor can get to know about our school is to visit during the school day and see it at work, talking to staff and pupils and finding out what happens in the school and the classrooms.  This will add immeasurably to Governors’ understanding of our school, its staff and pupils.  Our Policy and Code of Conduct for Governors’ Structured Visits gives more information about the procedures for such visits.
 Each Governor has been ‘adopted’ by a class (in some cases more).  Staff will organise invitations to special events, letters etc from their pupils to be sent to their class Governor on a regular basis. Of course, Governors are welcome to pop in and  to visit their ‘twinned’ classes, although it would be best if they rang or spoke to the class teacher first, to make sure the visit is at a convenient time for the class.

Subject/Area of Responsibility Governor Co-ordinator
Art/Design Technology/Creativity E Burton/J Hamer J Byford
Early Years J Storr J Daggitt
Geography/Global Links J Hamer K Goforth/L Codd
History L Russell J Forster
ICT C Curtis/B Colton V Maughan
English H Robinson S Dibnah
Maths D Catherall C Curtis
MFL H Baggaley L Fearn
Music J Storr C Byford
PE J Thomas L Broadley
RE (+Home-School Links) C Van Straaten/

L Russell

D Parker/I Treston-Waller
PHSME C Curtis/L Russell S Taylor
Science H Baggaley K Smith
Church School Distinctiveness C Van Straaten G Huckstep
G&T H Baggeley/D Catherall R Waterson/S Dibnah/

J Daggitt/L Harrison

Assessment/Raising Achievement H Robinson R Waterson
Child Protection/(Pupil/Staff Wellbeing)


C Curtis



G Huckstep/L Harrison
Health and Safety



Safeguarding/Health and Safety


Health Education (including Mental Health)

B Colton/

E Burton


C Van Straaten


J Thomas

G Huckstep






S Luke


Community Cohesion/Home School Links C Van Straaten G Huckstep, D Parker
Green Issues/Energy H Baggaley K Smith
Premises D Catherall G Huckstep
Special Needs J Thomas/L Russell/

E Burton/B Colton

L Harrison

Class Governor Links

Teacher Year Group Class Name Governor
C Curtis Year 6 Falcons E Burton
S Dibnah/J Forster Year 6 Kestrels D Catherall
R Waterson/Miss K Smith Year 6 Pelicans C Van Straaten
K Nicholls Year 5 Flamingos J Storr
C Byford Year 5 Eagles D Catherall
E Cook Year 5 Hummingbirds E Burton
S Luke Year 4 Kiwis L Russell
S Taylor Year 4 Woodpeckers C Curtis
L Tomlinson Bell Year 4 Larks H Robinson
D Parker Year 3 Magpies H Baggaley + Bishop of Hull
K Goforth Year 3 Wrens H Baggaley (temp)
L Harrison/V Maughan Year 3 Linnets B Colton
J Byford Year 2 Nightingales H Robinson
L Fearn Year 2 Penguins B Colton
H McKay Year 2 Storks J Hamer
L Broadley Year 1 Swans C Van Straaten
H Wright/L Baldwin Year 1 Bluebirds L Russell
S Waudby Year 1 Kingfishers E Burton
A Symington Reception Ospreys H Baggaley
S Butler Reception Swallows C Curtis
K Homer Reception Doves J Storr
J Daggitt  

Nursery (AM)

Nursery (PM)



L Russell

Governors Training

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