RDOn behalf of the Governing Body I would like to welcome you to The Market Weighton School.

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who have chosen to involve themselves and take some responsibility in the life of the school.

We work with Mr Harrison, the Senior Leadership Team and all the staff to ensure that your children achieve their full academic potential, as well as provide an enriching environment for them to develop socially and emotionally.

The Governing Body consists of committed individuals who believe that a good education is extremely important. We are a diverse group, who bring many different skills and experiences from business, the local community and other educational establishments. We actively contribute to all aspects of life of the school. We understand and take our role as “critical friend” seriously. We are proud and very supportive of the school and its place within the local community.

If you would like further information about the role of the Governing Body, please contact the school and I will be happy to speak to you.

Rachel M Davies
Chair of Governors

Annual Governance Statement for The Market Weighton School

The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of the TMWS Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governance Arrangements
The full Governing Body meets once each term, as does the Resources Committee and the Achievement & Wellbeing Committee. We also have sub-committees that meet when required to consider pupil discipline, staffing matters and pay review.

Attendance Record of Governors
Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and we have never cancelled a meeting because it was not ‘quorate’ (the number of governors needed to ensure that legal decisions can be made). See below for details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings.

Future Plans for the Governors
Consistency and high expectations are fundamental to the school and its Governance moving forward in the desire to be outstanding. Governors will be monitoring the key priorities as identified in the School Development Plan.

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2017 – 18



Full Governing Body

(3 Meetings)

Extraordinary FGB

(1 Meetings)

Achievement & Wellbeing Committee

(4 Meetings)

Resources Committee

(3 Meetings)

Pay Review Committee

(1 Meeting)

Pay Appeal


(1 Meeting)

Rachel DAVIES 33% 100% 100% n/a 100% n/a
Matthew HENDERSON 100% 100% 75% n/a 100% n/a
Chris URWIN 66% 100% n/a 100% 100% n/a
Dale NEEDHAM 66% 100% 75% 100% n/a n/a
Jo SMITH 100% 100% 100% n/a n/a n/a
Shelley DAVILL 0% 0% 100% 66% n/a n/a
Rob COUCH 66% 0% 100% 66% n/a n/a
Iain ROBINSON 66% n/a n/a 100% 100% n/a
Jason POULSTON 100% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
David RUDD 100% n/a 100% 100% n/a n/a
Anne HAYWARD Associate Only Associate Only Associate Only Associate Only Associate Only Associate Only

TMWS Governing Body – Register of Interests (2017-18)

Name Status Role Start of


End of


Any Relationship with Staff Relationship with pupils on roll Business/Place of Work Pecuniary Interests
Anne WEBSTER Associate 28.03.21 None
Rob Couch Co-opted 04.12.21 None
Christopher URWIN Co-opted 28.03.21 None
Rachel DAVIES Co-opted Chair of Governors


Child Protection


Educational Visits

07.07.15 07.07.19 Parent of Y9 student Headteacher

Oakfield School

Richard HARRISON Headteacher  


N/A N/A Headteacher


Shelley DAVILL Parent 26.10.17 05.03.19 None
Dale NEEDHAM Co-opted Chair of Resources Committee


Chair of Pay Review Committee

07.07.15 07.07.19 Partner to Jane Briggs (governor) Parent of Y10 student Manager

Lazaats Hotel

Potential business: prom
Matthew HENDERSON Parent Mathematics

Vice Chair

08.02.20 None
Iain ROBINSON Co-opted  


13.04.15 04.12.22 Business Manager


Vacancy Local Authority  


Vacancy Parent
Jo Smith Parent Achievement & Wellbeing


26.10.17 26.10.21 Parent of Y11 student None
Jason POULSTON Staff 03.07.20 Married to member of staff The Market Weighton School None

The governing body clerking is arranged through the Local Authority clerking service.

All governors can be contacted through Mrs S Florence (PA) in the school office: