On 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 2022-2023


Governor Full Governing Body  3 Meetings Extraordinary FGB  if required Achievement & Wellbeing Committee   5 Meetings           Resources                  Committee          3 Meetings Pay Review Committee   1 Meeting Pay Appeal Committee       if required
Nicola BAILEY 66% n/a 100% n/a n/a n/a
Clare BREEN 100% n/a 100% 66% n/a n/a
Hannah COCKER 100% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rachel CONSTABLE 100% n/a n/a 100% n/a n/a
Rachel DAVIES 100% n/a 25% n/a n/a n/a
Rachael FELL-CHAMBERS 100% n/a 50% n/a n/a n/a
Angela MARSHALL 100% n/a n/a 66% n/a n/a
Dale NEEDHAM 66% n/a 100% 100% 100% n/a
Caroline PINCHBECK 66% n/a 100% n/a 100% n/a
Iain ROBINSON 100% n/a n/a 100% 100% n/a
Jo SMITH 100% n/a 75% n/a 100% n/a
Chris URWIN 100% n/a n/a 100% n/a n/a
Andrew WARNER n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Carol WATSON 100% n/a 75% n/a n/a n/a


TMWS Governing Body – 2023-2024

Name Status Role Start of Term End of Term Any Relationship with Staff Relationship with pupils on roll Business/Place of Work Ethnicity Pronouns Pecuniary Interests
Clare BREEN Associate   03.07.19 14.03.25 No Teacher Deputy Headteacher TMWS     None
Hannah COCKER Parent Achievement & Wellbeing Committee 14.12.22 13.12.26 No Parent of Student Specialist Teacher Hearing Impaired White British She/Her/Her/Hers/Herself None
Rachel CONSTABLE Parent Resources Committee 14.12.22 13.12.26 No Parent of Student       None
Rachel DAVIES Co-opted Chair of Governors  Child Protection    Educational Visits Safeguarding Link  Humanities Link      Society & Ethics Link    Maths Link 07.07.15 29.11.25 No Parent of Student Headteacher        Oakfield School White British She/Her/Her/Hers/Herself None
Rachael FELL-CHAMBERS LA Achievement & Wellbeing Committee Safeguarding Link Behaviour Link 30.11.21 29.11.25 No None Assistant Principal Bishop Burton College White British She/Her/Her/Hers/Herself None
Richard HARRISON Headteacher



N/A N/A No None Headteacher TMWS     None
Angela MARSHALL Parent Resources Committee        Maths Link 30.11.21 29.11.25 No Parent of student Talent Manager Food Business White British She/Her/Her/Hers/Herself None
Dale NEEDHAM Co-opted Chair of Resources Committee              Chair of Pay Review Committee 07.07.15 29.11.25 No   Hotel Business Manager White British He/Him/HIs/HIs/Himself Potential business: prom
Revd. Caroline PINCHBECK Co-opted Humanities Link              Society & Ethics Link 02.07.19 01.04.23 No   Vicar All Saints Church White British She/Her/Her/Hers/Herself None
Iain ROBINSON Co-opted Resources Committee 13.04.15 04.07.26 No   Business Manager  TMWS     None
Jo SMITH Parent Achievement & Wellbeing Committee  English Link      ECT Link        Wellbeing Link 26.10.17 29.11.25 No Parent of student Parent White British She/Her/Her/Hers/Herself None
Christopher URWIN Co-opted Vice Chair of Governors    Resources Committee      Health & Safety      Pay Review Committee  English Link 29.03.17 28.03.25 No   Britcom White British He/Him/HIs/HIs/Himself None
Andrew WARNER Associate   14.03.23 13.03.26 No   Deputy Headteacher TMWS     None
Carol WATSON Co-opted Technology Link      Music Link 06.07.21 05.07.25



  Watson Hydraulics     None

The Full Governing Body meetings are clerked by the Local Authority Clerking Service.

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

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