Aberford C of E Primary School Governing Body

We are proud to have a committed Governing Body that provides support and challenge for the school. School governors come from local communities and from all walks of life. You do not have to be a parent to be a school governor. If you would be interested in becoming a Governor, there are members of the team who would be delighted to talk to you.


School governors are responsible for ensuring standards are raised and for the school's overall performance. The school's Instrument of Governance was made by Leeds City Council Education Authority on 1st September 2015, setting 12 governing body posts.  Foundation governors are appointed by the York Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the parish in which the school is situated. Information on the role of foundation governors can be found by following the link: https://dioceseofyork.org.uk/schools-and-youth/schools-education-homepage/governors/foundation-governors/ 


The Full Governing Body meets five times a year in school and committees meet once a term. All our governors have successfully completed the DBS and section 128 checks. 

2021 - 2022

  • Emma Johnson - Chair, Foundation Governor
  • Mike Oakes - Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor
  • Nicola Crossley - Headteacher
  • Jo Warner - Assistant Headteacher, Staff Governor
  • Jennifer Eastwood - Parent Governor
  • Michelle Hilton - Foundation Governor
  • Rowena Summers - Co-opted Governor
  • Philip Grayson - Foundation Governor
  • Kat Knox-Renshaw - Parent Governor


  • Safeguarding - Emma Johnson
  • Child Protection – Emma Johnson
  • Equalities - 
  • SEND - Kat Knox-Renshaw
  • PE/Sports Premium – Mike Oakes 
  • Health and Safety - Mike Oakes
  • Children Looked After - Mike Oakes
  • Pupil Premium - Mike Oakes
  • Training Governor – Rowena Summers
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – Jenny Eastwood
  • Reading, Phonics and Literacy - Kat Knox-Renshaw
  • Attendance – Mike Oakes
  • Complaints – Rowena Summers
  • Wellbeing - Michelle Hilton


Committee Membership 2021/22

Teaching and Learning and Pupil Support

  • Jenny Eastwood (Chair)
  • Jo Warner
  • Emma Johnson
  • Kat Knox-Renshaw


Ethos Committee

  • Emma Johnson (Acting Chair)
  • Michelle Hilton
  • Jo Warner
  • Philip Grayson

Resources Committee

  • Michael Oakes (Chair)
  • Jo Warner
  • Emma Johnson
  • Rowena Summers



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