Governing Body


‘Leaders and managers are rightly focused on ensuring that all students receive the best teaching and support so they can achieve well.’ - Ofsted 2015

Local Governing Body

Register of Business Interests 2019/2020

Register of Business Interest 2018/2019

To contact a governor send a letter to Woldgate School or email

What do Governors do?

Governors are often described as being critical friends of the School. They represent the local community on the governing body and represent the School within the local community.

Governors have a number of legal duties, which are outlined in the DfES document called “A Guide to the Law for School Governors”. These duties include having an overview of the financial, personnel and curriculum management of the college, and being responsible for considering pupil exclusions, staff dismissals and any complaints against the college. The Guide to the Law is available on the DfES website.

Governors are expected to attend meetings and undertake training. We are volunteers, though we can claim expenses for things like travel and baby-sitting.

At Woldgate School and Sixth Form College we believe that Governors should:

  • Put the pupil at the centre of our thinking.
  • Represent the School within the local community.
  • Represent the local community on the governing body.
  • Attend meetings.
  • Undertake training and development.
  • Visit the School.
  • Be attached to an area of the School's work.
  • Participate in decisions of the governing body.
  • Accept joint responsibility for decisions of the governing body.
  • Follow the procedures adopted by the School.
  • Maintain confidentiality when necessary.
  • Fulfil our statutory duties.

For more information about what governors do, please talk to one of the people already on the governing body or read the minutes of recent governors’ meetings. These are available in School, please ask at Reception.

Who can become a Governor?

Most people over the age of 18 are eligible to be School governors.

Governors are appointed or elected to serve for a term of four years. At the end of this period they may seek re-election if they are still eligible. All governors must undergo a DBS check before taking office or when reappointed in order to safeguard the pupils at the School.

You cannot generally be a governor if you have received a prison sentence, been disqualified from working with children, been removed from office for financial misconduct or been fined for causing a disturbance on school premises.

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College Governors

  • Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils at the School and must themselves be the parent (or carer) of a pupil at the college on the day of election.
  • Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the School and must be paid to work at the School. You can be the parent of a pupil at the School provided you are paid to work at Woldgate for less than 500 hours a year.
  • Trust Governors are appointed by the Wolds Learning Partnership. Contact Helen Walker at Woldgate School if you would like to be considered for appointment.

The governing body clerking is arranged through York City Council.

To contact a Governor send a letter to Woldgate School or email

Governors Attendance at Meeting 2019 - 2020

Full Governors

Sixth Form

Upper School

Lower School

Inclusion Working Party 


Governors Attendance at Meeting 2018 - 2019

Full Governors

Sixth Form

Upper School

Lower School

Finance, Operations and Premises

Governors Attendance at Meeting 2017 - 2018

Full Governors

Sixth Form

Upper School

Lower School

Finance, Operations and Premises


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987139

Year 8 - Mrs Carlill - 07980 702715

Year 9 - Miss Parkin - 07790 987137

Year 10 - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131

Year 11 - Mrs Cross - 07790 987142

Sixth Form - Mrs Bourne - 07790 987009

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).


General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.