St John's Road, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 6RS

01377 253094

Driffield Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School

Learn to let your light shine

Governor Zone


Our Governors:

They can be contacted through the school office.

To find out more about our Governors click on the Pen Portrait link under their name.



Debbie Sutton 

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding and Disadvantaged Champion 

Co-opted Governor

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Matt Lewer

Vice- Chair

Co-opted Governor

Chairman of Finance and Personnel.

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Louise Callaghan


Rev Stuart Grant

 Vicar/Foundation Governor

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 Terri Chambers

Foundation Governor

Sian Trulio


Parent Governor

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Alison Young

SEN Governor

Co-opted Governor

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 Henrietta Fenton

Foundation Governor


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Charlotte Peacock

Staff Governor

Gemma Walker 

Parent Governor

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Vicky Granton

Parent Governor 

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Sam Woodcock

Affiliated Governor 

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Kate Tyson

Parent Governor

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Eli Byas

LA Governor

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To find out more about the responsibilities of our governors, which sub- committees they sit on and how many meetings they attended last year click on the following link:

Driffield CE Infant School sub- committee details 2019-20

Driffield CE Infant School Governor Information 2019-20

Driffield CE Infant School Governor Information 2018-19

Driffield CE Infant School Governor Information 2017-18

Driffield CE Infant School Governor Information 2016-17

Driffield CE Infant School Governor Information  2015-16


Click on this link to read our Annual Governance Statement

Click here to read our Instrument of Governance


Click below to read the minutes of the Full Governing Body Minutes:

Spring Term 2021 Minutes

Autumn Term 2020 Minutes


Summer Term 2020 Minutes

Spring Term 2020 Minutes

Autumn Term 2019 Minutes


Summer Term 2019 Minutes

Spring Term 2019 Minutes

Autumn Term 2018 Minutes


Summer Term 2018 Minutes

Spring Term 2018 Minutes

 Autumn Term 2017 Minutes


Summer Term 2017 Minutes

Spring Term 2017 Minutes

Autumn Term 2016 Minutes

Autumn Term 2015 Minutes

Spring Term 2016 Minutes

Summer Term 2016 Minutes

Letter sent to parents about the role of Governors February 2018


Role of a school governor:

To contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all
children and young people in the school by:
• Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

What do Governors do?

1. Contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings which determine:
• the vision and ethos of the school;
• clear and ambitious strategic priorities and targets for the school;
• that all children, including those with special educational needs, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum;
• the school’s budget, including the expenditure of the pupil premium allocation;
• the school’s staffing structure and key staffing policies;
• the principles to be used by school leaders to set other school policies.
2. Hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance; this includes:
• agreeing the outcomes from the school’s self-evaluation and ensuring they are used to inform the priorities in the school
development plan;
• considering all relevant data and feedback provided on request by school leaders and external sources on all aspects of
school performance;
• asking challenging questions of school leaders;
• ensuring senior leaders have arranged for the required audits to be carried out and receiving the results of those audits;
• ensuring senior leaders have developed the required policies and procedures and the school is operating effectively
according to those policies;
• acting as a link governor on a specific issue, making relevant enquiries of the relevant staff, and reporting to the
governing body on the progress on the relevant school priority; and
• listening to and reporting to the school’s stakeholders : pupils, parents, staff, and the wider community, including local
3. Ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well, including the necessary expertise
on business management, external advice where necessary, effective appraisal and CPD (Continuing Professional
Development), and suitable premises, and that the way in which those resources are used has impact.
4. When required, serve on panels of governors to:
• appoint the headteacher and other senior leaders;
• appraise the headteacher;
• set the headteacher’s pay and agree the pay recommendations for other staff;
• hear the second stage of staff grievances and disciplinary matters;
• hear appeals about pupil exclusions.

If you are interested to find out more about what a school governor does click on the link below

Welcome to Governance