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Message from the Chair

 

A warm welcome to our website and thank you for your visit.

 

Our school has been a prominent part of the community for well over one hundred years, opening its doors to children from 4 to 11 years of age, doors which are forever open to those in need of an all-round education.  We are a small school with a big heart!

 

We are situated in the picturesque Burn Valley, part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2.5 miles from Masham, between the villages of Fearby and Healey.  Our location not only gives our children opportunities to be close to nature and enjoy the benefits of a small community, but also the scope to enjoy being part of the wider community of the Masham and Bedale area.  Through collaborative work with the Federation of Snape and Thornton Watlass Schools, and membership of the Bedale Schools’ Cluster and the Swaledale Alliance, our pupils benefit from enhanced activities and resources, and our staff share professional expertise and access a broad range of training opportunities.

 

Our school is led capably and with great enthusiasm by our Head Teacher, Mrs Jane Wood.  She is supported by passionately dedicated teachers, teaching assistants, administrators and support staff.  Together, they work tirelessly to prepare us all for an exciting future.  This drive to provide an outstanding education for our pupils is buttressed by our strong, challenging board of governors, working hard to continually improve standards, facilities and opportunities, as well as our ‘Friends of Kell Bank’ parent group, who raise funds through community projects and activities to provide additional curriculum-enriching resources and educational visits.

 

In other words, our well-balanced “Kell Bank family” provides a secure, caring, stimulating and challenging education for all our children, inspired by Christian Values.  I am extremely proud to be the Chair of Governors, especially when I step into our school and see the children taking part in a rich and broad education, with enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

 

Jeff Loveday, Chair of Governors

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Governors

Name

Category

Appointed By

Term in Office

Committees Currently Serving on

Other Positions of Responsibility

Business Interests*

Relationships**

Tink Palmer

Co-opted (Community) Governor

Governors

Re-appointed
25.1.15

End of term 25.1.19

Finance
HT Performance Management

 

none

none

Rev David Cleeves

Foundation
Governor

PCC/Diocese

Appointed June 2001

Ex Officio

Finance

Vice Chair of Governors

Also Governor at Masham VC Primary School

none

none

Moira Marshall

Foundation Governor

PCC/Diocese

Appointed May 2014

End of term 30.4.18

Health and Safety

 

none

none

Jeff Loveday

Co-opted Governor

Governors

Appointed
21.9.17

End of term 21.9.21

 

Chair

none

none

Jules Allen

Co-opted (Community) Governor

Governors

Appointed Sept 2013

Re-appointed 27.3.17

End of term 27.3.21

Finance
HT Performance Management

 

none

none

John Brearley

Co-opted (Community) Governor

Governors

Re -appointed Sept 2009

re-appointed 31.8.17

End of term 31.8.21

Finance
Health and Safety

 

none

none

Chair and Vice Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office: 

E-mail: admin@kellbank.n-yorks.sch.uk or Telephone: 01765 689410

 

* Relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern

** Relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

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