Our Governors

Local Governing Committee

David Judson (Chair)
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 09.12.2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 08.12.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: Chair
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A
Contact: d.judson@bsj.hlt.academy
Address: Baldersby St James, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4PT

Steff Brown
Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2020
Appointed By: Ex-Officio
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Helen Davies
Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 15.11.2018
Appointed By: Staff Election
End of Term: 14.01.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

David Potter
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2018
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 31.08.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Stuart Carter
Trust-Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2018
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 31.08.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Trust-appointed Governor – Vacancy

Foundation Governor – Vacancy

Parent Governor – Vacancy

Parent Governor – Vacancy

Governor attendances are updated once a term

To become a Governor, please contact the school – hello@bsj.hlt.academy

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

Baldersby St James CE Primary School Governance

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each school within the MAT.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the school; the daily management of the schools is the responsibility of the Head Teacher. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the school and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

What does the Local Governing Committee do?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the schools
ii) holding the Executive Head Teacher to account
iii) and ensuring the schools’ financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the schools. Meetings are held at least once a term.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the schools’ environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.

If you are interested in becoming an LGC member, please contact the school to find out about the current vacancies – hello@bsj.hlt.academy

Skills and Training

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions. Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Head Teacher and then carrying out the Head Teacher’s performance review.

LGC Meeting Dates

Thursday 30th September 2021, 3.45pm
Thursday 25th November 2021, 3.45pm
Thursday 20th January 2022, 3.45pm
Thursday 31st March 2022, 3.45pm
Thursday 16th June 2022, 3.45pm
Thursday 14th July 2022, 3.45pm (SATS)

Former Governors within the past 12 months

N/A