Governors make a real difference in helping Warmsworth Primary School provide the best possible education for the children.  Together with the leadership team they will help to lead the school, setting the vision and establishing the right culture to drive forward improvement to ensure the best life chances are secured for every child.  They make a contribution to the leadership of the school and are involved in strategic planning.  Acting as a ‘critical friend’, Governors  offer support and constructive advice to the school and review progress. 


The internal organisation day-to-day management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework is the responsibility of the Headteacher.


The Governing Body consists of:

  • Two parent Governors (appointed by parents)
  • One LA Governor (appointed by the LA)
  • One Staff Governor (appointed by staff at the school)
  • Nine Co-opted Governor (appointed by the full governing board)
  • Headteacher (ex-officio)



Co-opted Governor:

  •   Blount Graham Mr 
  •    Godfrey Karen Mrs
  •    Haselier Petra Ms
  •    Johnson Julie Mrs
  •    McDermott Jane Mrs (Co-Chair)
  •    Marshall Ann Mrs 
  •    Nile Emma Mrs
  •    Rush Linda Miss  (Co-Chair)   
  •   Wormley Anthony Mr


   Parent Governor: 

  •   Mutton Ruth Mrs 
  •    Iwu Faith Mrs 


  LA Governor:

  •   Bucknall Jonathan Mr (Vice Chair ) 


 Staff Governor:

  •   Stenhouse Helen Mrs 



  •  Train Rachel Mrs

Committee Structure and Membership:


Co-Chair of Governors – Miss L Rush & Mrs J McDermott

Vice-Chair of Governors – Mr J Bucknall


Learning and Teaching Committee

Headteacher,  J McDermott, L Rush,  J Bucknall, K Godfrey,  P Haselier, J Johnson, A Marshall, R Mutton, E Nile

(chair appointed at each meeting)


Human Resources Committee

Headteacher,  J McDermott, L Rush, G Blount, J Bucknall, K Godfrey, J Johnson , A Marshall, E Nile

(chair appointed at each meeting)


Finance and Facilities Committee

Headteacher,  J McDermott, L Rush, G Blount (Chair), J Bucknall,  E Nile,  A Wormley (Vice Chair)


Staff Disciplinary Committee

Co-Chair and two other Governors nominated by the Chair


Staff Disciplinary Appeal Committee

Vice Chair and two other Governors nominated by the Vice-Chair


Headteacher’s Performance Management Review:

J McDermott, K Godfrey,  L Rush, A Wormley, plus an additional governor, (chair appointed at each meeting)


Term of office to:

  • 14.12.22
  • 14.12.22
  • 14.12.22
  • 14.12.22
  • 14.12.22
  • 12.11.22
  • 14.12.22
  • 07.11.20
  • 14.12.22



  • 08.05.21
  • 16.12.22



  • 31.08.22



  • 25.11.22



  • Ex-Officio

Governor with specific responsibilities

Rush L
  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • Single Central Record
Johnson J
  • Special Education Needs
Haselier P
  • Literacy
Blount G
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Safety
Bucknall J
  • ICT
Godfrey K
  • Children in Care
  • Disadvantaged Pupils  E Nile and K Nithsdale (SLT members


Marshall A

  • School Improvement Priorities
Nile E
  • Race Equality and Religious Education
Haselier P
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) 
  • English as Additional Language (EAL) Children  


Governors Assigned to Year Groups:


Foundation 1 Nile E
Foundation 2 Nile E
Year 1 Johnson J
Year 2 Mutton R
Year 3 McDermott J
Year 4 Johnson J
Year 5 Haselier P
Year 6 McDermott J


Full Board Committee Minutes


Please clock on the date below to read the minutes for that meeting:


Spring term meeting

6 February 2019 


Summer term meeting

19 June 2018

4 July 2019....... available late Autumn 2019


Autumn term meeting

13 November 2018




Register of interest 2018/2019:

From 1 September 2015, Governing Bodies of maintained schools have a duty to publish their register of interests.  The register will include the following details:

  • Business interests
  • Other educational establishment that they are a governor at
  • Relationships between Governors and members of staff at this school


Name of Governor


Any Interests Declared 


Details of any business interests Details of any other Educational Establishment where they are Governors


Details of any relationships with other Governors/Staff Members



Blount Graham


No None None None


Bucknall Jonathan




DMBC - employee


None Yes  - Family member


Godfrey Karen



Haselier Petra



Iwu A Faith



Johnson Julie


No None None None


McDermott Jane



Marshall Ann



Mutton Ruth



Nile Emma


No None None None


Rush Linda



Stenhouse Helen



Train Rachel


No None None None


Wormley Anthony


Attendance Record - Full Board and Committee meetings 2018/19:


Finance & Facilities Committee:

Meeting Date: Attendees:



Human Resources Committee:
Meeting Date: Attendees:









Learning and Teaching Committee:
Meeting Date: Attendees:

Full Board Committee: 




Governor & Volunteer Privacy Notice:

This Privacy Notice has been written to inform volunteers and governors of Warmsworth Primary School about what we do with your personal information.


Who are we?

Warmsworth Primary School is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4 (7) of GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your personal data is processed. We have a responsibility to you and your personal data and will only collect and use this in ways which are compliant with data protection legislation.


The school has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer (DPO). The role of the DPO is to ensure that the school is compliant with GDPR and to oversee data protection procedures. Veritau’s contact details are:


What information do we collect and why do we require it?

As part of your volunteer role Warmsworth Primary School may need to assess your suitability for the role. This means that we need to collect information about you in order to facilitate this.


The personal data we collect about you includes:

  • Personal identifiers (your name, address, contact details)
  • Personal information relating to your particular role (i.e. if you are a volunteer/parent governor etc)
  • Information relating to the history of your appointment
  • Register of business interests


Who do we obtain your information from?

Much of the information we process will be obtained directly from your application form. However, we may need to collect data about you from, but not necessarily limited to, the following organisations:

  • The Disclosure and Barring Service
  • The Local Authority.


Who do we share your personal data with?

Your information will only be made available to those who need it to do their job in relation to your role as a volunteer. This includes the relevant administrative staff.


We will share your information with the following organisations:

  • Disclosure and barring service to conduct criminal record checks, if applicable
  • Department for Education
  • Local Authority


How long do we keep your personal data for?

The school will keep your data in line with our Information Policy. Most of the information we process about you will be determined by statutory obligations. Any personal information which we are not required by law to retain will only be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil our organisational needs.


Do you transfer my data outside of the UK?

Generally the information that the school holds is all held within the UK. However, some information may be held on computer servers which are held outside of the UK. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your data is not processed in a country that is not seen as ‘safe’ by the UK government. If we do need to send your data out of the European Economic Area it will ensure it has extra protection from loss or unauthorised access.


What is our lawful basis for processing your personal data?

The School processes your personal data and special category data based on its legal responsibilities to:

  • Safeguard pupils it has responsibility for,
  • Maintain adequate health and safety standards,
  • Monitor equality and diversity at our school.The School relies on Article 6(1)(c) and Article 9(2)(b) of the GDPR to process your personal and special category data. Under GDPR, individuals have the following rights in relation to the processing of their personal data: 


What rights do you have over your data?

  • to be informed about how we process your personal data. This notice fulfils this obligation
  • to request access to your personal data that we hold, and be provided with a copy of it
  • to request that your personal data is amended if inaccurate or incomplete
  • to request that your personal data is erased where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
  • to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted
  • to object to your personal data being processed    



  • If you have any concerns about the way we have handled your personal data or would like any further information, then please contact our DPO:

Schools Data Protection Officer

Veritau Ltd

County Hall

Racecourse Lane


DL7 8AL 

01609 532526 

Please ensure you include the name of the school in all correspondence with the DPO. 


  • If we cannot resolve your concerns you may also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (the Data Protection Regulator) about the way in which the school has handled your personal data. You can do so by contacting: 

First Contact Team

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow Cheshire


03031 231113