Nafferton Primary School

"Where Childhood Matters"

01377 254307

Westgate, Nafferton, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4LJ

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The Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of governors and the normal term of office is four years. However, after four years, any governor who wishes to remain on the Governing Body can offer to stand for a further term of office and (if no-one else has expressed an interest in the position) be re-elected or reconfirmed in his/her position.

We recognise and appreciate that governors bring different areas of expertise to the Governing Body.

Parent Governors:
If you are a parent of a pupil(s) at the school or the primary carer, you can stand for election as one of the Parent Governor positions, (once a Parent Governor post becomes vacant). If more than one parent expresses an interest in filling a vacancy, elections are held in which all parents can vote. Parent Governors do not formally represent parents on the Governing Body but they do act as a link between parents and the Governing Body and try to keep in tune with parents’ views.

Co – opted Governors:
A Co – opted Governor is a person who in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Staff Governor:
A member of staff paid to work at the school and elected by the staff.

LA  Governors:
A Governor normally appointed by the local education authority (i.e. East Riding Council).

A member of the Governing Body by virtue of their office. If the Headteacher elects not to be a Governor then his/her place cannot be taken by anyone else.

The Governors at Nafferton Primary School:
Our current Instrument of Government is for a Governing Body of 10 members, made up as follows:
3 Parent Governors
1 Authority Governor
1 Staff Governor
1 Headteacher
4 Co-opted                               

Contacting the Governing Body
If you have an idea or a suggestion that you would like the Governing Body to consider, please leave a note with the office staff for the attention of Mrs Twinn. We actively welcome input and contributions from parents and from others in the local community who support the school.  Any issues concerning pupils at the school should, in the first instance, be discussed with the class teacher and thereafter with Mr Johnson, the Headteacher. If you do not feel the matter has been resolved to your satisfaction, then you can write to Mrs Twinn c/o the school.

Governor Activity
We meet as a full Governing Body at least once every term. Additional meetings are arranged as required.
Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available on request from the school.

In order to delegate and share the responsibilities of the Governing Body more effectively, we have set up the following sub-committees. These meet as required, separately from the full Governing Body meetings.

Our Governors


Mrs L Twinn (Chair of Governors) - Safeguarding, Maths and EYFS

Mrs S Cooper (Vice Chair of Governors) - EV, SEND and Music

Mrs E Cawthorn - Staff Governor

Mr B Atkinson - PE and MFLs

Mrs E Emms - Disadvantaged pupils, HARVEST, English, Finance and RSHE

Mr P Johnson - Headteacher

Mrs E Knapp - Art

Mr S Lowthorpe - Health and Safety, Science and ICT

Mrs E Martin - D&T 

Mr D Murray - Co-Opted Governor

Mrs R Smith - Associate Member


 Please click on the links below to see information about our Governors at Nafferton Primary School 

Governors declaration of interest updated February 2024

Attendance to Meetings