'Governors are passionate for the school to continue to be good and serve the local community well. They are knowledgeable about the many strengths of the school and the areas that need to be further improved. Processes for the induction of new governors are effective. Governors are fully involved in the life of the school. Each governor has an area of responsibility and regularly monitors the effectiveness of that area alongside the teachers. For example, governors were able to clearly articulate changes in the way mathematics is taught at the school and how that has led to increased pupil outcomes.' Ofsted October 2018
Welcome to our Governors’ section
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Role and Responsibilities
School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Their key responsibilities are:
Members of the governing body include parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. Full governing body meetings are held each term and the minutes are available for inspection. In addition, there are several committees which meet during each term:
Terms of Reference
* these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual
Current Governing Body Membership
Term of Office
Chair of FGB
|01/09/19 - 01/09/23||None declared||None|
|Dianne Maughan||Co-opted||Resources||01/09/19 - 01/09/23||Member of staff||None|
Vice-Chair of FGB
|22/05/19 - 22/05/23||None declared||None|
|Permanent||Member of staff||None|
|16/01/23 - 16/01/27||None declared||None|
|24.04.21 - 24.04.25||None declared||None|
|09/09/22 - 09/09/26||None declared||None|
|24/02/22 - 24/02/26||Parent & PTA Treasurer||None|
|Jack Davis||Staff Representative||Curriculum||04/09/21 - 04/09/.25||Member of staff||None|
|Rosie Collin||Associate||Resources||09/09/22 - 09/09/26||None declared||None|
|Louise Ryan||Clerk to governors||N/A||N/A|
Member of staff
HT PM - Headteacher Performance Management
* Full details about governor interests, committee membership, and meeting attendance are provided below - scroll to bottom of this page.
Committee Terms of Reference - including current members – 2022 / 2023
Period of Review: Terms of reference should be reviewed annually by each committee and recommended for approval to the Governing Body in the first meeting of each academic year.
Members: Elaine Barnes (Chair), Graham Parkin, Michelle Clark, Dianne Maughan and Rosie Collin
Membership: Membership shall consist of no fewer than four Governors including the Headteacher. The committee should meet at least three times a year. The Committee must elect a chair at the first meeting of the academic year. A quorum is a minimum of three members of the committee.
Terms of Reference:
Buildings and grounds:
Responsibilities Delegated to the Committee:
Responsibilities Delegated to the Headteacher:
Responsibilities delegated to the Small School business manager (SSBM):
Curriculum & Pupil Progress (CPP) Committee
Members: David Freak (Chair), Carole Cozens, Denise Frisby, Kathryn Bratihwaite, Michelle Clark & Jack Davis
Child Protection Committee
Members: Densie Frisby (Chair) David Freak, Michelle Clark, Carol Cozens and Kathryn Braithwaite
Safeguarding Governor: Densie Frisby
Terms of Reference:
Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Members: David Freak & Carole Cozens
Terms of Reference:
On a yearly cycle to agree and set performance targets for the headteacher, to monitor performance against those targets and at the end of the yearly cycle to determine what targets have been met. The procedure shall be as follows:
Chair Of Governors
I am vice-chair of the Governing Body and serve on the Staffing & Finance committee as the Chair, as well as monitoring assessment within the school.
I believe Asby Endowed to be an excellent school providing quality learning within a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment, and I hope to be able to contribute to its continuing success.
Vice-Chair Of Governors
I moved into Great Asby in 2017 having served as a RAF Officer for 32 years. Most of my RAF career was spent as an Education and Training officer, covering a wide scope of roles. It included support for Service Children's schools whilst I was based in Germany and also overseeing the small primary school, not dissimilar in size to AES, whilst in the Falkland Islands. I have been responsible for the RAF's policy on Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDD) for service personnel and I also dealt with Ofsted in my final RAF appointment running the RAF's aeronautical apprenticeships scheme.
I am passionate about education and understand the importance of the primary years in providing a strong foundation for the future. AES clearly provides this and I see it as a privilege to be able to assist the school's staff as they educate our future generations.
I live on the outskirts of the village of Great Asby, and I have one son, who attended the school. I have been cleaner in charge at the schooI since October 2003. I am Chair of the Premises Committee.
Local Authority Appointed Governor
I moved to the village in 2021 having previously worked for a bank for 35+ years. My role was in the commercial banking sector, responsible for the project management and delivery of banking services and training to clients with annual turnover in excess of £75m.
I believe that primary schools are so important in providing a strong foundation for children's futures which cannot be underestimated. I hope that the skills I obtained from my time in banking will help me to support and grow the excellent work and teaching at our school.
Following a move to Little Asby , I have was appointed as Foundation Governor and enjoy supporting Asby Endowed School.
I graduated from Greenwich University in London and taught in challenging schools mostly in year's 2,3, and 4. I enjoyed meeting individual needs and went on to work with Looked After Children and Children with Special Needs.
I have lived in Little Asby since 2006 and during this time I retired from the NHS after 38 years working as a Dietitian and in services management. My particular focus and interest was working with diverse communities to promote health and well-being.
As a parent, I have previously been a school governor at a secondary school near Preston. More recently, I have been able to support AES through joint ventures with St Peter's Church, Great Asby. Now, as a Foundation Governor, I look forward to my new roles within the school.
I completed my PGCE teaching training in 2008 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a degree in Archaeology. I have taught in a number of different school, both large and small schools in Coventry, Cyprus, Italy and North Yorkshire. I moved to Cumbria in 2016, and returned to teaching after maternity leave at Long Marton Community School. I started teaching at Asby Endowed School in September 2017 as the Senior Teacher teaching KS2. In September 2019 I was appointed the school's headteacher.
I am originally from Penrith however now live on the outskirts of Great Asby and have done so for the past 13 years. My 2 children attend Asby School and are the 5th generation of Braithwaites to attend there. I enjoy hiking in the Lake District.
I am incredibly excited to be joining the team at Asby Endowed School this year. In 2015, following the successful completion of a BA in International Relations at the University of Leeds, I spent some time teaching English as a foreign language in Shanghai. This was a hugely positive experience and pushed me to pursue a career in education. In 2019 I completed my PGCE course at the University of Sussex and, prior to joining Asby Endowed School, I worked at Chesswood Junior School in Worthing, West Sussex. I can't wait to meet everyone in person and please note that I am only ever an email away.
Local Authority Appointed Governor
I moved to Great Asby in 2021 and with my degree in Visual Communications from the University of Leeds (2009) and a background working in the education sector, I hope to offer a broad range of experience in graphic design, video production and content marketing - ultimately whatever I’m able to contribute in order to support my local school to thrive.
Clerk To The Governors
I moved to the Appleby area in 2000 and live on a farm near to Appleby. I have two children - my son works in agriculture and my daughter as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school. I have over 20 years experience of working in educational settings. During my spare time I love to garden and read.
Full details about governor interests, committee membership, and meeting attendance are provided below.
Record of Meeting Attendance
|Denise Frisby - appointed April 2021||--||1/2||6/6||2/2|
|Jack Davis - appointed September 2021||--||--||5/6||1/2|
|Kathryn Braithwaite - appointed February 2022||--||--||3/3||2/2|
|Elaine Barnes - appointed September 2022||--||--||--||2/2|
|Rosie Collin - appointed September 2022||--||--||--||2/2|
|Jackie Smart - appointed Nov 20 ; resigned Aug 2022||5/5||6/6||6/6||--|
|Jen Baker - appointed Nov 2018; resigned Jul 2022||4/5||6/6||5/6||--|
|Rob Braithwaite - appointed Mar 2018; resigned Feb 2022||2/5||3/6||1/3||--|
|Emma Capstick - appointed Sept 2019; resigned Aug 2021||4/5||6/6||--||--|
|Rev'd Judy Polkinhorn - appointed Sept 2029; resigned Mar 2020||2/3||--||--||--|
|Donna Campbell - appointed Nov 2019; resigned Nov 2020||2/5||1/1||--||--|