|Forename||Surname||Category||Start Date||End Date||Position||Pen Portrait|
|Helen||Dudman||Headteacher||01-Sep-19||N/A||Executive Headteacher||Information to follow|
|Stephen||Banks||Co-opted||24-Sept-18||21-Apr-23||I have over 20 years experience in Credit Risk Management, working across multiple industries including financial services, telecoms, banking and utilities. I am currently the Head of Credit Risk at Npower which involves the ownership and development on a day to day basis of credit policy and strategy. I aim to deliver technical solutions and processes for the business, which meet and exceed business performance objectives in respect of Consumer and Business debt and its impact on the P & L. This is achieved through effective project, operational and budget management.
This experience of managing teams and objectives and the associated financial outcomes are key to me fulfilling my role as a governor.
I have lived in Barton for 15 years. I am married with 3 sons who all attended Barton C of E Primary School and then Richmond School & Sixth Form. I enjoy cycling and have recently completed a London to Paris fundraising ride.
|Audrey||Forsyth||Co-opted||24-Sept-18||21-Apr-23||I have very many interests and lead a full and active life. In addition, my husband is a professional musician so I am extremely fortunate to be involved with many choirs and orchestras, youth and adult, amateur and professional, consequently attending many concerts and festivals.
All my professional life I have been actively engaged in education. Initially as a class teacher in Secondary then in Primary education. My experience overall has mainly been in the Primary sector. It included being a curriculum leader, Head of Lower School, Deputy Head teacher, Head teacher and an Education Advisor. I was a Head teacher for over twenty years. On my retirement in 1999 I was invited to join the Education team at Durham University first of all as a tutor then as the Moderator for the Teacher Training programme. I was in post for 18 years retiring for the second time in 2017.
I am passionate about education and feel it a privilege to be a Governor for Barton and Ravensworth schools.
|Angela||Vaux||Co-opted||24-Sep-18||23-Sep-22||My name is Angie Vaux. Initially I wanted to help with reading in school as I am dyslexic myself and appreciate how important being able to read confidently is for the well-being, confidence and achievement of each pupil. However now I have six grandchildren I don’t get time to do that job unfortunately.
I am a member of Barton Parochial Church Council and have a number of jobs connected with the Church in Barton.
I also manage and steward a small corner of the Great Yorkshire Show, Country Pursuits, that takes up far more time than just three days in July.
|Barbara||Whittle||Co-opted||24-Sept-18||07-Mar-22||Chair||I was born in Darlington and have lived in the area most of my life. I attended Barton school and then went on to Richmond High School. I was a Civil Servant for over 30 years until retirement.
My daughter also attended Barton and then Richmond School.
I have played the church organ at Barton since I was 15 and for many years have been a Foundation Governor at Barton. Most of my hobbies involve a craft of some kind although I also enjoy doing jigsaws and anything to do with cooking.
I have been Chair of Governors at Barton for quite some time and now Chair of our combined Governors at Ravensworth and Barton.
|Chris||Watt||Parent||14-May-18||13-May-22||I am currently employed as a Vessel Traffic Services Officer with the Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority, responsible for the safe navigation of ocean going vessels and coordination of emergency incidents up to 12 miles offshore. I have served in both the British Army and Royal Navy in various sea going positions.
I have a son at Barton School and keep myself busy outside of work walking the family dog Thor, cycling and building Lego!
|Kellie||Harris||Staff||18-Jan-15||17-Jan-23||I am Class Teacher and Maths subject lead at both Barton and Ravensworth Schools.
Before teaching I worked in Service Childrens Education as a Teaching Assistant and have lived in Cyprus Northen Ireland and Germany whilst my husband was serving in the Forces.
I have two children aged 22 and 16 and as a family we enjoy spending time together, walking the dog and cooking.
|Corinne||Bell||Co-opted||24-Sept-18||01-Mar-23||Vice Chair||My background is in Post 16 Training and Management. I am a co-opted Governor and have been a member of the Governing Board at Ravensworth for over 4 years.
My current roles are Vice – Chair of the Governing Board, DSEN Governor including Pupil Premium along with Lead Governor for Maths
|Simon||Collins||Parent||20-Dec-19||19-Dec-2023||I was born and raised in Kent and I have spent much my working life in education.
I worked in a French University for two years and began my teaching career in a leading edge secondary school where I became Head of Languages. Since then, I have worked in primary education in a wide variety of settings. Two years ago we decided as a family to move to North Yorkshire, we really enjoy dog walks and getting out in the countryside; supply teaching in the vicinity has lead me to a position with North Yorkshire Virtual School.
I have wanted to be a Governor for a long time and I am delighted to be part of the Governing Body.
|Susannah||Bateman||Co-opted||24-Sept-18||31-Aug-21||I am married and live in Ravensworth.
I work part time as a Computer Software Analyst.
I chair the SMSC committee I am link governor for Science and listen to Class 2 readers
|Alan||Gledhill||Co-opted||24-Sept-18||Exofficio||A semi-retired clergyman, married to Brenda and living in a cottage in Gilling West, with three grown-up children and eight grandchildren. One of my daughters has a degree in Archaeology, the other is a Junior School Headteacher. My son is a Chartered Surveryor living in Richmond – Richmond London, that is!
I have had a career in Secondary school teaching Geography but also in middle management as Assistant Head and SENCO. My teaching posts were in inner- Leeds and Richmondshire.
Ordained some 35 years ago and vicar of Parishes in North Yorkshire before I semi-retired, I still assist in churches as and when required.
My interests are in photography, especially enlarging and printing black and white photography. I am also restoring a 1949 Riley car which may or not one day be completed – I have to go in faith!
|Melissa||Coutts||Parent||21-Jan-16||20-Jan-20||I am a 46 year old working mum of two boys, aged 13 (previously attended Ravensworth) and 5 years old presently a Reception pupil at Ravensworth.
I run a busy recruitment company so when I am not working I work my second job providing a chauffeur service to the boys whether it’s to rugby, swimming or martial arts!
In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends, I attend the gym regularly and to relax I like to curl up on the sofa with my cat Magnus!