Name: Geoffrey Colls
Type of Governor: Co-opted
Declarations of interest: None
Length of Service: Appointed in 2011 (3rd term of office)
Term of Office: 4 Years (2019-2023)
Responsibilities: Vice Chair. Health & Safety. Finance & Premises.
Other information: Retired after 37 years in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle Industry, both in Sales & Management. Trustee of 2 Charitable Trusts. Retired (2021) member of the Board of Trustees for 4 previous employer’s pension fund (14 years). Secretary of The Rotary Club of Thirsk.
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Declaration of Interest: None
Length of Service: Appointed September 2019
Term of Office: 4 years
Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair); SEND / Pupil Premium Link Governor; Subject Link Governor for English (reading, writing and phonics); EYFS Link Governor; Health & Wellbeing Link Governor.
Name: Hannah Secouet
Type of Governor: Associate
Appointed by: Governing Body
Declaration of Interest: SEND Governor at Keeble Gateway Academy
Length of Service: 6 months
Term of Office: 1 year
Responsibilities: Support Governing Body and HT with Academisation
Other Information: Following a career in communications and a move back North, Hannah turned her attention to primary education in 2010: starting as a parent governor at Knayton C of E Academy in 2014, moving to Chair of Governors a couple a of years later. Since then, she has supported other local schools as either a teaching assistant or governor, with a specific interest in SEND. She is an active member of Thirsk Hockey Club, both as a player and a junior coach.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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