Governors

A very warm welcome to you on behalf of the Governors of the Whitby Secondary Partnership

The Whitby Secondary Partnership was formed on 8 July 2019. At that moment the two Governing Bodies of Eskdale School and Caedmon College were brought together to form one single Governing Body responsible for both schools and for Whitby Sixth Form.

The main aim of the Whitby Secondary Partnership is that everyone involved in secondary education should work together to provide the best possible education and opportunities for all students in the Whitby area.

Eskdale School and Caedmon College remain as separate schools, with their own DfE number and separate admissions procedures. The two schools do some things in the same way and some things differently. The Governors are happy to support this as long as both schools are delivering the best for pupils. More important than the differences, however, are the similarities. The leadership and staff of both schools share a vision around providing the best education for all students and the value of working together to achieve that.

These changes to Whitby Secondary education are not something that happen overnight. The two Heads and the Senior Leadership teams are now working together to develop a more joined-up way of working. There is also really positive collaboration between a number of departments in both schools and we intend to develop a guaranteed offer of educational and enrichment opportunities for all secondary students in the Whitby area.

The Governors are also committed to maintaining Post 16 education in Whitby. We believe that students should be able to access an excellent Post 16 offer here, in the town, and the Heads and Senior Leadership of both schools are working together to develop Whitby Sixth Form as a shared facility. The Sixth Form already offers an excellent programme of courses and extra-curricular opportunities and we hope to do more. We believe, not just in achieving the best possible grades, but also in preparing our students for young adulthood. We would like to grow the Sixth Form and we very much hope that local families will support us in this.

The Governors of the Whitby Secondary Partnership believe that it is through collaboration that we can provide the broadest educational offer, the best enrichment opportunities and pastoral care and the best opportunities for staff professional development. We also believe that it is through collaboration, friendship and mutual support that we can model to our students the values and behaviours which will help them to be good citizens of the future.

The Governors are absolutely committed to doing the very best we can for all students.

For your information, below is a list of Whitby Secondary Partnership’s current Governors who hold responsibility for strategic matters at Whitby Sixth Form. Should you wish to contact the Governing Body, you can do so via the Clerk, Sarah Marshall, sarah.marshall@northyorks.gov.uk. Please note that it is inappropriate to contact individual Governors under normal circumstances on school governance issues as Governors deal with matters under specific committee remits at the direction of the Chair of Governors or as delegated by the Principal.

Governing Body

Name

Category

Term Started

Term of Office Ends

Declaration of Interests

Jamie Henshaw

Executive Headteacher

N/A

N/A

 

Susan Boyd

Caedmon College Head of School

N/A

N/A

None to declare

Phil Nicholson
(from Sept)

Eskdale Head of School

N/A

N/A

None to declare

Jane Mortimer

Local Authority

8/7/2019

7/7/2023

 

Mark Taylor

Co-opted

20/10/2020

19/10/2024

None to declare

Dave Rae

Staff

30/6/2021

29/6/2025

Married to Mrs S Rae

Su Crossland
(Co-Chair)

Parent

22/7/2021

21/7/2025

Related to Carolyn Watkinson

Christina Zanelli
(Co-Chair)

Parent

22/7/2021

21/7/2025

CEO of YEAT

Andy Mitchell

Co-opted

21/9/2021

20/9/2025

None to declare

 

Resigned

 

 

 

 

Pen Cruz (Chair)

Co-opted

8/7/2019

30/3/2022

 

Carolyn Watkinson

Co-opted

8/7/2019

28/9/2021

 

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE - 2019/2020

Name

Category

%  Attendance

Simon Riley

Headteacher

100%

Andy Fyfe

Headteacher

100%

Barry Harland

Parent

100%

Sarah Hugill

Staff

87.5%

Sarah Clancy

Co-opted

25%

Carolyn Watkinson

Co-opted

100%

Pen Cruz

Co-opted

100%

Debbie Beeforth

Co-opted

37.5%

Jane Mortimer

Local Authority

100%

Tony Hewitt

Co-opted

87.5%

Julian Fester

Co-opted

100%

Alison Hodgson

Co-opted

50%

Trevor Parker

Co-opted

87.5%

 

 

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