COVID-19 arrangements

In line with Public Health England guidelines, all non-essential contact must be avoided to stop the spread of COVID-19. The department therefore advises against governing bodies meeting in person, and to instead adopt alternative arrangements with the agreement of all parties.

The Governing Board for the school will therefore be holding future meetings via video-conferencing until further notice and will be adhering to the Virtual Attendance Policy.

One LA Appointee

Edward Lyons

Two Elected Parents 

Simon McInerney

One Vacancy

One Elected Staff Member

Caitlin Hughes 

Five Co-opted Governors

Sean Pond - Chair of Governors, Quality of Teaching & Learning, Equalities & Joint Finance Link Governor

Shelagh Morris - Leadership & Management Link Governor

Andrew Palmer - Pupil Outcomes, Pupil Premium & Data Link Governor

James Mottram - Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

One vacancy 

Associate Governors

Andrew Sudron (Deputy Head)

 

Head Teacher

Sarah Edwards 

 There are currently 1 Co-opted governor and 1 Parent Governor vacancies on the Governing Body (as of May 2022)

 

Term of office is four (4) years from the year of appointment (see Governing Body Structure)

The Chair of Governors is Mr Sean Pond who may be contacted through the school on  01423 883214.

The Clerk to Governors is Leanne Eaton who may be contacted via the school, on the above telephone number or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Springwater Governing Body Information 2021/22

Name

Type

Appointed

End of Term

Business Interests

Roles in other educational settings

Relationship Governors / school staff

Voting Rights

Sarah Edwards

Headteacher

April 2015

N/A

N/A

N/A

Daughter works as Teaching Assistant, resigned 30/09/21

Y

Sean Pond

Co-opted (Chair)

16/03/2018

15/03/2022

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caitlin Hughes

Staff

27/09/2021

26/09/2025

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Andrew Palmer

Co-opted

24/09/2020

23/09/2024

N/A

N/A

Governor of Bolton School Since 2013

Y

Shelagh Morris

Co-opted

03/10/2019

02/10/2023

Shelagh Morris Ltd.

N/A

N/A

Y

James Mottram

Co-opted

30/09/2021

29/09/2025

Various Shareholdings declared

N/A

N/A

Y

Andrew Sudron

Associate

01/12/2017

30/11/2025

N/A

N/A

N/A

N

Edward Lyons

Local Authority

09/12/2021  08/12/2025  N/A N/A N/A Y

Vacancy

Co-opted

           


Governors who have stepped down since September 2020

 

Name

Type

Appointed

End of Term

Date stepped down

Gemma Cardwell

Parent February 2020 February 2024 January 2022

Emma Gibson

Staff

December 2020

December 2024

July 2021

Sarah Daggett

Parent

March 2019

March 2023

July 2021

Paul Addison

Co-opted

July 2019

July 2023

July 2021

Meeting Mintues

pdfMarch 10th 2022 FGB Minutes

pdfJanuary 20th 2022 FGB Minutes

pdfNovember 18th 2022 FGB Minutes

pdfSeptember 30th 2021 FGB Minutes

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Springwater School
High Street
Starbeck
Harrogate
HG2 7LW

About Us

Springwater is a vibrant and progressive day school catering for students ranging from two to nineteen years. Offering places to students who may have profound and multiple, severe or physical difficulties, the majority of our current students have co-existing or multiple needs. We also cater for students with autistic spectrum condition and elements of challenging behaviour.