Our Governing Body

Are you interested in becoming a STARMAT Governor?

STARMAT governors

Governors are people who have an interest in the role of schools in society and wish to make a positive contribution to their communities. They will have enquiring minds and contribute to the effective running of the school and the educational achievements of its pupils. A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school. This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to assess progress and determine appropriate action. Typically, a governor's duties will average at around 6 hours of time each month. Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a 'critical friend' who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school.

 As part of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust, we work with a Scheme of Delegation to the Members and Trust Board - you can read this below:
 Within the STAR Multi Academy Trust, each Academy has a Local Governing Board (LGB) that supports the work of the Trust and the Academy. It has certain delegated authority to oversee the running of the school under the Scheme of Delegation as defined by the Trust Board of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust. The Register of Business Interests is available via the Trust Board website.
Our governing body does not have any committees - instead it meets as a full board approximately once per month. In this way, every governor is fully involved in all aspects of governance.

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Minutes of the LGB for each school are available on request from the School Office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name Governor TYpe Links Start date End of term

Alison Woodward





 Jen McCombe

Staff Vacancy




Andrew Warnes

Parent (Appointed)




Michelle Kershaw










Carolyn Walker

Trust Appointed





Trust Appointed




Julie Charge

Trust Appointed




Georgina Ashton 

Trust Appointed 

Vice Chair/English  08/03/21  07/03/25

Register of business interests:


Governor meeting attendance:

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From our OFSTED report in January 2013:

Governance has improved considerably since the previous inspection. Governors have a full understanding of data and how it relates to pupils’ progress. They keep a close eye on the impact of any spending, including the pupil premium funding. Governors canvassed staff opinion as part of their self-evaluation. They responded positively to the criticism that they seemed a bit remote and have worked on raising their profile in the school. Consequently, governors go into lessons, look at teachers’ planning and accompany staff on ‘learning walks’ so they have a thorough knowledge of what goes on in school. They keep themselves up to date. They make sure that staff and pupils are safe.


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Contact Us

General queries to:
Mrs J Coates/Mrs J Kavanagh/Mrs V Scoot/Mrs Bain-Mackay - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

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Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 9JN


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