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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, 
responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Monks Abbey Primary School's Governing Body - 2016 - 2017

Who are the governing body?

Governing body 2016-17

Chair of Governors Vice Chair of Governors

Clerk to the Governors

Paul Hopkins Rick Jones Mrs Clare Smalley
I work at the University of Hull in the faculty of education where I teach postgraduate students. I have been a governor for about 15 years in a number of schools and about 10 years at Monks Abbey. As serving RAF Aircrew, I have extensive experience in leadership and management. Passionate about great education, I have been a Governor at Monks Abbey for over 5 years.

As well as being clerk I work as a teaching assistant in the early years.




Parent Governors LA governors Staff governors Co-opted governors
  • Mr Paul Hopkins
  • Mrs Katy Allen
  • Mrs Hannah Darby
  • Alex Sayers
  • Mr Terry Gunn
  • Miss Theresa Peacock
  • Mrs Vicky Johnson
  • Dr Carol P Millns
  • Miss Lorna Walker
  • Mr Rick Jones

Associate governors
These governors do not have voting rights on full governors but do on committees.

  • Mr Malcolm Morton
  • Mr Ben Carver
  • Mrs Liz Gray
  • Sgt Helen Kumar
Support Materials
See the following link for governor support materials.


Governor Meetings - 2017/2018 

Thursday 18th January 2018

  •  Premises and,  Health and Safety 5.00pm
  • Curriculum and Standards 6.00pm

Thursday 26th April 2018

  • Finance and Staffing 5.00pm

Thursday 24th May 2018

  • Premises and, Health and Safety 5.00pm
  • Curriculum and Standards 6.00pm

Thursday 25th January 2018

  • Finance and Staffing 5.00pm
  • Full Governors 6.00pm


Thursday 7th June 2018

  • Finance and Staffing 5.00pm
  • Full Governors 6.00pm




What do they do?


The governing body helps to run the school by making strategic decisions about finances, premises and curriculum and offers support and guidance to the headteacher and the staff. The day-to-day running of the school is done by the headteacher and the staff and the governing body rely on the head to advise them.


There are three main sub-committees of the governing body


  • Curriculum: This explores the teaching and learning in the school
  • Finance: This looks after the budget and the finances
  • Premises: This looks after the buildings


How can I become a governor?

If you are interested in becoming a governor than contact the school and ask to speak to the Clerk or to the Chair or Vice chair. You can also download a leaflet about becoming a governor or one about being a parent governor.