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TIG Federation Governing Body members

Mrs Geraldine Barker - Co- Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor (Ex-Offico)
My role as Foundation Governor is to ensure the Christian character of the school is secured, preserved and developed as well as supporting the school to be effective in achieving and exceeding.  My background is working in Education and Training for over 39 years, working across a range of ages and abilities in schools, colleges, staff training environments and various Government agencies.  I am (sort of!) retired but work a few hours a week in the Parish Office in Rufforth.  It is my pleasure to be able to contribute to Long Marston school.


Mrs Liz Mellor - Executive Headteacher






Dr Ellie Willard - Local Authority Governor
My career has centred mostly around education, including roles as a teaching assistant, teacher and head of department.  I am currently a senior lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. My personal and professional interests are in special needs provision and child mental health, and I am delighted to contribute and be involved as a governor at Long Marston school. As a mum to three grown up daughters, I also understand the perspective of a parent and the importance that home-school links have for the child. I live in a village near Wetherby.

Mrs Rebecca Hairsine - Staff Governor

Clare Ingleby - Co-opted Governor

Shan Oakes - Co-opted Governor

Rev. Paul Spurgeon - Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

Rachel Urwin - Parent Governor‚Äč

Laura Wilmshurst - Co-Chair of Governors & Co-opted Governor

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Vacancy - Parent Governor

You can contact our governors via the school office (admin@longmarston.n-yorks.sch.uk, 01904 738352). 

Governing body structure and responsibilities
The key responsibilies of school governing bodies are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

In our school, these responsibilities are carried out by our full governing body and two committees. Our Resources committee leads on finance, staffing and premises issues. Our Teaching & Learning committee leads on our curriculum approach, and our support for children with special educational needs.  For further information about the responsibilities of our governors, please contact the Clerk to governors via the school office: admin@longmarston.n-yorks.sch.uk

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