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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

The School Governors

Chair Mr I Fenton
Headteacher Maria Butler


Resources Committee

Maria Butler

Chris Fielding

Sarah Craggs

Andy Taylor


School Development and Standards Committee

Maria Butler

Ian Fenton

Amy Hunter

Brian Scott

Emelye Wood


Governors with Specific Responsibilities

Special Educational Needs: Andy Taylor

Safeguarding: Ian Fenton

Educational Visits: Brian Scott

Headteacher Performance: Ian Fenton, Emelye Wood


Link Governors:

  • Maths: Ian Fenton
  • English: Brian Scott
  • Early Years: Chris Fielding
  • Leadership and Management: Emelye Wood
  • Personal Development, Well-being and Behaviour: Andy Taylor
  • Looked After Children: Emelye Wood


The role of Governor although time consuming, is challenging and extremely rewarding. Please do not hesitate in finding out more about being a governor by contacting any of the governing body for an informal chat.

Election of School Parent Governors occurs when a vacancy arises. Parents are informed and nomination forms distributed. A ballot would be required in the event of more than one nomination, when further information and voting slips would be distributed.

Meet our Governors:


“My name is Andy Taylor and I have been a parent governor at Camblesforth Community Primary School since March 2012. My family and I have lived in the village since 2007 and one of our sons currently attends Camblesforth School. Our three daughters, all former pupils of the School, have now progressed to Carlton Holy Family Catholic High School.

Since graduating from Leeds University I have worked as a civil engineer for one of the country’s leading construction companies. Aside from family life and carrying out my duties as parent governor I spend what little spare time I have huffing and puffing around the village and surrounding countryside in a desperate attempt to keep fit or dinghy sailing at a nearby sailing club.

Being nominated as school governor gave me the opportunity to contribute positively to the local community, one of my many goals in life. I am committed to working pro-actively with the governing body, staff and parents with the aim of helping the school be everything it wants, needs and deserves to be, thus giving our children the very best start in life possible. “

Andrew Taylor



"I have lived in Camblesforth with my Husband, who is self-employed and subsequent two Children since 2008. Prior to starting a family my own career profession was as a Human Resource Manager. I am keen to support the school in ensuring all it's pupils achieve and surpass their aspirations throughout their primary education by addressing and encompassing individual pupil needs on their learning journeys. Above all, my main reason for becoming a parent governor is because I would like our children to feel that our school is a happy and secure environment where they can reach their full potential and where there are no barriers or limitations to prevent this from being the reality."

Emelye Wood







Brian Scott



Being a Camblesforth resident and having 2 daughters in the school I decided in late 2012 to join the board of Governors, to have a say in how the School is run not only for my own children but for the whole community.

Working at the University of York, I strongly believe that a solid good education and values, learned early are the building blocks to a better society.  

I am very proud of the work that has been done at the school, especially in the last year, and hope that my input has played a small part in that.  

As well as sitting on the full governing body, I chair the Health and Safety sub Committee(which ties in with my day job) I am also a member of the Cirruculum and Standards Committee.  

Away from school, my interests are many and varied, but mainly outdoor based.  Although much of my time is taken up acting as a "Daddy Taxi', following the girls though their many out of school activities.

I am in the playground most afternoons, please do not hesitate to come and say hello.

Chris Fielding


A graduate of Leeds university  and an IT professional for 15 years.  A family man with 3 children who have all attended the school, I live within the village and endeavour to build the community spirit of the village, with the school at it’s heart.

Andrew Fox



I've been a local authority governor, appointed by North Yorkshire County Council, at Camblesforth and Drax schools, for about ten years. I have been the chair of Camblesforth governing body since 2010.  I live locally, having worked at Drax Power Station, from where I retired in 2000. I'm also the chair of Drax Parish Council. 

As governor, my aim is to help the school provide the best outcome it can for all children.
Ian Fenton

I started working at Camblesforth CP in September 2012 as a mixed Foundation/ Key Stage One Teacher. I was keen to get involved with school life and was nominated to be a staff governor soon after. In this role I share ideas with the governors, providing a valuable link between the governing body and the staff. I am currently on the finance and curriculum and standards committees.

Amy Hunter



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