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Find out about our Governors.

Should you wish to contact any of the Governors, please do so via the School Office. 

Full NameRoleDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeDate of ResignationHow Appointed
Mrs Eleanor AndersonLiteracy, Language and Communication20/06/20164 years-Associate Staff Governor
Mrs Hayley BuchanYear 3 Link Governor09/05/20174 years-Parent Governor
Mr Jimmy ChuMaths and Year 6 Link Governor03/12/20134 years02/12/2017Parent Governor
Mr Michael FarrYear 4 Link Governor12/03/20154 years12/10/2018Parent Governor
Mr Robert GallantYear 3 Link Governor16/03/20174 years-Parent Governor
Mr Chris HuscroftExecutive Head Teacher01/05/2014until ceases to be Executive Head Teacher31/08/2018 (owing to change to SET governance)Executive Head Teacher
Mrs Caroline NeadleyYear 6 Link Governor15/12/20144 years-Trust Appointed
Mrs Sally PatrickPE/Sports13/07/20164 years-Teaching Staff Governor
Mrs Helen SandersonChairman (wef 28/2/17), SEND and Year 2 Link Governor27/04/20174 years-Trust Appointed
Miss Hannah StephensonHead of School01/09/2015until ceases to be Head of School-Voting Head of School
Mrs Suzi StorrYear 1 Link Governor and Maths Governor12/11/20184 years-Trust Appointed
Mrs Claire TaylorYear 5 Link Governor12/03/20154 years 17/10/2018Parent Governor
Mr Chris WainmanVice-Chairman (wef 5/3/18 to 3/12/18), EYFS and Reception Link Governor03/12/20174 years-Parent Governor
VacancyTrust Appointed
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VanancyTrust Appointed
Attendance at Swanland Primary School Local Governing Board Meetings27th November 20175th March 201817th May 2018 (Extraordinary)25th June 201812th November 2018
Mrs Eleanor AndersonPresentPresentStaff not expected to attendPresentPresent
Mrs Hayley BuchanPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Michael FarrPresentPresentPresentPresentn/a
Mr Robert GallantPresentPresentApologiesPresentPresent
Mr Chris HuscroftPresentPresentPresentPresentn/a
Mrs Caroline NeadleyPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Sally PatrickPresentPresentStaff not expected to attendPresentPresent
Mrs Helen SandersonPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Miss Hannah StephensonPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Suzi StorrPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Claire TaylorPresentPresentApologiesPresentn/a
Mr Chris Wainmann/aPresentPresentApologiesPresent
In Attendance----Mr C Huscroft, Mr M Whitaker
Attendance at Local Governing Body Finance Committee Meetings12th June 201710th November 20179th February 20185th March 2018 (Extraordinary)14th June 2018
Mr Jimmy ChuPresentPresentn/an/an/a
Mr Rob Gallantn/an/aPresentPresentPresent
Mr Chris HuscroftPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Helen SandersonApologiesApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Miss Hannah StephensonPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Claire Taylor (Chairman)PresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Mick Farrn/an/an/aPresentApologies
Additional Governors In Attendance--Mr Mick FarrMrs E Anderson, Mrs H Buchan, Mrs S Patrick and Mr C Wainman-
Attendance at Local Governing Body Curriculum Committee Meetings5th July 201721st November 201720th February 201817th July 2018
Mrs Ellie AndersonPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Hayley BuchanPresentPresentPresentApologies
Mr Chris Huscroftn/an/aApologiesn/a
Mrs Emma Ideson n/an/an/an/a
Mrs Caroline Neadley (Chairman)ApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Sally PatrickPresentPresentPresentPresent
Miss Hannah StephensonPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Suzi StorrPresentPresentApologiesPresent
Mrs Emma Ideson (In Attendance)ApologiesApologies-n/a
Mrs Helen Sanderson (In Attendance)n/aPresentApologiesApologies
Attendance at Local Governing Body Premises, H&S Committee Meetings10th February 20179th June 201717th November 201722nd March 2018
Mr Jimmy ChuPresentPresentPresentn/a
Mr Michael FarrPresentPresentApologiesn/a
Mr Rob Gallantn/an/an/aPresent
Mr Chris Huscroft (Chairman)PresentPresentApologiesPresent
Mrs Helen Sandersonn/an/aPresentApologies
Miss Hannah StephensonPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Suzi Storrn/an/aApologiesPresent
Mr Michael Farr (In Attendance)n/an/an/aApologies
Attendance at Local Governing Body Personnel Committee11th January 2016Summer 16Summer 17
Mrs Emma IdesonPresent--
Mrs Caroline NeadleyApologies--
Mrs Helen SandersonPresent--

Governors' Areas of Interest 2017-18 (updated 25 June 2018)

  • Assessment/PP - Mrs Hayley Buchan/Mrs Caroline Neadley
  • EYFS - Mr Chris Wainman
  • Literacy/Language/Communication - Mrs Eleanor Anderson
  • Maths - Mrs Suzi Storr
  • PE/Sport - Mrs Sally Patrick
  • RE/Collective Worship - Mrs Sally Patrick
  • Safeguarding/E-Safety/LAC - Mrs Suzi Storr
  • SEND - Mrs Helen Sanderson

Governors' Class Links 2017-2018

  • Reception - Mr Chris Wainman
  • Year 1 - Mrs Suzi Storr
  • Year 2 - Mrs Helen Sanderson
  • Year 3 - Mrs Hayley Buchan/Mr Robert Gallant
  • Year 4 - vacancy
  • Year 5 - vacancy
  • Year 6 - Mrs Caroline Neadley

Pecuniary Interest

Please click here to a list of Governor and Trustee pecuniary interests. 

Mr Chris Huscroft

Chris was brought up in Goole and attended Hook Primary School and then Vermuyden Secondary School. He went on to study for four years at St Martin’s College Lancaster, where he gained his BA with QTS (Qualified Teaching Status). Throughout his time at St Martin’s, Chris retained strong links with schools in the East Riding. When Chris qualified he returned to Cottingham where he had completed a teaching placement, to take up his first full-time teaching post. He now calls Cottingham home having lived there for the past nine years.
In 2009 and after six years of teaching in Cottingham, Chris was appointed as the Deputy Headteacher here at Swanland Primary. Throughout his time here he has taught in Year Five and worked with classes across Key Stage Two, providing PPA cover for their teachers. He has also been the subject leader for maths and having a real passion for curriculum design spends a lot of time working with staff and children to ensure that the curriculum continues to be as ‘outstanding’ as it always has been. Chris played a key management role in the smooth transition to Academy Status in 2011.  In 2014, Chris was appointed as Executive Head Teacher for the Swanland Education Trust.
Outside of school Chris spends a lot of time with friends and family. He enjoys eating out, trying new foods, getting out and about on walks and visiting his family holiday home in Marbella, Spain.

Mrs Sally Patrick

Sally trained at University College Chester and qualified with a BEd Hons; she specialised in Geography and Primary Teaching.  Her first teaching role was at an Outstanding school in Goole and she then joined Swanland Primary School seven years ago, where she has since taught in Year 3.  Initially, Sally had responsibilities for ICT, which developed into a Middle Leader Role for Knowledge and Understanding of the World when Curriculum 2014 was put into place.  She recently became Assistant Head with the role of developing the curriculum across the school.

Sally also has two children at the school and lives in the village.

Mrs Helen Sanderson (Chair of Governors)

Helen was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire and has lived in Swanland give or take a couple of years since she was 7.

She has three children, all of whom are at Swanland School.  She was herself a pupil at Swanland Primary School.

She has worked for Humberside Police for 25 years beginning as a clerk/typist at Hessle Police Station in 1988 and working her way up to being a Manager of a Centralised Crime Input Bureau based at Queens Gardens Police Station in 1994. This was a new department where she was heavily involved in the recruitment, subsequent training and then development of the bureau.

In 2001 she took the step of joining as a police officer and has never looked back. She has been extremely fortunate to have worked in various departments from Family Protection to Major Incident Teams dealing with Homicide and Cold Case Reviews. The majority of her service was in Scunthorpe and surrounding areas and with the Major Incident Team she worked most of the force area. She is a fully qualified CID officer and Family Liaison Officer which involves dealing with families affected by homicide.

Helen was promoted to Sergeant in 2009 and since that time has been based at Goole Police Station working full time shifts as a front line Incident Response supervisor, often covering half, if not all of the East Riding of Yorkshire!

She would love to tell you what she does in her spare time, but when she's not at work and with her family, generally she sleeps!

Helen is very much looking forward to being involved with the school and working as a Parent Governor and hopes that the skills she has acquired throughout her life will be an asset.

Miss Hannah Stephenson

Hannah was born in East Yorkshire and attended school in Lockington and Beverley.  After school she attended Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln to do her teacher training qualification achieving a BSc Hons in Science with QTS for the Primary Age. 

Following university, Hannah worked in Hull as a teacher for 6 years before leaving to carry out a volunteer project in Malawi before travelling in Australia and New Zealand for 6 months. 

When she returned from travelling she joined Swanland Primay School as a classroom teacher.  After 3 years, she became a member of the Senior Leadership Team and then in April 2016 was appointed as Head of School when she also became a member of the Local Governing Body.

Mrs Suzi Storr

Suzi grew up in Sproatley, East Yorkshire and attended school there and in Preston.  Following on from a BA Hons degree in Applied Social Science, Suzi completed a Primary PGCE at the University of Hull. She spent several years teaching in Hull, leading the Curriculum for PE and ICT in school.  Beginning her teaching career with a Year 6 class, Suzi taught all age groups within Key Stage Two and also took the opportunity to gain experience in Key Stage One and EYFS.

Following several years of teaching, Suzi spent a year with the Hull City Council Health in Schools team, working as a Health in Schools Consultant, supporting schools in their delivery of PSHE and policy development, delivering training to school staff, working with health data for the city and further developing her own passion for pupil health and wellbeing. 

Suzi began to work at the University of Hull in 2013 as a Partnership Area Tutor within Teacher Education.  This involves working with schools and trainees during school placement periods, delivering PSHE workshops and support tutorials. In 2016, Suzi also became the Year 2 School Experience Co-ordinator, managing and supporting Year 2 Undergraduate students whilst on their teaching placements. Suzi’s particular academic interests are focused around child health and wellbeing as a pre-requisite for successful education and personal achievement.

Suzi has two daughters, the eldest of whom attends Swanland Primary School. Her spare time is spent with family and friends and taking her girls to various local activity clubs. 

Swanland Primary School

Tranby Lane, Swanland, East Yorkshire, HU14 3NE

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