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 Type of Governor

Mrs Trudy Searle


Mr Ian Clennan


Mr John Warburton (Chair)


Mrs Ann McGarvey


Mrs Kelly Wood

Parent September 2015 

Ms Sue Pearson


Miss Sarah Walker


Miss Charlene Roberts

Parent Governor July 2016

Mrs Karen Hill


Mr Steffan Russon


Mr Peter Foster



Trustee Appointment

Mrs Melanie Davis



Consolidated Register of Interests SCP January 2019

Charlene Roberts ROI

Cheryl Ainley Dawson ROI

Dawn Hardy ROI

Ian Clennan ROI

John Warburton ROI

Karen Hill ROI

Kelly Wood ROI

Melanie Davis ROI

Peter Foster ROI

Sarah Walker ROI

Steffan Russon ROI

Sue Pearson ROI

Governor Profiles:

John Warburton - Chair of Governors (Governor since 2004)

John left school aged 15 in 1962 with no qualifications and worked in a factory manufacturing electrical cables. He soon realised that if he wished to progress he would have to improve his education. After being offered an apprenticeship in 1963 he went to night school and day release to obtain both technical qualifications and GCE’s at both “O” and “A” level. This eventually progressed to studying for a Degree in English and Drama.  John is now passionate about young people being made aware of the importance of education and not missing out on opportunities that are given at school.

Most of John’s working life since his apprenticeship has been in Fashion and Textiles mainly as a Management Consultant and Business Strategist which has included work as an adviser to both the British Government and for a period of 12 months as an industry adviser to the Russian Leader President Michael Gorbachev during his “perestroika” period before the break up of the USSR. In 1998 John was awarded the “National Business Adviser of the Year” by the Department for Employment and Barclays Bank for his services to start-up businesses in the UK. In 2004 John decided to go into the education field and became the National Director of Training for the Centres of Vocational Excellence working primarily within the Textiles and Fashion Industries with major responsibility for the development of the14-19 Manufacturing Diploma. Additionally, John also sat as a full member on the National Qualification Development Group which ensured that qualifications were developed that met employer’s requirements for the future. John is passionate about the development of young people and believes that everyone has the right to a good, broad and rewarding education that will equip them for the future.
“Being a school governor and Chair of Governors has certainly opened my eyes to hard work and dedication of the staff at Selby CPS and has created a fantastic opportunity for me to help in any way I can by introducing or encouraging working practices from the commercial and manufacturing sectors of industry”

John is also a volunteer for St Leonards Hospice, a member of the Rotary Club of Selby of which he has served four times as President and is secretary and a trustee of the Parochial Church Council for Wistow All Saints Church.


Melanie Davis (LA Governor)

I have been a Governor at the school for several years now in various capacities – currently a Local Education Authority nominated Governor.  My association with the school really began when I was the Co-ordinator of the SureStart Local Programme for Selby and worked closely with staff to provide Surestart services at local schools to help families develop their parenting skills as well as personal skills to help people get ready for work.

I am a local District and Town Councillor (for more than 20 years) and represent the Ward where the school is situated so have a close association with the area.  During the day I work as the Manager of a local advice agency.

I believe Selby CP to be an excellent school which enjoys great leadership and support from an extremely professional team of teachers and support staff.  It is a pleasure to walk around and feel the buzz of the building and see how much the children enjoy their time there.

I serve on the Resources and Key Priorities sub-committees and try to keep up to date with the constant changing national picture around education.  What matters to me is that parents and children enjoy their time and association with the school and gain the best view they can of education in its widest sense and the world of possibilities and opportunities which a good education can open for children.


Steffan Russon (Staff Governor)

I am a staff governor and have been on the governing body since 2011. I currently teach a Year 2-3 class as well as being the EYFS and KS1 leader. I am also responsible for leading on the quality of teaching throughout the school and oversee history. I am also the school's Educational Visits Co-ordinator.

I originally began teaching in West Yorkshire where I taught for 3 years before leaving to have a year out to travel the world and teach in Australia with my wife. Upon returning to this country I moved over to East Yorkshire to be closer to my wife's family. I have now taught at Selby Community Primary School for 6 years.

I am married with two young children. I have a passion for gardening particularly growing vegetables and have recently taken up running in order to improve my fitness and bring down my 10K pb!


Karen Hill (Staff Governor)

I am a staff governor and have been on the governing body since 2011. I am the School Business Manager and have worked at Selby CP since November 2008.

I originally began working in schools in 2001 when I returned to North Yorkshire from Sydney, Australia where I lived for 15 years.

I have 3 boys, love travelling, reading and Pilates.


Sarah Walker

I am a Staff Governor at Selby Community Primary School.  I have been a part of the Governing Body since 2006, originally as Parent Governor.

I work across the school from Nursery to Year 6 as a HLTA.  I also work with Intervention Groups before and after school and at lunchtime.

I first became interested in working in schools after helping out as a parent volunteer and since then have gone from GTA to HLTA.

I have 2 children who have both attended this school.

I have a passion for cooking and enjoy trying new things.


Sue Pearson

My professional life has always been linked to education and my experiences include teaching abroad, working in a range of schools in England and for some universities. Most recently I was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Leeds.Consistent themes across my work have been special educational needs (SEN) and inclusion.

I have lived in the Selby area for many years and having recently retired can give more time to my local community. I am impressed by the work going on within the school for children and staff.

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