Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, background, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues can be obtained from the school office.
In general the governors are responsible for ensuring the school operates efficiently and effectively and for agreeing school policies and targets for the pupils. Our duties also extend to managing the school budget, looking after the buildings, appointing staff and ensuring the school delivers a balanced curriculum. In practice our work is carried out in partnership with the Head Teacher and other staff, the Local Authority and external advisors all with the aim of promoting high standards of educational achievement. The governing body is made up of members representing or appointed by parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, the community as a whole and the LEA. The full governing body and the various sub committees meet regularly to discuss and make decisions regarding the management and direction of the school. In order to carry out our duties properly we also try to get to know the school as well as we can by spending time in school on a regular basis. This is not always easy for people with full-time jobs or other commitments, but governors are generous with their time.
You don't need a background in education to be a school governor. You do need to be committed, enthusiastic and willing to contribute some of your time to this rewarding role. Training is available for all aspects of the governors role. You would need to attend the governing body and committee meetings; on average about six or seven meetings per year depending on the circumstances at the school. Meetings for the full governing body usually take place in the evenings although you are encouraged to visit the school during the day as well, to get to know the work that goes on. Should you wish to discuss the work of the Governing Body or any other aspect of Carr Infant School with us, please contact the school office.
Chair of Governors
The School Governors
My name is Aleisha Madden and I was appointed on the Governing Body July 2018. I am new to the school and I am looking forward to getting to know everybody.
I have a degree in Education and a Foundation Degree in supporting young people, children and families.
I have 10 years’ experience in school settings, within a range of roles, and currently work in a secondary school in York as a Deputy Safeguarding Lead. I have also worked in children’s residential homes supporting looked after children and have supported families within their homes.
I am new to York and moved here with my husband, two children and two pets. I enjoy living in York and getting to know the schools through my own children, my professional role and that now of being a governor at Carr Infant School.
I hope to get into school as often as I can and make myself available at open evenings or community school events to get to know you all and see how we can continue making Carr Infant a successful school.
I was appointed to the Governing body in September 2016. I moved to York from London in May 2016. I was previously a governor at a primary school in Camden. I thoroughly enjoy being a school governor and it was important to me to be a governor in a school that is local to me.
I am employed as a Human Resources Consultant and I work exclusively in the Education Sector. I hope I can add value to the governing body and look forward to meeting more people involved with the school soon.
Jenny Herrera is a chartered accountant and runs two small charities. She has a 7 year old son who has passed through the Infant School and her 4 year old daughter is currently in Carr Nursery. She joined the Governing Body because she felt she could contribute specifically with regard to financial decisions. She spent some years overseas running a children’s home including an in-house school.