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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

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.

The School Governors


What we do and how we do it?

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.


How you can get involved?

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 on

Who are our governors?


Anthony Sinnott









My name is Anthony Sinnott and I was appointed to the Governing Body in July 2018. I became Chair of Governors in December 2018. This is a really exciting challenge for me, supporting School Leadership, Teachers, and all staff to continue providing a wonderful learning environment for our children.
I am a Librarian working at the University of York with a wealth of experience in procurement, supplier relationships, people management, and team building. 
I have lived in York for 12 years and all of that has been spent in Acomb. I have a background in public libraries and worked in the local area, based in Acomb Explore. I enjoy living here and feel like volunteering as a School Governor is a positive way to help my local community.


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.


My name is Jenny Herrera and I am a chartered accountant and I run two small charities.  I have a son who has passed through the Infant School and a daughter who is currently in Year 2.  I joined the Governing Body because I felt I could contribute specifically with regard to financial decisions.  I spent some years overseas running a children’s home including an in-house school.

Membership of Governing Body

Membership of Governing Body 1

Carr Infant School Governors' Attendance Record 2018-19

Carr Infant School Governors' Attendance Record 2017-18