Management Committee

The Management Committee fulfils both a strategic and an advisory role, in addition to having statutory responsibility for certain specific functions or tasks.  They are actively involved in most decision-making to ensure that Danesgate is run effectively and that we provide a suitable education our for learners.  Committee members will be from one of a number of categories including community members, parent members, staff members, and local authority members.  Local Authority Committee Members are nominated by the Executive Member at the council and appointed by the Management Committee and community members are appointed by the Management Committee.  Initial contact for the Management Committee should go through the school.

In 2017 we adopted a new model of Governance at Danesgate and will be holding monthly Full Management Committee meetings, each with a specific focus.  The Management Committee may appoint associate members to serve on the committee; such members may have voting rights only as determined by the Management Committee and within the terms of the School Governance Roles, Procedures and Allowances Regulations 2013.  In addition the committee may also informally invite one or two people, on a non-voting basis, to provide specialist support.

Management Committee Membership

Member's NameCategory of MemberAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities
Mrs Tricia HeadHeadteacherEx-officio by virtue of the office19/04/2010 onwards
Dr Adrian KybettCommunityMgt Committee28/09/2015 to 27/09/2019Pay CommitteeChair
Mr Paul GuilfoyleCommunityMgt Committee23/11/2017 to
Pay CommitteeVice-Chair, Safeguarding Committee Member
Dr Poppy NashCommunityMgt Committee04/12/2018 to 03/12/2022Pay CommitteeSEN Committee Member
Mr Dan BodeyCommunityMgt Committee08/02/2017 to 07/02/2021Pay Committee
Mr Andy LeachCommunityMgt Committee19/06/2017 to 18/06/2021
Miss Samantha StockhillCommunityMgt Committee25/09/2017 to 25/09/2021
Dr Sophie BrigstockeCommunityMgt Committee24/01/2019 - 23/01/2023
Ms Marie O'HaraParentMgt Committee28/09/2015 to 27/09/2019
Ms Helen YoungStaffStaff Body25/10/2018 to
Mrs Catherine LajoinieClerkCYC Governance Services03/05/2016 onwards

The Management Committee maintains a register of relevant interests, summarised below.

MemberNature of any Relevant InterestDate of Start of InterestGovernor at another school/academyRelationship with any member of school staff
Tricia HeadN/AN/AN/AN/A
Adrian KybettN/AN/AN/AYes – Elspeth Kybett, daughter
Paul GuilfoyleN/AN/AN/AN/A
Poppy NashTrustee of The Island charity; YorkNovember 2018N/AN/A
Dan BodeyEmployed by Fulford SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Andy LeachN/AN/AN/AN/A
Samantha StockhillN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sophie BrigstockeSchools’ Trainer re: mental health and resilience in children for the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families
Private practice and assessment of children for the York Educational Assessment Centre
January 2019

September 2006
Marie O’Haratbc
Helen YoungN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hilary MenellN/AN/AN/AN/A

Former Members of the Management Committee

The following are former members of the Management Committee who have stepped down in the past year.

Member's NameCategory of MemberAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of Relevant Interests
Ms Colette GrayLocal AuthorityNominated by LA and appointed by Mgt Committee18/12/2017 -
Spouse is director of the Blueberry Academy
Ms Caroline Blanckley-SharpStaffStaff Body05/10/2017-31/08/2018N/A
Ms Hilary MenellLocal AuthorityNominated by LA and appointed by Mgt Committee18/12/2017-23/07/2018N/A

Management Committee Meeting Attendance

Full Management Committee Register 2018-2019 (working document, this version uploaded June 2019)

Pay Committee Register 2018-2019

Previous Years

Attendance Registers for 2017-2018

Click here to view committee attendance for 2015-2017