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What's on at School?


September 2017

Tuesday 5th - School reopens

Friday 22nd - Jeans for Genes Day


October 2017

Friday 20th - Half Term

Monday 30th - School reopens


November 2017

Monday 6th - Infant Agility afternoon - Years 1 & 2

Friday 17th - Children in Need


December 2017

Friday 22nd - Christmas Holiday 


For a full list of term dates please click here.

Malcolm BriggMalcolm Brigg 

Malcolm Brigg (O.B.E., M.A., and B.Sc) is our Chair of Governors.  He  is a proud husband, dad and grandad. He was a teacher for    23    years, including nine as a Head of a large 13-18 Inner City      Comprehensive School. He has a wealth of experience within    the  field  of education. Malcolm has a wide range of interests,  particularly his    family, the countryside, gardening, music and  our  school. 


 Liz JarvisLiz Jarvis

Liz Jarvis is a reader in the benefice and feels privileged to be so  closely linked to our school. She particularly enjoys her  involvement  in collective worship which is always stimulating, and  never fails to  lift her spirits seeing pupils engage in all aspects of  school life with  such enthusiasm.


 Tracey Cole-Brownlee Tracey Cole-Brownlee

Tracey Cole-Brownlee is a mum of two children with a career in teaching. Tracey feels her role as a governor gives her the  opportunity to support the school in their vision to continually improve  standards. She enjoys her responsibility as Literacy governor as it is  a fantastic both a love of literacy and high achievement.


 Steven Weld Steven Weld

Steven Weld served in the Regular Army between 1958 -1988 via Sandhurst. He taught Art & D.T. between 1988 -2010 in the private sector, where his roles included that of ‘House Parent’. Steven is a  keen artist and runs our school art club. He is an active member of the local community.


 Claire Armer Claire Armer

Claire Armer has two children and has served on the governing body for the last seven years, the first four as a parent governor. Claire  also served as an L.A governor and following the re-constitution of  the governing body as a co-opted governor. Claire’s focus is finance,  health & safety and legal issues.


 Karen Pickles Karen Pickles


Karen Pickles has served on the governing body of our school for  over 20 years. Her own four children progressed through the school  from reception to year 6; her first contributions were as a parent  governor. She is now a co-opted governor, offering her knowledge  of  Special Educational Needs, having over 30 years teaching  experience  with children who encounter a range of learning  difficulties.


 Heather Clark-Kelly Heather Clark-Kelly

Heather Clark-Kelly lives in the village and was herself a pupil at  Kirkby Malzeard School; she now has a daughter attending our  school. Heather is an Early Years professional and runs a day  nursery, breakfast and after school club in Pateley Bridge.


 Gemma Pawson Gemma Pawson

Gemma Pawson is a mum of 4 children; 2 of whom are currently  pupils in school. She has a busy and exciting life and enjoys reading,  going to the theatre and has a love of learning.  Gemma enjoys her  work as a parent governor and her role as a teacher. She feels  proud  to help scaffold the learning of our hard working and  enthusiastic  children.


 Gwyneth Jackson Gwyneth Jackson  

Gwyneth Jackson is a retired music teacher who has a love of the outdoors. She is very active in the local community and supports the school in many ways. She regularly joins us for assemblies and collective worship. Through her support and encouragement our children have developed a real love of gardening, keenly taking part in the Yorkshire in Bloom competitions.

  Beverly Smeeton Clerk to Governors


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