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New Earswick Primary School

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Who’s Who

Instrument of Government

Meet the Governors at our school:

Richard Dobson Chair of the Governing Body – member of the Teaching and Achievement Committee and the Pay Appeals Committee


Richard has over thirty years experience in education as a primary teacher, headteacher and, most recently, as a local authority Adviser. He possesses many relevant experiences and skills, which he is able to bring to his role as a governor.  He is linked to the Year 6 class, is the Maths Link Governor and is also a volunteer maths tutor in the school.


Richard is a Foundation Governor and his current term of office commenced on 25/03/15. It is due to end on 24/03/19.

Richard can be contacted at: New Earswick Primary School, Hawthorne Terrace, York YO32 5BY 555970

Angela Oswald - Headteacher


Mrs Oswald trained and qualified with BA HON Primary Education with QTS from the University of Brighton in 2002. She went on to be employed as an Advanced Skills Teacher for Teaching and Learning with North Yorkshire County Council before becoming a Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher in Redcar and Cleveland. In 2013, Mrs Oswald was awarded NPQH.


Mrs Oswald is a member of the Governor Committees and is responsible for providing the Governors with information on teaching, learning and progress as well as the practicalities of the strategic leadership of the school.

Isobel McCoy - pupil premium link governor


Isobel has been a Parent Governor for a Federation of 3 small primary schools in the Yorkshire Wolds for several years now. Isobel has worked for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust as a Neighbourhood Services Officer for over 20 years, much of that time being based in New Earswick.


Isobel is a Foundation Governor and her current term of office commenced on 25/02/16. It is due to end on 24/02/20.

Luke Hale - LA Governor


Luke is currently completing his teacher training with York St John, gaining an ‘Outstanding’ grading in all teaching practices. Before training to teach, he worked for a youth work charity in Cumbria with responsibility for communications and supporting curriculum design for over 100 youth clubs.


Luke is a Local Authority governor and his term of office runs from 13/2/2017 - 12.2.2021.


Kaeli Wishart Parent Governor, HT pay committee, Safeguarding Governor and PREVENT governor 

Kaeli is a regular visitor to the school. She works with the Headteacher on safeguarding matters and on the delivery of safeguarding training for staff in key areas such as PREVENT. 

She has been an employee of York Theatre Royal in the role of Visitor Services Manager for 18 years where  she leads and supports the customer facing departments. She has been directly responsible for planning and execution of large-scale collaborative and community projects such as the 2012 York Mystery Plays, the Shakespeare Festival, and 'The Railway Children'. She looks forward to contributing her ideas and enthusiasm for learning through the arts to New Earswick Primary School.

Kaeli is a Parent Governor and her current term of office commenced on 02/11/16. It is due to end on 01/11/20.


Stewart Starr Joint Vice Chair and Chair of Finance and Resources Management Committee, member of the Teaching and Achievement Committee and the Head Teacher Performance Management and Pay Committee.


Stewart works in Finance at the British Library and has been a governor for over ten years. He is linked to the current Reception class.


Stewart is a Foundation Governor and his current term of office commenced on 01/09/14. It is due to end on 31/08/18.

Colin MacDonald – member of the Finance and Resources Management Committee


Colin has worked on local authority school building projects for some time and was part of the team involved in the rebuilding of the local secondary school.  He is linked to the Y1 class and is the Health and Safety Link Governor; Pupils with Medical Needs Link Governor as well as the SEN Link Governor.


Colin is a Foundation Governor and his current term of office commenced on 25/02/16. It is due to end on 24/02/20.

Lucy Paver Staff Governor 

Lucy joined the school in September 2013 as a newly qualified teacher. She is currently teaching in Y1 and is the school's PE and School Sport Subject Leader.


Lucy's term of office commenced on 01/09/15. It is due to end on 31/08/19.

Andrew Calverly Foundation Governor, Finance and Resources Committee 

Andrew is a retired Headteacher and has focused on Literacy in school. He has worked with the Literacy lead in school. 

Andrew's term of office began on 19/07/2017 and expires on 18/07/2021. 


Emma Hall Parent Governor 

Emma is our most recent governor appointment. She is a parent. Emma 

Emma's term of office began on 17/07/2018 and expires on 17/07/2022.