Fountains Earth 01423 755289 / Glasshouses 01423 711440 / St Cuthberts 01423 711407


Fountains Earth and St Cuthbert’s

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Governor Profile Information

When a vacancy for a Parent Governor occurs, parents may stand for election.  There are 2 Parent Governors serving on our Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation and these have been elected for a four year period by formal ballot  We do keep an up-to-date register of parents eligible to vote in this ballot, including the divorced or separated parent with whom the child is not living. 

If there were to be any parental complaints these should initially be put to the Headteacher who may be able to resolve the matter simply.  However, if no satisfaction is obtained there is a formal complaints procedure.  Parents should then contact the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs A Lumley via St. Cuthbert’s Primary School, Pateley Bridge 01423 71147 or email 

The Chair of Governors for the Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation – Abi Broadley can be contacted via 

Glasshouses Community Primary School, Glasshouses, Harrogate, HG3 5QH

Our Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation is made up of:

Fountains Earth CE Primary, Glasshouses Community Primary, and St Cuthbert’s CE Primary Schools

Our Governing Board is:

Abigail Broadley – Chair of Governors  Local Authority Governor
Jenny Smail Parent Governor 
Helen Nelson Parent Governor 
Darryl Hall Foundation/Ex Officio Governor*
Laura Franklin Foundation Governor 
Gavin Lewis Foundation Governor
Nicola Thornber Headteacher Governor*
Alex Strzeszewski  Staff Governor 
Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Christine Skaife – Vice Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor
Neil Thompson Co-opted Governor
Hugh Smith  Co-opted Governor
Connor Caswell Associate Member
Vacancy Co-opted Governor

 All governors started their term of office on Monday 17th January for a 4 year term* (exempt from 4 yr term of office). Their term office will end on 16th January 2026. 

Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation Governing Board

Fountains Earth C of E CE Primary School
Glasshouses Community Primary School
St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School
(*All terms of office are for 4 years (except D Hall and N Thornber)

Business Interests

Governor Type



Type of Governor/Appointed by

Committee Membership

Responsible for/Monitoring Area


Term Ends

Business Interest




            For spring and summer term 2022

Broadley, Abigail

Local Authority/Local Authority Chair of Governors Finance/HR 17/01/2022 16/01//2026

Director/Founder of Abi Broadley Consulting Ltd

Distant relation via marriage to A Lumley (Clerk)


Hall, Darryl 

Foundation / Ex Officio   RE/Spirituality 17/01/2022 * Vicar of Upper Nidderdale 4/7

Lewis, Gavin 


Complaints- Chair

Staff Dismissal – Chair

RE/Spirituality/Foundation subjects 17/01/2022 16/01/2026 Nil 5/7

Nelson, Helen 


Complaints Appeals – Chair

Staff Dismissal Appeals

SEN/ Inclusion/Vulnerable Children 17/01/2022 16/01/2026 Nil 7/7

Skaife, Christine 

Co-opted/Governing Board

Vice Chair of Gov

Complaints Appeals

Pupil Discipline –  chair

SEN/ Vulnerable Children/ Safeguarding 17/01/2022 16/01/2026 Mother of Teaching Assistant at GH and governor N Thompson 7/7

Smail, Jenny 


Complaints Appeals

Staff Dismissal

Website compliance/English (writing, phonics & reading) 17/01/2022 16/01/2026 Nil 6/7

Hugh, Smith

Co-opted/Governing Board


Staff Dismissal Appeals  – Chair

Communication / change management

Maths / foundation subjects

17/01/2022 16/01/2026 Nil 3/7


Co-opted /Governing Board   H & S / Premises 17/01/2022 16/01/2026

TA at Glasshouses C Primary School

Pateley Bridge Town Councillor

Upper Nidderdale Scout Group Leader. Son of governor C Skaife


Thornber, Nicola

Headteacher   All priority areas   * Partner of S Wiseman teacher at FE 7/7
Caswell, Connor

Staff / Staff

(previously Associate Member)

N/A Maths / Foundation subjects 17/01/2022 (AM)             20/09/2022 (staff) 19/09/2026 Base Leader at Glasshouses C Primary School 6/7

Lumley, Angela

Clerk to Governors