North Crescent, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds, North Yorkshire, LS25 6DD

01977 682434

Sherburn Hungate Primary School


The Sherburn Hungate Community Primary School Governing Body is made up of 11 governors.


All governors, with the exception of the headteacher, are appointed for a four year term. The Clerk to the Governing Body, Helen Groot, supports the governors in an administrative and advisory capacity. When parent governor vacancies arise, details on the nomination process are sent to all parents in the school.


The governing body is responsible for the conduct of our school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such: 


  • provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;  
  • monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;   
  • signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.  
  • is responsible for financial probity.

Governor Membership

Governing Body Structure 2020-2021

 LGB Structure (Quorum: 50% current membership = 5 governors)


Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Mr Martyn Broom

 I am the proud headteacher of Sherburn Hungate Primary School.  I am delighted to lead such a talented staff team who work incredibly hard to improve outcomes for all children.  Sherburn is my second headteacher post and I'm really looking forward to seeing the school expand over the next two years.  The exciting part is staff recruitment and team development and there's lots happening with the curriculum at the moment that's pulling our STARMAT together in many positive ways.

Personally, I'm an avid Leeds United supporter and enjoy going to games with my two sons, Owen & Joe.  We live in Snaith in East Yorkshire and we love going on holidays; doesn't everyone?


Trust Appointed Chair of Governors

Mrs Kelly Summersgill

 I currently run Buddies before-and-after school club at Sherburn Hungate school. Prior to this I was a childminder and prior to that a health visitor and a children's nurse. So my expertise is child health and development and safeguarding. I became a governor in 2018 and enjoy this role, it is a great insight into school life. Outside of work and school my time is spent with family and friends.

You can email Kelly here:


Staff Elected

Miss Fiona Mackay


Parent Elected

Mrs Mel Riches

I am a local childminder with qualifications in Educational Leadership. Early years has always being my passion! I love how sometimes children can teach you as much as you teach them! I know what a difference parental involvement can make in regards to a child's learning experience and that's one of the reasons I applied for the role of parent governor.
I also work for the council as part of the reablement team supporting vulnerable adults in their own home. This is a temporary role I started at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to help ease the care crisis, but I thoroughly enjoy it and can't see me stopping any time soon.
At home, I love baking and crafting, (with or without my children!)


Parent Elected

Mrs Emma Egerton-Jones


Trust Appointed Governor

Mr Peter Ball

Trust Appointed Governor

Mr Martyn Sibley

Martyn worked in education for over 36 years and held various roles in several North Yorkshire secondary schools before his retirement in August 2020. During his career he is proud to have been headteacher of both Sherburn High and Tadcaster Grammar Schools.
His last role was as Chief Education Officer of the STAR multi academy trust ; he therefore knows Sherburn Hungate really well and has first hand knowledge of the tangible benefits that schools working together in this area can bring. He is passionate about  ensuring equality of opportunity and that every child receives the very best possible education. 
Martyn is delighted to become a governor at this exciting time in the development of the school.

Governor Business/Financial Interests 2019-2020

Contact the Chair of Governors - Mrs Kelly Summersgill

You can contact our Chair of Governors, Mrs Kelly Summersgill, by telephoning the main school office on 01977 682434.  Alternatively you can email

Governor Links

Governors, click here to access the City of York Governor Portal.