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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our governors' section

Introducing The Management Committee


The Management Committee members come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of individual and personal experience with representatives from local schools, the community, staff and parents.  Collectively this facilitates challenge and support to ensure the best possible provision to all our young people. 


The main business of the Management Committee is, in conjunction with the Head Teacher, to exercise a strategic role in the running of the school with emphasis on:
• pupil achievement,
• teaching and learning, behaviour,
• safeguarding & attendance, and
• leadership, management, finance, health and safety and premises.


The role of governor is voluntary. No one governor makes decisions; it is the collective responsibility of the committee. The skills, expertise and experience of individual governors are invaluable to both the effectiveness and success of the school.

“The well-organised management committee offer good support and challenge to school leaders, particularly in relation to staffing, the achievement of students and financial issues. They have a good understanding of data relating to students’ achievement and have recently delivered training designed to improve the quality of teaching. As a result they are well placed to offer a good level of support and challenge.” (Ofsted September 2013).

The Management Committee


  Commencement of Duties
Claire Horsefield - Chair (Community) September 2013
Cayte Mulhern - Vice Chair (Community) September 2012
Les Bell - Head   September 2012
David Roy - Teacher Governor     September 2016
Parent Governor        TBC  
Rebecca Collins - Community Governor     September 2015
Mike Fletcher - Community Governor January 2015  
Debbie Edwards - LA Governor May 2016
Georgina Thomas - Clerk to the Committee September 2012


Parent Governors are elected by school parents annually

Teacher Governor is elected by the school staff

Community Governors can be appointed by the Management Committee


Claire Horsfield - Chair of The Rubicon Centre Management Committee

Claire has a wealth of knowledge in both the public and private sector, mainly in professional industry and currently works as a Human resources consultant and trainer. She offers the Rubicon Centre advice and support on people management issues, planning, budgeting and enjoys working with an innovative approach.


Cayte Mulhern - Vice Chair of The Rubicon Centre Management Committee

Cayte is the Deputy Headteacher at Tadcaster High School. Cayte has been a member of the management committee at The Rubicon Centre since the school opened in 2012. Cayte comes with expertise in education, safeguarding, care, guidance and alternative educational experience.

David Roy - School representative on the Management Committee

David is the school representative on the management committee, he joined the school in 2013 and has been the lead for Science. David has worked in secondary schools in the north west and previously in the civil service and the armed forces.

Debbie Edwards - Local Authority Appointed Governor

Debbie is the Local Authority appointed governor and has been in post since May 2016. Debbie works as a project manager within the civil service and has several years of experience in managing organisational change. Debbie formally worked for the local government ombudsman determining complaints on a range of issues including special educational needs provisions and school admissions.


Additional representatives


Mandy Carrington - Office Manager                                                              
Carole Feldman - Deputy Head

Minutes of Management Committee Meetings

If you would like to view the minutes of the Management Committee meetings these can be obtained on request from the school office (Mandy Carrington - Office Manager)

Individual Attendance Record of Governors - September 2015 - April 2017
Community Member C Horsfield 8/9
Community Member C Mulhern 8/9
Community Member R Collins 5/9
Parent Member F Butterfield TBC
Community Member A Harrison (From 09/2016) 3/3
Resigned Member M Fletcher 4/9
LA Appointed Member D Edwards 4/4
LIA Link Advisor J Cave 1/1
Staff Appointed Member D Roy 5/5
Staff Member (Headteacher) L Bell 9/9
Resigned Member

A Harrison (to 07/2016) - Now a Community Member

Resigned Member S Taylor 0/3
Resigned Member

J Summers