From 16th March 2018 the Governing Body of Northallerton School & Sixth Form College retired officially and have been replaced by an Interim Executive Board appointed by the Local Authority.

Name Category of Governor Date of Appointment / Term of Office Appointed by Business and Pecuniary Interests Govern at any other educational establishment Relatives with any staff member

Adsett, Sue

IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority None Trinity Academy Richmond No
Bartlett, Paul (Chair of Governors) IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority None Arete Trust No
Bates, Janet IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority None No No
Fielding, Gary IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority

NYCC (Local Government) – Corporate Director / s151 Officer

Align Property Partners (Property Services 100% owned by NYCC) – Chairman

Brierley Homes (Building Company 100% owned by NYCC) – Director

Veritau (internal audit 50% owned by NYCC; 50% owned by York City Council) – Chairman

JCT (Construction contracting) – Director on behalf of LGA

Metcalfe, Brian IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority Rentor Management Ltd (Property Rental) – Director No No
Riordan, Tom IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority

Centre for Cities – Board of Trustees

St Gemma’s Hospice – Patron

Royal Society of Arts – Fellow
Leeds City Council – Chief Executive

No No
Stafford, Nick IEB Member 16/03/2018 / until NSSFC becomes a sponsored academy within a MAT Local Authority

Hambleton Ales (Brewing) – Partner
SIBA (Trade Association) – Executive Director

Thirsk School & Sixth Form College No

The Interim Executive Board (IEB) operates without committees with the exception of Staff Discipline, Staff Appeals, Pupil Discipline, and Complaints. The membership of these committees are made up of any available governors at the point when the panel needs to be called.

Link Governors:

Leadership and Management – Paul Bartlett
Leadership and Management (outcomes) – Brian Metcalfe
Behaviour and Safety – Sue Adsett / Tom Riordan
School Business – Gary Fielding
Data and Curriculum – Nick Stafford
Teaching and Learning – Janet Bates

If you would like to contact any of the governors please do so via Louise Bramley, Joint Clerk to the Governing Body, Grammar School Lane, Northallerton, DL6 1DD Tel: 01609 773340 ext 227 Email:

Chair of Governors: Paul Bartlett (

Joint Clerks to the IEB: Louise Bramley and Valerie Brown 

Governor Profiles

Paul Bartlett (Chair)

A chartered chemical engineer with 35 years experience in the chemical industry at a senior level with a number of blue chip multi-national companies. Paul has run major hazard chemical sites, project managed multi million pound investment projects, run a technology licensing business and been Safety, Health and Environmental director for a European chemical company. He set up his own successful project and technology management company in 2009.

In 2013 Paul sold his business interests and spent a year circumnavigating the world in the Clipper Round the World yacht race on a 70ft racing yacht as boat engineer in addition to his sailing duties.

Paul was a member of the North East Industrial Development Board for 7 years. This was a Minister of State appointment to a board that was responsible for overseeing UK government investment support and grants into the North East of England.

Paul was a governor at Stokesley School (where his 2 children were educated) for 7 years. He was chairman of the Teaching and Learning committee and was vice chair for a period. In 2014 he led the academy conversion process for Stokesley School and the formation of the multi academy trust, Areté Learning Trust (ALT). He is a founding Member and Director of ALT and has been its chairman since formation. Paul has played an active role in local education for the last 10 years with a very strong interest in governance, standards and teaching and learning.

Paul also has an accountancy qualification, the Certified Diploma of Accountancy and Finance (CdipAF).

Paul’s interests are cycling (road and mountain bike), sailing and music.

Nick Stafford

Founder and senior partner of Hambleton Ales, Melmerby, Ripon in 1991 and remains a small family run business dedicated to local and Yorkshire communities; from 2002 Operations Director of the Society of Independent Brewers, a national trade association of British independent craft breweries; governor of Thirsk School and Sixth Form College since April 2015.

Brian Metcalfe

Recently retired, I have spent over forty years as a Charted Engineer in the nuclear and chemical industries. I have spent most of my career in senior leadership roles driving continuous improvement in the performance of major organisations. For many years I have been focussed on individual development and helping people to reach their full potential.

Sue Adsett

I am a retired Lead Adviser for School Improvement. Prior to joining North Yorkshire County Council, I was Headteacher of a primary school for ten years in a neighbouring local authority; the school achieved “Beacon” status for leadership and achievement. I am Vice Chair of Governors at a primary school which has been through a similar experience to Northallerton School and Sixth Form College. I currently volunteer with Citizens Advice, leading two outreach sessions in the Hambleton area. More locally, I have been a Parish Councillor on Romanby Parish Council for the last three years. I am a member of a local Rotary Club which supports several local activities for young people attending this school.

Tom Riordan

Since 2010 Tom has overseen £300m of efficiencies across Leeds City Council and £3.9bn of investment in Leeds. Flagship developments include Victoria Gate, First Direct Arena and Trinity Leeds, with a further £7.35bn of projects in the pipeline. Plans are set to double the size and economic impact of the city centre through regeneration of the South Bank, developing the Innovation District and connecting HS2 to a redesigned station. Tom’s top priority is for the city’s growth to be inclusive and felt across Leeds.

Tom has also since 2010 overseen £145million of efficiency savings, pioneer status for the city's health and social care work, transformation of the council’s Children’s Services to the praise of Ofsted, and helping secure the Tour de France Grand Départ in 2014.

After winning MJ’s Council of the Year 2016, this year sees Leeds hosting the World Triathlon Series and Tour de Yorkshire. Ever forward-looking, sights are now on celebrating the diversity of culture in the city, culminating in a year-long celebration in 2023. For his commitment to the region, Tom was awarded Yorkshire Man of the Year 2017. He is also a trustee on the Centre for Cities Board, and the Council's mental health champion.

Previous GB Membership 17-18 (established 31st March 2017 until 16th March 2018) 

Governor Attendance 2016-17 (Updated annually for the previous academic year) 

Governance Handbook - January 2017