Pickhill CofE VC Primary School

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Our School

Rev Chris Lawton

Chris-Lawton-119x150Rev Chris Lawton (BATM) moved to be Rector of the six Parishes of Lower Wensleydale in 2017.  St Gregory’s Crakehall has enjoyed strong and fruitful partnerships with its Church School and Chris is looking forward to continuing this tradition within the federation.  With over a decade of full time Church Work, most of which has involved close links to Schools, Chris is passionate about our young people developing in character and having the opportunity to explore what personal and public faith offers in our changing society.  As a father of four Boys, the youngest currently in Y6 at a local school, he brings both a parent and a Church voice to the governing body.

In his own time as a student he moved frequently and was only statemented as having Dyslexia and Dyspraxia just before his GCSE’s.  Chris found school to be a challenging and uncomfortable place and is passionate that children not be hampered in their development because of different learning needs. 

Roles Foundation Governor
Date of Appointment Ex Officio
Term of Office Ex Officio
Appointed by Diocese of Leeds
FGB Attendance for 2022/23 67%
LSC Attendance for 2022/23 67%
Business and/or Pecuniary Interests Charitable interests declared
Governance Roles in other schools Foundation Governor at Hackforth & Hornby CE Primary School
Relationships between governors and members of staff None

Synergy Trust Schools

About Synergy Schools

Synergy Schools is a federation of primary schools in the north of North Yorkshire. The federation was formed in September 2018 when Brompton-on-Swale and Crakehall Church of England Primary Schools successfully shared senior leadership capacity. In July 2021, the federation welcomed Leeming & Londonderry Community Primary and Pickhill Church of England Primary school into the federation.