Edale CE Primary School

Kay Argyle (Local Authority Governor and Co-Chair)


My name is Kay Argyle and along with John Payne I am Co-Chair of the Edale School governors, having taken up the role in January 2017. My partner Morgan is a lifelong Edale resident and I moved here to be with him in 2015. Our Son Toby was born that year and will be attending Edale School when the time comes, just like his father.


The sense of community in Edale is something special and is one of the reasons our school is such a wonderful place for children to learn. It is also the main reason I put myself forward to join the governing body, as I wanted to be involved in maintaining and strengthening the relationship between the village school and our unique and close community. After all, the community benefits from the school just as the school benefits from the community.


My background is in medicine, but I also have experience within adult education at university and postgraduate level. I qualified as a doctor in 2005 from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and started working in the East End of London, moving to Sheffield in 2007 to be closer to family.


Four years ago I left hospital medicine to move into general practice and to pursue my interest in education. In 2013 I spent a year as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Bristol University where I taught medicine to undergraduate students and began my teaching qualifications. I am currently working towards my Masters in Medical Education, which I hope to complete later in 2017, and work part time as a GP in Barnsley.


I act as the main liaison for the school staff and parents to the governing body. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions, queries or concerns about the school.