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Governing Body

Being a school governor is a voluntary role, but one that comes with a lot of responsibility. A school governing body has a strategic role in the development of the school but does not become involved in the operational issues of the school.


Governors must abide by a code of conduct, which includes points such as attending all meetings and maintaining confidentiality.

If you would like information on how to become a governor please visit Leeds City Council Governor support page



Edward Langham (

Vice Chair

Bethan Tidey (

Primary roles
  • Provide a strategic view: Help to set and maintain the framework within which the headteacher and the staff should run the school.

  • Act as a critical friend: Provide the headteacher with support and offer advice and information, but also to provide some challenge. The governing body is there to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness.

  • Ensure accountability: The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. In turn, the governing body is accountable to all stakeholders on the school’s overall performance.

  • Headteacher

  • 1 x Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing board

  • 2 x parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested

  • 5 x co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing board

  • 1 staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school

  • Associate members, appointed by the governing board (can/can not vote in committee meetings)


  • Resources Committee – responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards. Also responsible for ensuring the implementation of the school Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy. (Chair: Phillipa Keasey)

  • Development Committee – responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing board is represented at school improvement discussions.  Responsible for pupil support matters including behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities, cluster and other partnerships. (Chair:Kirsty Cook)

Governor Responsibilities​
  • Pupil Premium – Hannah Buckroyd-Clarke

  • Safeguarding - Philippa Keasey

  • SEND –Hannah Buckroyd-Clarke

  • Curriculum – Beth Tidey / Kirsty Cook

  • Attendance – Hannah Buckroyd-Clarke

  • Finances – Edward Langham

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