The Governing Body carries out a very important job behind the scenes in supporting and challenging the school staff to improve the outcomes for children.

Governors have three core functions

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

We carry out regular audits of our skills in the light of the skills and competences we need, taking account of the Department for Education’s Competency Framework for Governance. We update our knowledge through governor training events, reading, visiting school and presentations at our meetings.

Governing Body Minutes

Making minutes available is required under the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 for maintained schools. Please contact the school should you wish to obtain copies of the minutes.

Governing Body Members

There are nine members and all have voting rights on the Full Governing Body. The register of interests, responsibilities and attendance record of governors is below. Information about being a governor in Calderdale is available here.

PositionMemberTerm of Office
Chair of Governors / Co-opted GovernorMr Stuart HenbestSep 2023 – Sep 2024 (Chair)
Oct 2022 – Oct 2026 (Co-opted)
Vice Chair / Co-opted GovernorMs Stella Spencer OBESep 2022 – Sep 2023 (Vice Chair)
Feb 2022 – Feb 2026 (co-opted)
Local Authority AppointmentVACANT
Parent Governors (2) Appointed by parentsMrs Gail Broadbent
Mrs Amy Egginton
Sep 2020 – Sep 2024
Jul 2021 – Jul 2025
Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff
Miss Anya DoddDec 2021 – Dec 2025
Head Teacher (Ex officio)Mrs Debbie Sweet
Co-opted Governors
Appointed by Governors
Mrs Chris Graham
Mrs Brenda Montieth
Jan 2020 – Jan 2024
Dec 2022 – Dec 2026
Clerk to GovernorsMrs Bev Ashton