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 GovernorMrs Charlotte CheshireSep 2021 – Sep 2022 (Chair)
Feb 2021 – Feb 2025 (Co-opted)
Vice Chair / LA AppointmentMr Austin CrowtherSep 2021 – Aug 2022 (Vice Chair)
Sep 2018 – Aug 2022 (LA)
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 Christine Graham
Mrs Brenda Montieth
Ms Stella Spencer OBE
Jan 2020 – Jan 2024
Dec 2018 – Dec 2022
Feb 2022 – Feb 2026
Clerk to GovernorsMrs Bev Ashton