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.
|Position||Member||Term of Office|
|Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor||Mr Stuart Henbest||Sep 2023 – Sep 2024 (Chair)|
Oct 2022 – Oct 2026 (Co-opted)
|Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor||Ms Stella Spencer OBE||Sep 2022 – Sep 2023 (Vice Chair)|
Feb 2022 – Feb 2026 (co-opted)
|Local Authority Appointment||VACANT||–|
|Parent Governors (2) Appointed by parents||Mrs Gail Broadbent|
Mrs Amy Egginton
|Sep 2020 – Sep 2024|
Jul 2021 – Jul 2025
Appointed by Staff
|Miss Anya Dodd||Dec 2021 – Dec 2025|
|Head Teacher (Ex officio)||Mrs Debbie Sweet|
Appointed by Governors
|Mrs Chris Graham|
Mrs Brenda Montieth
|Jan 2020 – Jan 2024|
Dec 2022 – Dec 2026
|Clerk to Governors||Mrs Bev Ashton|