School Governors

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:

  1. To provide strategic direction for the school
  2. To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  3. To ensure accountability

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

Here is a list of our current Governing structure and their roles:

  • Mrs Nicola Brogan - Headteacher
  • Mr John Egan - Chair of Governors
  • Mr Mike Woodbridge & Mr Robert Manning - Vice Chairs of Governors
  • Mrs Susan Clure
  • Mrs Sandra Roberts
  • Miss June Williams
  • Mr Gareth Beaumont
  • Mr Ray Baker
  • Mrs Louise Geere
  • Mrs Emma Taylor
  • Mr Richard Mann
  • Mrs Karen Wilkinson
  • 2 vacancies

The following Governors also have roles on other Governing Bodies :

Mrs Nicola Brogan - Governor at Siddal Moor Sports College

Mr Ray Baker - Head teacher at Siddal Moor Sports College

Mr Marcus Cockcroft - Head teacher at Heap Bridge Primary School & Governor at Hollingworth Secondary Academy

The following Governors have declared business/personal interests :

Mr John Egan - Works at CASTMedia LTD

Mr Mike Woodbridge - partner works at school

Mr Ray Baker - wife teaches at school

Mr Gareth Beaumont - is employed as Branch Manager for Celsian Education

Committee Structures

Monitoring & Standards Committee

Mr Manning (Chair)

Mrs Brogan

Mrs Clure

Mr Cockcroft

Mrs Geere

Mr Mann

Mrs Roberts

Mrs Wilkinson

Finance & Resources Committee

Mr Woodbridge (Chair)

Mrs Brogan

Mr Baker

Mr Egan

Mrs Taylor

Miss Williams