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It’s Finally ours!!

Leeds City Council, Houlton and NPS all worked with the school to create an amazing  primary school provision for the growing local community. From Sept 2018 the school  increased intake of 60 pupils into the Reception class.

The children and staff have settled nicely into their bright new classrooms, the school has superb learning spaces for children.

Our Governors

Children and Learning Committee

Mrs Joe Murphy (Chair)
Mrs Tammy Best
Mrs Nichola Carroll
Mr Allan Jarvis
Mrs Jane Peacock
Miss Robyn Hillerby
Mrs Michelle Quinn
Mrs Barbara Walker (Clerk)

Business and Resources Committee

Mrs Tammy Best (Chair of Governors)
Mrs Katie Coates (Chair of B&R)
Mr Nik Kilsby
Mrs Rachel Grimes
Miss Debbie Hillerby
Mrs Joe Murphy
Mrs Barbara Walker (Clerk)

What is a school Governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors – together they’re called the ‘governing body‘. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as school expansion and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

What does the role involve?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

• Set the aims and objectives for the school
• Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
• Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
• Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
• Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.

How do I become a school governor?

There are different categories of governors and you do not need to have a child at school to apply. Please complete the on-line application form in the documents section on this page

Meeting dates

Summer 2019:

C&L committee 15th May 2019 6.00pm

B&R committee 21st 2019 7.45am

Full Governing Body 4th June 6.00pm

Autumn 2019

Dates to be confirmed

Spring 2020

Dates to be confirmed