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:
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.
Currently there are 8 members and all have voting rights on their committees and in the Full Governing Body:
1 parent governor (appointed by parents)
Mrs Gail Broadbent - Term of office 21st September 2020 - 20th September 2024
1 Staff governor (appointed by the staff):
Mr Adam Medlock – Term of Office 20th September 2017 – 19th September 2021
Mrs Debbie Sweet - Head Teacher 1st January 20213 - Ex officio
Mr Austin Crowther - Local Authority appointment - Term of Office 1st September 2018 - 31st August 2022
4 Co-opted governors (appointed by the Governing Body):
Mrs Christine Graham - Term of office 22ndJanuary 2016 -21st January 2024
Mrs Brenda Montieth – Term of office 3rd December 2018 – 2nd December 2022
Mr Kane Hellewell - Term of Office 7th May 2019 to 6th May April 2023
Mrs Charlotte Cheshire - Term of office 25th February 2021 - 25th February 2025
Our Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Bev Ashton
Mr Austin Crowther Governor at Ravenscliffe High School
Trustee of Friends of Highbury
Trustee of Pellon Baptist Church
IEB of the Trinity Academy
Mrs Christine Graham Works in Highbury school one day a week
Committee Member at All Saints Pre School, Halifax
Mrs Debbie Sweet None
Mrs Brenda Montieth None
Gail Broadbent Self Employed in childcare business - Hebble Harlequins/All Saints Pre-School
Mr Adam Medlock None
Mrs Charlotte Cheshire Clerk in Holy Orders ordained priest ministering in Huddersfield & Christ Church Moldgreen and St James Rawthorpe. Highbury Parent.
Mr Kane Hellewell None
We currently have a Parent Governor Vacancy. Further information is in the attached documents below. Please note that the closing date for expressions of interest is 30th April 2021.