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School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. No special qualifications are required, but enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are important qualities to bring to a governor post.

 What is the role of the governing body?

Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future.  Governors have a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.  They set the school's vision and strategic aims, monitor and evaluate performance acting as a critical friend to the headteacher and ensure the school is accountable to those it serves.

 Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders:

  • Parents - parent governors are elected by other parents at the school
  • Staff - (including the head teacher) - teaching and other staff are elected by the school staff
  • The community - the governing body appoints community governors i.e. members of the community
  • The LA - the Local Authority appoints one or more local education authority governor/s

To contact our chair of governors, please get in touch with Ellen Loughhead, via the school office- Healey JIN, Healey Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 8BN

 The Governing Body at Healey School comprises of a fully committed team:

(Click on their name to read their pen portrait – keep posted as more are added).

The Governors at Healey School

Roles and responsibilities Name of governor Commitee membership Term of office Business interests Governance in other schools

Leadership and managemnt

Pupil premium, sports premium & disadvantaged children

Teaching, learning and assessments

Outcomes for pupils

Mr A Farrow

Resources & Finance

Standards & Effectiveness

Health & safety

Pupil Premium Governor

Teacher Appraisal/ Pay committee

17/3/15-16/3/19 Ady's Entertainment None


Vice Chair of Governors

Personal development

Welfare and behaviour



Mrs M Loisier

Standards & Effectiveness

Health & Safety

Teacher Appraisal/ Pay committee

15/5/15-14/5/19 None None

Staff Governor

Standards and Effectiveness

Mrs E Bowers

Standards & Effectiveness



08/11/17-07/11/21 None None


Health and safety

Mr N Ayres

Resources & Finance

Health & Safety

17/3/15-16/3/19 None None

Parent Governor


Mrs K Quinn

Resources & Finance

10/3/14- 10/318 None None


Governor training

Governor Skills

Mr  M Mayet Resources & Finance 19/3/17-19/3/21 None None
Headteacher Mrs L Lang Member of all Committees 1/1/17 None None

Interim Chair of Governors




Single Central Record

Ms. E Loughhead

Standards & Effectiveness

Headteacher Appraisal/ Pay Committee

13/9/17-13/9/21 Magistrate Batley MAT Vice Chair of trustee board

Associate Governor

Standards and Effectiveness

Miss S Massey Standards and Effectiveness

08/11/17 - 07/11/21

None None

Co-opted governors


Mr M Limbert TBC 22/5/18- 22/5/22 None None

Governors click here to access information 

Head Teacher- ex-officio

Staff governor- elected by school staff

Parent governor- elected by the parents of the pupils

Co-opted- appointed by the governing body

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