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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

 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

Co-Opted Chair of Governors

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

Safeguarding Governor

Single Central Record

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


Health & Safety

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

Parent Governor


Mrs K Quinn

Finance & Resources

10/3/14- 10/318 None None


Governor training

Governor Skills

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



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

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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