Our Governing Body

The governors, in conjunction with the headteacher, are appointed as strategic leaders of the school. This includes the appointment of all members of staff, teaching and non-teaching, monitoring the school budget share and the overall responsibility for the aims, ethos and implementation of policies of the school.

The governors are there to support the learning journey of every child and to ensure safeguarding measures are in place and adhered to.

All our governors are volunteers and have been appointed as community governors, elected by parents, the local authority or by staff members.  

Our governors receive relevant training on all aspects of school life and expectations to build their skills to allow them to make informed decisions and challenge the leadership team.

Our governors are supported by LCC Governor Support Service and the National Governors Association, and have access to information from GEL e-learning.

Middleton Primary School Governors 2022-23

Forename Surname Start End Position Resigned
Penni Bullock 17/10/2022 17/10/2025 Chair  
Geoff Day 17/10/2022 17/10/2025 Vice Chair  
Pat Kelley 19/03/2022 19/03/2025 Governor  
Jon Hairsine 29/05/2018 28/05/2025 Governor  
Samantha Williams 01/09/2007 01/01/2050 Head Teacher  
Steve Jones 15/03/2021 15/03/2024 Governor  
Sheila Hunt N/A N/A Associate Governor  
As of September 2018 we are part of the Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust.

 

Governance Statements

 

Register of Interests

All governors signed a new form registering their business and personal interests. The following was noted:

  • Geoff Day is a volunteer reading helper with Beanstalk and Save the Children.
  • Jon Hairsine is a director of a limited company that provides education consultancy services in the region. He has no current commercial relationship with the school or any other schools within the LA. Jon is also a governor at Bankside Primary School.
  • Sheila Hunt’s husband is occasionally commissioned by the headteacher to carry out repairs in school and is paid via payroll.

 

Wanted - New Governors

Our school Governing Body is made up of Community, Parent, Partnership, Staff and Local Authority Governors.

Our Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School and are the link between the School and the community it serves. We are currently looking for new Community, Parent and Partnership Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:

  • an interest in the performance of the school
  • a desire to contribute to and represent the community
  • an open and enquiring mind
  • the ability to look at issues objectively
  • the confidence to ask questions and join in debate
  • a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • the ability to work well with others
  • time to spare
  • a child or children currently attending Middleton Primary School (desirable for elected Parent Governors, although Community and Partnership Governors may also have children at the School)

If you match the above description, you may be the very person to become a Governor at Middleton Primary School. Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and with as wide a range of interests as possible.

 

Apply

Please apply in writing to the address below if you wish to apply for one of the governor vacancies, or contact us via the website.

Mr Geoff Day
Chair of Governors
Middleton Primary School
Middleton Park Avenue
Leeds
LS10 4HU