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.

Chair of Governors: Geoff Day

Contact address: c/o Middleton Primary School, Middleton Park Avenue, Leeds, LS10 4HU.

Middleton Primary School Governors 2023-24

Forename Surname Start End Position Register of interests
Geoff Day 15/06/2015 15/06/2027 Chair Geoff Day is a volunteer reading helper with Beanstalk and Save the Children.
Samantha Williams 01/09/2007 01/01/2050 Head Teacher  
Sarah  Tissiman 06/02/2023 05/02/2027 Governor  
Jon Hairsine 29/05/2018 27/05/2026 Vice Chair 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.
Steve Jones 28/01/2021 27/01/2025 Governor Steve is a volunteer reading helper with Beanstalk
Kelly Gibson 07/02/2022 07/02/2026 Governor Kelly is a parent governor
Sarah  Latham  5/2/2024 5/2/2028 Governor Sarah is a volunteer at school libaray
Harry Bramhall 28/9/2023 27/9/2027 Governor  
As of September 2018 we are part of the Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust.

Historical governors: Penni Bullock (left 2023), 


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.

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.

Chair of Governors
Middleton Primary School
Middleton Park Avenue
LS10 4HU