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On behalf of The Governing Body of Shepley First School, may I extend a warm welcome to you all.
Our Governing Body is committed to helping the school provide the best possible education for all its pupils.

Our purpose is to set the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, as well as agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of our resources.

Our role is to monitor and evaluate performance, act as a critical friend to the head teacher while supporting and challenging the management of the school. We must also strive to ensure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, the local community, those who fund and maintain it as well as the staff it employs.

If you have any concerns or issues you wish to address please contact the school office in the first instance.

We look forward to working together to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible education for our children.

The Governing Body meets once a term and has a two sub-committees which meet twice per term. The ‘curricular’ committee is responsible for everything to do with children’s education and wellbeing, the ‘non-curricular’ committee being responsible for premises, personnel and finance. Each discuss relevant issues and report back to the full Governing Body.

To contact the Chair of Governors, you can e-mail office@shepleyfirst.org or write to the Chair of Governors, Shepley First School, Firth Street, Shepley, Huddersfield, HD8 8DD.


Finance and Resources Committee 

Chaired by Pauline Harris

Standards and Effectiveness Committee 

Chaired by Steve Pitcher


Performance Management Committee

Lucy Bradley        Steve Pitcher         Pauline Harris

Pay Committee

Lucy Bradley        Steve Pitcher         Paul Hollingdale

Staff Dismissal Committee

Pauline Harris        Lucy Bradley        Lizzie Wyatt

Appeals Committee

Laura Sullivan        Paul Hollingdale        Linda Richards

Complaints Committee

To be agreed as required

Pupil Discipline Committee

Steve Pitcher        Val Hollingworth        Pauline Harris

Governor Responsibilities

  • Special Educational Needs Governor – Linda Richards
  • Governor Training Contact – Laura Sullivan                                                      
  • Governor for Children Looked After – Pauline Harris
  • Early Years Governor – Lizzie Wyatt
  • Safeguarding Governor – Linda Richards
  • Premium Link Governor – Val Hollingworth
  • Wellbeing Governor – Lucy Bradley
  • Health and Safety Governor – Val Hollingworth
  • Finance Governor – Val Hollingworth
  • Assessment Governor – Steve Pitcher
  • School Improvement Plan Governor including English, Curriculum and Quality Leadership –  Steve Pitcher and Laura Sullivan

Attendance Summary 2020 - 2021


Register of Business Interest for School Governors

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