Otley Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 2PT

01274 583 900


Shipley C.E. Primary School

Nurturing Creative Thinking for Life Long Learning

Please note that we have nursery places available. Please call the office on 01274 583900. Have a look at our remote learning leaflet for parents within policies.

Governor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor and are seeking nominations for an enthusiastic and committed parent or carer to join the governing board.

There are no particular qualifications required for the role but, following an analysis of the results of our skills audit, we have skills gaps in the areas of health and safety, safeguarding and finance and we would be particularly keen to receive nominations from someone with experience in any of these areas.


The core functions of the governing board are:


· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

· Holding senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation, its pupils, and the performance management of staff.

· Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

If you think you are the right person to join our team please contact the school office. 

The Governing Body

The Governing Body has a statutory responsibility for the strategic management and development of the school.  It is the Governing Body’s statutory duty to promote high standards of educational attainment and ensure effective management of the school’s resources.

We are responsible for ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are in place and that appropriate targets are set.  We monitor and review the school budget and appoint staff, including the head teacher.

We are not responsible for the day to day management and operation of the school.  This is the responsibility of Head Teacher and her Senior Leadership Team, with whom we work closely to fulfil our statutory obligations.

Please see our TERMS OF REFERENCE which defines the purpose of the meetings.

All Governors can be contacted via the school office.  


Governing Body Members

Governor type                   Governor Role                                 Name

Trust Governor                     Chair of governors                           Stephen Emsley                                 

Trust Governor                     Safeguard Link Governor                  Rachel Hesselwood

Ex-Officio Governor               Governor                                        Revd Henriette Howarth

Staff Governor                      Governor                                        Fehmida Ali

Parent Governor                    Governor                                       Jonathan Gallon


To download a full register of interests, structure, terms of office, attendance and those who have served at any point in the last 12 months on the Board of Governors at Shipley CE Primary School, please visit the BDAT website Business/Register of Interests page and download the relevant document.

Click here to view the structure and remit of the governing body, it's committees and the name of each chair and link to board structure.


Becoming a School Governor

Please click here to find out more about becoming a school governor. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to talk to someone for more details please call the school office and ask to speak to the headteacher or school business manager.