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, Mrs A Smith 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.  

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.

Ex officio

Revd H Howarth

Parent Governors

Mr A Middlemass

Mrs B Whitfield

BDAT Governors

Ms E Cao

Mr W Chan

Ms E Dixon

Mrs J Pollard (Chair)

Ms K Simpson


Head Teacher

Mrs A Smith

Staff Governors 


For a copy of our constitution please click here


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.