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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 implementatin 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.  We have two foundation governors (one vacancy), seven co-opted governors (three vacancies), one local authority governor, three parent governors (three vacancies), one staff member, one associate member and the headteacher.

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, National Governors Association and have access to information from GEL e-learning.
Middleton Primary School Governors 2018-2019
Forename Surname Category Start End Position Appointed By Resigned
Vicky Bluck Co-opted Representatives 13/07/2015 18/03/2019   Governing Body 18/03/2019
Penni Bullock Staff Governor Representative 17/11/2018 16/11/2022   Staff  
David Cockerham Parent Representatives 04/12/2017 03/12/2021   Parents  
Jane Davey Clerk 01/09/2018 31/08/2022 Clerk N/A  
Geoff Day Foundation Representatives 15/06/2015 15/06/2023 Chair Foundation
Geoffrey Driver LA Representatives 01/09/2010 24/06/2022   Local Authority  
Claire Fowler Co-opted Representatives 19/03/2018 18/03/2022   Governing Body  
Kim Groves Co-opted Representatives 25/09/2014 24/06/2022   Governing Body
Jon Hairsine Co-opted Representatives 29/05/2018 28/05/2022 Vice Chair Governing Body  
Sheila Hunt Associate Member 01/01/2011 01/01/2023   Governing Body  
Andrew Myers Co-opted Representatives 17/11/2018 16/11/2022   Governing Body  
James Norbury Co-opted Representatives 20/03/2017 19/03/2021   Governing Body  
Samantha Williams Head Teacher 01/09/2007   Head Teacher N/A  
Johnathan Leng Co-opted Representatives 04/12/2017 18/03/2019   Governing Body 18/03/2019

We also have 2 Parent Governor vacancies and 2 Co-opted Representative vacancies. Please apply in writing to the address below if you wish to apply for one of the governor vacancies:

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

As of September 2018 we are part of the Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust - please see link on our Home Page which will show the Governance Information for the Trust.
Governing Body Structure and Responsibilities

Governing Body Structure and Committees 2018

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.
Kim Groves is a councillor with Leeds City Council and also a governor at Windmill Primary School.
Sheila Hunt's husband is occasionally commissioned by the headteacher to carry out repairs in school and is paid via payroll.

Governance Statement

Please click on the link below to access the Governance statement for Middleton Primary School.



What are we looking for?

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 (desireable 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.

To apply for a position, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school using the contact details on our 'Contact' page.