• Calverley Parkside School, Victoria Street, Calverley, Leeds, LS28 5PQ
  • office@cps.owlcotesmat.org
  • Tel: 0113 257 0884
  • Fax: 0113 204 7812

Our School  »  Our Governing Body

The governing body has legal duties, powers and responsibilities. It acts as an important link between the school, Education Leeds and the local community. It comprises of two parent governors, two staff governors, the Headteacher and co-opted governors who represent the locality. All governors serve for a period of four years.

Governors are appointed to help the Headteacher lead and manage the school. The main areas of responsibility are standards, curriculum, finance, staff appointments and strategic planning. A full meeting of the governing body is held at least once a term. An annual report is prepared and issued to all parents and staff after which a meeting is held to discuss the contents and the manner in which the governors have discharged their
responsibilities.

Governors not only help to see that their school is right for the community it serves, they also safeguard its independence and look after its interests. The Calverley Parkside governors are a committed group who work closely with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that the school is continually looking for new ways to improve.

All governors can be contacted via the school office.

Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities:
Mrs Kerry Wright - Acting Headteacher

Mr John Woods - Chair of Governors
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Term of office start date: 4.12.2018
Term of office end date: 4.12.2022

Mr David Dewhirst - Vice-chair, Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium 
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Term of office start date: 25.02.2016
Term of office end date: 25.02.2020

Mrs Sally Birkbeck - Safeguarding
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Term of office start date: 08.01.2018
Term of office end date: 08.01.2022

Mrs Joanne Foster - Reading and Writing
Category of Governor: Parent Governor
Term of office start date: 19.09.2017
Term of office end date: 19.09.2021

Mrs Alex Milburn - Maths and Science
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Term of office start date: 24.05.2017
Term of office end date: 24.05.2021

Mr Darren Hosany - Staff Governor
Category of Governor: Staff Governor
Term of office start date: 16.04.2019
Term of office end date:16.04.2023

Mr Chris Jolley - Staff Governor
Category of Governor: Staff Governor
Term of office start date: 16.04.2019
Term of office end date:16.04.2023

John Hairsine - (Resigned) 
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Term of office start date: 20.09.2017
Term of office end date:20.09.2021

Declarations of interest: None

Want to join us?

The governing body is always looking to improve how it can support school. Please contact the school office for further information if you:
  • Have a desire to improve the lives of children in Calverley
  • Have time to join at least one committee plus whole GB meetings (6/yr)
  • Have skills that you wish to share
  • Have a committment to developing new skills
You do not need to have any current connection to the school. An outside perspective can be equally valuable.