School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Governors are supported by the Local Authority who provides information and regular training.
The governing body’s responsibilities are to:
Governors can be contacted via the school office
Full Governing Body Meetings at South Parade are held once every Half Term, with Resources, Standards and Pupils Sub Committee meetings held at least once every Term.
Chair of Governors: Mrs Laura Hebblethwaite
I am delighted to introduce myself as Chair of governors at South Parade Primary school. I am excited to be working with such a professional team of staff and governors. As Chair I will strive to support the school in delivering the best educational standards so that children can thrive, achieve and be the best they can be.
Both my children started their educational journey in nursery, although one is now in high school, my youngest still attends South Parade. I have worked in education for nearly 10 years and have extensive knowledge in early years and SEND.
I am inspired to work with such a devoted team who work hard to share their expertise in helping to guide our school forward.
Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs Gemma Westcott
Chair of Governors Resources Committee: James Webster
I am a Parent Governor (one child currently in Year 4) . I was Elected by Parents to join the Governing Board with effect from 18 May 2020. I Currently Chair the Resources Committee and along with another Governor have responsibility for reviewing the School's Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Strategy. In addition, I am also the Governor with responsibility for the monitoring of the quality of Teaching & Learning within School.
Professionally, I help to manage a number of large pension schemes helping people to save for retirement. I'm a Fellow of my Professional Institute, Chair the Regional Committee and I am also involved with the development and assessment of Apprentices joining the pensions industry.
Outside work, I spend time helping to look after a horse and have season tickets for Leeds Rhinos, Batley Bulldogs and Ossett United.