Governing Body

September 2021

At Kildwick Primary School, Governors, staff, parents/carers and children work together in a happy and creative environment underpinned by the school vision: ‘Learning to live, living to love, loving to learn’.  

Children achieve high standards across the curriculum, develop as confident independent learners and respect others.  

The headteacher is responsible for the operational organisation and day-to-day management of the school.

The Governing Body has three core strategic functions:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the school to account for the educational achievement of the children;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and to make sure that the school’s money is well spent.

Governors are appointed to ensure that our school objectives are met, that all children are able to achieve as learners and that the available finances are efficiently used. 

Governors support and encourage the headteacher, the senior leadership team and all staff to ensure that all children have access to an enriched education and the opportunities they deserve.  

Central to the work of the governors is the three-year strategic plan which both gives direction to the school in implementing its vision and enables the governing body to monitor delivery of shared priorities. Year three of the strategic plan, for the 2021-2022 academic year, can be seen below. 

Both Parent Governors and Foundation Governors, who ensure that the link with St Andrew’s Church Kildwick is maintained, are central to the work of the governing body at Kildwick Primary School; the governing body includes three Parent Governors and three Foundation Governors. Information on all the school governors can be seen through the Governing Body Members link below. 

The Governing Body meets ten times through the academic year, either as a Full Governing Body, or with a specific focus on the curriculum or on finance and resources. 

The Clerk to the governing body provides administrative support and procedural guidance to governors alongside minuting the meetings. The Clerk is Stephen Dale. Minutes of the governing body meeting can be seen through the Governors Meeting link below.

The current Chair of Governors is John Perry. He was appointed for a two-year term in September 2021.

If you want to contact the governing body you can either write to the Chair of Governors using the school address or alternatively email the Chair on cha[email protected] 

However if you need to discuss an issue around your child and their education please contact the class teacher or the headteacher first.