Kippax North Primary School

Responsibility & Attendance


The Role of the Local Governing Body


The Local Governing Body has three core functions:

  • Setting the vision and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head teacher and her Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money


  • Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school.
  • Community Governors are appointed by the Brigshaw Learning Partnership
  • Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school.
  • Associate Members are appointed by the Local Governing Body and work in an advisory capacity. Associate Members have no voting rights.
  • The Headteacher holds an ex-officio position.


School governors and their roles:








Lucy Marshall


Chair of Governors

31/01/2021 - 31/01/2025

Compliance and Resources


Sarah Tustin-Smith


Parent Governor

01/09/2020 – 01/09/2024



Richard Howitt




 Ex Officio 

 Cllr James Lewis

 Community Governor

 01/09/2018 - 01/09/2022


Inclusion, including Pupil Premium



Melinda Hiller


Parent Governor

23/02/2021 - 23/02/2025

Safeguarding, Child Protection and Attendance

Janet Montgomerie

Community Governor

01/01/2019 – 01/01/2023


Safeguarding, Child Protection and Attendance; and SEND


Chris Clarke

Community Governor

01/09/2020 – 01/09/2024


Educational Visits and Curriculum



Beverly Doubtfire 


Staff Governor


09/10/2019 – 09/10/2023





Chris Reid




 David Ball     



Community Governor




Staff Governor   



06/02/2018 – 06/02/2026







Resources and Health and Safety









Local Governing Body


  • Tuesday 27th September 2022
  • Thursday 8th December 2022
  • Tuesday 21st March 2023
  • Tuesday 18th July 2023


Governor Attendanceclick here