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:







James Lewis

Community Governor

01/09/2018 – 01/09/2022

Chair of Governors

Complaints, Pupil Premium, Children Looked After,

Personal development, behaviour + attitudes, Inclusion

Headteacher Performance, Computing



Sarah Tustin-Smith

Parent Governor

01/09/2020 – 01/09/2024

Quality of Education


Richard Howitt






Ex Officio 


Lucy Marshall


Parent Governor


31/01/2021- 31/01/2025


Finance, Site, Health + Safety

Compliance, Website

Janet Montgomerie

Community Governor

01/01/2019 – 01/01/2023

Personal development, behaviour + attitudes

SEND, Child Protection, Safeguarding, 

Headteacher Performance, Music

Chris Clarke

Community Governor

01/09/2020 – 01/09/2024

Early Years and Extended Schools 


Beverly Doubtfire 


Staff Governor


09/10/2019 – 09/10/2023


Early Years and Extended Schools 


Chris Reid




 David Ball     


Community Governor




Staff Governor   



06/02/2018 – 06/02/2022






Finance, Site, Health + Safety, Design Technology




Finance, Site, Health + Safety




Local Governing Body


  • Tuesday 5th October 2021
  • Thursday 2nd December 2021
  • Thursday 13th January 2022
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2022
  • Tuesday 21st June 2022


Governor Attendance: Click here