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Governors

If you are interested in nominating yourself for our up-coming parent governor vacancy, please click here to download the form. Paper copies have been sent home with all children. Further paper copies are available from the school office if required. 

The Governing Body at Swinnow Primary comprises of two parent governors, seven co-opted governors, one Local Authority (LA) governor, one staff governor, and the Headteacher.

Meetings are held regularly to discuss all aspects of school life and management.

 

For more information on the role of Governors see the Leeds City Council Governors’ Support section of the Leeds City Council website and the School Governance section of the Ofsted website.

 

Swinnow Primary School Governing Body

 

Chair of Governors                                                                              

Mr Neil Lawrence

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office as Chair ends: 23/09/19

Term of Office as a Parent Governor: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 22/05/20

Additional roles: Equalities Governor, Health & Safety Governor & Chair of the Resources Committee

Relevant business / personal interests: Partner is employed by school

Headteacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 Mrs Becky Naylor

Type of governor: Headteacher

Appointed by: by virtue of office as Headteacher

Term of Office: Whilst in post

Date appointment ends: Whilst in post

Additional roles: N/A

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

Parent Governors                                                                                          

 Mrs Jenny Wilks

Type of governor: Parent

Appointed by: Elected by parents

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 23/09/2022

Additional roles: Early Years Foundation & Performance Data Governor, School Website & Chair of the Children's Centre Committee

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

 Mrs Tracey Lowthorpe

Type of governor: Parent

Appointed by: Elected by parents

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 03/02/20

Additional roles: Attendance Governor & Chair of the Pupil Support Committee

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

Staff Governor                                                                                           

Miss Hazel Herfield

Type of governor: Staff

Appointed by: Elected by staff

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 30/09/19

Additional roles: N/A

Relevant business / personal interests: Employed by school - Teacher

Local Authority (LA) Governor                                                                

 Cllr Josie Jarosz

Type of governor: LA

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 21/11/19

Additional roles: Child Protection & Safeguarding Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

Co-opted Governors                                                                          

Ms Jo Heyworth

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 21/05/22

Appointed Vice Chair - Term of Office ends on 23/09/19

Additional roles: Pupil Premium & Training Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: Freelance HR consultant - 

Engaged as a HR contractor/Associate for:

  • Fusion HR Solutions  (consultants employed by the school from 1st April 2018)
  • SAS HR services
  • Coop Academies Trust

Miss Claire Howells

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 17/11/19

Additional roles: N/A

Relevant business / personal interests: Employed by school - Children's Centre Manager

Mr William Taylor

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 20/01/20

Additional roles: PE & Sports Premium & Children Looked After (CLA) Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: Employed by school - supply teacher

Mrs Vicky Clifton

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 23/09/2022

Additional roles: SEND Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: Works at the National Science & Media Museum

Vacancy

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends:

Additional roles: Equalities Governor

Relevant business / personal interests:

Vacancy

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends:

Additional roles: 

Relevant business / personal interests:

 

Committee Membership 2018-2019

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Pupil Support Committee

Children's Centre Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management

Complaints Committee

Appeals Committee 

Chair

To be elected at next meeting

Chair 

Mr Neil Lawrence

Chair

Mrs Tracey Lowthorpe

Chair

Mrs Jenny Wilks

Chair 

Mr Neil Lawrence

Excluding the HT and members of staff whichever 3 Governors are most appropriate and available at the time required 

 

Excluding the HT and members of staff whichever 3 Governors are most appropriate and available at the time required

Mrs Vicky Clifton Ms Jo Heyworth

Mrs Vicky Cifton

Miss Claire Howells

Ms Jo Heyworth 

 

Ms Jo Heyworth

Mrs Josie Jarosz

Miss Hazel Herfield

Cllr Josie Jarosz

Mr Neil Lawrence

 

Mr Neil Lawrence

Mr Neil Lawrence

Mrs Josie Jarosz

Mrs Becky Naylor

Vacancy 

 

 

Mrs Becky Naylor

Mrs Tracey Lowthorpe

Mr Neil Lawrence

Mrs Jenny Wilks

 

 

 

Mrs Jenny Wilks

Mrs Becky Naylor 

Mrs Tracey Lowthorpe

 

 

 

 

Vacancy 

 

Mrs Becky Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr William Taylor