The Governing Body

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We currently have a vacancy for a governor. If you think you might be interested and want to know more, please contact Mrs Hoyle at the school or on


The Governing Body is responsible for overseeing the management of the school and is responsible for ensuring that legal and education requirements placed on the school are appropriately met.

The key focus of the Governing Body in recent years has continued to be on the raising of core education standards, whilst maintaining the school’s outstanding approach to whole child development - thereby ensuring our children have the best possible foundation for secondary school education and life as young adults.  Our aspiration is to be an outstanding school for the children of Gildersome.

In the interests of Safeguarding, all members of the Governing Body have to have full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks at the start of their membership.

Code of Conduct

The Governing Body of Gildersome Primary School operates under the guidance of the Code of Conduct recommended by Leeds City Council. A copy of the Code of Conduct can be found here.

Instrument of Government

A copy of the Instrument of Government can be downloaded from here.


Our Governing Body is made up of 14 Governors, consisting of the Headteacher, one member of the teaching staff, two parents, one individual appointed by the Local Authority and five members of the wider community.

Click here for a complete membership list.


In addition to statutory committees required by law, Governors have established four principal sub-committees to coordinate and manage the work of the Governing Body.  The committees, together with their Chairs are as follows:

  • Early Years (Linda Wainwright)
  • Resources (Martin Kisby)
  • Teaching and Learning  and Pupil Support (Natalie Watson)


The dates of the meetings for 2017/18 were agreed as follows:


Full Governing Body – 6th November, 2017, 12th March, 2018, 14th May, 2018, 25th June, 2018

(Additional budget setting meeting 14th May) all at 6pm

EYFS (4:30pm) and Resources (5:30pm)

9th October, 2017, 19th February 2018, 4th June 201

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Committee (4:30pm)

16th October 2017, 26th February 2018,  18th June 2018


Click here to access the Full Governing Body Minutes

Click here to access Governing Body Details, Register of Interests and attendance at meetings

Click hereto access the Governing Body Pen sketches to find out who is on our Governing Body

Chair of the Governing Body

The current Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Martin Kisby, is a Parent Governor. The Vice-chair position is currently vacant.

Click here to contact our Chair of governors.