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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


The Governing Body

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Can you spare some time to help support our school?

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

For more information on being a governor, please have a look at the following links:

National Governance Association

Inspiring Governance 


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 an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DDS) check and a Section 128 check 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 nine members of the wider community.

A full membership list can be downloaded below under 'Additional Information'. 

Chair of the Governing Body

The current Chair of the Governing Body is Mrs Jenny Dunhill.  The Vice-chair  is Nick Cullen

Click here to contact our Chair of Governors.


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

  • Resources: Chair - Nick Cullen
  • Pupil Support: Chair - Sue Schofield
  • Teaching and Learning: Chair - Sarah Blanchfield
Committee Meeting Dates 2023-24

Full Governing Body 5-7pm

Pupil Support 2:30-4:30pm

Resources 5-7pm

Teaching and Learning 5-7pm

Monday 25th September 2023

Monday 9th October 2023

Monday 16th October 2023

Monday 11th December 2023

Monday 4th December 2023




Monday 25th March 2024

Monday 22nd January 2024

Monday 5th February 2024

Monday 18th March 2024

Monday 24th June 2024

Monday 10th June 2024

Monday 20th May 2024

Monday 8th July 2024 (May need to move to 15th July – depending on when results are released)




Additional Information

 Governing Body July 2023

Governing Body - Register of Interests

Click here to access Governing Body - Attendance at Meeting - 2021-22

Click here to access Governing Body - Attendance at Meeting - 2020-21

Click here to access Governing Body - Attendance at Meetings - 2019-20

Click here to access Governing Body - Attendance at Meetings  - 2018-19

Click here to access the Governing Body pen sketches to find out who is on our Governing Body. (pending)

Former Governors


full governing body minutes

Click the link below to access all the recent FGB minutes. 

 FGB minutes
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Governor Secure Access

Governors click here to access the secure area of the website.