The Governing Body

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

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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 (BDS) 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 five 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, Mr Martin Kisby, is a Parent Governor. The Vice-chair  is David Tobin. 

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 (Martin Kisby)
  • Teaching and Learning and Pupil Support (Sue Schofield)

Committee Meeting Dates 

Full Governing Body

16th September 2019, 9th December 2019, 27th April 2020 and 13th July 2020 - Meetings start at 5.00pm

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

21st October 2019, 24th February 2020 and 8th June 2020 - Meetings start at 5.00pm


21st October 2019, 24th February 2020 and 8th June 2020 - Meetings start at 6.00pm

Joint Review Group (JRG)

23rd September 2019, 9th December 2019, 3rd February 2020, 20th April 2020 and 13th July 2020 - Meetings start at 5.00pm

Additional Information

Governing Body Details 

Governing Body - Register of Interests (pending)

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

Click here to access Governing Body - Attendance at Meetings - 2017-18 

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

Click here to access minutes of the Full Governing Body meetings.


Governor Secure Access

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