Our Governing Body


Our school is controlled by its own Governing Body, comprising a teacher representative, two parent representative, representatives of Kirklees, Denby Dale Parish Council and foundation Governors who are appointed by the church.

The present Chair of Governors is Miss Gillian Hamer.  All parents are free to bring any important matters to the attention of the governing body and should do so through their parent representative.

Please see below for the latest list of school governors:


Name Governor Type Appointed by Term start Term end Specific Responsibility
Gillian Hamer (Chair) Foundation Diocese Foundation / Trust 15/10/2016 31/08/2024

 Safeguarding / LAC / Equality and Well Being, SEN

Adedoyin Adegoroye

(Vice Chair)

Foundation Diocese Foundation / Sponsor members 23/02/2013 26/02/2025 Child Protection and Safeguarding, Website Compliance
Bart Cunningham Head Teacher Ex-officio by virtue of office of headteacher 01/09/2021  



Charlotte Goodall


Elected by school staff





Sarah Farrimond Foundation Priest in charge


Ex-officio Foundation Governor  by virtue of the office they hold

01/03/2018 30/04/2025


Alison Baskeyfield


Nominated by other body and appointed by GB  08/10/2019


term to be extended


Finance, Pupil Premium, Equality

Heather Wade Foundation PCC Foundation / Trust 11/12/2019 11/12/2023


Early Years and Admissions

Hayley Parkes Parent Elected by parents 05/07/2021 Resigned January 2024




Ally Jewitt

Foundation PCC Foundation / Sponsor members





 Health and Safety


Shauna Chesworth

Parent Elected by parents







Class Governors

Reception - Vacant

Year 1 - Ally Jewitt

Year 2 - Gillian Hamer

Year 3 - Doyin Adegoroye

Year 4 - Vacant

Year 5 - Alison Baskeyfield

Governor Training responsibilities - Kirsty Firth

Governor Attendance 2023 - 2024

Below is a summary of the Governing body meetings attended. 




Position 20th September 2023 10th January2024 13th March2024 3rd July 2024
Type of meeting   Zoom


Gillian Hamer Chair Y Y Y  
Doyin Adegoroye Vice Chair Y Y Y  
Bart Cunningham Head Teacher Y Y Y  
Charlotte Goodall   Y Y Y  
Sarah Farrimond   N Y Y  
Alison Baskeyfield   Y Y Y  
Heather Wade   Y Apologies Resigned Resigned
Hayley Parkes   Apologies Resigned Resigned Resigned
Ally Jewitt   Y Y Y  
Shauna Chesworth   Apologies Apologies Y  
Nigel Codling Deputy Head N


Gareth Price

Parent Governor awaiting Trustee approval



Sarah Howarth LAMAT - Clerk Y Y Y  


Governor meeting attendance summary 2022-23

Governor attendance summary 2021-22


Meeting Minutes

The minutes from our full governing body meetings can be found below

January 2024

September 2023


Please click here to see minutes from previous years


Declaration of Business Interest Information
In accordance with current legislation,  all Governors of Scissett CE Academy as named above have not declared any business interest that would conflict with the business of the school


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