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 31/08/2023

 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 08/10/2023


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 04/07/2025




Ally Jewitt

Foundation PCC Foundation / Sponsor members





 Health and Safety


Shauna Chesworth

Parent Elected by parents







Class Governors

Reception - Heather Wade

Year 1 - Ally Jewitt

Year 2 - Gillian Hamer

Year 3 - Doyin Adegoroye

Year 4 - Hayley Parkes

Year 5 - Alison Baskeyfield


Governor Training responsibilities - Kirsty Firth






Governor Attendance 2022 - 2023

Below is a summary of the Governing body meetings attended. 





Position 13th September  7th December 22nd March 28th June
Type of meeting   Zoom Zoom Zoom   Zoom
Gillian Hamer Chair Y Y Y  
Doyin Adegoroye Vice Chair Y Y


Bart Cunningham Head Teacher Y Y Y  
Charlotte Goodall   Y Y Y  
Sarah Farrimond   N Y N  
Alison Baskeyfield   Y N Y  
Heather Wade   Y Apologies Y  
Kelly Harman   N Resigned Resigned Resigned
Hayley Parkes   Apologies Apologies Y  
Ally Jewitt   Y Y


Shauna Chesworth   N N Y  
Nigel Codling Deputy Head Y Y Y  
Sarah Hawarth LAMAT - Clerk Y Y Y  
Kirsty Firth Business Manager     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

September 2022

December 2022

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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