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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement.

Governor Impact Statement 2019/20

At Kirkbride Primary School we have a team of Governors who work closely with the Head Teacher in order to deliver our unified shared vision. We have a culture of high expectations, recognising how well we are achieving and also reaching higher. Hand in hand with this desire for excellence, we also want to see our staff excel. We see our children as individuals and we challenge – both financially and educationally - in order to provide the best for all our pupils as a whole and provide the best outcome for each individual.


Role of the Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The Governing Body of Kirkbride Primary School is committed to both maintaining and exceeding these high standards. Every Governing Body has three core functions: Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure money is well spent.


As Governors we work with the staff to:

  • Work closely with parents to ensure the learning journey for every child is a successful and fulfilling one.
  • Strive to achieve the highest standards for every child.
  • Provide the children with a safe, secure environment where they can develop a lovelearning.
  • To work closely with the community and maintain good communication and partnerships with all stakeholders.
  • To ensure the school environment is orderly, well-maintained and offers the children access to the best resources available.


The way we achieve this is to have an active role working with the Head teacher.


Governors are keen to learn and challenge themselves so therefore attend training courses that specifically target vision, ethos and strategy. The impact of this is that Governors are knowledgeable, up to date in thinking and ensure the School Improvement plan is relevant and are able to challenge and support the Head Teacher.


The School Improvement Plan 2019/ 2020 is linked to the Ofsted Framework and covers all areas of school life. 


A full copy of the School Improvement Plan can requested from the Head Teacher.


Mrs K Rudd

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Mrs D Maxwell

Head Teacher


Co-opted Governor

Ms B Fyrth

Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Howe

Teaching Representative

Mr A Hedworth

Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Little


Local Authority Governor

Vice Chair

Ms J Hedworth

Co-opted Governor

Mrs L. Beattie

Parent Governor

Mrs L Vailionis

Co-opted Governor  

  Mrs  J Taylor

  Parent Governor 

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