To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord
The Governors in conjunction with the Headteacher are responsible for managing the school. This specifically includes the appointment of all members of staff, both teaching and non-teaching, monitoring the school budget share and the overall responsibility for the aims, ethos and policies of the school.
The Governing body
Mrs G Hunter - Chair and Foundation Governor
"I became a Governor through church and attended Holy Family as a child, as have both my children. I enjoyed my term as a Foundation Governor so much that when my term was over I put myself forward to be a Parent Governor. Being a Governor is a rewarding vocation - the dedication shown by all the staff and my fellow Governors of Holy Family is second to none. I work full time so am not generally available in the playground but do attend church weekly, and would be happy to liaise with anyone."
Mr D Webster - Vice Chair and LEA Governor
Mrs T Cauldfield- Foundation
We moved to Leeds 3 years ago and my son is now in Year 6 at Holy Family. I became a Governor through the Church, therefore this is my 2nd term as a Governor. Being new to Leeds and the school being a Governor has helped me understand how the school is run and I have been impressed with the dedication of the teaching staff and fellow governors who help make the school an enjoyable and safe place for the children to learn.
Mrs B Kirkwood - Foundation and RE Governor
"This is my second time being part of a Governing Body. My late husband and all three of my children attended Holy Family school. I was also school secretary for 20 years and had the pleasure of working for 3 great headteachers. My interests are gardening, walking, reading, knitting and spending time with my family. I have such happy memories of Holy Family; being a Governor is a great way to continue offering my services."
Mr C Kelly- Parent Governor
Mrs B Crosthwaite - Staff Governor
"I have worked at Holy Family for 20 years and was a pupil here as a child. My main role in school is Learning Mentor/Family Support Worker, which means I offer support to vulnerable families, monitor attendance and deal with any child protection issues. I have been a Governor for a long time now and I am Chair of the Teaching and Pupil Support sub-committee."
Mr P McQuillen Strong - Headteacher
"As headteacher I have a place on the Governing Body. My role is to ensure the Governors are made aware of issues in school and answer questions posed by the Governors during Governors’ meetings and Sub-Committee meetings."
Mrs H Rees - Associate
"When I became Deputy Head at Holy Family, I also became an Associate Governor, and have done this role for 5 years. By being an Associate Governor I can support the Governing Body by attending full Governors Meetings and sub-committee meetings. As SENCO I can inform Governors about the provision we make for our special needs children and our Pupil Premium children. Both my daughter and son attended Holy Family before starting high school."
Mr A Biedka- Associate
When I became Assistant Headteacher at Holy Family, I also became an Associate Governor. As Data Leader, Maths Leader and Year 6 class teacher I am able to answer questions about current practice and assessment in school.
Parent Governor- Vacancy
Report from Chair of Governors