Governors

We are delighted to confirm that on September 1st 2016, Swillington Primary School converted into Academy status alongside some of our Trust partner schools, supported by our own Multi-Academy Trust – The Brighshaw Learning Partnership (BLP). Please visit the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website to find out about the Board of Directors and view the Trust’s Governance and Financial information.

Each school continues to have its own headteacher and local governing body, and the Brigshaw Learning Partnership Board, which is now responsible for all of our schools, contains representatives from across our community, as well as very experience and skilled people who share our values.


There are 11 members of the Local Governing Body (LGB) of the school:

All Governors (except the Headteacher and Head of School) are elected for a period of 4 years. They meet at least 5 times per academic year to receive reports on the financial management of the school, curriculum development, premises, health and safety and staffing issues. They are also responsible for ensuring the school is improving in line with the priorities in the School Development Plan.

The Governors make available to parents an annual report to inform them about the progress of the school and providing the opportunity to raise any issues with the Governors.
Through the Governing Body, there are links with the Board of Directors of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership.

Governing Body

Mr Phil Cook - Chair of Governors
Term of office: 26/05/2010 - 26/05/2022
Appointed By: Governing Body / Board
Special Responsibilities: Performance Management and Complaints
Class link: Maths
Contact Address: Phil Cook, Chair of Governors, Swillington Primary School, Church Lane, Leeds, LS26 8DX

Mrs Sallie Elliott
Term of office: 01/04/2013
Appointed By: Ex-Officio by Virtue of office as Executive Headteacher
Contact Address: Sallie Elliot, Executive Headteacher, Swillington Primary School, Church Lane, Leeds, LS26 8DX

Mr Mark Cahill
Term of office: 01/09/2020
Appointed By: Ex-Officio by Virtue of office as Headteacher
Contact Address: Mark Cahill, Headteacher, Swillington Primary School, Church Lane, Leeds, LS26 8DX

Mrs Maria Milner
Term of office: 01/09/2016 – 01/09/2024
Appointed By: Governing Body / Board
Special Responsibilities: Pupil Support & Safeguarding
Class Link: Year 6

Ms Hannah McEvoy
Term of office: 01/12/2017 – 01/12/2021
Appointed By: Elected by School Staff

Mr Mobasher Mir
Term of office: 27/06/2018 – 26/06/2022
Appointed By: Elected by School Staff

Mr David Unsworth – Vice Chair
Term of office: 20/02/2018 – 20/02/2022
Appointed By: Governing Body / Board
Special Responsibilities: Policy
Class Link: Year 5

Ms Miriam Watson-Pratt
Term of office: 01/12/2015 – 01/02/2023
Appointed By: Governing Body / Board
Special Responsibilities: Race Equality and Special Educational Needs
Class Link: Year 3

Mrs Melissa Bentley
Term of office: 23/02/2019 – 23/02/2023
Appointed By: Elected by Parents
Special Responsibilities: English
Class Link:

Mr Jonathan Thornton
Term of office: 03/03/2019 – 03/03/2023
Appointed By: Elected by Parents
Special Responsibilities: Community, Health and Safety
Class Link:

Fiona Titterington
Term of office: 23/03/2021 – 23/03/2025
Appointed By: Governing Body / Board
Class Link:

Historic Governors:
Fiona Titterington: 01/04/2015 - 30/07/2019
Gemma Stone: 20/02/2018 - 01/12/2019
Cllr Mark Dobson: 29/07/2010 - 31/08/2020

 

Please find our governance documents below. Please note that the register of interests for the accounting officer can be found on the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website

 

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