Local Governing Body

Kippax Ash Tree has converted to Academy status alongside some of the Brigshaw Trust partner schools to form the Brigshaw Learning Partnership (BLP). Click here to visit the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website.

Each school in the partnership continues to have its own headteacher and 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 experienced and skilled people who share our values from further afield.

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How our Local Governors are appointed:

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school. 

Trust Appointed Governors are appointed by the LGB and approved by Brigshaw Learning Partnership

Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school.

Associate Members are appointed by the Local Governing Body and work in an advisory capacity. Associate Members have no voting rights.

The Headteacher holds an ex-officio position.

 

The Local Governing Body has three core functions:

  • Setting the vision and strategic direction

  • Holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school

  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money

 

Our Chair of Governors: Helen Richardson

Contact: Care of the school

0113 3850680

Kippax Ash Tree Primary School
Gibson Lane
Kippax
Leeds
LS25 7JL

 

Our current and recently resigned school Governors are:

Governor                                        

Job Role Term of office Body who appointed to the LGB and Governor responsibility

Mr Ken Morton

Retired Head of Service: Young People and Skills covering IAG, Connexions, Youth Service, Arts and Music Service plus overview of the city Learning Improvement budget.

BLP Director. 

01.04.2017-01.04.2021

 Vice Chair of Governors, Finance and Compliance 

Mr Mark Ambrose

Leeds City Council Children's Services 

 

RESIGNED- July 2020

Mrs Amanda Campbell

 Headteacher 

01.04.2017-

retirement

Headteacher Ex Officio position 

Clr Mary Harland

Chair of the Outer East Community Committee for Kippax and Methley

01.04.2017-01.04.2021

Trust Appointed Governor 

Mr Anthony Dickinson

Sports Coach

01.06.2017-01.06.2021

Staff Governor  

Mrs Alex Harrison

Foundation Stage Teacher

01.06.2017-01.06.2021

Staff Governor 

Mrs Carolyn Teale

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

RESIGNED- Nov 2019 

Helen Richardson 

Ex-Headteacher

2410.2019-24.10.2023

Trust appointed Chair of Governors

Hayley Wilkins

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

01.12.2019-01.12.2023

Parent Governor, SEND, Inclusion

Robert Harwood

 Retired schoolteacher 

01.12.2019-01.12.2023

Trust Appointed, Curriculum

Gareth Wright

 SAS programming

01.01.2020-01.01.2024

Parent Governor

Vivienne Smithies

 Noctua Teaching Alliance 

01.12.2019-01.12.2023

Trust Governor and Safeguarding 

 

 

Governor Meeting Attendance

 

FEB

19 

MAY

19

JUN

19

OCT

19

NOV

19

JAN

20 

MAY

20

JUL

20

OCT

 20

NOV

 20

Ken Morton A A A A A A A A A X
Mark Ambrose X X X X R R R
Mary Harland X A A A X A
Anthony Dickinson X X A X A
Alex Harrison A X A A A
Amanda Campbell A A A A A
Carolyn Teale X R R R R
Helen Richardson X A A A A
Hayley Wilkins - - - - - A A A A
Rob Harwood - - - - - A A A A
Viv Smithies - - - - - A A A A
Gareth Wright - - - - - A A A A A

 

Key:

A- Attended

X- Absent

R- Resigned

  

Please find our Governor's Declaration of Interests below:

Please note that The Declaration of Interests for BLP Board and Chief Accounting Officer are on the BLP Website