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Foundation Governors

Dr D Barnwell  (Chair)

Ms E Deighton



Mrs H Khangura

Ms Chanelle Noel







Mrs A Parker
Mrs R Holmes




Mr H Rowan


Mrs A Sahota


Register of Business Interest

Apply To Be A School Governor

A few hours a month could change their life and yours

We all know that a good education can change a child's life forever. It's something that every child deserves.

But despite doing their best, schools face serious challenges to providing this in Kirklees.

Apply to be a school governor

Fill in our simple online form.  You will need an email account.


Schools face complex challenges

We've all seen how COVID-19 has put our schools under immense strain, giving staff the additional burden of maintaining a safe school environment and helping manage track and trace. Many teachers are considering their position in the profession, and they need support.

Poverty creates challenges for schools, as children have more complex and costly needs, and parents lack the free time to play an active role in the life of their school. The number of children living in poverty in Kirklees has been steadily rising in recent years, and now is roughly one in every four.

This complex picture is why school governors are so crucial. Governors provide much needed strategic support to schools, helping them to respond to challenges and plan for the future.

Governors make an essential difference

Drawing on their diverse life and career experience, governors help make schools more resilient and responsive to children's needs.

Governors make a valuable and appreciated contribution to their community, and the change that governors can help create makes it a particularly worthwhile volunteering opportunity for people looking to make a difference where they're really needed.

It goes without saying that being a governor is good for you as well. Governors can learn new skills, or use skills learned from their career or life in a new context, helping children and young people.

All sorts of people make great governors - whilst specific skills are appreciated, the only requirement is commitment to helping a school.

Think about it - could it be you?

We recognise that the decision to become a governor is a commitment and will take some consideration for most people. If you're considering giving some of your time to help transform a Kirklees school, please provide your contact information using the form below.

If you want to learn more about the specifics of the Governor role and responsibilities, visit our page How to Become a Governor on Kirklees Business Solutions.

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