The Governing Body plays a vital and active part in the running of the school, supporting the Headteacher, challenging and monitoring assessment and achievement and making decisions about all aspects of school life. Governors meet twice a term and endeavour to visit to the school on a regular basis. Each Governor has an area of special responsibility and is linked to a class within the school.

As from 1st September 2015 all Governing Bodies were required to reconstitute. Hebden Royd Governors agreed to have 12 members made up of:-


2              Parent Governors (elected by parents of children attending the school)

1              Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)     

2              Staff Governors (can be teaching or support staff and are elected by School Staff. The Headteacher is usually one of the staff governors, but this is not obligatory.)

7              Foundation Governors (2 of whom are parents of children attending the school and are appointed by St James / St Thomas Parochial Church Council)


Each Governor is appointed to serve for a term of 4 years.


Should you wish to contact any of the Governors please do so via the Clerk to the Governing Body:- Mrs Yvonne Moore, who can be contacted via the School. She will also be able to supply information should you be interested in becoming a School Governor.


All Governors (and staff) are required to complete a Pecuniary Interest Form annually.

Details of pecuniary interests Governors have declared for 2015 / 2016 can be found on the Governor details page. 

Click here for a list of current Governors' details


Meeting Dates for the academic year 2016 / 2017

Meetings are held on a Monday Evening in the School Hall starting at 7.00pm


Autumn Term 2016  -    3rd October 2016 and 28th November 2016


Spring Term 2017 -        6th February 2017 and 3rd April 2017


Summer Term 2017 -      9th May 2017 and 3rd July 2017



During the academic year 2015 / 2016 Governor attendance at meetings averaged 85% (7 meetings)


For our Governors -  

School Visit Record here