The governing body consists of the Headteacher, one Local Authority governor, one elected Staff governor, five elected Parent governors, four Co-opted governors, two Foundation governors.
The Foundation governors are appointed by the Aireborough Learning Partnership – A Co-operative Trust.
The job of the governing body is to check that the Headteacher is setting and meeting ambitious targets for both the staff and pupils and doing it within budget.
When a vacancy for a parent governor comes up, we contact all parents/carers so that people can put themselves forward. Then parents/carers vote on their preferred candidate. If you’re not a parent/carer but would like to be a school governor, then please contact the Leeds Governors’ Support Service.
Letters for the attention of the Governors should be marked as confidential and can be sent to Sharon Thandi, Chair of the Governing Body, C/O Guiseley School, Fieldhead Road, Guiseley LS20 8DT or you can email [email protected].
Minutes of Governor meetings are available from the school on request. Please email [email protected].
You can find out information about Guiseley School's financial position on the Government's schools financial benchmarking service.
Schools are required to publish salary information on any employee earning over £100,000 per annum. For Guiseley School, this includes one gross salary of between £110,000 to £119,999.
Become a school governor
Being a school governor is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in our school and contribute your ideas.
The Governing Body are responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance. Working in partnership with the Headteacher, the board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement.
Parent Governors represent the interests of the parents and guardians of pupils and work with the board to ensure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. Governors also act as link governors for specific roles within the school e.g. safeguarding, admissions and pupil premium.
Governors attend a Full Governing Body meeting at the start of each academic year, each term and the end of the year (five in total). In addition, they also commit to attending one or more of the three committee meetings held half termly.
Parent Governors serve a four-year term of office, irrespective of whether their child leaves the school during this time.
Elected School Governors are required to possess specific skills that ensure the Governing Board delivers effective governance. They must have a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children, good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.
Elected governors will be asked to complete a self-declaration to confirm their eligibility. To be eligible a Parent Governor must not work at the school for more than 500 hours per year or be an elected member of the local authority. For more detailed information on Parent Governor eligibility criteria, please email [email protected].
Leeds City Council’s Governor Support Services offer training and support for Governors so no parent/carer should feel deterred from putting themselves forward.
The school will advertise publicly when School Governor positions are available. If you would like more information, please contact the Headteacher via [email protected] or the Governor Support Service on 0113 3785213.