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Headfield Road, Huddersfield, HD4 6LU

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Role of the School Governor

The role of the school governor is very important. Since Hillside converted to become part of South Pennine Academy Trust, our  governing body is now known as the Local Academy Board. The LAB is made up of elected and co-opted members, representing different areas, such as the local community,  school staff and parents. Together with the headteacher, the governors are responsible for making sure a school provides good quality education for all its pupils. This is done by:


  • Providing challenge and support for the headteacher
  • Making decisions on matters such as targets, school policies and school development plans
  • Monitoring the impact of policies
  • Reporting on the school’s achievements and responding to inspection recommendations
  • Hearing appeals to consider complaints
  • Helping to plan the school’s future direction

South Pennine Academy Chair of Trustees

  • Mr Phil Wheeliker - Pennine House, 87 Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5JA

Our Local Academy Board (LAB) 

  • Cynthia Dawson – Trust Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Jill Mellor – Support Staff governor (TBC)
  • Keith Lockwood - Teaching Staff Governor  (TBC)
  • Nadine Sadler – Headteacher
  • Simon Thomson - Trust Appointed Governor
  • Maryam Ilyas - Trust Appointed Governor

To contact the LAB Chairperson, please write to Cynthia Dawson, C/O Hillside Primary School, Headfield Road, Newsome, Huddersfield, HD4 6LU.

To become a parent governor at Hillside, please speak to Mrs Sadler regarding parent governor elections. 

Hillside LAB Membership 2019-2020

Hillside LAB Business Register 2019-2020

Please be aware that as from February 1st 2020, governor attendance will no longer be recorded after each meeting below. Attendance at LAB meetings will now be recorded on an annual basis.

New Instrument of government – Sept 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body Meetings

Minutes of Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Minutes of Finance and Resources Committee


The Governing Body resolved to adopt the LA model terms of reference for committees, as set out in Committee Matters 2018-19. Those for Standards & Effectiveness and Finance & Resources can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Model Terms of Reference - Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Model Terms of Reference - Finance and Resources Committee

South Pennine Academies Scheme of Delegation


Headfield Road, Huddersfield, HD4 6LU

01484 226834