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Role of the Local Academy Board

The role of the school governor is very important. Since Hillside converted to become part of South Pennine Academy Trust, it is governed by the Trustees of South Pennine Academies and a Local Academy Board (local governing board). The Local Academy Board is made up of members appointed by Trustees and by members elected by staff and parents.  Together with the headteacher, the Local Academy Board is responsible for making sure a school provides good quality education for all its pupils. This is done by:


  • Providing a strategic view - working closely with the Headteacher to decide the school's strategy for improvements.
  • Acting as a critical friend - providing support, but also asking challenging questions.
  • Assuring accountability - monitoring and evaluating the school's effectiveness and performance.


South Pennine Academy Chair of Trustees

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

Our Local Academy Board (LAB)

  • Mrs Cynthia Dawson – Trust Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Mr Ian Thwaites – Support Staff governor 
  • Mr Stan White - Teaching Staff Governor 
  • Mrs Nadine Sadler – Headteacher
  • Dr Simon Thomson - Trust Appointed Governor
  • Miss Maryam Ilyas - Trust Appointed Governor
  • Rev. Julie Anderson - Trust Appointed Governor
  • Mrs Alison Black - 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 2020-2021

Hillside LAB Register of Business Interests 2020-2021

Calendar of Meetings 2020-2021

 Hillside LAB Membership 2019-2020

Hillside LAB Register of Business Interests 2019-2020


Hillside LAB Minutes of Meeting 10.02.20

Hillside LAB Minutes of Meeting 22.06.20


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