Our Governors are volunteers who play an important part in setting the direction of The Crossley Heath School, ensuring we continue to raise standards and strive for excellence in everything we do. All Crossley Heath School Governors are passionate about improving the lives of every single young person and they are fully committed to our aim of being ‘outstanding and beyond’.

The purpose of our governing body is to:

  • Help The Crossley Heath School to set high standards by planning for the future and setting targets for school improvement
  • Keep up the momentum of whole school improvement
  • Be a critical friend, offering support and advice
  • Help us respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Make us accountable to the public for what we do
  • Work with the School on planning, developing policies and keeping all aspects of the School under review
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Head and Staff

Many governors are linked to monitoring a particular subject or area of the School. Link Governors are also responsible for monitoring aspects of the School Improvement Plan in their meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team, which are held on a regular basis.

Governors can be contacted via Kerry McDonnell, Clerk to the Governing Body

The Crossley Heath School Governors 2017/18

Crossley Heath School Academy Trust Members
Dr S Whitson
Mr N Bates
Mr R Atkinson
Mr D Roper
Mrs L Cassidy
Mrs F Millington


GovernorRoleIn Office Until
Mrs F MillingtonChairman (Appointed)20th March 2020
Mrs V AtkinsonVice Chairman (Appointed)31st December 2018
Mrs A CrossleyFoundation5th May 2020
Mrs L CassidyHead TeacherEx-Officio
Mr N SmithAppointed20th March 2020
Mrs Y AhmedAppointed20th March 2020
Mrs T CaseyAppointed13th November 2020
Mr M AmosAppointed13th November 2020
Mr S LeeAppointed13th November 2020
Miss S GillespieStaff21st March 2022
Mr B CoulsonStaff15th April 2020
Mrs V PenningtonStaff11th October 2021
Mr M JacksonParent 15th May 2020
Dr A ZamanParent 31st December 2018
Mr R BackhouseParent 31st December 2018
Business Committee
Mrs V Atkinson (Chair)
Mr M Amos
Mr B Coulson
Mr M Jackson
Mrs F Millington
Personnel Committee
Mrs T Casey (Chair)
Mr R Firth
Mr N Smith
Mrs V Pennington
Curriculum Committee
Mr S Lee (Chair)
Mrs F Millington
Dr A Zaman
Mr R Firth
Student Welfare
Mr R Backhouse (Chair)
Mrs Y Ahmed
Mr B Coulson
Mr S Lee
Vision & Strategy
Nathan Smith (Chair)
Mark Schofield
Frances Millington
Barry Coulson
Mark Jackson
Simon Lee
Vicky Atkinson
Yasmin Ahmed
Lynnette Cassidy