Our governors are volunteers who play an important part in setting the strategic direction of The Crossley Heath School, ensuring we continue to raise standards and strive for excellence in everything that 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 core strategic functions of the governing body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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

The Chair of Governors may be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body or by writing to the school at The Crossley Heath School, Savile Park, Halifax, HX3 0HG

Essential documents:
CHS Governor attendance register 2017 2018

The Crossley Heath School Governors 2017/18


Crossley Heath School Academy Trust MembersAppointed 
Mrs F Millington 13 July 2017Chair
Mrs L Cassidy 1 September 2017Head Teacher

Dr S Whitson
1 January 2013Trust member
Mr N Bates 1 January 2013Trust member
Mr R Atkinson 1 January 2013Trust member
Mr D Roper 1 January 2013Trust member


GovernorRoleAppointedIn Office Until
Mrs F MillingtonChairmanAppointed Chair 13 July 201720th March 2020
Mrs V AtkinsonVice ChairmanAppointed Vice Chair 13 July 201731st December 2018
Mrs L CassidyHead Teacher 1 September 2017Ex-Officio
Mr N SmithAppointed 21 March 201620th March 2020
Mrs Y AhmedAppointed 21 March 201620th March 2020
Mrs T CaseyAppointed 14 November 201613th November 2020
Mr M AmosAppointed 14 November 201613th November 2020
Mr S LeeAppointed 14 November 201613th November 2020
Miss S GillespieStaff 22 March 201821st March 2022
Mr B CoulsonStaff 16 April 201615th April 2020
Mrs V PenningtonStaff 12 October 201711th October 2021
Mr M JacksonParent 16 May 201615th May 2020
Mr R BackhouseParent 1 January 201531st 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 N Smith
Mrs V Pennington
Curriculum Committee
Mr S Lee (Chair)
Mrs F Millington
Ms S Gillespie
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

Further Information

Governors who have served within the last 12 months:
Mr A Zaman (Parent governor) (Resigned 2 July 2018)
Mrs A Crossley (Foundation governor) (Resigned 8 June 2018)
Dr S Whitson (Resigned as Governor 31 March 2018)
Mr R Firth (Appointed governor) (Term of office ended 23 May 2018)
Mr A Smith (Staff governor) (Term of office ended 16 February 2018)
Mrs W Moffat (Head Teacher) (Resigned 31 August 2017)
Mr J Lees (Staff governor) (Term of office ended 27 September 2017)


Business or personal interests – Governors and Trust Members:

Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Mr M Jackson, Dr S Whitson