We are delighted to be able to confirm that on September 1st 2016 Kippax Greenfield Primary School successfully converted to Academy status alongside our Trust partner schools. Kippax Greenfield Primary School is now an academy supported by our own Multi- Academy Trust - The Brigshaw Learning Partnership. Please visit the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website to find out more about the Board of Directors and view the Trust's Governance and Financial information.

Each school will continue to have its own headteacher and local governing body, and the Brigshaw Learning Partnership Board, which is now responsible for all the schools, contains representatives from across our community, as well as very experienced and skilled people who share our values. 

 Our local governing body has three core functions:

  • Setting the vision and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher and her Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money

Our Governing Body membership

Kippax Greenfield Primary School's governing body has 12 membership places. We currently have 2 parent governors, 6 local community members, 3 staff representatives (including the Headteacher) and 1 associate member. Each Governor has a specific area of the school they are responsible for overseeing and they monitor each area of the School Development Plan.

How we appoint our governors

  • Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school.
  • Community Governors are appointed by the Brigshaw Learning Partnership
  • Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school.
  • Associate Members are appointed by the Local Governing Body and work in an advisory capacity. Associate Members have no voting rights.
  • The Headteacher holds an ex-officio position.

If you want to be part of Kippax Greenfield Primary’s Governing Body please make inquiries by contacting our Chair of Governors, Emma Jackson or Headteacher, Mrs Kirsty Moleele at the school address.

Spring Termly Newsletter 2019


School Governors and their roles

Governor Role Term of Office Specific Responsibilities
Emma Jackson Community Governor 10.09.17 – 10.09.21

Chair of Governors, Complaints, Headteacher Performance, Management, Healthy Schools (inc PE funding), Finance, Quality of teaching, Curriculum, Trust Director for the Brigshaw Learning Partnership MAT.

Mark Swales Community Governor 01.09.18 – 01.09.22 Vice Chair of Governors, Headteacher Performance Management, Health and Safety, Curriculum
Sandra Spencer Community Governor 08.05.15 – 08.05.19  
Martin Hall Community Governor 10.09.18 – 10.09.22 Headteacher Performance Management, Quality of teaching, Educational visits
Tom Nutter Community Governor

18.06.19 - 18.6.23

Quality of teaching
Jacob Odu Community Governor

08.05.19 - 08.05.23

 SEND, Pupil premium, Quality of teaching
Vicky Lackey Parent Governor 15.01.15 – 15.01.19 Safeguarding and Child Protection, Attendance, Early Years
Sally Hall Parent Governor 01.02.16 – 01.02.20 Rights Respecting Schools/Equality, Curriculum
Sam Wiseman Assistant Headteacher 17.09.17 – 17.09.21  Staff Governor
Nicola Gibson Teaching Assistant 08.05.19 - 08.05.23 Support Staff Governor
Kirsty Moleele Headteacher 01.09.04 – 01.09.28  Ex-officio - currently on maternity leave
Claire Roberts Acting Headteacher 05.4.19 – return of Headteacher Ex-officio

Our Chair of Governors, Mrs Emma Jackson can be contacted at Kippax Greenfield Primary School, Ebor Mount, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7PA. Email:

Governor Attendance

View governor attendance at meetings during 2018-19 here

View governor attendance at meetings during 2019-20 here

Full Governing Body Meeting dates for 2019-20 are:

  • Monday 30th September 2019 6pm - 8pm
  • Monday 2nd December 2019 6pm - 8pm
  • Wednesday 4th March 2020 6pm - 8pm
  • Monday 11th May 2020 6pm - 8pm
  • Monday 29th June 2019 6pm - 8pm

Governing Body Priorities

During 2018 -19 our priorities in developing the effectiveness of our governance are:

Governor Recruitment: ensure the size and composition of the Governing Body is appropriate and conducive to effective working.
Governor Development: all members of the Governing Body will receive the support/training development they need to carry out their role effectively.
Communication: develop the communication and visibility of the Governing Body within the school in order to share our vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Leadership links: Governors to further support and strengthen school leadership by working more closely with Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and middle leaders.
Governing Body Evaluation: ensure a rigorous self-evaluation is carried out annually and subsequent actions prioritised accordingly. – evidence based work
Long Term Plan: develop a long term strategic vision that ties in with the aims of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership.

Governor Documentation

Kippax Greenfield Governors' Register of Interests 2019-20

Governors Code of Conduct

Governing Body Annual Report 2017-18

Governance Handbook

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