Since September 2016 Kippax Greenfield Primary School has had Academy status alongside our Trust partner schools. Kippax Greenfield Primary School is 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 has its own headteacher and local governing body, and the Brigshaw Learning Partnership Board, which is 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 trust-appointed governors, 3 staff governors (including the Headteacher) and 1 associate member. Governors oversee specific areas of the school and monitor progress against the School Development Plan.

How we appoint our governors

  • Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school.
  • Trust 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 are interested in joining Kippax Greenfield Primary’s Governing Body please contact our Chair of Governors, Emma Jackson or Headteacher, Mrs Kirsty Moleele at the school address.


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, Finance, 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
Sandra Spencer Community Governor 08.05.15 – 08.05.19  
Martin Hall Community Governor 10.09.18 – 10.09.22 Headteacher Performance Management, Educational visits
Tom Nutter Community Governor

18.06.19 - 18.6.23

Jacob Odu Community Governor

08.05.19 - 08.05.23

 SEND, Pupil premium
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
Sam Wiseman Assistant Headteacher 17.09.17 – 17.09.21  Staff Governor - currently on maternity leave
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 2019 -20 our priorities in developing the effectiveness of our governance are:

  • Streamline governor responsibilities in order to effectively evaluate school improvement.
  • Use external scrutiny to hold senior leaders to account.
  • Commission an external governance review and follow recommendations to strengthen the effectiveness of the governing body's strategic role.
  • Ensure Kippax Greenfield Primary School has a curriculum fit for purpose and tailored to the needs of the children.

Governor Documentation

Kippax Greenfield Governors' Register of Interests 2019-20

Governors Code of Conduct

Governance Handbook

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