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Our Governors

We currently seek one parent governor. This is your chance to have a say in key decisions at our school and to make a real contribution to the local community. Please read the letter below to find out more information. If you think you would be interested in joining our Governing Body please mention this to the school office.

The Governors of Radcliffe Hall volunteer to ensure that we provide the best provision for the pupils of in our school. The Governing Body include the Head teacher, teaching staff, parents, Foundation, local authority appointees and members of the community. 


The Governing Body meets as a whole every term unless an extra meeting is required to address urgent business. The Governing Body delegates responsibility to a series of committees which conduct the business of the Governing Body.


There are no relevant or pecuniary interests recorded as of last meeting.


Chair of Governors

Mrs Daisy Bailey                                     1/9/2016 - 1/9/2020


Vice-Chair of Governors

Mr Usmaan Rashid                                            9/2/2016 - 9/2/2020



Revd. D Luke


Foundation Governors

Mrs Joan Brain (Methodist)                                     1/5/2016 - 1/5/2020

Ms Kristen McArthur  (Anglican)                              11/10/16 - 10/10/20               

Rev C Hayden  (Anglican ex-officio)                    28/05/2011 - duration of ministry

Deacon M Brocklehurst  (Methodist ex-officio)   1/01/2015 - duration of ministry


Staff Governor

Mrs D Tennant (HLTA)   4/10/2014 -  3/10/2018


Co-opted Governors

Mrs Sonia Munro            20/03/2016 - 21/03/2020

Mr B McCool                   1/10/2014 - 31/09/2018

Miss L Grayshon            12/5/2014 - 13/05/2018

Mr U Rashid                     9/2/2016 - 9/2/2020


Local Authority Governor

Mrs Daisy Bailey                                     1/9/2016 - 1/9/2020


Parent Governors


Miss L Grayshon            12/5/2014 - 13/05/2018


Past Governors

Mrs J Bill          (parent)                              12/1/2012 - 11/1/2016

Mr I Madden     (Co-opted)                         15/03/2015  - 15/03/2019 (October 2015)

Mrs L Nolan     (Co-opted)                         25/03/2014 - 24/03/2018  (October 2015)

Mrs S Nicholls  (Staff)                                31/07/2013 - 31/07/2017  (May 2015)

Ms  C Preece   (Methodist Foundation)      14/10/2014 - 13/10/2018

Mrs V Beal  (Anglican)                                 2/06/2012 -  1/06/2016

Mr A Walker   (Parent)                                 1/04/2012 - 31/03/2016

Cllr  D Bailey  (Local Authority)                    1/09/2012 - 31/08/2016


Staffing Sub-committee                                    Finance & Fabric Sub-committee

Miss L Grayshon                                                  Miss L Grayshon

Mr B McCool                                                        Mrs D Bailey                                                     

Deacon M Brocklehurst                                        Mr U Rashid

Mr L Goldberg                                                      Ms K MacCathur

                                                                             Mr L Goldberg     


Curriculum Sub-committee                               Staff Appeals

Mrs D Bailey                                                         Mrs D Bailey                                         

Ms D Tennant                                                       Ms K MacCathur

Mr B McCool                                                         Vacancy

Mrs J Brain                                                            

Mrs S Munro                                                                                                           


Staff Disciplinary Sub-committee                     Performance Review Sub-committee

Ms K MacCathur                                                   Mrs D Bailey 

Mr B McCool                                                         Miss L Grayshon

Mrs S Munro                                                         Mr U Rashid

Miss L Grayshon                                                              


Pupil Discipline Sub-committee                      School Ethos & Churches                                Mrs D Bailey                                                        Mr B McCool

Mr B McCool                                                        Ms D Tennant

Vacancy                                                               Deacon M Brocklehurst 

                                                                             Mrs J Brain

                                                                             Ms K MacCathur


Complaints Committee

Miss L Grayshon

Mrs S Munro

Mr L Goldberg


Link Governors

Safeguarding                        Deacon M Brocklehurst 

Health & Safety                     Mrs D Bailey

ICT                                          Vacancy

CYPiC                                     Vacancy

SEN                                         Mrs J Brain

Policies                                   Vacancy

English                                   Mr U Rashid

Design & Technology            Vacancy

Maths                                      Mr U Rashid

E-Safety                                  Deacon M Brocklehurst 

Art                                           Vacancy

Science                                   Mrs D Bailey

Music                                      Vacancy

Early Years                             Miss L Grayshon  

Year 1                                      Mrs J Brain                                 

Year 2                                      Mrs D Bailey

Year 3                                      Vacancy

Year 4                                      Mr U Rashid

Yeah 5                                     Mr B McCool

Year 6                                      Vacancy





Attendance at meetings:

Full Governing Body Tuesday 9th February 2016


Matt Bailey

Lindsey Grayshon

Joseph Barry McCool

Usmaan Rashid

Carol Hayden

Denise Luke

Daisy Bailey

Adam Walker


Full Governing Body Tuesday 17th May 2016


Daisy Bailey

Vera Beal

Joan Brian

Deacon Michelle Brocklehurst

Michelle Cash

Carol Hayden

Denise Luke

Joseph Barry McCool

Usmaan Rashid

Debbie Masson


Summer term Sub-committee meetings 2016

29.6.16 – Church & Ethos – Michelle Brocklehurst, Debbie Masson, Denise Luke, Vera Beal

12.7.16 - Curriculum – Sonia Munro, Joan Brain, Debbie Masson, Denise Luke

12.7.16 – Staffing – Michelle Cash, Lindsey Grayshon, Barry McCool, Denise Luke

5.7.16 – Finance – Usmaan Rashid, Matt Bailey, Barry McCool, Denise Luke


Full Governors Meeting Tuesday 11th October 2016


Daisy Bailey

Matt Bailey (Chair)

Joan Brian

Deacon Michelle Brocklehurst

Michelle Cash

Lindsey Grayshon

Rev Carol Hayden

Denise Luke (Head Teacher)

Kirsten MacArthur

Debbie Masson

Joseph Barry McCool

Sonia Munro


Autumn term Sub-committee meetings 2016

7.12.16 – Church and Ethos – Michelle Brocklehurst

14.2.16 – Curriculum - Debbie Masson, Barry McCool, Sonia Munro

7.12.16 – Staffing – Matt Bailey, Michelle Cash, Denise Luke, Lindsey Grayshon

14/12/16 – Finance – Matt Bailey, Usmaan Rashid, Kirsten McArthur


Pupil Discipline committee – 23.1.17

Barry McCool, Daisy Bailey, Kirsten McArthur


Full Governing Body Wednesday 8th February


Sonia Munro

Debbie Masson

Joan Brain

Kirsten McArthur

Matt Bailey

Lindsey Grayshon

Joseph Barry McCool

Usmaan Rashid

Carol Hayden

Denise Luke

Daisy Bailey

Michelle Brocklehurst