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The function of the governors in an academy is to work closely with Leaders in school, to hold them to account for the school’s performance; and oversee the use of resources to ensure money is well spent. Governors challenge the schools practices and outcomes to ensure they are performing to standard. Having link governors to the key areas in school helps to ensure that all aspects of school performance are considered, reviewed, challenged and held to account. 


Chair:  Jenny Smith - Co-opted Governor (works for SY Police, also a parent of 2 children at Greenhill) 

  • Focus area - Assessment

Vice Chair:  Elaine Cropper - Co-opted Governor (ex Secondary HT in Sheffield / School Improvement Adviser / Consultant) 

  • Focus area - Reading and Writing

Kathleen West: Staff Governor representative 

  • Focus area - EYFS

Gill Bilby: Co-opted Governor (Greenhill Pre-School) 

  • Focus area - Inclusion (SEN, PP, Safeguarding, Attendance)

Rachel Wilson: Co-opted Governor (ex primary teacher for 3 years in Grimsby, now working for DfE in Sheffield) 

  • Focus area - Teaching and Learning

Caroline Coates: Headteacher (on GB by virtue of role)

Two more governors are due to be appointed. Their focus areas will be Wider Curriculum (inc. Sports Premium) and maths.


To read an article about the role of governors now that we are part of an academy, please click here.