Hebden Bridge Infant Schools Federation

Central Street Infant and Nursery School and Stubbings Infant School are joined together in a Federation.  This means that they share school leadership and a single Governing Body.

Governors are responsible for the quality of education our children receive at both schools.  It is not our role to manage the schools.  Our role is to set the long term strategic direction and vision for the Federation, to appoint school leaders who will manage the schools and then to keep regular oversight of what is happening in the schools.  We do this by visiting school and having regular meetings with school leaders. 

Our Governors come from the local community, from parents and from staff.  We have a Code of Conduct that describes what we expect from individual Governors.  All Governing Bodies have an Instrument of Governance that sets out how the Governing Body is formed, We also have Terms of Reference that set out our approach to governing two schools.


Governing Body 2018-19

Member Role Committee Link Areas
Amanda Ward Chair, Co-opted Resources


Russell King  Vice-Chair, Co - opted Standards & Effectiveness, Disciplinary

Health & Safety 

Jenny Melling  Executive Head Both Website
Mia Simons Parent Governor  Resources, Appraisal, Appeals

Valley Crew & Fun Club

Sally Taylder LA Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Appraisal, Appeals Safeguarding
Zoe McQuillan Co - opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Appeals SEND & Inclusion
Simon Reeves Co - opted Governor Resources, Appeals Governor Development
Joni Heginbottom Staff Governor Standards & Effectiveness Pupil Premium
Claire Smith Co-opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Disciplinary Website Information
Kim Porter Co-opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Appraisal, Appeals PE & Sports Premium
Ian Davis Co-opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Disciplinary Children Looked After
Vacancy Parent Governor Resources, Disciplinary TBC


The Governors meet at least 5 times each year to discuss the strategic direction of the school. There are 2 sub committees which conduct most of the business:

  • The Standards & Effectiveness Committee which looks at the standards, progress and care of the children. The Chair of this committee is Sally Taylder.
  • The Resources Committee is responsible for budget, buildings and staffing issues. The Chair of this committee is Amanda Ward.

These 2 committees report to all Governors at the Full Governors meetings

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Jane Milne

If you wish to contact the Governors you can write to the Chair or the Clerk care of the school

or contact using the following email address


Code of Conduct

Terms of Reference

Governor Induction Pack

Declarations of Interest

Governor Meeting Register 

Instrument of Government