The Federated Governoring Body of Scapegoat Hill and Linthwaite Clough Schools

The Governing Body consists of 14 Governors:

1 parents governors (elected by parents)
1 Local Authority representative
1 staff governor (elected by the staff)
10 Co-opted  governors 
The Head Teacher


+ 4 Associate governors
Each term of office runs for four years. The Local Education Authority appointed governors represent the balance of political groups within the council. However, should these places not be taken by the political groups the governing body is then free to nominate its own candidates for the Local Education Authority to sanction.
The staff governor represent the views of the all staff.

If any parent at the School would like more information about being a governor, please could you contact the Head Teacher or Chair of Governors.

A brief guide to what Governors do:

The Governing Body has three main roles:

  1. To provide a strategic view - helping to decide the School’s strategy for improvements;
  2. To act as a critical friend - supporting the staff but asking challenging questions and pressing for improvement;
  3. To ensure accountability - monitoring and evaluating the School’s effectiveness.


Clerk to the Governors
The Director of Children and Young People Service

Please do not hesitate to contact the Governors through the school.