Local Governing Body (LGB)
Chair of Governors
Liz is the Chair of the LGB, she works for North Halifax Partnership, a community organisation which runs eight, Sure Start Children’s Centres in the Lower Calder Valley and North & East Halifax. Her work has included getting local services to work together with local people, and she is particularly interested in all young people in Calderdale getting the best start in life.
Ex-officio – Headteacher
Phil started teaching in 2002 as a Citizenship/PSHE and SEN teacher at Rhodesway School in Bradford. He worked at Rhodesway, which later became Dixons Allerton Academy in a variety of roles, these included leading the Foundation learning programme and also being Head of Inclusion with responsibility for Special Education Needs, the Learning Support Unit and English as an Additional Language. In 2011 Phil moved to the Jesse Street site of Bradford Central PRU as Assistant Head, he then became the Head of Centre in 2013; in February 2015 the PRU was graded as Outstanding in all areas. Phil has been the Headteacher at the Academy since September 2018, he is also one of the Vice Chairs of Calderdale Association of Secondary Heads (CASH), he Chairs the Managed Move process of the Secondary Behaviour & Attendance Collaborative (BAC) and is a member of the Calderdale SEN Moderation Panel and the Calderdale Specialist Provision Cluster (SPC).
Emma has a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and associated qualifications in quality, environment and health & safety. With over twenty years of experience in HR and manufacturing or managing teams. Emma provides HR consultancy services to companies and advice on issues such as recruitment and selection, disciplinaries and grievance and general employment law matters. Emma also provides auditing services, assistance through registration and assessment and aid in the writing of business system manuals. Emma works with a number of business gaining an in-depth knowledge of their business and is able to offer industry best practice advice in business improvement and management systems.
Carl is the Science Teacher at The Whitley AP Academy, he is also the Career Lead and Staff Governor. Carl has over eight years of Teaching experience within mainstream education, as well as Six years in Alternative Provision. As a Staff Governor, Carl is committed to raising educational standards and the implementation of the School’s ethos and values.
Vice Chair of Governors / Careers Governor
Carol spent many years as a Youth and Community Worker, and Youth Service Manager in several different authorities. In Calderdale she worked on the development of Connexions, managed the Youth and Play Services, led on Children and Young People’s Voice, and was an Early Intervention Manager. She was a Joint Chair of the Vulnerable Young People’s Panel and has a commitment to improving opportunities for young people. Now retired, Carol is a Vice Chair of the National Youth Agency and a director of the Regional Youth Work Unit.
John has lived in Calderdale all his life. He was first elected to Halifax Council in 1968, where he served on Calderdale Council for over forty years. John was Chairman of the Education Committee on many occasions, he was also Leader of Calderdale Council for five years. John worked in the aerospace and fabrication industry until the year 2000.
Chairman of the Elland District Partnership
Representative Governor of:
Copley Junior and Infants School
John is the Vicar at Christ Church, Mount Pellon and St. Augustine’s Church, Halifax, and has been there for the last sixteen years. John is also a governor at two primary schools, St Augustine’s CE (VA) J & I School and Christ Church Pellon C of E VC Primary School. John is a Trustee for the Charities St. Augustine’s Halifax and Christians Together Calderdale; he is also part of the local authority group that oversees R.E. and Collective Worship in Calderdale schools.
His job as a vicar keeps him busy, doing baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as supporting the work of the St. Augustine’s Centre which, among other things, does a lot of work with asylum seekers and refugees in our area. He has recently been involved in producing online services and material because of the Covid-19 situation.