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School governors share a commitment to supporting our school to be as effective as it can.

They do this by:

  • setting  the school’s strategic direction
  • holding school leaders to account for improving the pupils’ education
  • making sure the school’s budget is well spent for

There is free training, advice and guidance to governors available through Kirklees and the school. We also help recruit new volunteer governors for schools.

Our Governors attend regular meetings; some in the evening and some during the day.  They talk to staff and children, discuss policies and ideas and monitor the budget.

Some come from professional backgrounds and others bring their knowledge and life experiences.

Our Governors, together with the rest of the school leadership and staff ensure that school does everything that it can to prepare all of our children for a successful and productive life in Britain in the 21st Century.

If you would like more information about the role, please contact the school.

Governor Information

Please click here to access more information about our Governors and Governing Body meetings.

Please click here to access the register of business interests.


 Mr A Laher - Chair of Governors/Co-opted Governor

I have been teaching for 19 years at Garforth Academy. My current role involves being an Assistant Principal and a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for Applied Learning, working across SPT Academies such as South Leeds and Manor Croft. I have previously been a governor at BBEC for five years and a governor at Purlwell for the past seven years, acting as Chair of Governors since September 2014.

Mrs K Vahed  - Staff Governor

Mrs K Lunat - Co-opted Governor

Mrs Z Badat - Co-opted Governor

Mrs S Nazam (Headteacher) - Co-opted Governor

Mr Z Chotia - Parent Governor

Ms S Patel - Co-opted Governor

Governing Body Minutes

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Academic Year 2018/2019