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Governing Body

Members of the Governing Body of the Federation of Scapegoat Hill J&I and Linthwaite Clough JI&EY at February 2023 are shown below. There are two main committees:


Quality of Education, Children & Families which oversees

  • pupil achievement, the provision of teaching and learning, and the range and depth of the curriculum;
  • the school’s contribution to pupil well-being, policies and provision relating to home/school links and community cohesion;
  • the school’s plans and activities to promote its vision, values and achievements to parents/carers and the wider community.

Finance & Resources which deals with financial management, premises and staffing.


NameAppointmentEnd of TermCommittee
Mrs Nikki BarkerHeadteacherEx officioAll
Kelly TordoffChairOctober 2026All
Sonia KingVice Chair/ parentDecember 2023Quality of E,C&F
Mrs K ComiskeyParentOctober 2027Quality of Education
Melanie WilliamsCo-optedSeptember 2027Quality of Education
Mr Isaac BarnettLA governorNovember 2025Fin and Resource
Miss Natalie ShackletonStaffSeptember 2027Quality of E,C&F


The Chair is Kelly Tordoff.  Correspondence may be sent to the Chair at the school.

The Vice Chair is Sonia King.


Click on the link below for further information:
Register of Business Interests and Attendance 2021-22

Whenever a vacancy occurs for a parent governor the Headteacher will send a written notice of the election in a letter to be taken home by pupils.