Our governors are volunteers who play an important part in setting the strategic direction of The Crossley Heath School, ensuring we continue to raise standards and strive for excellence in everything that we do. All Crossley Heath School Governors are passionate about improving the lives of every single young person and they are fully committed to our aim of being “outstanding and beyond”.

The core strategic functions of the governing body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors can be contacted via the Head’s PA, Claire Heaton in the first instance.

The Chair of Governors may also be contacted via the Head’s PA, Claire Heaton in the first instance.

The Crossley Heath School Governors

Crossley Heath School Academy Trust MembersAppointed 
Simon Lee3 April 2020Chair
Sandra Whitson 1 January 2013Trust member
Nigel Bates1 January 2013Trust member
Rod Atkinson 1 January 2013Trust member
David Roper1 January 2013Trust member


GovernorRoleAppointedIn Office Until
Simon LeeChairmanAppointed Chair 3 April 202013th November 2020
Lynnette CassidyHead Teacher 1 September 2017Ex-Officio
Yasmin AhmedAppointed 21 March 201620th March 2020
Michael AmosAppointed 14 November 201613th November 2020
Simon LeeAppointed 14 November 201613th November 2020
Stella GillespieStaff 22 March 201821st March 2022
Bill MontagueAppointed 1 September 201831 August 2022
Vicky QueenanAppointed 1 September 201831 August 2022
Chris MilnerParent1 January 201931 December 2022
Jaswinder SandhuParent1 January 201931 December 2022
Angela BirtParent1 January 201931 December 2022
Donna WoodParent18 October 202117 October 2025
Shaffiq MahmoodParent18 October 202117 October 2025

Further Information

Governors who have served within the last 12 months:

Mrs T Casey – 14 November 2016 to 13 November 2020
Mr R Backhouse – 1 January 2015 to 19th October 2020
Mrs V Pennington – 12 October 2017 to 11 October 2021

Business or personal interests – Governors and Trust Members:
Some interests have been declared and are on the School’s Business Interests Register.

Governor attendance at meetings can be found within the financial accounts

Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Dr S Whitson, Dr A Birt

The agenda, minutes and associated papers of governing body meetings are available upon request from the Clerk to Governors.