School Year 2022/2023

Governing Body Meetings attendance register 2022-2023

Register of Business Interests Committees-2022 2023

Governors Code of Conduct 2022 2023

Minutes of meetings can be viewed in the school office.  Please speak to Mr Rose, the Headteacher or Alex Sykes, the School Business Manager if you would like to see any minutes.


1 x LA Governor – please contact the Governing Body Section at Kirklees Council – 01484 221000 for more information.

1 x Co-opted Governor

1 x Community Governor

If you are interested in joining the Governing Body please do not hesitate to ask Mr Rose, Headteacher, Mr Sharp Chair of Governors, or any of the Governors any questions you may have.

Role of the Governing Body

This section introduces the School Governors and describes the role we play at Nabb School. Whilst Julian Rose, as Head Teacher, and supported by the Leadership Team, is responsible for the operation and management of the school, the Governing Body has three key statutory responsibilities:

  • setting the school’s strategic direction;
  • holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

We also have responsibility for agreeing policies and procedures essential to the operation of the school. Our role is often described as acting as a “critical friend” to the Head Teacher and staff – we provide support and advice to help them set and achieve targets, raise the school’s performance standards and give all pupils the best possible education.  We do this primarily by monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness and asking challenging questions. We also have a responsibility to handle complaints.  However, it is important to note that individual concerns or queries should always be raised initially with your child’s class teacher, and then with the Headteacher if you feel that your concern has not been resolved.  It is important to follow the guidelines listed in the school’s complaints policy because if a concern is initially raised with a governor this could, in effect, ‘taint’ the Governing Body meaning that it could be difficult to escalate any concern to to the Complaints Committee if Governors have been involved in any way at the beginning of the process. A copy of the school’s Complaints Procedure, and other policy documents can be found by following these links. See below for other information which explains who the Governors are, and how and when we meet. If you would like to find out more about the work we do, are interested in becoming a School Governor, or have any other questions or suggestions for us, then please do speak to Mr Rose, the Headteacher or any of the other Governors (many of us will be in the playground before and after school).  Alternatively, if you pop into the office you can get hold of relevant contact details or arrange to see one of us. David Sharp – Chair of Governors

Who we are

David Sharp – Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)

Term of Office – started 30.9.20. Due to end 26.12.25

I moved to Holmfirth in 2002 and love living in a town with such a vibrant atmosphere which very much reminds me of Northern Ireland where I grew up. My two children both attend Nabb, my eldest is in Year 6 and my youngest is in Year 4. 

I have worked in banking for 28 years and am now an Area Director for Business Banking across West and South Yorkshire. I manage a team of 13 Relationship Managers and, through this role (and my own 18 years previous experience as a Relationship Manager), I have had the pleasure of working with some brilliant and innovative local businesses, helping them to achieve their growth plans and strategic ambitions. 

My career has helped me to develop strong analytical, judgmental, and interpersonal skill sets which I can bring to this role. This is my 6th year as a School Governor at NABB – my motivation for being part of the Board of Governors is to help develop the buzz and energy in the school which has always impressed me. 

From a personal perspective, as well as trying to achieve a work/life/kids’ clubs balance, I enjoy sport – I play 6 a-side football and cricket for Cartworth Moor. I also love sailing and would love to have the opportunity to crew for Sir Ben Ainslie – in life everyone needs a dream!

Amy Crowther – Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)

Term of Office – started 9.6.15. Due to end 8.6.23

My name is Amy Crowther and I have been a governor at Nabb School since September 2015. Previous to this I was a teacher at Nabb School for 7 years until I became an Assistant Headteacher at my new school in the Colne Valley area. I am passionate about teaching, leadership and creating positive changes to children’s lives. I strongly believe that enjoyment is the ‘Velcro’ to learning and that an inclusive, creative and exciting environment is paramount. My favourite subjects are outdoor learning and Science – I love being outside with my class and learning in the outdoors. I am teaching year 4, 5 and 6 at the moment. In my spare time I enjoy walking around the Holmfirth area with my partner, our young family and border collie. My partner is a chef so we also like eating out a lot and trying new foods! I love spending time at Nabb School, it has a special feeling that if you could bottle would be surely worth over 1 million pounds!

Moses Crook (Parent Governor)

Term of Office – started 18.1.21. Due to end 19.1.25

My name is Moses Crook, I live just up the hill from the school and both of my children have attended Nabb from Nursery. My children have now moved on to HHS. I feel extremely lucky that my children have been able to attend such a lovely school which has offered both a vibrant, varied learning experience and a happy, confidence building environment. I have volunteered in the school helping with reading groups and range of other activities for many years and have loved every minute of my time with the children in such a positive setting.

I feel indebted to the school for the impact it has had on my children’s young lives. I would like to support the school in continuing to offer that happy, nurturing environment where children are free to learn and to develop their own individual characters. I would feel privileged to be able serve the school by being a governor.

In a past life I worked in IT here in the UK and in Australia but for the last 15 years I have run a small (environment conscious) building company based in Holmfirth.  I hope that I will be able make a positive contribution to the governing body by putting my experience in planning, project management and building maintenance (as well as my experience as an involved parent) to good use to benefit the school and I am willing to invest my time to do this. I also have some insight into the pressure schools are under through my partner who works as a primary teacher. 

I enjoy walking in the local area with my family, attempting to keep fit with various martial arts and gardening, when I get the time.

Jill Johnes (Co-opted Governor)

Term of Office – started 28.11.21. Due to end 28.11.25

Having been born, brought up and lived all my adult life in Lancashire, I braved the move over the Pennines (with my husband!) and relocated to Holmfirth in 2020. We love the town and the surrounding area, and we really enjoy all that this fantastic area has to offer e.g. beautiful walks, a great local gym, lovely independent shops, and, of course, great places to eat! I see getting involved in the local primary school as a good way to embed myself in and contribute to the community. Moreover, having had 3 children and seen them go through all levels education, I am very interested in education and pupil outcomes.

Professionally too I have a strong link to education; I have worked as a university academic for around 35 years, moving to the University of Huddersfield as Professor of Production Economics in 2015, and becoming Dean of Huddersfield Business School (one of 6 academic schools in the University) in 2016. My area of research interest relates to the measurement of efficiency of providing education, and I have published widely in this area, and also done work for governments and research bodies in e.g. the EU, Sweden and Kuwait as well as the UK.

As Dean, I oversee and am responsible for the research, teaching and external engagement functions of Huddersfield Business School. This is a very varied job and I am privileged to engage e.g. with students (many of whom are first generation students) and staff, in developing curriculum, in supporting local businesses, and in working with international researchers.

Professional and personally I am very committed to education and I hope to bring the skills developed over many years in the home and in the workplace to the Board of Governors.

Sam Brocklebank (Parent Governor)

Term of Office – started 24.1.22. Due to end 23.1.26.

We as a family are still relatively new to Holmfirth having moved over in the summer of 2016 however Holmfirth very much feels like home to all of us. We moved over from Leeds in search of a more rural life with excellent schools and a good community spirit and Holmfirth ticked all these boxes and has not let us down!

My background is in retail and my current role I am required to look at all commercial aspects of how the business operates particularly around its purchasing practices. Success in my career has required me to be numerical and organised, working collaboratively with different functions. Hopefully these key traits will help me succeed as a governor

I was keen to get involved with Holmfirth Junior and Infant school as a governor as really wanted to give something back to the school which will has played a major role in the lives of our children.

Elected November 2021. 

Julian Rose – (Headteacher/SLT)

Term of Office – started 1.1.16

Stacy Worsley – Teacher (Staff Governor)

Term of Office – started 12.4.16. Due to end 20.4.24

Jon Warrener – (Deputy Headteacher/SLT)

Jane Perrons – (Assistant Headteacher/SLT)

Alex Sykes – (School Business Manager/SLT)

School Self Evaluation & Development Plan

School Self Evaluation & Development Plan 2022 2023

School Self Evaluation & Development Plan 2021 2022

School Self Evaluation & Development Plan 2020 2021

School Self Evaluation & Development Plan 2019 2020

School Self Evaluation & Development Plan 2018 2019

Committee Structures

The full Governing Body meets at least three times a year, once each term.  Sub-committees deal with particular matters such as teaching and learning, premises and health and safety and teachers pay.  Sub-committees generally meet on a termly basis too. The membership of the various sub-committees can be found here Register of Business Interests & Committees-2022 2023

Governing Body meetings – Attendance Record

Holmfirth JIN Governors attendance 2021-2022

Holmfirth JIN Governor Attendance 2020-2021

Holmfirth JIN Governor Attendance 2019-2020

Governing Body meetings attendance register

Previous Years’ Register of Business Interests & Committee Structure

School Year 2021/2022

Governors’ attendance (LA) 2021-2022

Governing Body Meetings attendance register 2021 2022

Register of Business Interests Committees-2021 2022

Register of Business Interests Committees-2021 2022

School Year 2020/2021

Holmfirth JIN Governor Attendance Register 2020-2021

Governing Body Code of Conduct 2021 2022

Holmfirth JIN Governor Attendance 2020-2021

Register of Business Interests & Committees 2020 2021

School Year 2019/2020

Register of Business Interests & Committees 2019 2020

Holmfirth JIN Governor Attendance 2019-2020

Other Information

Complaints Policy 2022 2024

Governing Body Code of Conduct 2022 2023

Responsibilities of the governing board

Governing Body Induction Pack

National Governors Association

Minutes of meetings can be viewed in the school office.  Please speak to Mr Rose, the Headteacher or Alex Sykes, the School Business Manager if you would like to see any minutes.