Hebden Bridge Infant Schools Federation

Central Street Infant and Nursery School and Stubbings Infant School are joined together in a Federation.  This means that they share school leadership and a single Governing Body.

Governors are responsible for the quality of education our children receive at both schools.  It is not our role to manage the schools.  Our role is to set the long term strategic direction and vision for the Federation, to appoint school leaders who will manage the schools and then to keep regular oversight of what is happening in the schools.  We do this by visiting school and having regular meetings with school leaders. 

Our Governors come from the local community, from parents and from staff.  We have a Code of Conduct that describes what we expect from individual Governors.  All Governing Bodies have an Instrument of Governance that sets out how the Governing Body is formed, We also have Terms of Reference that set out our approach to governing two schools.


Governing Body 

Member Role Committee Link Areas Start Date End Date
Amanda Ward Chair, Co-opted Resources

Leadership & Management

School Website


Jenny Melling  Executive Head Both

Leadership & Management

School Website

01.09.16 31.12.21
Mia Simons

Vice Chair

Parent Governor 

Resources, Performance Management, Appeals



Sally Taylder LA Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Performance Management, Appeals Safeguarding 01.05.15 30.04.23
Zoe McQuillan Co - opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Appeals SEND & Inclusion 21.09.16 20.09.20
Vancant  Co - opted Governor Resources, Appeals Governor Development 20.09.17 19.09.21
Vacant Staff Governor Standards & Effectiveness Pupil Premium
Vacant  Co-opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Performance Management, Disciplinary Curriculum Development  20.09.17 19.09.21
Kim Porter Co-opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Disciplinary Wellbeing (including PE) 20.09.17 19.09.21
Ian Davis Co-opted Governor Standards & Effectiveness, Disciplinary Curriculum Development 20.09.18 19.09.22
Susan Millen Parent Governor Resources, Disciplinary Children Looked After & Previously Looked After 23.01.19 22.01.23


The Governors meet at least 5 times each year to discuss the strategic direction of the school. There are 2 sub committees which conduct most of the business:

  • The Standards & Effectiveness Committee which looks at the standards, progress and care of the children. The Chair of this committee is Sally Taylder.
  • The Resources Committee is responsible for budget, buildings and staffing issues. The Chair of this committee is Mia Simons.

These 2 committees report to all Governors at the Full Governors meetings.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Jane Milne.

If you wish to contact the Governors you can write to the Chair or the Clerk care of the school or contact using the following email address


Code of Conduct

Terms of Reference

Governance Handbook

Declarations of Interest

Instrument of Government