Governors - LSC
Our Local School Committee

Our Local School Committee are volunteers, parents, staff and Trust Governors who know the school and its values and ethos well. They are responsible for maintaining and improving the standard of achievement of pupils and the conduct of the school, and do this by providing support and challenge to the Headteacher. The role is that of a critical friend and will always act in the best interests of all pupils at the school.

Kippax Ash Tree Primary School converted into Academy status in 2016, alongside some of our Trust partner schools, supported by our own Multi-Academy Trust – The Brigshaw Learning Partnership (BLP). Please visit the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website to find out about the Board of Directors and view the Trust’s Governance and Financial information. The BLP Board, which is responsible for all of our schools, contains representatives from across our community, as well as very experienced and skilled people who share our values.

How our Local Governors are appointed

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school

Community/Trust Appointed Governors are appointed by the Brigshaw Learning Partnership

Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school.

Associate Members are appointed by the Local School Committee and work in an advisory capacity. Associate Members have no voting rights.

The Headteacher holds an ex-officio position.

Local School Committee Governors

Mrs Sarah Scotland - Headteacher (ex-officio)

Term of office: 01/11/2021
Appointed By: Ex-Officio by Virtue of office as Headteacher
Address: Mrs Sarah Scotland, Headteacher, Allerton Bywater Primary School, Leeds Road, Allerton Bywater, Castleford WF10 2DR

Ms Sally Hall - Chair of Governors

Term of office: 25/09/2023 - 24/09/2027
Appointed by:
Governing Body / Trust Board
Responsibilities:
Chair

Mr Luke Robins-Ross - Governor (Director of Primary)

Term of office: 10/07/2023 - 09/07/2027
Appointed by:
Governing Body / Trust Board
Responsibilities:
Director of Primaries

Ann-Marie Spry - Governor

Term of office: 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2024
Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board

Beth Burland - Governor

Term of office: 19/04/2021 - 18/04/2025
Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board

Helen Holt - Governor

Term of office: 15/07/2018 - 14/07/2024
Appointed By: Elected by Parents

Helen Dixon - Governor

Term of office: 22/04/2022 - 21/04/2026
Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board

Matthew Hopes - Governor

Term of office: 01/09/2019 - 37/08/2027
Appointed By: Elected by Staff

Rebecca Baxter - Governor

Term of office: 04/10/2022 - 03/10/2026
Appointed By: Elected by Staff

Mr Ken Morton - Governor

Term of office: 20/03/2023 - 19/03/2027
Appointed by:
Governing Body / Trust Board
Responsibilities:
Director of Primaries

Mrs Sarah Scotland - Governor

Term of office: 25/09/2023 - 24/09/2027
Appointed by:
Governing Body / Trust Board
Responsibilities:
Director of Primaries

Ms Viv Smithies - Governor

Term of office: 01/12/2020 - 30/11/2024
Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board
Responsibilities: Curriculum and Pupil Premium

Ms Jen Bellas - Governor

Term of office: 20/03/2023 - 20/03/2027
Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board
Responsibilities:
Safeguarding

Shane Hicks - Staff Governor

Term of office: 30/06/2022 - 29/06/2026
Appointed By: Elected by School Staff

Catherine Thorpe - Parent Governor

Term of office: 30/06/2022 - 30/06/2026
Appointed By: Elected by School Parents
Responsibilities:
SEND

Lucy Thow - Parent Governor

Term of office: 01/07/2022 - 01/07/2026
Appointed By: Elected by Parents

Historic Governors

Gareth Wright: 28 January 2020 - 27 January 2024
Helen Richardson:
24 October 2019 - 4 September 2023
Mirelle Midgeley: 10 December 2019 - 9 May 2023

To contact our Governors care of the school:

Email: abpsoffice@brigshawtrust.com and mark for their attention

Telephone: 01977 522 620

Address: Allerton Bywater Primary School, Leeds Road, Allerton Bywater, Castleford WF10 2DR

All Governors (except the Headteacher and Head of School) are elected for a period of 4 years. They meet at least 4 times per academic year to receive reports on the management of the school, curriculum development, premises, health and safety and staffing issues. They are also responsible for ensuring the school is improving in line with the priorities in the School Development Plan.

Through the Local School Committee, there are links with the Board of Directors of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership.

Meetings 2023-24

Local School Committee Meetings

  • Monday 25th September 2023
  • Thursday 7th December 2023
  • Monday 25th March 2024
  • Thursday 11th July 2024‍

Challenge Days

  • Monday 26th February 2024
  • Monday 20th May 2024

Our Safeguarding Team

Mrs Lisa Allanson

Learning Support Mentor

Mr Joshua Asquith

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Sarah Scotland

Head Teacher

Mrs Sarah Thomas

Assistant Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Results Summer 2023

Allerton Bywater Primary

National comparison

KS2 (Year 6)
Grammar, punctuation and spelling
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

96%
47%

72%
28%
Reading
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

88%
55%

74%
28%
Writing
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

76%
18%

69%
13%
Maths
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

88%
43%

71%
23%
Science
Expected Standard:

92%

79%
Reading, Writing, Maths combined
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

96%
47%

59%
7%
KS1 (Year 2)
Reading
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

81%
24%

67%
18%
Writing
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

62%
9%

58%
8%
Maths
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

79%
17%

68%
15%
Reading, Writing, Maths combined
Expected Standard:
Greater Depth Standard:

60%
5%

53%
6%
EYFS GLD
66%
65.2%
Year 1 phonics 
88%
75%
Year 2 phonics 
88%
44.2%