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Mr Alan Scott

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 7th December 2015

No business, personal or other interests to register

Alan was born and raised in Derby and trained as a teacher in Leeds in the early 1970s. He taught in middle and primary schools in Leeds and was a Deputy Headteacher of a large, inner city, Leeds primary school and then became the Headteacher for 10 years before retiring 5 years ago. Alan lives near Haworth, West Yorkshire and his interests include walking, golf, football and travelling the world with his wife, Kay.



Dr Angela Redmond – Chair of Governors

Parent Governor appointed on 3rd February 2014.

Dr Redmond is a Heritage Consultant and is a trustee of Bronte Spirit.

Dr Redmond is a married, working mother of one (currently in Class 3) and was born and brought up in Todmorden. She has run her own successful heritage business for many years, but began professional life in corporate finance, before becoming a research fellow with the University of Bradford; a position awarded for publications, teaching, and work with voluntary groups.
Following this Angela went on to work with many varied public, charitable and private sector projects, ranging from governance and resilience planning within the NHS, working on finance boards, setting up charitable trusts, business feasibility studies, planning and scoping. She also continues to teach and lecture, and is currently the Archaeological Adviser for the Diocese of Leeds.

Throughout her career she has been heavily involved in education, and is extremely aware of its importance and the fundamental effect it can have throughout a life. As a parent governor, she brings a great deal of experience and commitment to gaining the best education for our children, while supporting the staff of our school in their work. Angela is the link governor for mathematics.


Mr Alan Whittaker

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 17th October 2016

Mr Whittaker’s partner currently works at Cornholme School. No other business or personal interests to register.


Mrs Bridgette Carlton

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 22nd September 2014
Member of the Standards Committee
Mrs Carlton was a teacher and a member of the Senior Leadership team at Cornholme School.  She has no other interests to register.


Mrs Carol Ormerod

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 2nd July 2015

No business, personal or other interests to register

Carol is currently a family support worker after 30 years working within the banking industry.  Recently appointed a Co-opted Governor Carol has the skills needed to help Cornholme School continue on its journey to becoming Outstanding.



Ms Carolyn Shimwell – Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 17th October 2016

No business, personal or other interests to register

Carolyn is an Occupational Therapist working with stroke victims in their own homes.  Carolyn also enjoys fell running in her spare time.  She decided to become a Governor when her first child was in nursery at Cornholme because she wanted to know more about the school and be more involved with the running of the school.



Mrs Dianne Smith

Local Authority Governor appointed on the 13th February 2014

No business, personal or other interests to register

Dianne is a former teacher and deputy Headteacher of Cornholme School for over 30 years.  Dianne continues to work as a supply teacher after her retirement in 2009.  Dianne has been a Governor for 6 years now and enjoys supporting the school.  Dianne fills her spare time walking, swimming, theatre visits and looking after her granddaughter.


Ms Sara Steeles - Yates

Parent Governor appointed on the 3rd February 2014

No business, personal or other interests to register

Sara has been a parent governor at Cornholme school for just over 4 years, and thrilled to recently be reappointed as a Parent Governor.  
She has two children at the school, and ensuring their school life is happy, that they are engaged in their learning is of key importance to her.
Sara appreciates that being a governor is challenging as well as being rewarding. Sara is open to new ideas, constantly learning and willing to muck in whenever needed.


Miss Lucy Gibson 

Staff Governor appointed on the 20th November 2017

Lucy is currently a full time teacher at the school.









2016 - 2016 Governor Attendance Data 

2015 - 2016 Governor Attendance Data

2015 - 2016 Impact Statement