Governing body

List of governors and responsibilities

Principal Catherine Horton-Hale

Chair of The Local Governing Body Paul Graham

Vice Chair of Governors Janine Astley

Link Governors

Mr C Leonard - Parent Governor & Pupil Premium

Mrs J Astley - Safeguarding and Special Education Needs

Mr G Hopwood-Health and Safety 

Staff Governors

Mr J Parker - Community

Mr M Graham - Framework for Excellence

The Chair of The Local Governing Body can be contacted c/o Hunningley Primary Academy, Hunningley Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 3DT


Hunningley Primary Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

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