Governors are the largest volunteer force in the county and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The Governing Body

We are fortunate to have an active and committed group of Governors who meet regularly to monitor and discuss the direction of school improvement. One third of the Governing Body is made up of parent governors meaning all parents in school have the opportunity to stand for election as parent governors as and when a vacancy arises and to take part in the voting process. The minutes of every governing body meeting are always available to read in the Governing Body Meeting Minutes file just outside the school office.

The Chair of Governors is Mr Nick Crannigan who may be contacted via the school office or at

Governors are responsible for setting the school’s policies, monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance, ensuring accountability, approving the budget, and making the key decisions that guide the running of the school. They work closely with the Head Teacher.

Some key areas are outside of the Governors’ remit such as the admission of pupils to the school which is controlled by Bradford Council.

The Governance of the school is split up into committees that have specific remits in the management of the school. Over time, Governors often take up different roles and learn more about the school and contribute in different ways. The committees cover Curriculum, Personnel, Finance and School Improvement.

A Governor is often referred to as a “critical friend”, offering support to the staff and Headteacher whilst aiming for continuous improvement.

Please note that the minutes from Governors’ meetings are located in a file at the school office.

Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)Mr N Crannigan
Vice ChairMrs S. Healey
Clerk to GovernorsMrs S Broadbent
Parent GovernorsMr N Crannigan


Mrs C Hall


Dr L Berrang

LA GovernorMr P Craggs
Co-opted Governors



Mr C Charlton

Mr J Jackson

Mrs K McCauley

HeadteacherMr P Timms
Staff GovernorsMiss A Lambert

All governors can be contacted via the school office.

To contact the governors either write to the Chair of Governors, Care Of Ben Rhydding Primary School or email Your email will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors to deal with

School Governor Person Specification

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Register of Interests BRPS Governors 2022-23

Register of Interests BRPS Governors 2021-22

Committee members and NGs 2023-24 (agreed 06-07-2023)

Committee members and NGs 2022-23 (agreed 07-07-2022)

Committee members and NGs 2021-22 (agreed 14-10-2021)

Register of attendance 2022-23

Register of attendance 2021-22

NGA Governor Code of Conduct