Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) Junior and Infant School

Our vision: Through Christian values we support, help, inspire, nurture and encourage all individuals to SHINE and flourish

Church Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5TA

01484 845544


Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians, 

As Chair of Governors, I would like to welcome you to our amazing school. Our Governing Body is comprised of a group of local people who are passionate about, and ardent supporters of our school. Our members are parents, school staff, Church representatives, Local Authority and business people. 

Collectively, we aim to ensure that the school is an excellent educational establishment, that our integral values and Christian ethos remain at our core, that we continue to be at the heart of the Linthwaite community and that we celebrate the uniqueness of our school. 

The Governing Body works with the school by supporting and challenging the headteacher and senior management team to ensure that excellent education, pastoral support and extra curricular activities are afforded to all our children.

It is also our role, in partnership with the school, to work together to continuously raise the attainment and achievement of our children. We continually research and implement new creative approaches and technologies to best meet the needs of our children.

I and all the members of the Governing Body would love to hear from you about any aspect of school life and about your ideas for improvement or to offer congratulation.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Yours sincerely, Claire Horne



provides strategic direction to support work in school

Chair – Claire Horne (Foundation DBE- appointed May 2017 )

Vice Chair – Paul Dinning (Foundation DBE - appointed September 2021)

Jane Travis (Head Teacher from September 2018)

Tim Key (Foundation PCC- appointed Sept  2021- Sept 2024)

Emma Raimes (Staff - appointed Sept 2022- Sept 2025 )

Leigh Fleming  (Co-opted - appointed Jan 2022 - Jan 2025)

Nicola Ball - (Foundation - appointed Jan 2023)

Clerk – Raj Sandhu

Rachel Stirling (Resigned with effect from August 31, 2023)

Rev Paul Witts (Resigned with effect from July 2022 - Diocesan Ex -officio)

Helen Parker (Resigned with effect from February 2023)

Laura Clews (Resigned with effect from May 2022)

Daniel Dearnley (Resigned with effect from July 2022)

Julie Popps (Resigned with effect from Sept 2021)

Andrew Bradshaw (Resigned with effect March 2021)

Stuart Hazelton (Resigned with effect from Sept 2020)

David Mallinson (Resigned with effect from Sept 2020)


Claire Horne - SEND, website compliance, premiums

Tim Key - SIAMS, looked after children, child protection, safeguarding

Nicola Ball - looked after children, child protection, safeguarding

Paul Dinning - online safety, assessment & data

Leigh Fleming - Finance and resources

Jane Travis & Emma Raimes- Health and Safety

Vacant Role - Early Years Foundation Stage, quality of teaching and learning, wellbeing & welfare

Finance & Resources Committee

Ensures the school has strategic plans in place to deliver effective teaching and learning within the school budget

Chair  – Leigh Fleming

Vice Chair – Tim Key

Governors –  Claire Horne, Jane Travis




Standards & Effectiveness Committee 

Monitors progress all learners across all areas of school

Chair – Paul Dinning

Vice Chair – Vacant

Governors – Emma Raimes, Jane Travis