Governors


On 1 April 2016 High Crags joined the Wakefield City Academies Trust and became an academy. We are now in the process of forming our Local Governing Board. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school and Governors have an important part to play in raising school standards. Ofsted notes that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management, which includes the governing board.

The key functions are to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


As members of the Local Governing Board you will be expected to respect the professional expertise of the headteacher and staff and work in partnership with them for the benefit of the school and its pupils. They will support the school community and take decisions that are in the best interests of the school.

Chair of Local Governing Body

Mr Eric Fairchild, Appointed on: 01/04/2016, Term of office end: 31/03/2020

Local Governors

Jo Cornelius, Appointed on: 01/04/2016

Angela Jeffery, Appointed on: 01/04/2016, Term of office end: 31/03/2020

Mr Michael Pollard, Appointed on: 01/04/2016, Term of office end: 31/03/2020

Lynne Atkinson, Appointed on: 01/09/2016, Term of office end: 31/08/2020

Rebecca Smith, Appointed on: 01/09/2016, Term of office end: 31/08/2020

Clair Atha, Appointed on: 05/09/2016, Term of office end: 04/09/2020

Mr Luke Carson, Appointed on: 05/09/2016, Term of office end: 04/09/2020

Ms Jyotika Wahi, Appointed on: 26/01/2017, Term of office end: 25/01/2021

Click here to view Governors register of interests 2016/2017

Click here to view Governors register of interests 2017/2018