The Governing Body of Spen Valley High School work alongside the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to enhance the quality of education and the opportunities available to our students. Governors provide both support and challenge to Senior Leadership in order to drive continued improvement across all areas of the school, particularly focusing on on outcomes for all our students - both academically and social and emotionally.

We hold full governors meetings with focused agendas rather than breaking our Governing Body into Committees.

Our Governors 

Mrs Maxine Dunn

Chair of Governing Body 

Ms Hayley Clacy


Mr Simon Kelly

Co-opted Governor

Mr Murray Forrest

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Alison Miller

Staff Governor

Miss Louise Macrae

Vice Chair

Parent Governor 

Miss Angela Dixon

Parent Governor

Mrs Catherine Gray

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Jessica Farnwith

Co-opted Governor

For further information regarding our School Governors:

  • business interests
  • financial interests
  • governance roles in other schools

Please click on the link below:

Governing Body Register of Business Interests

Please note that the minutes from all Governors Meetings are available to view on request.

For more information on the role of a Governor please see the National Governance Association website