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 

Mr Simon Kelly

Chair of Governing Body  Pen Portrait

Ms Christine Butler


Trust Foundation Governor/Vice Chair (Responsibility for Safeguarding) Pen Portrait

Mrs Zoe Ali

Co-opted Governor 

Ms Hayley Clacy


Mrs Maxine Dunne

Co-opted Governor 

Mr Murray Forrest

Co-opted Governor Pen Portrait

Mr Jon Walker 

Parent Governor Pen Portrait

Mrs Alison Miller

Staff Governor

Miss Louise Macrae

Parent Governor 

Miss Angela Dixon

Parent 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.

Governor meetings register of attendance:

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