Chair of Governor’s Welcome

My name is Altaf Hussain and I have served as a governor for the past 2 years. My election to Chair of Governors took place in January 2014 and I am immensely proud to serve the school in this way. Wellington Primary School is a happy place where young people feel safe and supported. Our school ethos is based on inclusion and being at the heart of the local community.

The school’s latest Ofsted Inspection highlighted the many strengths of Wellington Primary School and the Governing Body was very happy with the ‘Good’ outcome. However, we recognise that the school must consistently strive to improve and innovate to ensure the best possible outcomes for its pupils. The Governing Body is heavily involved in the creation of the School’s Improvement Plan and acts as a ‘critical friend’ in all matters.

Working very closely with the Head Teacher, the Governing Body is ultimately responsible for the curriculum delivery, the school’s finances, personnel matters and also maintaining the school premises. The Head Teacher, with her staff, is responsible for the planning, teaching and monitoring of the National Curriculum and the day-to-day running of the school. The Governors, Head Teacher and staff work in partnership to promote the aims of the school.

The Governing Body is immensely proud of what the school consistently achieves and has a real determination to do even better in the future. We have great plans in place to take the school forward in the coming years. In short, the Governing Body’s aim is to ensure Wellington Primary provides its pupils the best educational start in life helping them to become happy, confident individuals who are given every opportunity to reach their potential.

As Chair of Governors I can be contacted through the school office, or email

Altaf Hussain



 AS AT 22nd January 2018


Clerk to Governors: Mrs Monica R. Leyburn, 42 Westfield Lane, Wrose, Shipley BD18 1LX, 01274 593266 – 0774 891 5696 –

Mrs Kiran Ahmed Parent Expires 10.07.21
Mr Mohammed Azum Co-opted/Vice Chair Expires 10.09.21
Mrs Emma Gooding-Brown Parent/Chair Expires 01.11.20
Mr. David Carey Co-opted Expires 05.10.18
Mrs Ruth Gray Parent Expires 15.10.19
Mr Altaf Hussain Co-opted Expires 05.07.19
Mr. Ikhlaq Hussain Co-opted Expires 05.10.18
Mr Howard Middleton Associate Member Expires 08.03.19
Mr Chris Nelson Co-opted Expires 27.11.20
Mrs Victoria O’Dell Co-opted (Staff) Expires 02.11.18
Mr Joe Parker Staff Expires 13.12.21
Ms Divinder Purewall Parent Expires 01.11.20
Mr. Alan Senior Parent Expires 15.07.21
Mrs Joy Wood Head Teacher/HT Ex officio

Governors Vacancies under the new Instrument of Government :  1 Parent, 1 Co-opted & 1 Local Authority

The number of co-opted governors who are eligible to be elected as staff governors must not exceed three.

Governing Body consists of:

6 Parent Governors: 1 LA Governor: 1 Staff Governor: 1 HT: 7 Co-opted Governors

School Governor Service – 01274 439400

 All Governors may be contacted through Mrs Monica Leyburn, Clerk to the Governors or School

Register of Interests September 2016 to end July 2017

Committees January 2018