Governing Body Structure

The Governing Body currently does not operate a committee structure.  Most decisions are taken by the full Governing Body, with committees formed as and when appropriate to address specific issues.  For details of any governors who served last academic year and whose term of office has now ended please see attendance register page.

All our governors agree to adopt and adhere to a Code of Conduct, full details of which can be found below:

We are always keen to hear from individuals who have an interest in becoming a governor.  If you would like to speak to someone about opportunities which may be available or would like to find out more information please contact Helen Flesher, Chair of Governors by emailing secretary@bentonpark.net, marking your email for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

Name Basis of Appointment Role & Responsibility Term of Office Business & Financial Interests

Governance roles in other schools

Helen Flesher Co-opted Chair of Governors


Post 16

6/2019 – 6/2023 None declared
Julian Clough Co-opted Vice Chair


Safeguarding and Child Protection


1/2022 – 1/2026 None declared
Helen Pemberton Co-opted Disadvantaged Students & Attendance 12/2018 – 12/2022 Chair of Governors at Newlaithes Primary School


Governor Crossgates Primary School Leeds


Delia Martin Headteacher School Visits Governor St Wilfrid’s Primary School Ripon
Angela Ronicle Co-opted  

Higher Ability Students

Reading & Literacy

4/2022 – 4/2026 Governor at Roundhay All Through School


Jo Welbourne Staff Governor Health & Safety 7/2018 – 7/2022 None declared

Victoria Clarke

Co-opted Personal Development: Social and Health Education & Student Leadership

Workload, Wellbeing and Mental Health

Relationships and Sex Education

3/2019 – 3/2023 None declared
Michael Grace Co-opted Careers 1/2020 – 1/2024 None declared
Daniel Sitkin Co-opted Quality of Education

Children Looked After

SEND & Equalities

9/2021 – 9/2025 Assistant Principal at Lighthouse School
Rachel Shridan Parent 5/2022 – 5/2026 None declared
Mike Best Parent 5/2022 – 5/2026 None declared