The Governing Board exists to help the school provide the best possible education for students. It does this by:

  • Ensuring the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined
  • Ensuring that the Headteacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources

During the last few years the roles and responsibilities of school governors have both increased and developed as new legislation has been introduced.  Governors are now appointed for their skills and expertise.  How our Governors are appointed:

  • Parent Governors are elected by the parents of students in school
  • LA Governor nominations considered by the Governing Board
  • Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board
  • Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school
  • The Headteacher holds an ex-officio position
  • Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Board

Statutory guidance has been issued by the Department for Education (DFE) under the following statutes:

The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012

The School Governance (Federations) (Constitutions) (England) 2012

The Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools September 2016

The Head and Governing Board work in close partnership. The Governors’ role is strategic and the Head is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school. Once strategy has been agreed, the Head organises and oversees the school, implementing the strategic framework established with the Governing Board.

The Governing Board meets regularly as a whole group and the Schedule of Meetings is available on the website.  The Governing Board are responsible for adopting and approving essential school policies as set out below.

Please send any correspondence for the School Governors to the school address:  Nidderdale High School, Low Wath Road, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5HL

Nidderdale High School Policies

Click here to see the "  Review Schedule and Dates of adoption/re-approval  - as at 8/11/17"

Accessibility Plan (also an Appendix to the Single Equality Scheme)

Aims policy

Anti-bullying policy

Appraisal policy

Assessment and feedback policy

Attendance management policy

Behaviour policy 2017

Budget and financial management policy 2017

Capability policy

Careers policy 2017

CCTV policy

Charging and remissions policy

Child protection 2017

Child Looked After Policy

Complaints - Leaftlet for Complainants

Confidentiality Policy

Cover management policy

Curriculum Policy

Data protection policy

DBS Policy

Developing performance policy

Disaster plan 2017

Disciplinary policy

Education and Management of Drugs

Educational visits policy 

Equality scheme and accessibility plan

Fire safety 2017

Food policy

Governing Board Terms of Reference

Health and safety policy 2017

Health education policy

Homework and Independent Study Policy

Human resource planning policy

ICT policy linked to ICT use (students)

Increments policy

Induction policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education - DfE Guidance Sept 2016

Learning and teaching policy

Leave policy

Lettings Policy

Literacy policy

Managing allegations of abuse against staff

Mobile devices policy 2017

More Able Students policy

Numeracy across the Curriculum policy

Online Safety Policy 2017

Pay policy 2017 and Appendix to Policy

Physical activity policy 2017

Probationary procedure

PTFA constitution

Publication scheme

Recruitment policy and procedure 2017

Resolving issues at work policy

School events

School information policy

Schools' reorganisation, redundancy and redeployment policy

School vision

Sex and relationship education policy 2017

Smokefree Workplace Policy

Social media policy (staff) 2014

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) policy

Staff appointments

Standards of Conduct policy  and Appendix - Guidance on Safer Working Practices

Standing orders and codes of practice

Student attendance policy

Student records policy 2017

Supporting students with Medical Conditions policy

Uniform policy

Using a minibus policy

Volunteer Policy

Whistleblowing policy

Work experience policy


Note responsibility delegated to Headteacher and Health and Safety Governor 7.10.14

Bomb threat

Display screen

First aid policy

First Aid Provision Risk Assessment

Intimate care

Lone worker 2015

Managing asbestos

Missing child 

Snow procedure 

Use of chemicals at work policy

Working at heights policy


Updated: ~  10/11/ 17  ~ Ann Robertson