Beechcliffe School

Safe Joyful Learning

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Interim Headteacher: Lee harris

Head of School - Keighley: Michelle Nichols
Head of School - Thackley: Dave Prosho

Keighley: Greenhead Road, Utley, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6ED

Thackley: Ellar Carr Road, Thackley, Bradford, BD10 0TD

Keighley: Thackley:

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Our Roles & Committees


Named Governors 2020-21

Child Protection Heather Bell
Child Looked After Heather Bell
Year 7 Catch Up Heather Bell
Pupil Premium Stuart Fildes
Heath and Safety Julian Maxfield
Safeguarding Heather Bell 
 SEN Jayne Maran 
Governor Training  Gail Rushton
Governor for Allegations Against the Head  Stuart Fildes
Governor for 6th Form Julian Maxfield
Governor for Careers Jayne Maran
Head of School Performance Management

Executive Headteacher and Chair of Governors


Curriculum, Safeguarding and Standards

Governors:    Heather Bell (Committee Chair), Gail Rushton,  Jayne Maran, 

Left 2022 Samantha Williams

Supported by (as required): Margaret Allwood( Post 16 Lead at Keighley), Heather Mullarkey (KS4 Lead at Keighley), Samantha Williams ( KS3 Lead at Keighley), Michelle Nichols (Acting head of School), Sarah Livingstone (KS4 Lead at Thackley) Rebecca Hindle (KS3 Lead at Thackley)


Finance, Staffing and Premises including Health and Safety

Governors:          Stuart Fildes (Committee Chair), Julian Maxfield, Michelle Nichols, Samantha Wiley

                                Left 2021  Vicki Street, Colin Douro, Matthew Hawthorne  Left 2020 Marie Presland,  

Supported by:    Katherine Ashley ( HR Manager), Sophie Robinson ( Finance Manager),

                                 Sohail Mahmood ( External Bursar)


Bursary Committee

Governors:        Heather Bell (Committee Chair), Samantha Wiley, Michelle Nichols, 

                              Left 2020 Marie Presland

Supported by:  Richard Malir

Other Committees.

The following committees are convened as and when required. The school has an agreement with other governors from the Bradford District Achievement of Partnership of Special Schools (DAP) to support these committees if the full compliment of governors is not available or if an independent panel has been requested. 

Staff Grievance, Discipline/Dismissal - Chair to convene with two/three appropriate governors as required

Staff Grievance/Dismissal - Appeals - Vice Chair to convene meeting with two/three appropriate governors as required

Pupil Discipline - Chair to convene meeting with two/three appropriate governors as required

Pupil Discipline /Appeals -Vice Chair to convene meeting with two/three appropriate governors as required


Minutes from Governing body meeting are available from school on request.