Our Governors

These are the Governors of Lightcliffe Primary school who aim to represent the different sections of the academy and local community.

Richard Monro (Co-Opted - Chair of Governors)

Christine Stephenson (Trust Appointed Governor)

Graham Hilton- Headteacher Governor (Ex Officio)

Chris Noakes

I am a Senior Civil Servant currently working for the UK Health Security Agency. I have always worked in the Public Sector, working in different roles and organisations across the Civil Service and Higher Education. I live locally in Norwood Green with my wife, Helen, and young daughter. We enjoy travelling, when we get the chance, and even from a young age my daughter gets excited every time she sees a plane. I enjoy visiting the School, speaking with staff and pupils and seeing the children experience school life, and look forward to be able to visit more regularly during 2022.

Paul Gately

My name is Paul Gately and I am a Parent Governor. I currently have two children at Lightcliffe, as well as three children who have experienced the nourishing environment of Lightcliffe Primary. I work as a Professor of Exercise and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University and Imperial College, London. My particular expertise is researching the most effective ways to help children and adults, lose or manage their weight. I really enjoy working with other governors and the fantastic team at Lightcliffe Primary.

Hayley Wild

I am a Parent Governor elected by the parents and carers of the children at Lightcliffe CE Primary School in October 2021. I am a Lead Teacher in Teaching & Learning and I teach Secondary Science. I am also a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE), which allows me to work with other schools to support in different areas of school improvement.

I live in the local area and currently have one child attending Lightcliffe CE Primary and another child who will hopefully join Reception soon. I enjoy spending my time with my family and I am currently learning to play the piano.

Linda Stead (Trust)

Lightcliffe CE Primary School

Wakefield Road

Tel: 01422 202 235

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
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