“One Great School”

Aire View Site

Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0AW
T: 01535 653 290
Headteacher: Vicky Bottomley

Hothfield Site

Hothfield Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0BB
T: 01535 210 666
Headteacher: James Procter

Welcome to the new Silsden Primary School

Hothfield Governor Information


The Governing Board of Hothfield Junior School exists in order to ensure continuing accountability of the Headteacher and the school generally for the performance of the school.

This is done in a positive and constructive way, with the Governing Board being able to question and challenge the Headteacher to ensure that the school is always making progress for the benefit of the education of the pupils of the school

This involves working with the Headteacher to understand the demands which the school is facing and to ensure key targets are set and met. The Governing Board is, in its turn therefore, accountable for the school’s performance to its stakeholders –  in particular the school’s pupils and their parents and carers.

The Governing Board is a team of volunteers with a wide range of different skills. They meet formally once each half term with other work being done between those meetings in our Standards Committee and Resources Committee.  Being a governor is not about volunteering in school. All the school’s operational, or day-to-day activities are for the school’s teaching professionals – in particular the Headteacher –  to manage and deliver. Governance is about setting the overall general direction of the school and making sure that course is followed.

As part of their remit the Governing Board is also responsible for

  • Setting the school budget
  • Making decisions about the school building and premises
  • Establishing certain school policies
  • Appointing senior staff and being part of the decision making process relating to some aspects of staffing the school.

Should you wish to contact our Governing Board, please click here for further details.

Our Vision

Our Vision for the coming three years (2015-2018):

  • Our children, parents and staff are happy at school and with school and so would always recommend Hothfield to others…
  • By exceeding national figures for attainment and progress, our children achieve their potential and so are ready to thrive at secondary school…
  • We have combined with Aire View to form a through-primary school which is the school of choice for the families of Silsden…
  • We are a school that is judged by OFSTED to be good and on its journey to Outstanding…

Governor Reports

Please click here to view our 15/16 year end report.

Our Governing Board

In July 2015, the Governing Body of Hothfield Junior School reconstituted following guidance issued by the Department for Education in May 2014 – The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools. Our Governing Board is made up of the following members.

NameGovernor CategoryAppointed FromAppointed ToAppointing BodyCommittee MembershipPosition HeldRelationship to any
member of the school
staff including spouses,
partners or relatives
Register of Interest
Steve AndersonCo-Opted30.06.201530.06.2019GBQuality of TeachingNoneNone to Declare
Matthew Clayton-SteadCo-Opted30.06.201530.06.2019GBResourcesVice Chair of Governors
None Pinsent Masons LLP
John FrenchCo-Opted30.06.201530.06.2019GBResourcesMathsNoneNone to Declare
Alison GornallStaff24.09.201324.09.2017Staff ElectionResourcesNoneNone to Declare
Susan GriffithsCo-Opted30.06.201530.06.2019GBStandardsWider Curiculum
SEND Governor
None Works for the Church of England
Jonathan Grimshaw Co-Opted21.06.201621/06/2020GBResourcesWife is employed as a Teaching Assistant at Aireview Infant School None to Declare
Michelle MiddletonParent08.03.201408.03.2018Parent ElectionStandardsSafeguarding Governor
Personal Development
NoneNone to Declare
Dale MountainCo-Opted30.06.201530.06.2019GBResourcesNoneNone to Declare
James ProcterHeadteacherN/AN/AGBResources, StandardsNoneNone to Declare
Neil WhitakerCo-Opted30.06.201530.06.2019GBStandardseadership and Management. Chair of GovernorsNonePinsent Masons LLP
Associate Members
Su Lord-ClokeAssociate Member25.09.201225.09.2016GBStandardsChair of Curriculum CommitteeNoneNone to Declare

Governing Board Committees

Resources: Mr M Clayton-Stead, Mrs A Gornall, Mr J French, Mr J Procter, Mr D Mountain and Mr J Grimshaw

Standards: Mrs M Middleton, Mrs S Lord-Cloke, Rev S Griffiths, Mr N Whitaker, Mr J Procter

Minutes of Meetings. 16-17

Full Governing Board Minutes:

Governing Board Minutes 16th September 2016
Governing Board Minutes 28th June 2016
Governing Board Minutes 17 May 2016
Governing Board Minutes 26 January 2016
Governing Board Minutes 17 November 2015
Governing Board Minutes 22 September 2015
Governing Board Minutes 30 June 2015

Resources-Committee Minutes:

Resources Committee 7th March 2017 
Resources Committee minutes January 2017
Resources Committee minutes 8 November 2016 
Resources Committee minutes 13 September 2016
Resources Committee minutes 21 June 2016
Resources Committee Minutes 5 May 2016
Resources Committee Minutes 8 March 2016

Standards-Committee Minutes:

Standards committee minutes 5th October 2016
Standards Committee Minutes 19th July 2016
Standards Committee Minutes 10 March 2016
Standards Committee Minutes 15 January 2016

Governor Attendance

Click on the attached document to show governor attendance at Governing Board meetings.

GB Attendance 14-15
GB Attendance 15-16