The Whitley AP Academy LGB (Local Governing Body) monitors procedures and standards within the unit.  LGB is represented by members from the Local Authority, Staff, Parents and the Community.

Clerk to the LGB: Carol Carpenter



Phillip Hannah Headteacher
Liz Broadley Community
Carol Stone Local Authority
John Hellewell Community
Emma Eastwood Community
John Ford Local Authority
James Starnes Community
Carl Dundavan Staff

Our LGB Members

Liz Broadley

Liz is the Vice Chair of the Management Committee and a member of the Curriculum and Improvement Committee.

She works for North Halifax Partnership, a community organisation which runs 10 Sure Start Children’s Centres in the the Lower Calder Valley and North & East Halifax. Her work has included getting local services to work together with local people, and she is particularly interested in all young people in Calderdale getting the best start in life.

Other voluntary commitments include Pennine Magpie. She lives in Calderdale and enjoys making things – particularly clothes and furnishings.

John Hellewell

John is the vicar at Christ Church, Mount Pellon and St. Augustine’s Church, Halifax, and has been there for the last 13 years.  John is also a governor at two primary schools, St Augustine’s CE (VA) J & I School and Christ Church Pellon C of E VC Primary School.  John is a trustee for the Charities St. Augustine’s Halifax, Christians Together Calderdale and Happy Days Ministries UK, as well as chairing the local authority group that oversees R.E. and Collective Worship in Calderdale schools.

His job as a vicar keeps him busy, doing baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as supporting the work of the St. Augustine’s Centre which, among other things, does a lot of work with asylum seekers and refugees in our area.

He is married with three grown up daughters, and in his spare time enjoys playing Horizon Zero Dawn and Fallout 4.

Emma Eastwood

Emma has  a Masters in HRM, MCIPD in Human Resource Management and various qualifications in quality, environment and health & safety.

With over 20 years experience in HR and manufacturing or managing large and small teams. Emma  assists and provides advice to companies on the implementation of ISO9001, ISO4001, ISO45001, ISO27001, PEFC, FSC, BRCIOP Food Packaging and CE marking management systems. Provides auditing services, assistance through registration and assessment and aid in the writing of business system manuals.

Provides HR consultancy services to companies and advise on issues such as recruitment & selection, disciplinary & grievance and general employment law matters.

Emma works with a number of business gaining an in-depth knowledge of their business and am able to offer industry best practice advice in business improvement and management systems. With experience in manufacturing, design processes and the service sector.

John Ford

John has lived in Calderdale all his life.  He was first elected to Halifax Council in 1968, where he has served on Calderdale Council for over forty years.  John was Chairman of the Education Committee on many occasions.  He was also Leader of Calderdale Council for five years.  John worked in the aerospace and fabrication industry until the year 2000.

Committee Membership:

Appeals Panel (Substitute),  (Substitute) Ward Forum – Elland (Member)

Working parties:

Academies Working Party (Member) Calderdale Children’s Social Care Improvement BoardCalderdale Employment & Skills Board (Member),  (Member) Regulation 44/Recommendation 41 Visits.

Outside bodies:

Member of the School Admissions Forum.

Representative Governor of: Copley Junior and Infants School, Holly Bank School,  Salterhebble Junior and Infants School.

Carol Stone

Carol has spent many years as a Youth and Community Worker, and Youth Service Manager in several different authorities. In Calderdale she worked on the development of Connexions, managed the  Youth and  Play Services, led on Children and Young People’s Voice, and was an Early Intervention Manager. She was a Joint Chair of the Vulnerable Young People’s Panel and has a commitment to improving opportunities for young people. Now retired, Carol is a Vice Chair of the National Youth Agency, a director of the Regional Youth Work Unit, and is interested in art and literature.

his core values are in ensuring every child maximises their full potential.

James Starnes

James is a Newly Qualified Teacher having completed his teacher training in Halifax. Previously James has held a number of governance roles including Trustee to Leeds Beckett Students’ Union and Governor to Leeds Beckett University. James’s specialist area of expertise revolves around Computer Forensics and Cyber Security with additional interests in IT Governance.