Governing Body

Members of the Governing Body of the Federation of Scapegoat Hill J&I and Linthwaite Clough JI&EY at February 2022 are shown below. There are two main committees:


Quality of Education, Children & Families which oversees

  • pupil achievement, the provision of teaching and learning, and the range and depth of the curriculum;
  • the school’s contribution to pupil well-being, policies and provision relating to home/school links and community cohesion;
  • the school’s plans and activities to promote its vision, values and achievements to parents/carers and the wider community.

Finance & Resources which deals with financial management, premises and staffing.


Name Appointment End of term Committee
Mrs Nikki Barker Headteacher Ex officio All
Mr Isaac Barnett Designate November 2025 Fin & Resources
Ms Louise Dowling Co-opted October 2023 Fin & Resources
Ms Despina Hafiz Parent November 2025 Quality of E,C&F
Ms Sonia King Parent December 2023 Quality of E,C&F
Miss Natalie Shackleton Staff September 2023 Quality of E,C&F
Mr Rob Whitehouse Chair November 2025 Fin & Resources


The Chair is Rob Whitehouse.  Correspondence may be sent to the Chair at the school.

The Vice Chair is Louise Dowling.


Click on the links below for further information:
Register of Business Interests and Attendance 2020-21


Whenever a vacancy occurs for a parent governor the Headteacher will send a written notice of the election in a letter to be taken home by pupils.