Ling Bob J I And N School


Mr Simpson - Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

​In my teaching career so far I have worked in six primary schools in Kirklees and Calderdale Authorities. Prior to becoming Headteacher at Ling Bob, I was Headteacher at St John’s CE Primary Academy, Rishworth for 6 years. Before that, I was Deputy Head at Field Lane Primary School, Rastrick (now part of the ‘Brighter Futures’ academy trust). Working in a number of different schools has enabled me to gain a great deal of experience right across the primary range.


Mr. P Simpson- Headteacher

Oliver Scholefield - Parent Governor (end of office 25/11/2021)

I have four children aged from 7-13, three of whom attend Ling Bob School.  We have previously lived in South Wales and Kirklees and so my children have attended a variety of different schools . I was very impressed with how the teachers and staff helped and supported my children when they started at Ling Bob and this, combined with my knowledge of other schools, prompted me to volunteer to become a Parent Governor.​

Jeanette Bolton - Staff Governor (end of office 18/1/2024)

I have worked at Ling Bob School for over 16 years. When I first joined Ling Bob, I listened to the children read and after several role changes over the years  I am now Pastoral Team Leader.  I am enjoying my role as Staff Governor and hope that I can use this role to further help and support the children of Ling Bob.  Ling Bob is a fantastic school to work for, the  children and staff make Ling Bob School a wonderful place to be.

Mrs Bolton- Pastoral Care team- Lead DSL

Liza McNulty - Parent Governor (end of office 31/08/2022)

I am a parent of 5 children, and currently have 4 children attending Ling Bob School. My eldest has recently left Ling Bob to go onto secondary school. I am a member of the PA and now a parent governor. The reason I became a governor was so that I could represent other parents, to ensure that the school provides the best possible opportunities and experiences for all our children. I am excited to be apart of a strong team of governors.

Liza McNulty

Nikki Kirton - Local Authority Governor (end of office 01/02/2023)

Hello, my name is Nikki I am the mum of 4 grown up daughters and I have 3 granddaughters.
I am the Local Authority Governor at Ling Bob School since October 2018. I am the Safeguarding CLA & inclusion/ SEN Governor & more recently part of the Pay Committee.
I have been an employee of Calderdale Council since 1996.
Initially as a support worker with the Elderly. Following this role, I started a new role within Children and Young People’s Services. I have a passion in protecting our most vulnerable individuals within society.
I have 20 years of experience with supporting, empowering, and safeguarding, Children Looked After.
My most recent role within Calderdale Social Care is that of an ‘Apprentice Social Worker’ and I am entering my third year of study.
Prior to this, I studied Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Therapies and I have an HND in Professional Counselling.
I like to practice mindful meditation, I enjoy, researching for my assignments, swimming, cycling, and walking.
I am looking forward to being able to visit school and meeting the children and the staff, now that the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Nikki Kirton

Clerk to Governors 

Sharon Jagger - Business Management 

There is one Declaration of Interests from Governors for 2021/22.

Mr Phil Simpson – his son is working at Ling Bob J I and N School as a Teacher.

Being a Governor

What’s involved?

The following checklist gives a brief insight into what is involved in being a Governor at Ling Bob J I & N School


Your views are valued so please take part actively in discussion.

Attend meetings

Be an active member of committees

Prepare for meetings

Carry out agreed actions

Knowing the school

Please refer to agreed protocol, using ICT and email protocol

​Visit the school on a regular basis


Actively participate in identifying and meeting training needs so as to constantly evolve as a Governing body

Support new Governors

Support and assist in the induction of new Governors

Promote the school

Really be involved in the life of the school

Play a major part in school activities/development

Equal Opportunities

Actively demonstrate commitment internally and externally

Personal interests

If you have any interests declare them

Deal appropriately with possible personal interests in relation to own child or grandchild if this is relevant

Handling Complaints

Be aware of procedures and act appropriately

Don’t forget advice is always at hand!​

Meeting Minutes and Documents

Please ask at the School Office if you wish to see a copy of any of the Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes

Ling Bob J, I & N School, Albert Road, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QD

01422 434000