Bingley Grammar School

Our Governors

Contact our Governors by writing c/o the school at:

Bingley Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bingley West Yorkshire BD16 2RS


Governors Attendance 2017-18

Governors Attendance 2016-17

Governors Attendance 2015-16

Governors Attendance 2014-15


Foundation Governors Award

For families with low disposable income, the Foundation Trustees make awards on an annual basis a few weeks into the autumn term.  These annual awards are aimed at assisting with the costs of uniform, travel, educational resources and incidental costs involved with the education of your child(ren).  The awards are disbursed on a means-tested basis following the completion of a simple form which is available below: 

Foundation Governors Fund Award Letter >>

Foundation Governors Fund Award Application Form >>


Read about Governance at our school >>


Mr Chris Conderson – Foundation Governor

Also a Governor at Cottingley Village Primary School
Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 01/04/2004
Term of office (4 years) ends: 20/03/2021
Member of: KS5 committee (Vice Chair), Finance, Buildings & Services committee (Vice Chair) and Leadership & Management committee
Faculty Links: Business & ICT and Modern Foreign Languages
Special Responsibility for: 6th Form, Safeguarding, Governing Body Chair

Mrs Angela Costello – Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 29/04/2017
Term of office (4 years) ends: 24/03/2021
Member of: KS4 committee (Chair)
Faculty Links: Maths
Special Responsibility for: SEND

Mr Paul Frear – Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 27/05/2012
Term of office (4 years) ends: 01/06/19
Member of: Finance, Buildings & Services committee
Faculty Links: English

Mr David Mann -Foundation Governor

Also a Governor at Cottingley Village Primary School
Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 01/09/2006
Term of office (4 years) ends: 16/09/2020
Member of: KS4 committee (Vice Chair), and Leadership & Management committee
Faculty Links: Maths, Governing Body Vice Chair

Mr David Markham – Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None Start date: 01/01/2003
Term of office (4 years) ends: 16/09/2020
Member of: KS3 committee (Vice Chair) and Leadership & Management committee
Faculty Links: Expressive & Performing Arts and Humanities
Special Responsibility for: More Able Students

Mr Graham Smith – Foundation Governor Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 16/09/2016
Term of office (4 years) ends: 16/09/2020
Member of: Finance, Buildings & Services committee (Chair)
Faculty Links: Expressive & Performing Arts
Special Responsibility for: Pupil Premium
Mr Iain Taylor – Foundation Governor Appointed by: The Foundation Trustees 
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 18/03/2013
Term of office (4 years) ends: 18/03/2021
Member of: KS5 committee
Faculty Links: Physical Education and Science
Special Responsibility for: Risk Assessment for School Trips, 
Peer Leaders (substitute)
Mr Craig Barrow– Parent Governor

Appointed by: Election by Parents
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 01/04/2015  
Term of office (4 years) ends: 01/04/2019
Member of: KS4 committee

Mrs Tracy Whitaker – Parent Governor  Appointed by: Election by Parents
Relevant Business Interests: None
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 29/03/2017  
Term of office (4 years) ends: 29/03/2021
Member of: 
Mr Luke Weston –
Ex Officio Governor
Appointed by: Statutory appointment 
Relevant Business Interests: Headteacher at BGS
Relatives who are school staff: None
Start date: 16/09/2012  
Term of office (4 years) ends: Automatic
Member of: Finance, Buildings & Services committee and Leadership & Management committee
Special Responsibility for: Headteacher