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Welcome to Hunslet Carr Primary School




At Hunslet Carr Primary School we are very fortunate to have a dedicated team of governors who are skilled in their role as key strategic decision makers and vision setters. We believe that effective school governance is at the centre of a good school and we do all we can to promote and develop our governors through our work across the school.




Our governing body consists of fourteen governors, and they serve a term of office for four years although this can be shorter if they wish. The main aim of our governors is to ensure that school provides an outstanding education to its children and to improve standards.




Children are at the heart of everything we do at Hunslet Carr Primary School and we work hard to make sure that all our children believe that they can be anything they want to be. We hope that they are excited and curious about the world around them and develop the life skills they will need to be happy, successful, confident and resilient young people.




Our school has a community feel, and it is our vision that all young people at Hunslet Carr Primary School will have High Expectations, be Caring, have Positive Attitudes and be Successful. Our children benefit greatly from the strong partnerships and sense of common purpose which the school has developed with our governors, parents, local schools and the community.




You may already be familiar with who we are and what we do, but if you would like more information, please click on the links below to find out more or contact us through the school office on 0113 2713804.




Mr Jon Hairsine                        Chair of Governors                 





To see the Annual Governance Statement for 2017 – 18, please click here




For more information about the role of the Governing body of the school, please click here




For more information about the people on the Governing body of the school, please click here




For more information about the pecuniary interests of the Governing body of the school, please click here




For more information about the committees of the Governing body of the school, please click here




To see a copy of the Governing Body induction pack, please click here




To see copies of approved Governing Body minutes, please click here




To see the Governing Body Action Plan 2017-18, please click here




High Expectations, Caring, Positive Attitudes and Successful




Governors’ News


Hello all


I recently joined the governing board of Hunslet Carr and I have been elected as the new Chair of Governors. I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce myself.


I may be new to the school but I'm not new to Hunslet. For a number of years, I worked just off Pontefract Road and I regularly ran the streets of Hunslet and Belle Isle early in the morning before work so I know my way around! 


I worked in business for thirty years, and I've been a governor in many schools over the last twenty years. A few years ago, I gave up my business interests and I now treat being a governor as though it is a full time job. At any one time, I am involved in governance at a number of schools across the region, helping school leaders and governors to make the schools as good as they can be so that children are getting the best possible education.


So far, my visits to school have almost all been after the end of the school day. I've been delighted by the warm welcome I've had from Mr Lumb and members of his leadership team, and I'm looking forward to getting into school during the school day too so I can get to know more of the staff, and meet children and parents too. 


I would like to finish this brief note by thanking Claire Harrison, my predecessor, for her excellent contribution as Chair.




Jon Hairsine           


Chair of Governors




High expectations, Caring, Positive Attitudes and Successful

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Hunslet Carr Primary School (2474)

















 FGB   29.09.2018

JRG   08.10.2018 

FGM   07.11.2018 

Pupil Support 14.11.2018 

 JRG 26.11.2018

 Resources 28.11.2018  FGB         06.02.2019







Pupil Support 27.02.19

 Mr Martin Lumb



Y   Y  Y  Y  Y Y






 Ms Carla FosteResigned 07.07.2018




 Miss Clare   Davidson




 Y  Y  A




 Mr Kevin Birkin




 Y Y Y   Y




 Mrs Claire   Aldridge








 Mr Iain   Cunningham



   Y  Y




 Mrs Yvonne   McMullen Resigned 26.09.2018





 Mrs Claire Burgess  Resigned 22.01.2019



A A  

 Mrs Olamide Ayemowa





 Mrs   Sarah Garden




 Y  Y

 Miss Minoti   Parikh





 Mr Martyn   Stenton Resigned 26.09.2018







 Mr Paul   Wray


 Y  A  Y




 Claire   Krasinski


 Y  Y Y  A






Amy Paoli





Jon Hairsine





 Key - Y=  In attendance, N= Not in attendance and apologies either not received or not accepted, A = Apologies received and accepted, Res = Resigned from GB

To see our Governors' Register for 2017/18, please click here

To see our Governors' Register for 2016/17, please click here