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School Day: 8:40 - 15:10

Diary Dates - This Week 


Future Dates

Thu 21 Sep - Individual Photos

Thu 28 Sep - Harvest Festival

     9:00 KS1, EYFS

     9:30 KS2

Mon 2 Oct - Wed 4 Oct - Robinwood Residential

Wed 11 Oct - Lions Football Competition

Wed 18 Oct - Dolphins Football Competition

Fri 27 Oct - School Closes

Mon 6 Nov - School Opens





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If your child is due to start secondary school in 2022, applications are open until 31st October 2022. Further information can be found here.


 If your child is due to start Primary school in 2023, please see attached letter.









Meet Our Governors


Mrs R Rawson

Chair of Governors

Hello my name is Rebecca Rawson and I am currently the Chair of Governors at our school. I have been a governor since 2013.  I have 3 children.  They have all either been or still are attending our school.
Like many of the staff at our school, I have enjoyed quite a bit of travelling. New Zealand, Canada and Japan are some of my favourite places.  
Being a governor can be quite hard work.  There is a lot of information and data to get to grips with and educational requirements are constantly changing. Unless you work in education, these can be challenging to understand, especially when you are fitting this voluntary work in around your own family and career.
Being a governor can also be a rewarding role.  I enjoy being able to be part of making a difference to the achievements and progress of all the children in our school.
I’m very enthusiastic about our team of governors and what we all do and very happy to talk to anyone who would like to know any more about our role.

Mrs C Cessford


I am a retired Head Teacher, having taught for 34 years in small, rural C. of E. Primary schools in Nottinghamshire. I have also been a churchwarden for many years before moving to K. S. in 2012 and am now a churchwarden here. My hobbies include knitting, embroidery, walking, cycling and travelling. I am Granny to three children, who also live in the village. I regularly help at school and when I have spare time I love to read. I really enjoy village life and being a part of the community. 





Alex Henderson 

My name is Alex Henderson and I am really excited to be a new governor at Kirk Smeaton Primary. I have been a teacher for around 6 years in schools across South and West Yorkshire. I have taught History, Geography, Religious Education and Travel and Tourism across age ranges from age 6 to 18.

I am currently the Head of the Humanities Department at Campsmount Academy and I live only 5 minutes away from Kirk Smeaton so I am really keen to be able to use my skills to help the school continue to improve and provide the best for its students and community. I am really excited to see the ‘other side’ of education and play a part in some of the big decisions and exciting developments in our school’s future! I have already enjoyed being part of the governors meetings and finding out about all the amazing work that has been going on in school. 



Mr P Hudson

Vice chair 

My name is Peter Hudson, I joined as a parent governor at Kirk Smeaton in Spring 2019. I am a father of two and my daughter is in year 1 Dolphins.

I am a registered nurse by background and currently work as specialist in Public Health, I have a personal and professional interest in the broader health and wellbeing agenda but also experience in patient safety and quality improvement.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my kids, running and renovating houses.









Mr H Palmer    

Hello! My name is Harvie Palmer and I’m thrilled to have recently joined the governing board of Kirk Smeaton. My background is in IT, currently working as an Assistant Trust IT Manager for a Doncaster Multi Academy Trust. I have good knowledge of school governance, as I am currently a Chair of Governors for a Church of England Primary School in Kent, where I’m from. My skill set in ICT means I can monitor and ensure the children of Kirk Smeaton are getting a first class ICT experience, preparing them for the digital world. I very much look forward to getting the chance to meeting you.


Kay Crossley

Kay is a parent governor, she is link governor for English and Finance.


Hello my name is Kay Crossley. I became Parent Governor in October 2022. My Husband Drew and I have 2 children, my Son Will is 5 and in Year 1 Dolphins and my daughter Amber is 2 and attends Went Valley pre school. We moved to the village of Kirk Smeaton in 2017 and joined such a gorgeous and welcoming community making some beautiful friends . 

 I currently work for West Yorkshire Police as part of the Neighbourhood Policing Team working closely with the community. I am in the process of taking over from the current South East NPT Spoc for Schools in my policing role, delivering educational talks around various topics to primary and Secondary schools which I am really looking forward to. In my previous role at HMPS Wakefield I was HR ,Procurement and Recruitment Officer. 

I love spending time with my family, we love walking with our Pointer Lola but we spend more time looking for her then walking her as brockadale houses lots of wildlife and Lola can't hold her concentration!!!

Kirk Smeaton C of E is a lovely School in a beautiful Village and the Staff are brilliant I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in all of our children's futures. . 



Mark Suaznabar


Mark is a parent governors, he is a link governor for Computing and Maths.


Sadie Sheen


Sadie Sheen is a school governor.  In school she works as the breakfast club worker and a General Teaching Assistant.