Stamford Bridge Primary School

​Fun, friendship and learning for life

School Governors

'Governors play their part in raising standards through rigorous analysis of information.  They are confident in holding the headteacher to account.' OFSTED June 2013

What the Governing body does

Governing bodies have three main roles: to provide strategic direction for the school; to act as a critical friend to the headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, and the school team; to ensure accountability.

 

How the Governing body is made up

The governing body includes parents, staff from the school, people chosen by governors from the local community, people appointed by the Local Education Authority (LEA).

 

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Our School Governors


Mrs S Willis (Chair)

Ian Birkinshaw (Vice-Chair)

 

Elected by the Parents

 Mrs Sarah Willis

 

Co-opted Governors

 

Mr A Shadrack  BA, M.Ed, FRSA


Married to Liz, a teacher, I have two sons both of whom were very successfully educated at this school. They were very happy here, supported and encouraged by our staff. I am a retired Headteacher of Middle and Primary Schools. Having led three large schools during twenty years of headship within a career of teaching spanning nearly forty years, I subsequently undertook two acting headships locally. I am an ex-Ofsted Inspector and Performance Management Advisor who maintains a passion for education both in practice and through my fellowship of The Royal Society of Arts. I have served on the Curriculum Committee for five years and have recently joined the Finance Committee. I am the assigned governor for Literacy, History and Geography, subjects of which I have a keen personal interest. I seek to support and encourage the opportunities that our school and community offers its young people.

 

Mr I Birkinshaw

Semi-retired operations director for a large engineering firm, I have gained a significant amount of experience in budgetary and man management.  In addition, I have been volunteering in the Scout Association for 30 years in leadership and executive roles. I believe that each child should have the opportunity to maximise their own potential and my aim as a governor is to assist the operational teams in achieving this.

 

 

 Mr G Tyson

Previously a secondary school teacher and now an education adviser, George has worked in education for over a decade. Following his first child joining Stamford Bridge, George became a co-opted governor and applies his skills, knowledge and experience where they can be of most benefit to the school.

Mrs R Whittaker

I am a parent governor at the school and I have three children.  Reuben in Year 5, Martha who is at preschool and Jonas who is 18 months old.   I’m committed to getting what’s best for the children and helping to make the right decisions for all those involved in the school.  Although a full-time mum, I am a primary school teacher by profession specialising in early years and music and do work occasionally as a supply teacher within school.  I feel that I can use this background in education and as a parent, to be an effective voice as a school governor.   I want to continue to build the strong links between the school, parents and community and maintain the high standards parents expect from the school.  I am looking forward to my role as governor for early years and PHSCE.

Mr N Wooton 

I’m Neil Wootton. Jo and I have lived in the village for 12 years. Our son and daughter both attended this school.

I am a hydrogeologist and I work at home for a national company assessing whether brownfield land is safe to be developed for future residents.

I enjoy the opportunity to represent the views of parents on the governing body, to support Mrs Fitzhenry and her staff and to help maintain a continuous improvement in standards.

Ms E Spencer

 

 

Appointed by the L.A.

Mrs J Carpenter

I have been a governor at school for many years and really enjoying keeping in touch with education, as I was previously a primary teacher in North Yorkshire.  I now work at York St John University leading the primary PGCE programme for students wishing to become primary teachers in one year. I am actively involved in supporting maths across school and frequently help with teacher recruitment.

 

Elected by the Staff

Miss E Proctor (Deputy Headteacher)

I was extremely proud to be elected by the school staff onto the governing body in 2013 to represent the views of the staff team, as well as the interests of our wonderful pupils. I have been very proud to work for Stamford Bridge Primary School for the last seven years and am pleased to be able to assist even more with the development of the school by working with the governing body.

My job role is Deputy Headteacher whilst also being our Year 4 teacher. I represent the school on the curriculum and premises committees.

 

Headteacher governor 

Mrs T Fitzhenry (Headteacher)

As Headteacher I am fortunate to be supported by an outstanding team of governors.  I have been teaching for many years, 3 of which were spent working with the behaviour support team within this Local Authority.  I am passionate about the early years of education and am committed to providing children with the best possible start to school life.  I enjoy the challenge of Governorship and particularly value opportunities to share the great teaching and learning that takes place daily throughout our school.

 

Associate (non-voting) governors

 

Mrs K Douglas

I am the School Business Manager and have been employed at Stamford Bridge School since September 2006. Most of my career has been spent working within educational environments.

My two daughters loved their primary school days at Stamford Bridge School and left with the confidence and grounding to progress to secondary education and beyond. I am passionate about education and providing the best possible opportunities for all children.  My role in school involves looking ahead and planning for the future, and I hope in my role as governor I can help the school achieve its strategic goals.

Governor Support Officer

Mr S Campbell

 

Governors’ Subject Roles and Class Links

 

Committee membership

Appeals Committee

Miss K Martin

Mrs S Willis (chair)

One other governor to be co-opted by the chair if required

 

Complaints Committee

Mrs J L Carpenter

Mr T Caswell

Mrs S Willis

 

Curriculum Committee

Mrs J Carpenter

Mrs T Fitzhenry

Miss K Martin

Miss E Proctor

Mr A Shadrack

Mrs R Whittaker

Mrs S Willis

Mr G Tyson

              

Resources Committee

Mr I Birkinshaw

Mrs J Carpenter

Mr T Caswell

Mrs K  Douglas

Mrs Fitzhenry

Mrs S Willis

Mr N Wootton

 

Any other governor to be co-opted if required

 

Premises, Health & Safety

Mr M Bell

Mr I Birkinshaw

Mr T Caswell

Mrs K Douglas

Miss E Proctor

Mr A Shadrack (chair)

Mrs R Whittaker

 

Any other governor to be co-opted if required

 

Performance Review

Mrs S Willis   Chair

Mr N Wootton

 Any other governor to be co-opted if required

 

1066 Club

Mr M Bell

Mrs J Beswick (co-opted as 1066 club manager)

Mr I Birkinshaw

Mr T Caswell

Mrs K Douglas

Mrs T Fitzhenry

Miss E Proctor