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Chair of Governors

My name is Donna McGuire and I am delighted to have been elected as the Chair of Governors on the 25th September 2018. I have two children, my daughter has recently left and moved to High school and my son is currently in Year 2.

 

I am the lead Governor for PSHE, Literacy, Pupil Voice and I sit on the Resource and Finance Committee

 

I have enjoyed coming into school and getting to know more about what happens behind the scenes.

Business Interests: None

Director & Member

Category of Governor: Parent

Appointed by: Member elected

Date of Appointment: 25th September 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

You can contact the Chair at office@shirleymanor.co.uk or by post C/O Shirley Manor Primary Academy, Methuen Oval, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8SA

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Hi my name is Vicki Nixon and I am a community Governor. I have been connected with Shirley Manor for a long time and once worked here. I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead Governor, Health and Safety and I sit on the Resources and Finance Committee. I enjoy spending time with my horse, walking the dog, shopping and socialising.

Business Interests - E Service, Delivery in Schools

Director & Member

Category of Governor - Community

Appointed by - Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 1st March 2014 re-elected March 2018

Term of Office - 4 Years

Hi my name is Heather Lacey and I have been the Headteacher of Shirley Manor Primary Academy since September 2016. I am enjoying making a difference to the children and staff at SMPA. I enjoy travelling around the world exploring new places and can often be found in the company of elephants whether in the flesh or as the cuddly variety in my office. I am a keen Blackburn Rovers fan (no laughing please!) and can often be found watching my favourite team.

 

I am on all committees and support the Governors with the knowledge of the running of the school.

 

Appointed: Ex Officio 

Business Interests: None

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Hi my name is Gail Whitmore. I have been a teacher at Shirley Manor since 2010 and I am the staff Governor. I have recently been appointed SENCo and I am enjoying my new role. I have 2 teenage boys, 2 cats and a dog all of whom keep me very busy. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on holiday, keeping fit.

 

I sit on the School Improvement Committee.

 

Director

Appointed by – Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 1st March 2014 re-elected 2018

Term of Office – 4 Years 

Committees I serve on – School Improvement

Position of Responsibility –SEND /PSHE

Business Interests – None

 

 

Hi my name is Tina Copley. I am the Business Manager at Shirley Manor and a non teaching Governor. I feel privileged to be part of the staff and governing body at Shirley Manor. I began working at school part-time in 2001 - how time flies when you're having fun! 

 

 In my spare time enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, reading, walking and crafts.

 

I sit on the Resource and Finance Committee and I am responsible for attendance.

Director

Category of Governor – Staff (non-teaching)

Appointed by: Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 1st March 2014 re-elected 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Position of Responsibility: School Business Manager

Business Interests: None

 

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Hi my name is Sonya Douglas and I work for Bradford Pathways. I am excited to be a community Governor at Shirley Manor Primary Academy. I have been involved in setting up the Future Me projects in school and look forward to seeing how they develop.

 

I am the lead Governor for Equalities and I sit on the School Improvement Committee.

 

Director

Category of Governor – Community

Appointed by: Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 6th March 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: None

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Hi my name is Jean Hayles and I work for the NHS. I am also a Governor at a school in Pontefract and have recently moved into Wyke. I wanted to give something back to the community and therefore chose to become a Governor at Shirley Manor Primary Academy. I have grown up children and enjoy looking after my grandchildren.

 

I am the lead Governor for Numeracy and sit on the School Improvement Committee.

 

Director

Category of Governor – Community

Appointed by: Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 6th March 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: None

 

My name is Michael Smith and I am the Director of PIVOT. I am an Associate Governor and I have been working with the school to help improve behaviour.

 

I am the lead Governor for Pupil Premium, SEN/Behaviour and Attainment. I sit on the School Improvement committee.

 

Associate Governor

Category of Governor – Education Consultant

Appointed by: Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 1st September 2017

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: Director of PIVOT

 

My name is Cllr David Warburton. I am the councillor for Wyke. I have been connected with the school for along time. I am an associate Governor. My priorities are to serve my constituents in Wyke Ward to the best of my ability. I do this by representing them individually and by also participating in partnerships
which benefit them. I act as an advocate for the area in order to secure resources
for the benefit of the ward.

 

I am the lead Governor for Sports Premium and the finance auditor. 

 

Associate Director & Member

Category of Governor – LA

Appointed by – Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 1st March 2014 re-elected 2018

Term Of Office – 4 Years

Business Interests - Lead Local Authority Member, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), Director, YPO Holdings Ltd

 

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Hi my name is Mrs Leighanne Doherty Bedford and I am a Community Governor. I have vast knowledge of working with schools as my role as a HR advisor. I currently work in a High School Academy in Leeds and I am interested to see how the primary sector works. 

 

I am lead Governor for Computing and I sit on the Resources and Finance Committee.

 

Director

Category of Governor – Community

Appointed by: Member Elected

Date of Appointment: 10th July 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: None

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