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Chair of Governors - Mr Stephen Holmes

 

I joined the Governing Body of Shirley Manor in April 2022.

 

My decision to join the board was driven by my being a former pupil of Shirley Manor and recognising the powerful, formative effect it had on my development. I am keen to provide my support to help the school succeed, and the pupils maximise their potential.

 

I have spent my career in the finance sector, and am married with a young     

                                             daughter.

Director

Category of Governor – Community

Appointed by: GB Board

Date of Appointment: 5th April 2022

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: None

 

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Community Governor - Mrs Lyndsey Brown

 

Hello, my name is Lyndsey Brown and I am very pleased indeed to be doing this role on behalf of the whole school community.  I am passionate about achievement and outcomes for all children and I will be following keenly the progress of this wonderful school.  I have so much admiration for the dedication and commitment of the staff team here at Shirley Manor and I am keen to continue supporting the growth of the school so that all children benefit from what is on offer here.  As parents/carers, you have made a great choice by sending your son/daughter to this school and if either myself or any of the governors can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us via the office.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as I possibly can in due course.  When I am not involved in school work, I enjoy a simple coffee letting the world pass me by!  That and a good film suits me just fine!

 

 

Business Interests: Headteacher of Oastlers School &

                                  Member of Park Primary PRU Management Committee

Director & Member

Category of Governor: Community

Appointed by: GB Board

Date of Appointment: 10.12.19

Term of Office: 4 Years

 

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Parent Governor & Vice Chair of Governors - Mr Neil Chivers

 

I have been recently elected on the Governing Body as a parent governor; a decision for which we had no qualms.   I see access to a great education as integral to personal development and I hope to be able to help with the ‘checks and balances’ at SMPA as part of my role. 

 

With my role, I am the year 4 class governor and am responsibly for monitoring Health & Safety and the Sports Premium Grant.  I also sit on the Finance & Resources Committee. 

 

Amongst other things, I speak Spanish and taught English to 7-16 year olds at Pedagogium Cos School, in Barcelona. 

 

Director

Category of Governor – Parent

Appointed by: Parents

Date of Appointment: 8th February 2022

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: Employee at ICH Services Ltd

 

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Mr Nicky Reynolds - Parent Governor

 

I am delighted to have been elected as a Parent Governor. 

 

I have a wife who attended SMPA during her youth and a daughter in Year 5. I have a Learning and Development background and run 2 training schools over the North of England.

 

I oversee the ICT curriculum and am linked with the year 5 class.  I am also a member of the Resources Committee. I look forward to coming into school and getting to know more about what happens behind the scenes and getting to know the students and 

                                    teachers better.

 

Director

Category of Governor – Parent

Appointed by: Elected by Parents

Date of Appointment: 6th December 2022

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: tbc

 

 

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Parent Governor - Miss Donna McGuire

 

I first became a member of the Governing Body when I was elected as a Parent Governor some years ago. I have two children, who both attended Shirley Manor; my daughter is now at college and my son is now at secondary school.  I am the lead Governor for PSHE and am linked with the year 1 class. I also sit on the Resource and Finance  Committee

 

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

 

 

 

Director 

Category of Governor: Community

Appointed by: Member elected

Date of Appointment: 25th September 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business Interests: None

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Headteacher - Mrs Heather Lacey

 

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 love 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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Teaching Staff Governor - Mrs Gail Whitmore

 

 I have been a teacher at Shirley Manor since 2010 and I am the staff Governor. I have recently been appointed as Deputing Headteacher & SENCo and I am enjoying my new role. I have 2 teenage boys, a cat 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: Re-elected 9th January 2018

Term of Office – 4 Years 

Committees I serve on – School Improvement

Position of Responsibility –SEND /PSHE

Business Interests – None

 

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Non-Teaching Staff Governor - Mrs Tina Copley

 

I am the Business Manager at Shirley Manor and a non-teaching Governor. I feel privileged to work at such an amazing school and be part of the staff team and governing body at Shirley Manor.  I began working at school part-time in 2001 and have seen the school go through many changes over the years. I also live in the village and have a good knowledge of our community and the local area. 

 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, reading, walking and more recently I've taken up running and I've learned to sew!

 

I sit on the Resources 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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