Moorlands Primary School

Governors

The Role of a Governing Body

Each school in the country has a governing body made up of a group of people who are from various occupations and backgrounds, this is with a view to them all contributing a diverse range of skills and experiences to the successful running of the school. In general the role of the governing body is to take a strategic role working with the head teacher in the general management of the school, to act as a "critical friend" and to be accountable for the decisions made by it. It is responsible for setting the aims and objectives for the school and agreeing monitoring and reviewing policies targets, priorities and performance. It also, in partnership with the head teacher, controls the school budget.

How do I contact the governing body or an individual member?

As representatives of the community we are always happy to hear your views on the running of the school. If you wish to speak to any governor please do not hesitate to do so. This can be done by leaving your contact details at the school office.

Key Information

Number of employees (if any) whose gross salary exceeded £100k: Nil

Our Governors

Gary Laird (Chair) - Co-opted Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 22/03/2018
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Governing Body
  • Committee/Role: Finance, Buildings, Standards and Attainment, Complaints, Performance Management, Staff Dismissals, Child Protection, Well-Being, GDPR
  • Year Group Link: Year 4
  • Subject Link: History, Geography, MFL, RE
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Gary Laird Safety Associates
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Toni Caufield (Vice Chair) - Parent Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 09/02/2019
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Parent Election
  • Committee/Role: Complaints (Chair), Pupil Discipline (Chair), Finance, Staff Dismissals, Safeguarding, Performance Management
  • Year Group Link: Year 2
  • Subject Link: Maths
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Anna Bartys - Parent Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 09/02/2019
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Parent Election
  • Committee/Role: Finance (Chair), Standards and Attainment, Dismissal Appeals, Complaints
  • Year Group Link: Year 6
  • Subject Link: Writing, Reading/Early Reading
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: PWS Technical Services (wife of MD and employee), NCS Support – Sister of Director
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Amanda Denney - Headteacher 

  • Date of Appointment: 1/1/2016
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment, Finance, Buildings
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Gemma Dolan - Co-opted Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 22/3/2018
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Governing Body
  • Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment (Chair), Pupil Discipline, SEND, PP/LAC
  • Year Group Link: Reception
  • Subject Link: Art, Cultural Capital
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil
  • Links to other educational establishments: Teacher at Silkstone Primary
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Becky Freeman - Staff Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 02/07/2018
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Staff Election
  • Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment, Buildings, Governor Training
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Husband – Joinery Business
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Andy Jinks - Parent Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 09/03/2022
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Parent Election
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil
  • Links to other educational establishments: SHARE Multi Academy Trust - Data Manager
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Rachel Jinks - Wife - Teacher and governor at Howard Park Community School

Eileen Marchant - Co-opted Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 25/11/2021
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Governing Body
  • Committee/Role: Finance, Staff Dismissals, Performance Management
  • Year Group Link: Year 3
  • Subject Link: PE
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Tarnya Mitchell - Parent Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 10/02/2022
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Parent Election

Derrie O'Sullivan - Co-opted Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 27/03/2018
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Governing Body
  • Committee/Role: Buildings (Chair), Dismissal Appeals (Chair), Performance Management, Pupil Discipline, Equality
  • Year Group Link: Year 5
  • Subject Link: Computing, Science, ECO, DT
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Own Architecture Practice
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Judith Woodhead - Co-opted Governor 

  • Date of Appointment: 16/05/2019
  • Term of Office: 4 Years
  • Appointing Body: Governing Body
  • Committee/Role: Buildings, Complaints, Dismissal Appeals, Well-Being, RSHE
  • Year Group Link: Year 1 & 3
  • Subject Link: RSHE, Music
  • Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil
  • Links to other educational establishments: Nil
  • Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil