A strong, well-led governing body, supportive of the school, its teachers and its mission makes an important contribution to the school's wellbeing and effectiveness. Being a governor is a major piece of Christian and community service. No one should undertake the role lightly. It involves time, energy and a willingness to become involved in the life of the school on a regular basis over at least four years.
Andie Wilson (Co-Chair) - Co-opted Governor Term of office: 1st October 2016 - 30th September 2020 Appointed by the Trust I have been a governor at St Chad’s since 2012 and have children at both St Chad’s primary school and Abbey Grange academy. Since joining the governing body I have been involved in supporting the school via curriculum links, class links and getting to know the children through class visits. I am a keen gardener and enjoy sharing that interest practically with the children. Our family moved to Leeds in June 2011 from Tanzania where we spent 9 years developing a dental training programme to teach village health care workers how to extract teeth safely, and also working with a community affected by leprosy to implement a community rehabilitation programme. I graduated as an Occupational Therapist in the UK, moving on later to work as a Personal Assistant. Currently I am the Administrator for Redeemer Church where I am an active member. I count it a privilege to serve as a Governor at St Chad’s and to support the Christian ethos and values held there.
James Clarke (Co-Chair) – Co-opted Governor Term of office: 15th March 2017 - 14th March 2021 Appointed by the Trust I joined St Chad's as a Governor around Easter 2017 and have found the experience to be both an interesting and rewarding one in my time so far. I was a pupil at Abbey Grange for seven years and returned as an employee for a further six years after studying Law at the University of Sheffield. I remain employed within Abbey MAT, now working as the Head of Pastoral Care at Lightcliffe Academy. I have developed a breadth of knowledge about education through my professional work so it is great to be able to utilise this in any way to help St Chads continue and drive forward in delivering a brilliant education to the children lucky enough to attend here. As someone who works in pastoral care, it is equally fantastic to be involved with a place such as St Chads where the happiness, well-being and nurturing of children is of such paramount importance in school life. Outside of education, I am a big sports fan and can often be found cheering on Leeds United!
Paul Whitman– Co-opted Governor Term of office: 1st October 2016 - 30th September 2020 Appointed by the Trust I have been a foundation governor at St Chad’s since September 2012. I have a child at the school who is currently in Year 5. I graduated from University with a Law degree and spent 10 years working in Financial Services both in the UK and Africa. For the last 9 years I have worked as a self employed Learning & Development Consultant working in a wide variety of organisations around the world. I have a passion for development and hope to bring some of that experience and passion to my role as school governor.
Rev. Tom Lusty – Vicar at St Chad's Church, Co-opted Governor Term of office: 1st September 2016 - 31st August 2020 Appointed by the Trust
Zoe Hinchliffe – Co-opted Governor Term of office: 12th March 2016 - 11th March 2020 Appointed by the Trust Link governor for safeguarding
Gina Marsland – Staff governor .
Mark Bellamy – Parent Governor I have three children at St Chads, and have enjoyed being actively involved in school life over the last few years. My background is mainly in construction. I am a self employed joiner by trade and have also undertaken various house renovation and project management roles . Outside of work I enjoy hiking, badminton and generally anything in the great outdoors. As a governor, I am hoping to play a supportive role in ensuring that all pupils at the school experience an excellent education in a safe and happy environment. Richard Gibson – Parent Governor I have been a parent governor at St Chad's since being elected in May 2018 and have children in St Chad's and Abbey Multi Academy Trust. I am part of the senior management of a not-for-profit Christian organisation. I manage our international staff and ensure accountability for our staff working remotely. I am also involved in recruitment, training, mentoring and HR. I feel privileged to be part of the governors at St Chad's as we seek to contribute to maintaining the school's excellent care for all the children's well-being and educational development.
St Chad's Church of England Primary School Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: office@stchadsprimary.net For all school information and enquires, or to make contact with a member of staff, please contact Mrs. Katy Dixon, Senior Administrator Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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