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Meet the Governors - Our current Board of Governors


Mrs Jean Hinkley - Co-opted Governor, Chair of Governors
 

Governor since 2009, term ends 31st August 2019

"I have lived in Walmersley most of my life and I have had a connection with Springside school for many years.  My daughter attended the school following the amalgamation of Hillside CPS and Walmersley CPS during which time I was a parent governor. My experience is in health and safety and I maintained a link with the school during my career with Bury Council. 

Following my retirement in 2009 I became a governor of the school and I have been able to use my skills and knowledge to advise on matters of health and safety. 

I became Chair of Governors in November 2014."

"I am a chair of the Resources, School Improvement and General Appeals Committees, the link Governor for Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Looked after Children, Child Sexual Exploitation and The Prevent Duty and have a responsibility for Governor Development.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Resources Committee meetings and 4/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."

"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."


Mr Jonathan Price - Parent Governor, Vice Chair 

Elected June 2015, term ends June 2019
"I'm looking forward to my first year as the Vice-Chair of Governors.  With over 20 years experience in the educational sector I am keen to give something back to the community by helping the school & it's pupils develop further. I live locally & will do my best to represent the views of parents."
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee and the link Governor for Special Education Needs.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings and 5/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mr John Clegg - Co-opted Governor

Governor since     , term ends 31st August 2019
"It was whilst making doughnuts at the school Summer Fair one year that I was approached and asked if I would like to consider offering myself as a Community Governor.  That was a number of years ago and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed my time as a Governor of Springside.
The role has changed considerably during the years that I have been involved.  There is a much greater level of responsibility on Governors and they are 'held to account' for the progress of all pupils within the school.
There is excellent Governor training provided by the Local Authority and no one should feel put off from becoming a governor because they feel that they do not have the necessary skills.  The desire to support the school and commit the necessary amount of time are the two main requirements."
"I am a member of the Resources, School Improvement and Staff Dismissal Committees and have a responsibility for Governor Development.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings, 2/3 Resources Committee meetings and 5/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mrs Margaret McDonald - Co-opted Governor

Governor since 18th October 2016, Term ends 17th October 2020
"I am a retired teacher.  Many years of my career were spent in special education.  Since moving to Bury, I have been involved in helping at my church.  I felt I would like to help my local community and Springside school is virtually on my doorstep.  I am hoping my past experience and qualifications can be put to good use in helping all children to achieve their potential within the education system.  I have completed the induction programme.  I will be the link Governor for writing and reading.  These are two areas in which I have completed research as part of a degree course and as part of a certificate in special educational needs.  I am looking forward to the challenge of being a Governor."
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee, Pay & Headteacher Performance Committee and the link governor for writing.  I have attended 3/3 full Governing Board Meetings and 3/3 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Cllr James Daly - LA Governor

Governor since 1st September 2013, Term ends 31st August 2017
"I am one of the Councillors for the North Manor Ward on Bury MBC, which includes Springside Primary. I live and work as a solicitor in Bury and am married to Joanne with 2 sons aged 7 and 4. I am also Chair of Governors at Hoyle Nursery School."
"I am a member of the School Improvement and General Appeals Committees.  I have attended 2/4 full Governing Board Meetings and 2/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mrs Katherine Brooks - Parent Governor

Elected 19th May 2013, term ends 11th May 2021
"I have been a Parent Governor since first being elected in 2013 and I have one daughter who is currently in year 4.  This is my second term.  I became a Governor in order to give something back to the local community and to learn more about the education system. My experience is in communications, customer service and energy efficiency, working with individuals, community groups and professional organizations.  I have also recently become a lunch time supervisor for KS1.  I live in the neighbourhood and represent both parents and neighbours."
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee, Resources Committee and the link Governor for school website and e-safety, have a responsibility for Governor Development and am a member of the maths team.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings and 5/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."
 
Mrs Marie Reynolds - Parent Governor

Elected 19th May 2013, term ended and stepped down 18th May 2017
"I have been a Governor since 2013.  I have been actively involved with the school since my eldest started nursery and believe that the school is a vital part of our local community.  I felt that I could contribute more to the school and community by becoming a Governor and voicing the parents views."
"I was a member of the Resources, School Improvement and Staff Dismissal Committees and the link Governor for Pupil Premium.  I attended 3/3 full Governing Board Meetings, 1/2 Resources Committee meetings and 3/4 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mrs Samantha Hornby - Parent Governor

Elected 12th December 2016, term ends 11th December 2020
"I am one of the schools parent governors elected in December 2016.  I have two children, one currently in year 1 and another due to start nursery in 2018.  My experience is in education.  I was a primary school teacher for 10 years before having my first child.  In my time as a primary school teacher, I have had many roles, such as Art Co-ordinator, Music Co-ordinator and Literacy Co-ordinator.  I believe that my knowledge of working within a school setting will benefit the governing board.  Nowadays, I am a stay at home mummy / self employed seamstress making keepsakes from baby clothes.  I am also a member of the Friends of Springside Primary School, helping to raise much needed funds to benefit school."
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee.  I have attended 2/2 full Governing Board Meetings and 2/2 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."


Ms Hayley Wall - Parent Governor

Elected 12th May 2017,  term ends 11th May 2021
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee.  I have attended 1/1 full Governing Board Meetings  in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."


Miss Gill Thornicroft - Headteacher

"I am celebrating 20 years in teaching this year and I have taught in all year groups from reception to year 6.  I have recently moved to Bury from an outstanding school in Rochdale where I was Acting Head Teacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator.
I have been teaching for about 20 years. I spent my newly qualified years, in Oldham where I was a Science co-ordinator. I then moved to a school in Rochdale to co-ordinate Science and Assessment. I very quickly became interested in becoming a senior leader so I moved to another Rochdale school where I was Deputy Headteacher for 12 years. I came to Springside as Headteacher to support both children and families to get the best out of their time at this school. In my spare time I enjoy taking my two small nephews out on day trips and I enjoy Zumba classes."
"I am a member of the Resources and School Improvement Committees.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings, 2/2 Resources Committee meetings and 5/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mrs Michelle Pearson - Co-opted Governor

Governor since February 2009, term ends 31st August 2019
"I am a member of the non-teaching Staff in school. This is my second term as a Governor, having been a Staff Governor previously."
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee and the link Governor for Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural, British Values and Maths.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings and 3/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mrs Carolyn Patterson - Staff Governor

Elected April 2015, term ends April 2019
"This is my second year as a school staff governor. I am enjoying taking part in making decisions for both the school and how this may impact the local community. I hope to continue to promote high educational achievement for all at Springside Primary School."
"I am a member of the Resources and School Improvement Committees.  I have attended 3/4 full Governing Board Meetings, 2/2 Resources Committee meetings and 2/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months."
"I have read the document entitled 'Register of pecuniary or business interests' and I declare I do not have any interests which may conflict with my duties as a Governor of school.  I agree in the event of any interests arising after making this declaration I will declare to the Governing Board such interests."

Mr Antony James - Associate Governor
"I am a member of the School Improvement Committee.  I have attended 4/4 full Governing Board Meetings and 4/5 School Improvement Committee meetings in the last 12 months. I attend these meetings as an observer and do not have voting rights"

Mrs Tracey Wynn - Associate Governor
"I am an associate Governor and attend any meetings when invited by the main Governing Board."