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Mrs Jennifer Hughes

Headteacher Governor - End of Term - N/A

I feel privileged to work with such well behaved, polite and enthusiastic children and hard working staff supported by committed parents and governors. I have worked as a teacher since 1992 and have enjoyed several roles in schools, more recently as a Head of School in another authority. At Pinfold, we remain focused on every child achieving their potential in a supportive and caring environment as well as giving them a range of experiences which will allow them to develop into confident individuals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Mrs Ruth Dolan

Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors & Finance Committee -  End of Term - 12-12-22

Pinfold is a very happy and exciting place with wonderful staff who do their very best to give the children the skills and confidence to reach for the stars. I know this because I've been a governor here and at Arundale for almost 10 years and I worked at Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership for 5 years. It's great to see our schools working together at the heart of the community. I'm now a DfE National Leader of Governance working with lots of different schools sharing best practices. I am currently Chair of the Board and Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any other business interests that should be disclosed

 - Sole Trader at Education Governance Consultancy

 

Current Consultant contracts with:

  • Victorious Academies Trust

    (from Jan 2021)

  • One Education Ltd (from

    2017)

  • Wise Owl Trust (from September 2020)

 

Financial Interests

None

 

Governance roles in other schools

Chair of Governors at Arundale Primary School.

Mr Francis Kyekye

Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair of Governors - End of Term - 30/09/24

 

My relationship with Pinfold Primary Schools started in the December 2005 and over the years I have witnessed children who have been part of the warm, loving and academically engaging Pinfold environment become responsible and accomplished people.

 

Working with Pinfold as Governor permits me to be part of this journey, ensuring we continue to achieve best possible outcomes for pupils and people who are part of the Pinfold family! It is a unique and rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Mrs Deborah Shepperd

Co-opted Governor - End of Term 12-12-22

I am an ex pupil myself and my four children attended Pinfold. Pinfold prepared them for a successful start to further education. I have worked at Pinfold for 18 years as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant, where I have had the pleasure of working with the most delightful children. I have been involved in the PTA and I have enjoyed helping to organise many events over the years which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Mr Simon Davison

Parent Governor, End of Term - 25/11/25

 

I am a dad of six children who have all attended Pinfold Primary. I think the school has been fantastic for the education of my children.

 

I have been a member of several groups so the skills I have gained will help me in my role as a governor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Mrs Fiona Barnes

Parent Governor, End of Term - 13/12/2022

I am a local mother of 4, two of which attend Pinfold Primary and two who will be starting in the future. I think the school have been amazing for my children, acknowledging and supporting their unique ways of learning. Due to this I was keen to be involved in the governing board. 

 

In my day job I work in child protection and hope that this will be of benefit on the governing board. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Mr Shaun Lacy

Parent Governor - End of Term - 25/11/2025

I have lived in Hattersley for more than 14 years and I have seen 5 children (up to now) attend Pinfold Primary School. For the last 19 years I have worked on the railway until I took early retirement in 2020. My partner and I are both Foster Carers for the local Tameside Council and currently we look after 5 children.

 

I am a great advocate in sports and activities for all children as I believe it definitely improves their overall health as well as mental health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Miss Claire Lindop

Staff Governor - End of Term - 01/01/2025

My name is Claire Lindop and I have worked at Pinfold since September 2015 as a class teacher in Key Stage 2. I have experience teaching children in year 6, year 5 and I am currently teaching in year 4. I am also established within the maths team, committed to helping develop our curriculum and teaching for mastery across school.  

 

I am excited about being elected as staff governor and am looking forward to the opportunity to work alongside the other school governors, getting involved in the wider aspects of school life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Mr Simon Davidson

Parent Governor - Stepped Down - 26/07/2022

I've loved being involved with the school over the years through Lifecentre Hattersley; a local Christian charity I run, that help young people to achieve their potential and I'm excited about taking on this new role as governor.

 

My three children attend Pinfold and are really thriving in the environment the school creates. Their learning has exceeded my expectations and their teachers and assistants have gone the extra mile to help them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

Executive director of Lifecentre Hattersley - Adventure Activities, Youth and Children's Work and Mentoring.

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

 

 

Mr Mark Weddell

Parent Governor, Chair of Finance Committee - Stepped Down - 11/10/21

 

Details of any other business interests that should be disclosed

- Second hand bookseller (Partner)

- Office Manager - Self Storage Company

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Lizzie Boucher

Parent Governor - Stepped Down - 06-12-21

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

Self employed Childminder at Busy Lizzie's Childcare

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

Stuart Harris

Parent Governor - End of Term - 06-12-21

 

Details of any business interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any financial interests that should be disclosed

None

 

Details of any governance roles in other schools

None

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