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Welcome to our Governors’ section

The Governing Body

Name of Governor

Type

Committee membership

Additional Role(s)

Mrs Linzi Richardson

Appointed: 22/01/2018

End date: 01/03/2026

CG

 Resources Committee

More able & talented governor link.

MFL governor link.

Pupil premium governor link.

Mr Chris Chambers

Appointed: 01/06/2015

End date: 31/05/2027

CG

Curriculum Committee (Chair)

Standards & Effectiveness Committee (Chair)

English nominated governor.

Art & Design and RE governor link.

Mrs Kelly Devine (Headteacher)

Appointed: 01/09/2017

H

Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

Mr Ian Mills

Appointed: 01/06/2015

End date: 31/05/2026

CG

 Resources Committee

Committee of Appointed Governors

Pay Committee

Pupil Discipline

Curriculum Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Chair of the Governing Body.

LASGB governor.

Child Protection governor.

PE governor link.

Ms Helen Fishwick

Appointed: 22/03/2018

End Date: 01/03/2026

CG

 Resources Committee

Vice Chairs

History & Geography governor link.

Mrs Nancy Sharples

Appointed: 14/11/18

End Date: 13/11/2026

V

 Resources Committee  

Mrs Hannah Wilkinson

 

Appointed: 06/01/2021

 

End date: 05/01/2025

P

 Resources Committee

Curriculum Commitee

 PHSE & citizenship governor link.

Mr Michael Woodhead

 

Appointed: 06/01/2021

End date: 05/01/2025

P

  Resources Committee

 

Vice Chair

 

Science governor link.

 

Mr David Morris

 

Appointed: 01/07/2021

End date: 30/06/2025

L

 Resources Committee

 

Curriculum Committee

 

Computing & DT governor link.

 

Mrs Siobhan Carney-Grenfell

Appointed: 07/02/2022

End date: 05/02/2026

P

 

Curriculum

 

Maths & Phonics

Mrs Charlotte Clutterbuck

Appointed: 16/11/2023

End date: 15/11/2027

CG Curriculum  EYFS & Schools Council & Eco Schools.

Type:
P = Appointed by parents
CG = Co-opted Governor
L = Local Authority Governor
V = Staff Governor

Attendance Data for Governors 2023/24

Resources

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Name

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Mr I Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr M Woodhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Devine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Collier (OBS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Fishwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs L Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs N Sharples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr D Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Clutterbuck (obs)                

Full Governing Body

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Name

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Mr I Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr C Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs N Sharples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Devine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Fishwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs L Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr M Woodhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Carney-Grenfell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs C Clutterbuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr D Morris                

Mrs C Rawcliffe (OBS)

             

Curriculum & SEC Committee

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Name

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Mr C Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Devine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr I Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs C Rawcliffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr D Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs S Carney-Grenfell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Charlotte Clutterbuck

 

 

 

         

Attendance Data for Governors 2022/23

Full Governing Body

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Name

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Mr I Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Styan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs C Ellis

 

 

 

 

   


 

 

 

 

Mr C Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H King

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs N Sharples

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Devine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Wilkinson          

Ms H Fishwick

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs L Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

Mr M Woodhead          

Mrs C Rawcliffe (OBS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr D Morris            

Mrs C Hough

 

 

 

 

       
Mrs S Carney-Grenfell

 

 

 

       

Resources Committee

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Name

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Mr I Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr M Woodhead

 

 

 

 

 

Mr H Fishwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Devine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs N Sharples

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms H Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

Mrs C Ellis

 

 

       
Mr D Morris

 

 

   

Mrs L Richardson (Obs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Collier (Obs)

 

       
C Hough (obs)      

 

Curriculum and Standard and  Effectiveness Committee

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Name

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Attended

Apologies Given

Apologies Accepted

Mr C Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Devine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr I Mills

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H King

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Styan

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Wilkinson

         

Mrs C Rawcliffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr D Morris

 

 

 

     
Mrs C Hough              
Mrs S Carney-Grenfell              

Governor Business Interests 2023/24

Full Governing Body

 

NAME

OFFICE

TERM OF OFFICE

BUSINESS INTEREST

Ian Mills

Co-opted

1/6/15 - 31/5/27

N/A

Kelly Devine

Staff

1/9/17 - present

N/A

Helen Fishwick

Co-Opted

22/1/18 – 01/03/26

N/A

Linzi Richardson

Co-Opted

22/1/18 – 01/03/26

Co-Opted Governor at Staghills Nursery School

 

Chris Chambers

Co-Opted

1/6/19 – 31/5/27

N/A

Hannah Wilkinson

Parent

6/1/21 - 5/1/25

N/A

Michael Woodhead

Parent

6/1/21 - 5/1/25

N/A

Nancy Sharples

Staff

12/11/22-11/11/26

N/A

 David Morris  Local Authority 

01/07/21 - 30/06/25

N/A
Siobhan Carney-Grenfell Parent 07/02/22 -06/02/26 N/A
Charlotte Clutterbuck Co-Opted 16/11/2023-15/11/2027 Governor at Tonacliffe Primary School & Staghills Nursery School
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors

Name: Ian Mills

Type: Chair of Governors

Statement:

I am the Chair of Governors at Waterfoot school and have held the post for over 15 years, firstly as a parent governor and now as a community governor. I chair the Buildings and Site committee and serve on the Finance and Curriculum committees as well being the nominated governor for safeguarding. My governor journey began when the first of my four children was in reception back at the old Thornfield avenue site some time ago; all are now either working or in the further stages of education having loved their time at Waterfoot. By day I am a Product Manager for a large computer software company specialising in Workforce Management, based out of Detroit but fortunately with an office in Rawtenstall. In what spare time I have left I enjoy the great outdoors; dog walking, biking, climbing, skiing, you name it. All the better when enjoyed with children, such as on the year six residentials of which I have helped on a few.

 

Name: Nancy Sharples

Type- Staff

Prior to joining the team at Waterfoot Primary SchooI,  I worked over the hill at a large primary school in Burnley.  With over 25 years teaching experience including recent experience of working within Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2,  I am in the unique position of having an overview of the challenges and rewards of teaching in every year group.  More recently, I undertook the role of SENCo and achieved the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination qualification (NASEN).  I am also team lead for our wonderful Key Stage 1 department and a member of our Senior Management Team.  I am proud to represent my colleagues on the governing body and enjoy working in partnership with other governors towards the continued development of our school.

 

Name: Hannah Wilkinson

Type: Parent

I joined the Governing Body in 2021, not long after my daughter started her journey at Waterfoot Primary and I am delighted to be able to support the school.  I serve on the curriculum committee and am the link governor for PHSE. I work in the education sector, teaching on the Educational Psychology degree programme at the University of Manchester. I have a passion for high quality education, which develops children as a whole; principles which share a strong affinity with Waterfoot’s School Values.  In my free-time, my interests include crafting, reading and running.

 

Name: Linzi Richardson

Type: Co-opted Governor

Statement:

I became a Parent Governor at Waterfoot Primary in 2018. I am a member of the Finance Committee and am the nominated Governor for More Able and Talented Children and for Languages. I am an active member of our school Parent Teacher Association and have helped to organise fundraising events. I have two children: my daughter now attends BRGS, having loved her time at Waterfoot and my son is currently in Key Stage 2. I am also a Community Governor at Staghills Nursery School, having also served as a Parent Governor, during my children’s time there. 

Before having children, I worked as a Solicitor at a large Manchester firm, though I am currently a stay at home mum.  I am also Secretary of the Constituency Labour Party and am active in local politics. My other interests include history, reading and travel

 

Name: Chris Chambers

Type:  Co-Opted

I have been on the Governing Body for more than ten years, starting at a time when my children were at Waterfoot School. I feel that the school provided them both with an excellent foundation for their future, developing in them the ability, espoused in the school motto, to think for themselves but feel for others.

I now serve as a community governor and chair the curriculum committee; in addition I am the nominated governor for English. I am now retired from my job as a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. Prior to that, I taught history for 18 years in school. I still am involved in the primary curriculum for history through my work as an Educational Consultant for BBC Bitesize. Outside of my professional life, my interests include sport, particularly cricket, and the Arts: theatre, music and literature.

 

Name: Micheal Woodhead

Type: Parent

I’m a parent governor, currently serving on the Resources Committee and the Curriculum Committee.  I’m also the nominated governor for the Science curriculum. 

My family moved to Rossendale in 2016 and we have two young daughters attending Waterfoot Primary. The school is such an impressive, important and valuable part of the local community, so it’s a pleasure to be able to contribute as a parent governor.

My experience includes many years as a Chief Finance Officer and Director of Finance/Estates/IT in large public sector organisations in the NHS and Local Government as well as having worked previously in the Further Education sector.    I’ve also been a non-executive director of several charities and have occasionally worked as a professional writer and actor.

 

Name: Helen Fishwick

Type: Co-opted Governor

Statement:

I have been a parent governor since January 2018, and I hold the role of chair on the Resources committee and I am vice chair of the full governing body. My professional experience in my career, the support of other governors and my drive about the education, learning opportunities and happiness of our children at Waterfoot Primary School greatly assists in my governors role.

My family and I moved to the Waterfoot area approximately twelve years ago, and I was passionate that my two children attended their local community school, with my daughter being in the first intake into the new school building. My son is still at the school at this time and I know that he loves spending his time here, learning lots and having some amazing experiences with his friends. 

Career-wise, I am a police officer based in the Pendle area attending to both emergency and non-emergency reports from members of the public. Any free time I do have typically involves the kids and I being outdoors (running, rambling over local tracks, visiting local parks), and enjoying music, art, shows and coffee shops!

 

Name: David Morris

Type: LA Governor

statement: 

I joined the team of Governors at Waterfoot School in July 2021 as a community governor. I sit on the committee for Resources as well as the Curriculum Committee. I chose to apply for a governor's role at Waterfoot to help give back to the teaching staff that are educating my two children, both of whom still attend the school. Apart from being a full-time father and husband, I am an architect with my own practice that specialises in forensic construction disputes and resolutions. If you are wondering, yes, it is as boring as it sounds!  In the little spare time I have, I am an avid football fan and have been a season ticket holder at Manchester City for 40+ years. I also enjoy playing golf, something I am happy my son is also a big fan of, meaning we can play together as he grows.

 

Name: Siobhan Carney-Grenfell

Type: Parent

I became a parent Governor in 2022 and very much look forward to becoming part of  Waterfoot School.  I would describe myself as being academic, hard working and very open to representing more parental views than beyond my own. I have two children at the school. Since being elected, I have become the phonics link governor but also have an interest in child wellbeing beyond the curriculum. 

As an English teacher at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar I also have a keen interest in reading and the power of stories to inspire children to be the best person they can be. Writing is also incredibly important to me and my family as this is a perfect creative outlet for children to explore their own identity and how they fit into the world around them. At work, I am a SEND ambassador for my subject and have also carried out significant mental health and wellbeing training which I hope will be useful in my capacity as a parent governor.