Our Governing Body

 

Mrs Nina Tomlinson - Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

To contact Mrs Tomlinson please call the school office

Appointed by:

Local Authority

Term of office:

15th March 2021 to 14th March 2025

Committees:

Buildings Health & Safety Committee (Chair)

Pupil Discipline Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Finance & Staffing Committee

Complaints Committee

Appraisal Committee

Other responsibilities:

Chair of Governors

SEN & Child Protection Governor

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I am the Chair of the Governors and have been a member of the governing body since 2017.  My working life has been in the Health Service where I was a senior ward sister at The Royal Preston Hospital.

I have lived  in Penwortham most of my life and my children have attended local schools.

My grandson was a pupil at Middleforth and I became a volunteer helper with a specialist interest in reading which is a role I still enjoy today.

I continue to be impressed with the caring and nurturing attitudes in school and the dedication of all staff which enables the children to receive a high quality education with encompassing Christian values.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

 

For the last six years I have been a Volunteer Helper within the school. 

This role has included a special interest in reading with KS1 children.

I have continued to be impressed by the caring and nurturing attitudes in school and dedication of the staff to enable children to receive a high standard of education.

 

 

 

Mrs Laraine Southwell

Vice - Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by:

Blackburn Diocese

Term of office:

22nd September 2019 to 21st September 2024

Committees:

Appraisal Committee

Pay Committee

Buildings Health and Safety Committee

Curriculum & Ethos Committee (Chair)

Finance & Staffing Committee

Pupil Discipline Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee (Chair)

Other responsibilities:

Vice-Chair of Governors

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

As a retired infant teacher I have a lot of experience which I can use to support school both as a volunteer in the classroom and as a governor. 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

As an active member of St Leonard's Church I was asked if I was interested in becoming a governor.  I am very keen to foster and maintain the excellent relationship between Church and school.    

 

 

 

Mr David Swindells

Acting Headteacher

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

1st September 2021 

Committees:

Buildings Health and Safety Committee

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Finance & Staffing Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Other responsibilities:

Headteacher roles and responsibilities including PREVENT & Mental Health

Relevant business interests:

 

Membership of other educational establishments:

 

 

Interests and experience related to school governance:

Previously Deputy Headteacher for 3.5 years at Middleforth.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

Acting Headteacher Appointment

 

 

Miss Jo Bacon - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

13th November 2017 to 12 November 2021

Committees:

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Pay Committee

Other responsibilities:

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

Director of School Improvement for Endeavour Learning Trust - a Multi Academy Trust which runs 4 secondary schools and two primary schools in Lancashire and Sefton.

Interests and experience related to school governance:

Having reported to Governing bodies at various schools as part of my role at Tarleton Academy and Endeavour Learning Trust I would like to be able to help other schools through effective governance. 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

Having worked with Mrs Adams in her previous role I was pleased to be able to join the governing body of Middleforth and contribute to the community.

 

 

 

 

Mrs Emma Wear - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

3rd November 2020 to 2nd November 2024

Committees:

 

Finance & Staffing Committee

Buildings, Health & Safety Committee

 

Other responsibilities:

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Jenny Van Zyl - Staff Governor

Appointed by:

Staff

Term of office:

3rd November 2020 to 2nd November 2024

Committees:

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Standard & Effectiveness Committee

Other responsibilities:

Key Stage 1 Lead and Year 1 Teacher at Middleforth C of E Primary School.

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

 

Interests and experience related to school governance:

As Key Stage Lead and Class Teacher who has taught at the school for more than 10 years, taking on the role of Staff Governor allows me to bring a staff viewpoint and perspective to discussion.  As an experienced Teacher, I have a good understanding of how children learn and how this impacts on teaching.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

As a member of the local school community, a Teacher at the school and a Parent of a child who attends the school, I have a vested interest in the education and wellbeing of the children who attend Middleforth Primary. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, I have a very clear understanding of the day to day running of the school, and saw the opportunity to become a Governor as a chance to further my service to the school community.  By becoming involved in discussions around strategic planning and direction, I am to ensure that Middleforth continues to go from strength to strength.

 

 

Rev  Nick Mansfield - Foundation Governor

Appointed by:

Blackburn Diocese

Term of office:

1st December 2020 to 31st November 2024

Committees:

 

Appraisal Committee

Finance & Staffing Committee  (Chair)

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Other responsibilities:

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I have enjoyed serving on the Governing Body for a number of years, supporting and strengthening the link between Church and School and nurturing the Christian ethos.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

As Vicar of St Leonard's Church it is my privilege to be a Governor.

 

 

 

Mrs Kathryn Andrew - Foundation Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

17th October 2019 to 16th October 2023

Committees:

 

Pay Committee

Finance & Staffing Committee (Chair)

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Curriculum & Ethos

Other responsibilities:

 

PSHE

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

In my career I have worked with children ranging from 4 to 16 years.  I have been a primary school teacher and a teaching assistant working within main stream schools and also SEN schools.  I am committed to all aspects of education and feel that I can offer support, advice and hard work to Middleforth School as a member of the Governors.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

There was a notice in St Leonards weekly news letter about a vacancy on the Governor's  at Middleforth School which caught my eye.  I took early retirement 3 years ago and I felt this was the perfect opportunity for me to give to my local community.

 

 

 

Dr Charlotte Barrow - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

3rd November 2020 to 2nd November 2024

Committees:

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

SEN Governor

Other responsibilities:

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

Senior Lecturer teaching Education Studies, and Childhood Studies for The University of Central Lancashire, and The Open University.

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I am a Senior Lecturer teaching Education Studies, and Childhood Studies for both the University of Central Lancashire, and The Open University, and have done so since 2004. I mainly teach students who are going on to teacher training themselves, and education professionals who want to develop their professional practice. My specialist areas are Special Educational Needs and inclusion, and children’s participation in educational research. I also have 20 years of experience in other early years and primary settings undertaking educational research, teaching yoga, and listening to readers.
What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

 

I have a daughter in school at Middleforth and have absolutely loved being a parent volunteer across several classes. I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the work of the governing body to supply an additional perspective as both a parent and an education professional – I have spent my whole working life encouraging others to reflect upon ways to improve the school experiences of pupils, particularly those who are vulnerable, and so acting as a parent governor is another way in which I can make a positive contribution to the education system.

 

 

 

Mrs Naomi Nolan-Williams - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

26th February 2018 to 25th February 2022

Committees:

Buildings Health & safety Committee

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Other responsibilities:

 

Relevant business interests:

Previously: Middleforth Playgroup - Chair of Committee

Membership of other educational establishments:

Teaching Assistant at St Mary Magdalen's Primary School, Penwortham

Interests and experience related to school governance:

Before I had my children I was a secondary school teacher and so have an interest in education and how schools are run. I also volunteer at the school. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of being a parent governor and what I can learn along the way.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

I currently have two children at Middleforth and so the school has been-and continues to be-a large part of my family’s life. I therefore wanted to be as fully involved as possible, and play a part in making sure the children of Middleforth have a positive experience of school.

 

 

 

Mrs Helen Porter - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

31st March 2018 to 30th March 2022

Committees:

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Other responsibilities:

Nursery Governor

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

Early Years Lead at a local primary school

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I have worked as a primary school teacher for the past 19 years working across all key stages and in a variety of schools working with children and parents. I currently work as the Early Years Lead at a Preston Primary school. 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

I am a Parent Governor and mother to two children who attend Middleforth.  I am very proud to have my children attend this school and have seen them blossom with the help and support of the amazing staff.  I am passionate about seeing every child develop their true potential over their school life and will use my experience to support the school governing body to ensure every child achieves this.

 

 

 

 - Foundation Governor

   

Term of office:

 

Committees:

 

Other responsibilities:

 

 

Relevant business interests:

 

Membership of other educational establishments:

 

Interests and experience related to school governance:

 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

 

 

 

Mr Tim Young - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

7th November 2020 to 6th November 2024

Committees:

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Finance & Staffing Committee

Pupil Discipline Committee

Other responsibilities:

 

Training link Governor

Relevant business interests:

Railway Mission - Company Secretary

Travel Watch - Director

Membership of other educational establishments:

Community Governor & Link Governor at Howick CE Primary School (07041)

Interests and experience related to school governance:

Governor at the above school since 2003

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

Very impressed with the school on recent visits, especially to judge ‘Penwortham In Bloom’ , so when I knew there was a vacancy, I offered and was accepted.

 

 

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Caroline Boughey - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

14th June 2021 to 13th June 2025

Committees:

Buildings, Health and Safety Committee

Finance & Staffing Committee

Other responsibilities:

Clerk for:

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Curriculum and Ethos Committee

Buildings, Health and Safety Committee

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I have been School Business Manager at Middleforth since 2019 and enjoy being involved in all areas of school life.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

As Business Manager my work is very relevant to the Finance and Buildings, Health and Safety Committees, and being a Governor is an excellent opportunity to work closely together on key stategic decisions.

 

The following people have either retired or resigned from the Governing Body within the past 12 months:

Mrs A Murphy (13.10.2020), Mrs W Lishman (13.10.2020), Mrs T Clague (22.11.2020), Mrs C E Adams (31.08.2021), Mrs J Stanton (31.08.2021)

There are no reported relationships between Governors and school staff.

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Middleforth Primary School

Hill Road South
Off Marshall's Brow
Penwortham
PRESTON
PR1 9YE

Caroline Boughey

T: 01772 746024

E: bursar@middleforth.lancs.sch.uk

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