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:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Complaints Committee

Appraisal Committee

Pupil Discipline Committee

Other responsibilities:

Chair of Governors

SEN & Child Protection Governor

Online Safety

History

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:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Appraisal Committee

Pay Committee 

Pupil Discipline Committee

Other responsibilities:

Vice-Chair of Governors

EYFS

Outdoor Learning inc Forest School

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.    

 

 

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Mrs Nicola Pilkington

Headteacher

Appointment:

Ex Officio

Term of office:

1st January 2022

Committees:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

Headteacher roles and responsibilities including PREVENT & Mental Health

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

 

 

 

 

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Ms Elizabeth McKay - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

13th November 2021 to 12th Novemner 2025

Committees:

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

English

Phonics

Curriculum

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

Water Primary School (Assistant Headteacher)

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I am currently an Assistant Headteacher in a small Primary School in Lancashire. I am a current governor at my own school and have been for 12 years. I am also a specialist leader in Education and passionate about education. 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

I have wanted to become a governor at another school for a while. After noticing the vacancy and finding out about what a lovely school Middleforth is, I was excited to become a part of the governing body

 

 

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Mrs Emma Wear - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

3rd November 2020 to 2nd November 2024

Committees:

Resources

Other responsibilities:

Maths

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked within finance for over 10 years. I support senior management understand financial information to help inform decision making.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

I have two daughters attending Middleforth, and applied for the parent governor role as I have a skill set to offer support to the Governing Body. I had a very happy childhood as a Middleforth pupil, and delighted I can now help our school continue to offer a brilliant space for children to thrive. 

 

 

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Mr Joe Noblet

Staff Governor

Appointed by:

Staff

Term of office:

24th January 2022 to 23rd January 2026

Committees:

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

None

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

 

Interests and experience related to school governance:

I am currently in my fourth year of Primary Teaching and enrolled on my NPQLT (National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching). 

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

I love teaching/working at Middleforth and feel as though it is the suitable time to progress in my career, as well as being able to represent the staff at the school.  As a school, Middleforth has supported me in developing further as an individual, and when the opportunity to become a governor arose, I had to take it! I look forward to understanding how a Governor can influence a school and learn from others already on the governing body.

 

 

Rev  Nick Mansfield - Foundation Governor

Appointed by:

Blackburn Diocese

Term of office:

1st December 2020 to 31st November 2024

Committees:

Appraisal Committee

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

Collective Worship and Church School Distinctiveness

R.E.

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

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

PSHE/British Democracy

PE 

Music

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 and Standards/Pupil Welfare

 

Other responsibilities:

SEN/Inclusion

PPG

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.

 

 

 

Paul Chadwick - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

9th May 2022 to 8th May 2026

Committees:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

Computing

EVC

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?

 

 

 

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Mr Luke Bateson - Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

5th March 2022 to 4th March 2026

Committees:

Resources

Other responsibilities:

Health and Safety

Design Technology

MFL

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

I currently work as a senior manager for a local children's hospice. I have previously held similar positions within schools. Within these roles I have always held a key interest in creating the best possible environment for every user of the facilities.

Interests and experience related to school governance:

Premises management

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

As a parent, it has been rewarding for me to see how Middleforth strives to continuously enhance educational and social development. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the governing body and look forward to offering my experience and knowledge to support the school in maintaining its high standards and ensuring the best education for all children.

 

 

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Mrs Dorothy Gardner - Foundation Governor

   

Term of office:

25th November 2021 to 24th November 2025

Committees:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

Science

Health and Safety

 

Relevant business interests:

None

Membership of other educational establishments:

None

Interests and experience related to school governance:

My working life has been in the NHS.  I was both a registered nurse and midwife, and was the Clinical Midwife Specialist at Sharoe Green Unit until I retired.  I am currently St Leonard's Safeguarding Officer and undertake all the necessary training.  I have also had the honour of being the Mayor of both South Ribble and Penwortham.

What made you decide to become a governor at Middleforth?

I have been a member of St Leonard's Church for 40 years.  I a member of the choir, a chalice assistant, a helper at our monthly messy church and I help at our Toddler Group.  I was a the Brownie Leader of 1st Middleforth Brownie Pack at St Leonard's for 20 years, spending many hours with them and taking them on pack holidays until they moved to Guides.  I wanted to become a Governor to help continue the relationship between church and school.

 

 

Mr Tim Young - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

7th November 2020 to 6th November 2024

Committees:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Pupil Discipline Committee

Pay Committee

Other responsibilities:


Training link Governor

Geography

More able

Relevant business interests:

Railway Mission - Company SecretaryTravel 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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Mrs Caroline Boughey - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

14th June 2021 to 13th June 2025

Committees:

Resources

Curriculum and Standards/Pupil Welfare

Other responsibilities:

Health and Safety

PPG

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 Resources Committee (Finance and Buildings, Health and Safety), 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 C E Adams (31.08.2021), Mrs J Stanton (31.08.2021), Ms J Bacon (12.11.2021) Mrs Van Zyl (31.12.2021), Mrs N Nolan-Williams (04.03.2021) and Mrs H Porter (04.03.2021).

There is one relationships between a Governor and a member of school staff.  Rev Nick Mansfield is married to Mrs Mansfield.

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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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