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School Governors

Governors' Duties

Whilst the Headteacher has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, the main function of the Governing Board is to act as a critical friend in order to secure a good education for the children in a safe environment. If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the school. Involvement in the Governing Board provides a challenging and interesting way of being involved in your children’s education. Free training is provided in all areas of Governor responsibility.

The Governing Board meets at least six times a year and has two main Sub-Committees:

Finance, Personnel and Premises
Curriculum and Standards

Below is a list of all our Governors, their areas of responsibility and terms of office. You will also find a record of attendance at meetings reported under Attendance at Meetings along with any Governor vacancies.


Please note: Due to the retirement of Mr Steve Noble, we do not currently have an appointed Chair of Governors.

 

 The Governing Body

  • Mrs. Adele Knott     - Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)

    Mrs. Adele Knott - Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)

    I have been on the governing board since 2011, when I was elected as one of four new parent governors; at the time I had a son and daughter at the school. My daughter is in her final year at Buckton Vale now and since December 2015 I have been a co-opted governor. Over the last six years I have attended most governing board meetings, been involved in the recruitment of two headteachers and become vice-chair. As a former pupil and a parent I have a strong connection with the school and I enjoy being able to play a part in its growth and development. I work as a head of languages in a large 11-18 school and enjoy having the opportunity to find out about education in a primary school, and being able to bring an insight into education at Year 7 and up.


    Date of Appointment:
    23rd November 2015

    Term of Office:
    22nd November 2019

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    Curriculum and Standards

    School Responsibility:
    Vice-Chair
    Outcomes and SEND

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Head of MFL, The Blue Coat School, Oldham.

  • Mrs. Alison Leigh    - Co-opted Governor

    Mrs. Alison Leigh - Co-opted Governor

    I am currently a serving Primary Headteacher in Oldham, with over 28 years of experience working in schools. Living in the local area, my daughter attended Buckton Vale and during that time, I served 4 years as a parent governor. I am now pleased to be serving on the Governing Board as a co-opted governor. I have a great interest in education and believe passionately in its importance and value. My wealth of experience as a teacher, Headteacher, parent and governor means I am well equipped to offer both support and challenge to the school. I am highly committed to working hard to achieve the best outcomes for the children at Buckton Vale Primary School.


    Date of Appointment:
    23rd November 2015

    Term of Office:
    22nd November 2019

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    Finance, Personnel and Premises

    School Responsibility:
    -

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Headteacher, Oldham MBC.

  • Mrs. Christine Lyness - Co-opted Governor


    Date of Appointment:
    1st September 2015

    Term of Office:
    31st August 2019

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    Curriculum and Standards

    School Responsibility:
    Quality of Teaching
    Learning and Assessment

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Governor at Mossley Hollins High School
    Mossley Town Team Member
    Councillor for Cheshire Ward.

  • Mrs. Lisa Wilkinson - Parent Governor

    Mrs. Lisa Wilkinson - Parent Governor

    I have been a Parent School Governor since September 2016. Within my role, I am the designated Child Protection Governor and have been allocated the Year 3 Class.

    Currently my 2 youngest daughters attend Buckton Vale and my eldest daughter attended before moving on to high school.

    For the past 3 years I have been a full time Childminder caring for children between the ages of 6 months to 11 years old, many of which attend Buckton Vale. This has enabled me to form positive relationships with both the parents and the children. Prior to this I was a Children and Families Social Worker for Manchester Local Authority, this has enabled me to build up a wide area knowledge and experience in relation to working with young people ranging from pre-birth up to 18 years of age, and from a variety of backgrounds.

    Community ethos is important to me and I am involved in various community projects such as Muddie Buddies, Operation Farm and I am also Secretary to the Incredible Edible Project and I have also taken a role in the 2017 Band Contest held in Carrbrook.

    In my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading, walking and love spending time with my family.


    Date of Appointment:
    26th September 2016

    Term of Office:
    25th September 2016

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    -

    School Responsibility:
    Child Protection

    Pecuniary Interests:
    -

  • Dr. Gavin Wayte - Parent Governor

    Dr. Gavin Wayte - Parent Governor

    I joined the governing body in autumn 2016, the year my daughter entered the reception class at Buckton Vale. I have lived in Mossley for around a decade, having moved from south Manchester, being attracted by the open air, views and community atmosphere.

    As a freelance composer and conductor, I work in media and live performance with different partners all round the country, and the world. I also work in education, teaching composition at Chetham’s School of Music, lecturing in music at the Royal Northern College of Music and leading arts projects.

    I am the designated enrichment governor for Buckton Vale, focusing on arts, sports and development activities additional to the school’s central curriculum.

    I am the assigned governor for Year 1.


    Date of Appointment:
    26th September

    Term of Office:
    25th September 2019

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    -

    School Responsibility:
    Enrichment

    Pecuniary Interests:
    -

  • Mr. Nicholas Whitbread - Parent Governor

    Mr. Nicholas Whitbread - Parent Governor

    I became a Parent Governor in November 2016 and I have two children at Buckton Vale.

    I have lived in Carrbrook all my life and very dedicated to the community. I am a leader at the local Scout Group and lead the Beavers Colony every Monday night.

    I currently work for Rochdale Council as a Practice Manager for the Cared for Children Team. I manage Social Workers who are the lead professional for Rochdale's children who are in public care. This job means I have a lot of experience with safeguarding vulnerable children, hence why I am allocated the role of Designated Safeguarding Governor for the School.

    Outside of work and my voluntary work I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, running, football (all sports really!) and watching movies.

    I am currently the assigned Governor for Year 5.

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    Date of Appointment:
    28th September 2016

    Term of Office:
    27th September 2019

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    -

    School Responsibility:
    Safeguarding

    Pecuniary Interests:
    -

  • Councillor Tafheen Sharif - Authority Governor

    I am currently a Councillor for Mossley, Tameside Council, having been elected to the position in May 2016. I come with a wealth of experience in education having been a school governor for over a decade, as well as a strong Chair of Governors seeing my previous school to a 'Good'. I have also governed at a sixth form college. I have trained as a National Leader in Governance (NLG) by the National College of Teaching and Learning.

    I am passionate and dedicated to making a difference to the lives of young people and have founded a number of successful initiatives. In a relatively short period I was recognised nationally and awarded 'Young Councillor of The Year' by the Local Government Innovative Unit for showing energy, dynamism, and a fresh approach to making positive changes to communities. I have also been awarded 'Governor of the Year' in my previous role in Luton.


    Date of Appointment:
    13th July 2017 2017

    Term of Office:
    12th July 2021

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    -

    School Responsibility:
    -

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Councillor, Tameside Council.
    Trustee, Home-Start (HOST).
    NED, Equity Housing Group.
    Chair of Governors, Foxdell Infant School (until August 2017.)

  • Ms Zoe Etchells - Co-opted Governor



    Date of Appointment:
    13th July 2017 2017

    Term of Office:
    12th July 2021

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    -

    School Responsibility:
    -

    Pecuniary Interests:
    -

  • Mrs. Sarah Blake - Staff Governor

    Mrs. Sarah Blake - Staff Governor

    I have been a teacher here since January 2008. I have taught years 1 to 5. I am very committed to the teaching and learning of all our children and love teaching.

    I have been the PE co-ordinator and I am currently the maths co-ordinator.

    My passion for the school led me to becoming a teacher governor to help lead the school to becoming an outstanding school.

    I work hard with Mrs Brown, all the staff and governors to ensure that we offer an enriched and varied curriculum for every child at Buckton Vale.


    Date of Appointment:
    8th February 2017

    Term of Office:
    7th February 2021

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    Curriculum and Standards

    School Responsibility:
    (Teacher)

    Pecuniary Interests:
    None

  • Mrs. Deborah Brown - Headteacher

    Mrs. Deborah Brown - Headteacher


    Date of Appointment:
    3rd May 2017

    Term of Office:
    N/A

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    N/A

    Committees Served on:
    (Headteacher)

    School Responsibility:
    (Headteacher)

    Pecuniary Interests:
    None

  • Mr. Steve Noble - Resigned from post


    Date of Appointment:
    1st September 2015

    Term of Office:
    N/A

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    31st August 2017

    Committees Served on:
    Curriculum and Standards
    Finance, Personnel and Premises

    School Responsibility:
    Chair of the Full Governing Board

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Governor at Longdendale and Alder High Schools
    and Ravensfield Primary School.
    Sole proprietor of Stephen Noble Educational Consultant.

  • Ms. Lisa Ringwood - Resigned from post


    Date of Appointment:
    1st September 2015

    Term of Office:
    N/A

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    31st March 2017

    Committees Served on:
    Curriculum and Standards

    School Responsibility:
    Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Trustee, CVAT.

  • Mrs. Stacey Webb - Resigned from post


    Date of Appointment:
    26th September 2016

    Term of Office:
    N/A

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    31st August 2017

    Committees Served on:
    -

    School Responsibility:
    -

    Pecuniary Interests:
    -

  • Mrs. Lorna Moore - Resigned from post


    Date of Appointment:
    24th September 2016

    Term of Office:
    N/A

    Date of Stepping Down (if applicable):
    31st August 2017

    Committees Served on:
    Finance, Personnel and Premises

    School Responsibility:
    Chair of Finance, Personnel and Premises

    Pecuniary Interests:
    Deputy Headteacher, Copley Academy.

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 Attendance

Full Governing Board Meeting: 2016 - 2017
 
Sept '16
Nov '16
Jan '16
Mar '16
May '16
Jul '17
Steve Noble
Adele Knott
Alison Leigh
 
Christine Lyness
 
Lorna Moore
 
Lisa Ringwood
 
 
N/A
N/A
Sarah Blake
 
Simon Hunter
N/A
N/A
Gavin Wayte
Stacey Webb
     
Nicholas Whitbread
N/A
Lisa Wilkinson

 

Full Governing Board Meeting: 2015 - 2016
 
Sept '15
Nov '15
Mar '16
Training
May '16
June '16
Steve Noble
Adele Knott
Alison Leigh
 
Christine Lyness
 
Lorna Moore
Lisa Ringwood
Sarah Blake
 

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