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Governor Profiles

Governor Name:

Shaun Haughey

Position:

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Link Governor

English Link Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Board

Date of appointment:

15.06.14

Term of office:

4 Years (28.03.22)

 

Business / Work

I currently work as a Year 3 teacher in a primary school in Liverpool. I have been employed at this school for 7 years and during this time I have worked in a range of different year groups.

I am the English leader, which requires me to oversee the curriculum for children from nursery to year 6. I also lead the system our school use for behaviour and rewards. I am a middle leader within the school and currently lead the KS2 department. 

 

Governance Experience

I have been a governor at Greenleas Primary School since 2014. Throughout my time as a school governor, I have been part of many committees such as; finance, health and safety, resources, and curriculum.

I began as a co-opted governor within the school and after a couple of months, I was asked to be chair of the finance committee. Within a few years, I stepped up to vice chair of the governing board and since September 2018, I have been chair of governors at the school.

I have completed my MA in Educational Leadership and feel that my skills and knowledge will benefit Greenleas. I understand the importance of strategic direction and contributing to effective discussions.

 

Hobbies and Interests

I have a genuine interest in education and enjoy learning about new and innovative ways to teach. I enjoy taking part in discussions with other leaders via online forums.

 

Links to the school / area

I have no direct links to the school.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I became a governor to help and support the Greenleas community. I wanted to further develop my understanding of school governance.

 

Governor Name:

(Dr) Joy Schmack

Position:

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Board

Date of appointment:

01.09.18

Term of office:

4 years

 

Business / Work

I worked in education for too many years to mention! Originally teaching in a secondary school I then became a local authority adviser/inspector for primary and secondary schools in the London Borough of Croydon. Since returning to Wallasey I have worked as a senior lecturer in teacher training at local Universities.

Summer is usually pretty busy as I am a Principal Examiner for GCSE in England and Wales.

 

Governance Experience

I served as a governor at a local secondary school for three years and have been proud to be a governor at Greenleas school for over ten years.

I serve on two different SACRE’s and am a member of the steering group for Liverpool Community Spirit which supports interfaith and diversity development.

 

Hobbies and Interests

During this ‘new normal’ time I have enjoyed the fantastic scenery of the Wirral and exploring the coastline. In the ‘old normal’ time I enjoy travel and regularly return to New Zealand where my husband originates from.

 

Links to the school / area

I was born and educated in Wallasey and have strong links with many community and voluntary activities. I am on the local patient’s consultative group.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I am passionate about the importance of education and the life-chances that effective education gives.

 

Governor Name:

BILL CLARK

Position:

CO – OPTED GOVERNOR

HEALTH AND SAFETY GOVERNOR

Appointed by:

GOVERNING BOARD

Date of appointment:

01.09.19

Term of office:

4 YEARS

 

Business / Work

RETIRED

 

Governance Experience

Voted on 4 times as a parent governor from 1985 and co-opted ever since served on numerous committees and currently embracing health and safety.

 

Hobbies and Interests

Golf – gardening and watching rugby and Everton

 

Links to the school / area

I have 7 children and all of whom successfully attended Greenleas.

 

Why did you become a governor?

Children persuaded me to apply for vacant parent governor and supported school ever since.

 

Governor Name:

Sam Bartram

Position:

Resources Committee (Chair)

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Date of appointment:

March 2017

Term of office:

4 years

 

Business / Work

I have been an Aircraft Engineer for 23 years and for the past two years I have worked at a Further Education College in the maths department supporting 14-16 year olds through their GCSE maths. My career in education has begun and I am now embarking on a teaching career starting September 2020.

 

Governance Experience

I have been an active member of the Greenleas Primary governing body for the past three and a half years.

 

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy keeping fit by participating in Metafit and Tae Kwon Do. I enjoy visiting France and spending precious time with my children.

 

Links to the school / area

I have lived in Wallasey all my life and have a keen interest in children's education locally.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I became a governor to help and support the school team in order that the school continues to be as good as it is already.

 

 

Governor Name:

Tara Carrington

Position:

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Date of appointment:

4.12.19

Term of office:

4 Years

 

Business / Work

I began my career working in Accountancy Practice. My current job role is Principal Finance Officer at St Anselm’s College.  I began working for St Anselm’s in 2011. My time working in the education sector has enabled me to gain a sound knowledge of School Business Management.  I am AAT qualified and recently achieved my Diploma in School Business Management.

 

Governance Experience

This is my first experience as a Governor.  I have gained knowledge of the role from working closely with SLT and Governors in my job role.  I understand what the role entails and will do my best to support Greenleas Primary School.

 

Hobbies and Interests

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and taking long walks with my daughter in New Brighton.  Family is the most important thing to me.  I am the eldest of 11 children and in the spare time we have we spend it together.

 

Links to the school / area

I have lived in Wallasey since I was born. I attended St George’s Primary School and Weatherhead High School for Girls.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I became a Governor to offer something back to my local community and support the school my daughter attends.  I want to support the School using the expertise I have acquired during my 9 years at St Anselm’s College.

 

Governor Name:

Kate Coates

Position:

Staff Governor

Appointed by:

Shaun Haughey

Date of appointment:

27.03.19

Term of office:

4 years

 

Business / Work

Primary teacher

 

Governance Experience

I have been a staff  governor at Greenleas for the past year and have signed up for another year.

I have been teaching for 15 years and have taught across the key stages. I have been at Greenleas for almost 4 years.

 

Hobbies and Interests

I am passionate about English and an avid reader.

 

Links to the school / area

Year 2 teacher at the school. English Subject Lead.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I want to represent the staff at Greenleas. I feel that having a member of teaching staff on the board is beneficial during meetings as I am able to offer my opinion and explain the impact of new policies and procedures.

 

Governor Name:

Jacquie Wilkinson

Position:

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:

Governing Board

Date of appointment:

27.03.19

Term of office:

4 years

 

Business / Work

I am a Teaching Assistant in Greenleas and have been working in the school for 4 years. I have worked in Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 and now moving up into year 3.

 

Governance Experience

I have been in my current role as Staff Governor for just over a year.

 

Hobbies and Interests

Prior to joining the Greenleas Family, I worked for 22 years in the travel industry for Thomson. I ventured to many different countries and love to explore the world now with my family and friends making even more memories.

I love to crochet and do this every day. Spending time with my family and our pooch Dexter is very important to me and we enjoy going on family walks and exploring our local area.

 

Links to the school / area

I am originally from Leigh and met my husband who is from Wallasey, whilst working in Tenerife. We moved home to Wallasey Village in 2006 and have lived here ever since. My daughter went to Greenleas and my son is still at the school and about to go into year 5.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I love my role as Teaching Assistant and I wanted to have the opportunity to learn more about the workings of the school. I was keen to make a difference, not only for children in school now, but for children in years to come.

 

Governor Name:

Paul Fife

Position:

LA Governor

Chair of the School Effectiveness Committee

Appointed by:

Governing Board

Date of appointment:

01.09.16

Term of office:

4 years (08.07.20)

 

Business / Work

I am a Secondary School teacher with 34 years experience. I teach Art and Design at The Mosslands School and as the Senior Leader for the Creative Arts, I am responsible for the management and leadership of Art, Music and Drama.

 

Governance Experience

I have been a Governor at Greenleas for the past four years and have recently been accepted to serve a Second term.

 

Hobbies and Interests

I studied Fine Art at University and when time allows I enjoy painting and drawing.

I am also very keen, but maybe only competent, at Gardening and DIY.

However, I have recently became a Grandad and all this takes second place to spending time with my grandaugther.

 

Links to the school / area

I have been fortunate to have served the community of Wallasey as a teacher since January 1990.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I believe passionately in Education being the Key to improving the Life Chances for our children, not simply in their future employability but for them to enjoy the broader world and their life experiences.

Schools that serve a community should be accountable to that community.

I think that the old adage that it takes the whole Village to raise a child is true and that we should all contribute what we can.

Governor name: Yvonne Shirley

Position: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents

Date of Appt: October 2018

Term of office: 23 months

Business/work:

I am an advanced paediatric nurse practitioner at AED in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

 

 

Governance Experience:

 

This is my first role as a Governor

Hobbies and interests:

I enjoy going to the gym, running and travelling

Links to school/area

I have a son in Year 5 and a daughter in Year 2

Why did you become a Governor?

To give something back to the school

Contact the School

Address

Greenleas Primary School

Green Ln, Wallasey

CH45 8LZ

Telephone

0151 639 1225

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