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 Meet the Governors

Mrs. C. Neild Chair of Governors and LA (Local Authority Governor) caron neild

Biography I have 13 years of experience working within an independent fostering agency, both on financial and administration dealings.  I am very child focused.  I have some knowledge of working directly with children and have set up and run a play scheme in the past.
Appointment Date 02 February 2013
Expiry Date 31 January 2017
Term of office 4 years  (1 year term of office as Vice-Chair of Governing Body)
Appointed by Parents
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Resource and Environment CommitteeHeadteacher’s AppraisalTeaching and Learning Focus Group CommitteeSignificant Change CommitteeGovernor Working Party CommitteeStandards Committee
Responsibility Vice-Chair of the Governing BodyChair of Resource and Environment CommitteeGovernor Chair of Teaching and Learning focus groupChair of Standards Committee
Relative Parent of pupil in school
Register of Business and Personal Interests N/A
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 12.11.14 Present13.01.15 Present19.03.15 Present10.06.15 Present
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Present25.11.15 Present16.03.16 Absent
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 23.11.15 Standards Committee  Present14.03.16 Standards Committee Present07.10.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present02.03.16 Resource and Environment Committee Present
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 21.11.14 Standards/Data Committee Present19.01.15 Standards/Data Committee Present09.07.15 Standards/Data Committee Present22.09.14 Resource and Environment Committee Present02.02.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present08.06.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present

 

Miss. R. Swaby Acting Headteacher

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Biography My name is Miss Rachael Swaby. Prior to taking on the post of Acting Headteacher this year, I have been a Staff and then an Associate Governor of the school, since 2006.
We currently have a strong Governing Body who effectively support and challenge the leadership team. There is a breadth of skills amongst us and by working collaboratively and ‘Learning With and From Each other’, we are able to ensure a high level of education and care for all our pupils.
Appointment Date 2006
Expiry Date
Term of office
Appointed by Governing Body
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships In accordance with the post of Headteacher
Responsibility In accordance with the post of Headteacher
Relative N/A
Register of Business and Personal Interests Connor’s Decorators (family friends)
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 12.11.14 Absent (Maternity Leave)13.01.15 Absent (Maternity Leave)19.03.15 Absent (Maternity Leave)10.06.15 Absent (Maternity Leave)
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Absent: consented25.11.15 Present16.03.16 Present
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 N/A
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 N/A

 

 

Ms. C. Kilner Co-opted Governor
Biography I am very pleased to be a new Community Governor at Friezland School and hope to bring lots of my experience to the role and learn lots from it too.  I grew up in Springhead, spending some years in Yorkshire and Nottingham before returning to the area three years ago.  I now live in Diggle with my two children.I have spent most of my working life in universities and am now Head of Alumni at The University of Manchester, a job that I love.  I am passionate about education at all levels and the opportunities it opens up to young people.
Appointment Date April 2015
Expiry Date 18.03.2019
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Governing Body
Governance role in other educational institutions N/A
Committee memberships Standards CommitteeResource and Environment CommitteeDisciplinary Appeals Committee
Responsibility Class 3 link GovernorChair of Disciplinary Appeals Committee
Relative N/A
Register of Business and Personal Interests None declared
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 Date of appointment: April 201510.06.15 Present
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Present25.11.15 Absent: consented16.03.16 Present
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 23.11.15 Standards Committee  Apologies14.03.16 Standards Committee Present07.10.15 Resource and Environment Committee Absent02.03.16 Resource and Environment Committee Present
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 Date of Appointment April 1509.07.15 Standards/Data Committee Present08.06.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present

Mrs. V. Fitzpatrick Vice Chair

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Biography I work for Unity Partnership as a Senior Organisational Development Adviser and have worked with schools for several years in a HR capacity.  I understand the challenges schools face and try to apply my knowledge and experience to support our school. I have three children at Friezland and therefore have a real interest in daily school life.
Appointment Date 02.02.13
Expiry Date 31.01.17
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Parents
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Standards CommitteeResource and Environment  CommitteeTeaching and Learning Focus Group Committee
Responsibility Health and Safety GovernorClass 2 link GovernorEco Governor
Relative Parent of Pupils in school
Business interest HR Advice and Consultancy (Unity Partnership)
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 12.11.14 Present13.01.15 Present19.03.15 Absent: consented10.06.15 Present
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Present25.11.15 Present16.03.16 Present
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 23.11.15 Standards Committee  Apologies14.03.16 Standards Committee Present07.10.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present02.03.16 Resource and Environment Committee Present
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 21.11.14 Standards/Data Committee Present19.01.15 Standards/Data Committee Present09.07.15 Standards/Data Committee Present22.09.14 Resource and Environment Committee Present02.02.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present08.06.15 Resource and Environment Committee Present

Miss A. Lancashire Parent Governor

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Biography As a former pupil of Friezland, now a parent to two children at the school and an active member of school community with roles on the PTA and Centenary Committee, I recently took the step into a Parent Governor role. I am looking forward to being part of the Governing Body, supporting and guiding the school in its future and ensuring we provide the best for the children.I work within Marketing Communications / PR and project management and this has helped with raising awareness of our yearlong centenary celebrations as well as many other fund raising events the PTA run for families and friends. Communication is vitally important to the school and, combined with my local knowledge, I can support the school and develop this area.
Appointment Date 22.05.2015
Expiry Date May 2019
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Parents
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Disciplinary Appeals CommitteeGovernor Working Party CommitteeSignificant Change Appeals CommitteeTeaching and Learning Focus Group
Responsibility Link GovernorLiaison with Friends of Friezland
Relative Parent of pupils in school
Register of Business and Personal Interests None declared
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 Appointed May 201510.06.15 Present
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Present25.11.15 Present16.03.16 Present
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 N/A
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 N/A

Mrs. J. Heald Parent Governor

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Biography As a parent of two sons, one of whom is in year 4 and the other who has recently moved onto secondary, I have been heavily involved with Friezland since 2008 in a voluntary capacity supporting teachers and children within the classroom, as an active member of the PTA from 2008 to 2014 supporting school to provide items for our children which fell outside the school budget (chair and treasurer for some of this period) and as a parent governor from 2013.During my time on the PTA we raised invaluable funds for Friezland’s wooden shelter, lodge, I-pads, the ICT programme, reading schemes, pantomime visits, Forest School and sports kits amongst many other items.Previously I worked in the FMCG sector holding positions of responsibility in Sales and Project Management. I now work in a large, local primary school with children who require a wide range of additional support. This role requires me to work closely with teachers, SENCO and a broad spectrum of external support services. I try to use all of this experience and knowledge to support our lead SENCO, Miss Swaby, and the rest of the committed team at Friezland Primary School.
Appointment Date 02.02.13
Expiry Date 31.01.17
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Governing Body
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Complaints CommitteeDisciplinary CommitteePupil discipline CommitteeSignificant change appeals CommitteeTeaching and learning focus group Committee
Responsibility Chair of complaints CommitteeChair of disciplinary CommitteeChair of pupil discipline CommitteeSENDClass 4 link GovernorEco Governor
Relative Parent of pupil in school
Register of Business and Personal Interests None declared
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 12.11.14 Present13.01.15 Present19.03.15 Present10.06.15 Present
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Present25.11.15 Present16.03.16 Apologies: consented
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 N/A
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 N/A


Mrs. L. Shaw Safeguarding Governor/Parent Governor

 

Biography I am a parent of two children at Friezland Primary School and whilst being a member of Friends of Friezland decided I’d like to support the school in a different role, as a governor. As a practitioner within the Child Protection/Safeguarding field, I believe that a child’s well-being is key to their learning and development and aim to make a positive contribution to this at school.
Appointment Date 09.10.14
Expiry Date 08.10.18
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Parents
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Complaints CommitteePupil Discipline  CommitteeDisciplinary CommitteeSignificant Change Appeals  Committee
Responsibility Child Protection/Looked After GovernorClass 1 Link GovernorLink Governor
Relative Parent of pupils in school
Register of Business and Personal Interests None declared
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 12.11.14 Present13.01.15 Present19.03.15 Present10.06.15 Present
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 09.09.15 Present25.11.15 Absent: consented16.03.16 Present
Attendance at Committee meetings 15-16 N/A
Attendance at committee meetings 14-15 N/A
Mrs. Victoria Mason-Hall Co-opted Governor

Victoria Mason hall 

Biography I am very pleased to be a new Co-opted Governor at Friezland School and I am looking forward to working with my fellow Governors, the teaching staff and the parents so we can maintain the highest standard of education for our pupils and support the local community. Professionally, I am a qualified accountant and currently work for Manchester Metropolitan University as Senior Project Accountant.My role involves supporting the university with the strategic initiatives from a finance perspective so I am hoping to bring lots of my experience to the Governor role. I currently live in Friezland with my husband (an ex-Friezland school pupil) and my young son.
Appointment Date 16.03.2016
Expiry Date March 2020
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Governing Body
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Governor Working PartyResource and Environment Committee
Responsibility None
Relative None
Register of Business and Personal Interests None declared
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 N/A
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 16.03.16 (First meeting: present)
Attendance at Committee Meetings 15-16 N/A: appointed March 2016 onwards
Attendance at committee meetings 15-16 N/A: appointed March 2016 onwards

 

Mrs. Adele Hayes Co-opted Governor  

 

 

Biography To follow
Appointment Date 16.03.2016
Expiry Date March 2020
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Governing Body
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Significant Change CommitteeDisciplinary Committee
Responsibility None
Relative None
Register of Business and Personal Interests None declared
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 N/A
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 16.03.16 (First meeting: present)
Attendance at Committee Meetings 15-16 N/A: appointed March 2016 onwards
Attendance at committee meetings 15-16 N/A: appointed March 2016 onwards

 

Mrs. Tina Dickinson-Rhodes Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Biography As a fairly recent newcomer to the area, I first became involved with Friezland School when my granddaughter became a pupil here. I was invited along with my daughter to be a member of the Centenary Committee for the year. We both enjoyed all the planning for this very special year. I started to help out in school where I could and at the same time I also became a member of Friends of Friezland Committee.I have come to know some of the children and their family members, as well as getting to know the staff and other members like myself who are part of the schools family at Friezland.I have many skills which I would love to pass on to the younger generation – two of my skills are gardening and sewing.I am always looking for new challenges, which is why I applied to become a member of the governing body at the school. I am looking forward to learning some new skills and experiences while being part of such a lovely welcoming school.
Appointment Date 16.03.2016
Expiry Date March 2020
Term of office 4 years
Appointed by Governing Body
Governance role in other educational institutions None
Committee memberships Governor Working Party
Responsibility Liaison with Friends of Friezland
Relative Grandmother of child in school
Register of Business and Personal Interests Husband is a computer programmer at Inclusive TechnologyGrandmother of child in school
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 14-15 N/A
Attendance at Full GB Meetings 15-16 16.03.16 (First meeting: present)
Attendance at Committee Meetings 15-16 N/A: appointed March 2016 onwards
Attendance at committee meetings 15-16 N/A: appointed March 2016 onwards