The Governors

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Julie Colley

Position: Headteacher

  • Head Teacher. Appointed by Leeds City Council.
  • Member of all sub committees.
  • Term of office - 1/9/2009 - 1/09/2040.
  • No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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Nancy Lester

Position: Co-opted

Co-opted governor. Appointed 14/06/2010 - 14/06/2018 Appointed by Leeds City Council. Member of teaching and learning sub committee.  Member of Head Teacher's Pay Committee. No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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Joanna Wragg

Position: Staff Governor

Staff representative. Appointed by staff. Term of office - 24/09/2013 - 24/09/2017. Member of Teaching and learning Sub Committee. Governor for Pupil Premium. No registered conflicting business or personal interests. Jo is the Staff Governor for school. She secured her first teaching job at Highfield in 2010 and teaches Year 1. She has recently become a Mum and now works on a part time basis in school. Jo is also a qualified dance teacher and plays netball for a Leeds team. Jo is the maths subject leader in school.

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Margaret Maiden

Position: Vice Chair And Co-opted

Vice Chair of the governing body. Appointed by the governing body. Term of office 16/10/2012 - 16/10/2016. Governor for Complaints. Early Years Governor.  Member of the pay appeal committee. Link governor for the Alwoodley, Roundhay and Moortown Cluster. No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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Claire Hills

Position: Co-opted

 Governor for special educational needs and disabilities. Appointed by the governing body. Term of office 1/12/2012 - 1/12/2016 Registered interest - teaching assistant in school.

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Melanie Conaghan

Position: Co-opted

Member of teaching and learning sub committee. Training governor. Appointed by the governing body. Term of office - 24/09/2017. No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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Ashutosh Paul

Position: Co-opted

Chair of governors. Member of the pay committee. Health and safety governor. Appointed by governing body. Term of office 1/9/2015 - 1/9/2019 No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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Lisa Henry

Position: Parent

Chair of the Teaching, learning and pupil Support committee. Child protection and safeguarding governor. Looked after children governor. Member of the pupil support sub committee. Member of the pay appeal committee. Appointed by the parents. Term of office 1/10/2014 - 1/1/2018 No registered conflicting business or personal interests. My name is Lisa Henry and I have two happy children at Highfield – Noah and Molly. I have loved getting involved in school life, getting to know the children, parents and staff, supporting the Friends and having a blast at school events. Last year I joined the Fruity Friday crew and realised how much I enjoyed giving back to the school. This is why I would like to be a parent governor. I am very lucky to work as a children’s dietitian at the Leeds Children’s Hospital, supporting families at difficult times in their lives. I have learned so much about health, food and nutrition, team working, safeguarding, dealing with conflict, student training and mentoring. I really enjoy laughing a lot with family and friends no matter what we’re up to! My husband is from Shipley, but my family is in Canada. Luckily they come see us and we have holidays in Montreal and Toronto. We are swept up in the world of kids’ parties, gymnastics, football, swimming etc… and it’s great. I love having a go at most things, although Noah says my main talent is cartwheels!

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Sam Ross

Position: Co-opted

Member of the pupil support sub committee. Appointed by the governing body. Term of reference 1/12/2015 - 1/12/2019. No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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Steve Binns

Position: Co-opted

Chair of the  Resources Committee. Co-opted member. Term of office 1/7/16 - 1/7/20. Member of the Pay Committee. No registered business or conflicting interests.

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Dan Cohen

Position: Co-opted

“I am delighted to be a co-opted governor for Highfield. By profession I am a company director and solicitor, specialising in Employment & Education Law. Since 2011 I have been one of the Alwoodley City Councillors with a special responsibility for young people in our ward, on council I am the Shadow . I have over 20 years experience in education and alongside Highfield, am currently a governor of Allerton High School, Brodetsky Jewish Primary School and the newest high school in our area LJFS which I helped set up.

 

I am married with 4 young children aged from 9 years old to 2 years old and have lived my entire life in Alwoodley. I am passionate about education and ensuring that every child is given the very best opportunities to flourish and excel.”

Term of office 1/7/16 - 1/7/20

No registered conflicting business or personal interests

 

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Steph Ward

Position: Parent

Member of the Resources Committee.  Appointed by the parents. Term of office 1/12/2016 - 1/12/2020 No registered conflicting business or personal interests. 

"I am mum to Lyall, Max and Dan. Highfield is a brilliant school with an inclusive ethos and is an environment where children respect each other and achieve their full potential. Lyall has Down Syndrome and complex health needs and his experience at Highfield is so positive. He is well supported, is making great progress and is a confident, happy and entertaining member of the school community. Max did year 6 at Highfield and in that year completely changed his attitude to school and grew in confidence and self belief."

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Michael  Sandpearl

Position: Co-opted

 

Member of the Resources Committee. Appointed March 2018. Term of office March 2018 - March 2022. Co-opted governor appointed by Leeds City Council. No registered conflicting business or personal interests.

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