Who are we?

Janet Simmons

Chair of Governors, Strategic Committee, LGB, Extended Services, Pay & Appraisal

Category: Foundation Governor
Appointing Body: Temple Newsam Learning Partnership
Governor since: June 2009
Re-election date: Sept 2022
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 
As a retired deputy headteacher, I wanted to support the school and hope to make a positive difference to the pupils, parents and staff. My hobbies are amateur dramatics, dancing, fitness training and I love to travel to interesting places.  My favourite memories of Primary School are being the first person in the class to be able swim one length of the swimming pool. Gooey Chocolate pudding with pineapple sauce (yummy)!

Claire Hicks

Co-Vice Chair, Parent Governor, LGB, Strategic Committee, Child Protection/children looked after/SEND and Inclusion

Category: Parent Governor
Appointing Body: Parent Body
Governor since: October 2013
Re-election date: October 2021
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 
I wanted to be a Governor because I enjoy the interaction with the school and I also believe that education is important.
My hobbies are reading and I train in Karate twice a week. I am also a University student enjoying all my studies.
My favourite memory of Primary School was playing for the school rugby team.

Helen Stout

Headteacher, LGB, Strategic Committee, Safe Recruitment

Governor since: 2013
Re-Election date: N/A
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 
As a Headteacher I sit on every committee including the Strategic. I liaise with each chair to set agendas and collate resources. I am a governor by virtue of my position as headteacher.
My hobbies are horse riding, dog walking and swimming.
My favourite memories of Primary School are playing out French skipping and Cat's Cradle.

Nick Hemingway

Deputy Headteacher, Associate Governor without voting rights, LGB

Category: Associate Governor
Governor since:  2005
Re-election date:  N/A
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 
I wanted to be a governor to better understand and support the management and leadership of the school. My hobbies are, walking in the Dales and reading.
My favourite memories of Primary School are playing out on the school field and Summer lasted for ever!
 

Paul Menham

Associate with voting rights, LGB, Racial Equality, Appeals

Category: Associate Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board
Governor since: June 2009
Re-election date: June 2021
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? Shadwell Primary School
Relationship to staff? No
 
I wanted to become a Governor because I work with a number of schools, and have a school aged child. I wanted to be involved in education in Leeds.
My hobbies are playing the guitar 'badly' and armchair sport!
My favourite memories of Primary School are too many to mention (I have to say that my Dad was the Headteacher).

Janet Linley

Co-opted Governor, LGB, Pay & Appraisal, PE Grant Premium

Category:Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board
Governor since: October 2015
Re-election date: Sept 2022
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 

After retiring from banking I became a governor to help in the local community. I wanted to assist and make a positive contribution to Meadowfield and to make a difference to children's education which I believe to be vitally important in life.

My hobbies are sailing and walking and one of my favourite memories of Primary School is singing Christmas carols in Latin at Leeds Town Hall."

 

resigned April 2019 due to family commitments

 

Mike Moore

Co-opted Governor, Co-Vice Chair Strategic Committee, LGB, Attendance, Appeals

Category: Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board
Governor since: April 2011
Re-election Date: April 2019
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 
I became a Governor because I wanted to aid the school in getting better and achieve high results and standards.
My hobby is computing.
My favourite memory of Primary School is when a teacher was showing us how to do a cartwheel and her wig falling off.

Kathryn Brown

Staff Governor, LGB

Category: Staff Governor
Appointing Body: School Staff
Governor since: September 2005
Re-election date: October 2021
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No
 
I wanted to be a Governor to find out what goes on.
My hobbies are football (sorry I support Liverpool!!!), watching not playing.
My favourite memories of Primary School are in the final year. I had an inspirational teacher called Mr Ratcliffe, who gave me opportunities to:-
  • Learn the recorder and play at the Town Hall
  • Play the part of Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland'
  • Learn to play Football, Netball and Cricket
  • Read! Read! Read!!!!

I was very lucky.

Lloyd Nolan

Foundation Governor, LGB

Category: Foundation Governor
Appointing Body: Temple Newsam Learning Partnership
Governor since: October 2016
Re-election date: Sept 2022
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? Gildersome Primary School
Relationship to staff? No
 
I wanted to be a governor to gain a deeper understanding of Meadowfield and to give my experience of working in schools to support the Governing Board and Senior Leadership team.
My hobbies are that I am a keen member of Fuel For School and enjoy going to my caravan.
My favourite memory of Primary School is my guitar playing, Year 5 teacher.

Alexandra Clark

Deputy Headteacher, Associate Governor without voting rights, LGB, SENCO, Year 1 and 2 Team Leader

 
Category: Associate Governor
Appointing Body: N/A
Governor since: October 2017
Re-election date: October 2021
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No

Danielle Osler

Co-opted Governor

Resigned July 2019 due to relocation

Category: Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board
Governor since: November 2018
Re-election date: November 2022
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No

Victoria Denton

Parent Governor

Category: Parent Governor
Appointing Body: Parent Body
Governor since: November 2018
Re-election date: November 2022
Financial Interest? No
Non - Financial Interest? No
Another Governing Body? No
Relationship to staff? No

Rajesh Nair

Co-opted Governor, Chair of Resources Committee, Strategic Committee, Pay & Appraisal

Resigned September 2018 due to work committments

Maria Hardman

Parent Governor, LGB

Resigned

  • Our Governing Board consists of 8 governors and 3 associate governors.

 

  • Signed Register of Governors’ Business and Personal Interests are kept in school for reference.

T. 0113 3230010 E. carol.cooke@meadowfieldclc.org Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout