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Governing Body 2018/19

Governing Body Pen Pics 2018 – 19

Name Type of GovernorSpecific area of interest / committeePen PicTerm of Office
John CooperExecutive HeadteacherIt has been my privilege to lead Steeton Primary School since September 2009. Over that time, I have worked with an excellent staff and leadership team including governors, who are committed to improving outcomes for the children who come to Steeton Primary School. We care passionately about standards, but equally we care that learning is engaging, challenging and fun. Quite simply - an exciting school curriculum should be the glue which holds a school together. It is what makes the children want to get better at all the basic skills of education. A caring ethos is of paramount importance to us all. The governing body are clear in their direction to me and all staff at SPS. We aim to make this the best school that it can possibly be and ensure the children here get the best opportunities that we can possibly give. In that way the whole school community is rigorously held to account.N/A
Clare EllensParent GovernorAll CommitteesHi, I became a Governor because I wanted to make sure parents had a voice in the running of the school. I feel both my children have had an excellent learning experience at Steeton and the school helped prepare my eldest child for his journey onto Secondary School.
Steeton School cares about the emotional and academic development of every child and provides an enriched creative curriculum. I want learning to be fun for the children and the staff and I hope in my role as a governor I can help the school achieve this.
To Oct 18
Aneesa HussainParent GovernorFull BoardI have a long-standing interest in education and in our local schools, my two children attend Steeton primary and as a parent, I want every child to achieve their full potential in high quality and continuously improving environment, and for Steeton primary to play its full part in the wider local community.
My foremost objective, as a parent governor is to work with the governing body, bringing my existing expertise and knowledge, to contribute to providing an excellent learning experience for all our pupils to enable them to achieve their maximum potential. I am very passionate and committed, about continuously improving standards within the school. I also see the role of the parent governor gives the school the ability to listen to parent' views, concerns and so on.
I am serving in a number of capacities at the school currently including regular volunteering as part of my own personal professional development which is also giving me more insight about the school curriculum and teaching methods with which I can help my own children as well.
To Jan 19
Stefan MillsParent GovernorAll Committees

IT Governor
My son attends Steeton Primary School, and as parents we looked long and hard at the suitability of local primary schools before deciding on Steeton, indeed it was our only choice on selection.

Every child deserves the best start that they can, and I feel that the school is committed to this founding principle. Since my son started, I have been constantly impressed by the school and when the opportunity arose, I leapt at the chance to be a parent governor, to give something back and contribute in some way.

I’m grateful to be able to offer support to the school in the education of our children any way I can, and to liaise / provide critical feedback on what we as parents see from the outside of the school system.
To July 24
Annette MullenCo-opted GovernorSafeguarding Governor

All Committees
I am a retired nurse who was involved in and responsible for some significant clinical innovations and changes to practise. Since my retirement I have undertaken a variety of voluntary roles, among which I have become a:
member of the Ethics Committee for the University of Central Lancashire
marker of papers and question setter for the Open University
member of the Schools Appeals Panel for Bradford Metropolitan District Council
member of the Patient and Carer Panel for Airedale N.H.S. Foundation Trust
member of the Steeton Hub Management Committee and
co-opted school Governor for Steeton Primary School.
Prior to the dissolution of the Standards for England and Wales Board, I was a Lay Member of the Standards Committee for Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

All the things I have done professionally, academically and as a volunteer have been possible because I can read. I also read for the sheer joy it gives me and am deeply concerned that children should be able to read in order to experience that pleasure too. Perhaps more importantly this skill will enable them to achieve and benefit from opportunities life presents. The reason I am a Governor is to be able to contribute to making this possible for the children at Steeton school. I want to support the commitment, expertise and aspiration of the staff. They are an excellent team who are working extremely hard on the children's behalf in all areas of school life, including improving reading standards.
To Dec 18
David MullenChair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum & Standards
All CommitteesI am Chair of Steeton with Eastburn Parish Council, and also Chair of the joint Steeton, Eastburn and Silsden Neighbourhood Plan group. I was asked to become a member of the governing body because of my role within the local community. I am Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and want to help the school progress to become outstanding."To Dec 18
Adam O'NeillParent GovernorCurriculum & StandardsI am the Director of Transition and Progression at Hanson School in Bradford and I also teach Physical Education. I have a responsibility in school for the effective transition of pupils from Primary to Secondary school and consequently I work very closely with a large number of Primary schools. I have worked in Education for the last 10 years and I am fully committed to raising the aspirations of young people so they can reach their full potential. I am from Bradford and currently live in Steeton and I am fully aware of the challenges that young people face as they mature into their working lives. This process starts from an early age and it is important we embed the correct attitude to learning and resilience that will equip them as they move through the education system. I have 2 sons at Steeton and I want to use my skills and experience to best serve the school and all its pupils. To July 24
Claire RedmanStaff GovernorAll CommitteesI joined Steeton Primary School in January 2015. I passionately believe in maximising all pupils’ life chances as they learn in a stimulating and safe environment.
As a governor representing the staff at Steeton, I enjoy looking at ways in which we can extend and enrich pupils’ experiences, whilst focussing on what is most important: the achievement and progress of each and every learner at Steeton.
Hayley StevensCommunity GovernorAll Committees" I have previously been a parent governor at Long lee and Ingrow schools in Keighley and am a busy stay at home mum to 3 small children. My eldest child has autism and attends special school, so I have a very hands on experience regrading special needs and the support and nurture it requires. I also have a child at Steeton who will soon be joined by her younger sibling, so I have an interest in how school works and want to assist so that we can ensure that Steeton Primary works to its full potential and continues to sustain its excellence.
I also have a previous career background in human resources management, employment law and iso auditing management. I feel that I can transfer my skills and experience to my role as parent governor and very much look forward to assisting our excellent school in giving the children the very best start in education whilst also supporting the dedicated staff and school to achieve this. "
To Feb 21
Sue WestVice Chair of GovernorsAll CommitteesIn October 2016, I moved to Steeton and in July 2017 I retired from paid employment.
I have a B Education degree and all my jobs have focused on coaching and professional development. I have been a nurse lecturer, treasurer to a nurse charity, full time trade union officer and lastly a HR advisor.
My skill base is strategic leadership, professional accountability, HR policy and employment law.
To Jan 21
Kevin WheelerHead of SchoolAfter completing my Economics Degree I worked in the Food Industry and Retail Sector before taking a PGCE in 1998. I have worked in a number of schools in Bradford and Kirklees before joining Steeton Primary School in 2010 .I have been a dedicated team member and enjoyed a number of fulfilling roles across all Key Stages. Being a member of the governing body adds an extra dimension to my role as Head of School and has created further opportunities for me to make a difference
I enjoy the challenge that comes with every aspect of school life and firmly believe that high quality education and a broad, balanced and creative curriculum is essential for each child to reach their full potential.

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