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Stacey Corlett – Chair and NLG

Co-opted Governor

I was born in Salford and have lived in the area, attending Moorside Primary School and later Moorside High School. I have a strong commitment to the children and families of Moorside.

I am a Co-opted Governor, first elected in October 2010. I was elected Chair of Governors in October 2012, and whilst having an overview of the whole school as Chair I have a particular focus on School Improvement and am the link Governor for Safeguarding, Young Carers and Upper Key Stage 2. In addition I work alongside the Head Teacher and school’s Senior Leadership Team in the role of critical friend, challenging senior staff in all areas of decision making and holding them to account. I am not afraid to ask difficult questions. I have a fundamental belief that all children should have an outstanding and enjoyable education.

I am married to John and have two children. I also run a Girl Guide unit each week in Salford. I have worked in both the public and private sector. My key professional experience and focus are in Business Improvement, Performance Management and Project Management. I currently work for the University of Salford.

I was designated as a National Leader of Governance (NLG) in 2018 which affords me the opportunity to support governors in other schools. 

 

Sue Featherston – Vice Chair

LA Governor

I have known Moorside Primary School since the 50s, when it was the first school I attended at the age of 5. I joined the staff in the 60s and moved to a new building in 1970. I was a Governor when the current building was opened in 2013. 

I lived in Swinton until 5 years ago, and still have close connections with the area. I now lead a busy life in retirement – a time when I have the luxury of being able to do the things I love to do, and not just the things I should do. Among the things I love to do is being a Governor.

I taught in Salford primary schools for almost 30 years, and I have experienced governance as a parent, a staff member and as a local authority appointee.

I have special responsibility for Curriculum and for Special Educational Needs, and I am link governor to years 3 and 4.

Moorside Primary gave me a lifelong love of learning. As a Governor, I want to help Moorside to foster that same love of learning in all its pupils. 

 

Zoe Ogden

Co-opted Governor

I joined the Moorside Primary School family nine years ago as a Mum when my son Harry started in the nursery class, and I became a Governor in March 2012. He has now moved onto High School. My youngest son is also a member of the Moorside family in Year Three.

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2000 and have taught from Nursery to Year Two. I also spent 5 years working for Salford Local Authority supporting all childcare providers, to improve their practice. I taught in Reception at Moorside Primary from 2013 to 2016, and recently moved on to a new school to lead an Early Years department. My current role as Assistant Headteacher gives me a whole school overview and I use this knowledge to support me in my role as governor.

At Moorside I am the link governor for Key Stage One and communication. Out of school I am happily married to Phil and we live in Swinton with our boys. I love to spend any free time in the outdoors with my family and friends walking, climbing mountains and camping. As a co-opted Governor, I am able to work as part of the team that wants only the best for the Moorside family, which it is a privilege to be a part of.  

 

Dawn Howarth

Staff Governor

I have been a part of Team Moorside for 6 years, initially as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and more recently as the Safeguarding and Inclusions Officer.  Although originally from the Swinton area I spent 12 years living overseas, where I met my partner and had two children.  As a family we relocated back to England in 2008 when I started my career in education.  To deepen my knowledge of education, I recently completed a degree in Teaching, Learning and Mentoring through Edge Hill University.   I work hard to ensure that Moorside is an inclusive school where children love to learn and feel safe and secure.

 

Huw Davies

 

Associate Member

I am an associate member of the Moorside Governing Board which I joined during the Summer of 2013. In my day job, I am Head Teacher of Ghyllside Primary School in Kendal, South Cumbria. Previously, I was Head Teacher of Old Hutton CE Primary School, also near Kendal.  I feel Moorside is a school which shares a very similar educational ethos to my own – it is all about the education of the whole child and preparing them for life in the 21st century.  It is because of this that I am a member of the Governing Board.

I am married to Paula and have two sons, Max, who is on Year 11, and Jasper who recently started secondary school. In the spare time I have, I enjoy rock climbing, running, cycling and reading.

 

Robert Rowland

 

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor and Upper Key Stage 2 link Governor. I was born in Salford and have lived in the area for most of my life. I have two children, one of whom attends the school.

I am a professional engineer with over sixteen years’ experience, primarily focusing on electronic safety system design for the nuclear industry. A key driver for my career has been to build relationships with local schools and colleges to ensure that children have the best opportunities to develop the skills required by modern engineering companies, and hoping to further the uptake of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

 

John Samuel

Co-opted Governor

I joined Moorside Primary School Governing Board as a Co-Opted Governor in September 2018. This is because as a school, I feel that Moorside Primary shares one of my core beliefs – that a good education has the power to a life. Additionally, my desire to participate more actively in my local community meant that when the opportunity to join Team Moorside presented itself, it was simply inconceivable not to be a part of such a dynamic team.

My day job in facilities management has provided me with important workplace skills and experience. These include business process improvement, space management and health and safety. Therefore, I hope to use these skills to support the school in its quest to educate the whole child and maintain academic excellence.  

 

Stewart Ryding

Parent Governor

I have built up a strong team in the workforce as a manager in a large retail store and I believe my interpersonal and management skills plus my enthusiasm will help make a significant contribution to school life. 

Although I have only been in Swinton for 12 years it has become my home. 

Married to Amanda, a teacher in the Salford Authority, I am more than aware of the time and effort all our teachers selflessly spend working for all our children. 

I want to spend my time with the governing board helping all our children (we have two - Ella and Oliver - presently in school) thrive and achieve.

 


 

 

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