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Who we Are

Meet The Goverors

Katherine Muncaster, Alistair Blackburn,Mike Fitzjohn, Damyon Garrity, Trudy Mclindon, , Carmen Gonzalez-Eslava, Richard Landers, Myles McNearny, Steve Inch, Sam Woodward,  Laura Whillans, Eleanor Mollett, Brian Cooke, Ed Tonge.

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

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Link Governor Support

Subject Subject Leader Governor Name
English/Literacy Chloe Fraser Laura Whillans
Mathematics Peter Donaldson Carmen Gonzalez-Eslava
Science and Environmental Education Angela Patton Eleanor Mollett
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Katherine Muncaster Myles McNearney
Religious Education Faye Bridgehouse TBC
Physical Education Alistair Blackburn Mike Fitzjohn
Humanities Faye Bridgehouse Richard Lander
French Danielle Gholinia Carmen Gonzalez-Eslava
Art TBC Damyon Garrity
Music Chloe Fraser Carmen Gonzalez-Eslava
Design and Technology TBC Damyon Garrity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Katherine Muncaster/Diana Vose Steve Inch
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education Mr Donaldson supported by Mr Blackburn and Mrs Patton

 

TBC
Assessment Alistair Blackburn Damyon Garrity/Carmen Gonzalez-Eslava

Katherine Muncaster Headteacher

Expiry of four year term of office Sine die

Appointed by ex officio

Committee membership

Strategy Committee (ex officio)
Staffing Committee (ex officio)
Learning Committee (ex officio)
SIP/Finance Committee (ex officio)
Premises/Health & Safety Committee (ex officio)

Register of interests -Yes Author and Consultant

Business interests – Author of Growth Mindset book and conference presentations

‘Feed Your Brain Learning’

Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Alistair Blackburn Staff Governor

Expiry of four year term of office 31st December 2018

Elected by staff

Committee membership

SIP/Finance Committee

Learning

Positions held on governing body none
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none

Trudy Mclindon Chair of governor
I have been a parent at Tithe Barn school for seven years and actively support Friends of Tithe Barn with fundraising and help around school. In April 2014 I was elected as a Parent Governor. I believe primary education is fundamental to shaping what our children become and equipping them for the future. I wanted to be involved in supporting the school’s vision to develop cheerful, confident achievers. I am a member of the Staffing committee and the Learning committee and this year I am keen to develop my role as link governor for science. In my professional life I am a business consultant with over twenty years experience in retail, working with global retailers and small independents, developing and mentoring management teams.

Expiry of four year term of office 31st March 2018

Elected by parents

Committee membership
Staffing
Learning
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: Business Consultant

Steve Inch  Vice Chair

Co opted Governor

Safeguarding Governor

I am now retired. After university (BA in Modern Languages; MSc in Applied Social Science), the first half of my career was spent as a social worker and then manager in a social services department. The second, as a senior executive in a national charity providing care and support to people with a learning disability and autism.

We have only lived in Heaton Mersey for a year, having moved here to support our daughter who gave birth to twins in January. Our three other grandchildren live in Sweden, so we don’t see as much of them! It is very interesting to observe the differences between the two childcare and educational systems.

Before we moved from Oxfordshire, I had been lucky enough to spend just over a year as a governor in our local village school. It was an extremely rewarding experience that prompted my application for the current role.

Expiry of four year term of office 31st October 2019

Elected by GB

Committee membership
Learning Committee
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: Retired

Mike Fitzjohn local authority governor

I was first elected as a parent governor in 1984 and have been a governor of the School in some guise ever since. I have been Chair of Governors on two occasions, from 1986 to 1992, and from 2006 to September 2015. I have witnessed some amazing highs – the ever fabulous children which the School continues to produce, some hugely committed adults, and the OFSTED Inspector in 2009 who said “I wish I could give you higher than ‘Outstanding'” – and a few more challenging moments, not least being ‘pig in the middle’ in the 2013 Peel Moat debate. One of the few advantages of being my age (67) is that one can take the long term view: there will always be day to day concerns (which staff and Governors will try to address) but, if children continue to work hard and play hard after they leave the School, there is no limit to their achievements – I look at my own children and their peers and see highly successful teachers, doctors, vets, accountants, barristers, businessmen and women, international sportspeople, actors, and many other occupations.. And all with that caring nature so carefully honed by the Tithe Barn ethos. By profession I am a Town Planner and, prior to retirement, worked in Local Government, national Government, and for Sport England.

Expiry of four year term of office 31 December 2019

Appointed by Local Authority

Committee membership

Strategy Committee
SIP/Finance Committee
Premises/Health & Safety Committee
Chair of Premises/Health & Safety Committee

Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none

Damyon Garrity Parent Governor

Founder & Creative Director of Influence Design Associates Limited Graphic designer producing award winning solutions for the arts, education, council and other organisations.
Profile and examples of work at www.influencedesign.co.uk.Lecturer of BA Hons Graphic Design at St Helens College and Salford University.Chair of local residents group. Co-founder and treasurer of Heatons Heritage Society.Elected parent governor in September 2013, attends the Learning Committee, Appeals Committee and link Governor to Art & Design.Damyon has been a parent at the school since 2010 and is grateful to everybody who voted for him to join the governing body. He and his family value Tithe Barn School and its community – proud of the many achievements made by all.

Expiry of four year term of office 3oth September 2017

Elected by parents

Committee membership
Learning Committee

Appeals Committee
Positions held on governing body none

Link governor – Science and  Literacy
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: Lecturer of BA Hons Graphic Design at St Helens College and Salford University

Carmen Gonzalez-Eslava  Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Expiry of four year term of office 31 August 2020

Committee membership

Strategy Committee (ex officio)

Staffing Committee

Learning Committee- Chair of Learning Committee

Richard Landers  Parent Governor

Elected by parents

Expiry of four year term of office 31 March 2018

Committee membership

Staffing Committee – Chair of Staffing Committee

Strategy  Committee

Premises and Health and Safety Committee

Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: Barrister

 

Laura Whillans Parent Governor

Expiry of four year term of office 31st September 2019

Elected by parents

Committee membership
Staffing Committee
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: Barrister

Myles McNearney Co opted Governor

Expiry of four year term of office 31st October 2019

Elected by GB

Committee membership
Learning
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: International Schools

Sam Woodward Co opted Governor

Expiry of four year term of office 31st October 2019

Elected by GB

Committee membership
School Improvement Plan /Finance
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business: Accountancy

 

Eleanor Mollett Co opted Governor

Expiry of four year term of office 31st December 2020

Elected by GB

Committee membership
Learning Commottee

Link Governor -science
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business:Delivery Manager Department for Work and Pensions

Brian Cooke Co opted Governor

Expiry of four year term of office 30th June 2021

Elected by GB

Committee membership
Health and Safety/ Premises committee

Link Governor -TBD
Register of interests – none

Business interests – none
Relationship to any member of school staff -none

Relationship to staff: none
Business:Retired

Ed Tonge Associate Governor

Previous 4 year term expired 31 August 2015.Re-appointed for 4 year term by GB from 1 September 2015

Elected by Governing Body

Committee membership
Premises/h&s with full voting rights
Register of interests – none

 

 

 

 


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