Governor Profiles

Please note that this page is currently under construction and more governor profiles will follow soon.

 

Mrs Anne Jordan - Chair of Governors since September 2014

I have lived in the village since 2001 and served for four years on the Village Council and am currently treasurer of Cullingworth Gardening Club. I love living in a village that has so much to offer and am keen to help and support the future generation of Cullingworth.

I have two sons, and three grandsons, one of whom attended the school.  I was a teacher for 32 years and for the last 28 years was at Bingley Grammar school.  My final role at the school was Director of Humanities and Social Sciences.  My work also included acting as subject tutor to RE PGCE students at Trinity and All Saints College.

On retirement I worked with AQA examining board and Nelson Thornes  publishers to produce resources for the new RE GCSE and A level courses. I continued as an examiner with AQA until summer 2014. My strangest hobby that has led to many adventures is a love of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

 

Mr Andrew Hagyard - Parent Governor - Member of Resources Committee and Chair of Curriculum and Achievement Committee - Vice Chair of Governors 

 I am very much a local boy, my grandfather lived in Cullingworth; I was born in Keighley and went to school in Bradford. Education has changed significantly since I went to school. Children today learn from a wide variety of different media and the traditional classroom led learning is now only a small part of this.

As a father of five, two of whom currently attend Cullingworth, I am very keen that children are able to benefit from all aspects of school life; be it academic, artistic or social. I am looking forward to working with the school to increase the children's understanding of, and participation in, school activities.

 

 Mrs Rebecca Mazur - 
Parent Governor - Named Governor for Health and Safety

Hi, my name is Rebecca Mazur and I have been a governor at Cullingworth for three years. I currently Chair the Health, Well-being and Environment Committee and am also Co-vice Chair of Governors.

My background is Chemical Engineering and Health and Safety and I have worked for Education Leeds and Bradford Grammar School in the past. I currently run my own company in addition to my safety consultancy role.

It's refreshing to work with a school that has an excellent management team and staff and I look forward to watching the school excel.

I am also parent to two children in school, one in Year 4 and one in Reception Class.

 

Mr Elvin Brame - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Resources Committee

I am a retired Local Government Officer and a resident of Cullingworth. I am a trained Work Study Officer and qualified in management. I was elected to serve as a Parish Councillor and then asked to serve as a Governor at Cullingworth Village Primary School. (This used to be a requirement but isn't any longer).

Governors are charged with maintaining and improving educational standards which are measured in detail by Ofsted, the school and other external bodies. We are unpaid volunteers, which guarantees our integrity and commitment.

All governors serve on sub-committees and are likely to receive training in various aspects of school life. I have served as a governor for 14 years and I am Chair of the Finance, Staffing and General Purpose sub-committee. I have served alongside four Headteachers, three of which I was part of the selection and interview panel.

We enjoy an excellent relationship with staff, children and parents. The school is judged to be very good and on the cusp of becoming outstanding. We share a vision with the Headteacher to bring out the very best in each pupil and also nurturing gifted and talented pupils. We also got to great lengths to develop and care for Looked After Children. We are proud to ensure a safe and happy environment for all.

It is the most rewarding position in all my life. One of the main reasons for success is the support and involvement of parents. I enjoy meeting and greeting parents, carers and children on the path on Friday mornings, along with Mrs Macdonald, our Parent Inclusion Worker. I regularly attend events at school and hope parents come and join us in the future at coffee mornings or as volunteers in the school.

 

 Mrs Kim Wharton - LEA Governor, Curriculum & Achievement Committee

 

Hi,  my name is Kim Wharton and I have been a governor for the past five years.  I first became interested in joining the Governing Body because I wanted to be more involved in my children's school. I felt that having over twenty years experience as a primary school teacher would bring some professional knowledge and expertise into the role. 

 

As a primary school teacher, I feel passionate about children being provided with an educational environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential.  It is very rewarding offering a positive contribution to a school where staff and pupils work extremely hard and I feel that the governing body provide a good balance of support and challenge to Mrs Sutcliffe and her hardworking team.

 

 

Mrs Alison Nunn - Parent Governor

 

Hello I'm Alison Nunn and I have been a resident of Cullingworth all my life. My son is the fourth generation of my family to commence his educational journey here at the school.

 

My background includes working in the finance industry at management level in a wide variety of roles, including Treasury, Property and all aspects of project work from a Retail perspective. After a career break I now work for the National Health Service in an administrative role.

 

I am delighted to be able to offer a parental perspective on the governing body thus helping to support this wonderful school to shape and develop its future.