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Governing body 2021- 2022


Charlene Mullane-Chair of Governors

I have recently been appointed as Chair of governors. I work with learners in a mainstream setting. I am a Mum of two wonderful children. My current areas of Governor responsibility are Safeguarding, The Quality of Teaching and Exploratory Phase.


Jody McGarraghy - Vice Chair /Parent Governor

I was elected in August 2015 as a Parent Governor.  I have a son who attends the school and is currently in year 5 in the Exploratory Phase.  

Springside was my preference for him & after seeing other Special Schools we decided that this was by far the best option for him.  Prior to having my two boys, I gained a degree in International Hospitality Business Management, this took me into the Hotel industry where I stayed for many years until unfortunately due to my commitments at home it was no longer possible to continue with such long working hours.

My husband and I then decided to take over a business in Hebden Bridge - The Pennine Wine and Cheese Company, which we both continue to run together.

My current areas of Governor Responsibility are Experiential Phase link, Safeguarding and early


Carole Finn - Co-opted Governor

I was re-elected as a Co-opted Governor in 2015.

My current areas of Governor responsibility are Achievement and Finance.


Shazye Cosar - Co-opted Governor

I was re-elected as a Co-opted Governor in 2015 and currently work in School as Pastoral officer.


Melody Fierro - Headteacher Governor

I took up the role of headteacher governor in 2017 after a perido of time acting as an associate member in my previous role as Director of Learning.


Louise Binns - Staff Governor

Ismaila Arhsad - Parent Governor


Vacancy - LA Governor

We are currently actively seeking a new Local Authority Governor.