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Governors

Governing body 2019- 2020

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

Chris Wardley - Parent Governor - 

I was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2013.  I have a son who attends the school and is currently in the Exploratory Phase.  

Joan Hall - Co-opted Governor 

I was first appointed as a Co-opted Governor in 2006 prior to the opening of the school.  I was previously a Deputy Headteacher of a Primary Special School in Bury before I retired in December 2005.  

I now work voluntarily as an adviser for Citizens Advice one day a week.  I love cooking, am a keen vegetable gardener and like walking (as long as there are not too many steep hills).  I am also a great fan of Strictly Come Dancing!!  

My current areas of Governor responsibility are Safeguarding and Behaviour.

Freya Buckley - Co-opted Governor

I was appointed as Local Authority Governor in 2017.  

My Current areas of Governor responsibility are Investigative Phase link and The Quality of Teaching.

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.

Simon Moore - Co-opted Governor

I was elected as a Co-opted Governor in 2015 and was the Headteacher of Hamer until September 2018, the other half of Springside and Hamer Learning Community.

My current areas of Governor responsibility are Curriculum and Inclusion.

James Whittaker - Staff Governor

I was elected as Staff Governor in 2016 and work in School as a Class Teacher in the Investigative Learners phase.  I have a personal interest in Maths and Physical Education.

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.

Vacancy - LA Governor

We are currently actively seeking a new Local Authority Governor.