Governing body 2018 - 2019
Our Governing body has recently undergone a reconstitution, we are delighted to announce we have had several newly appointed Governors.
Chris Wardley - Parent Governor - Chair of Governors
I was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2013. I have a son who attends the school and is currently in Key Stage 1. I was appointed as Chair of Governors over the summer.
My current areas of Governor responsibility are Safeguarding, The Quality of Teaching and Key Stage 2.
Joan Hall - Co-opted Governor - Vice-Chair of Governors
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 have recently been appointed as Local Authority Governor in 2017.
My Current areas of Governor responsibility are Sports/PE Provision and The Quality of Teaching.
Jody McGarraghy - Parent Governor
I was elected in August 2015 as a Parent Governor. I have a son who attends the school and is currently in Key Stage 1. I was keen to take up the position of Governor as my son, who is now 6, has now been at the school for around 15 months. I decided I would like to take more interest & play a more active role in his education.
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 Early Years Foundation Stage and The Community.
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 Education and Health Care Plan Coordinator.
My current areas of Governor responsibility are Community and Key Stage 1.
Simon Moore - Co-opted Governor
I was recently elected as a Co-opted Governor in 2015 and am the current Headteacher of Hamer, 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 cohort. I have a personal interest in Maths and Physical Education.
My current area of Governor responsibility requires me to be involved in meetings for the Governors Independent Forum and reporting the minutes back to the rest of the Governors.
Melody Fierro - Headteacher Governor
I have been an active member of the Governing body in my previous role as Deputy Headteacher and have now taken up a formal role following my appointment as Headteacher in 2017.
Vacancy - LA Governor
We are currently actively seeking a new Local Authority Governor.