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  • Chris Forrest

     



    Chris Forrest – Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor
    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date appointed: 15th March 2010
    Appointed by: Governing Body
    Term of office end: 13th October 2022

    Chris joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in March 2010, becoming Vice Chair in September 2012 and Chair in 2014 . He has lived in Whittle Hall for more than 18 years and has two daughters, both at Great Sankey High School. Chris is a fair weather cyclist and enjoys supporting the school in any way he can.

  • Michael Clews

     



    Michael Clews
    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date appointed: 14th October 2008
    Appointed by: Governing Body

    Term of office end: 13th October 2022

    Mike joined the Governing Body in 2008 when his daughter started at the school. Born and bred in Great Sankey, Michael attended local schools, and is a time served multi-skilled engineer with 21+ years’ service. Also father to two boys, both at the school, it is his wish to improve the school, with the aid of his professional skills, to make it the safest and most enjoyable educational environment it can be.

  • John Littler


     

     

     

    John Littler
    Type of Governor: Staff – Headteacher
    Date appointed: 1st January 2013
    Appointed by: Governing Body

    John joined Barrow Hall as Headteacher in 2013, his previous post was Headteacher at Locking Stumps Primary School in Birchwood, a position he held for over ten years. Prior to this, he was Deputy Headteacher at Locking Stumps and taught at two primary schools in Widnes. John has two children, Billy and Eva, and spends any spare time he has indulging his obsession with Manchester United.

  • Aswad Qadeer

     



    Aswad Qadeer – Chair of Resources and SEND Governor
    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date appointed: 25th March 2010
    Appointed by: Governing Body

    Term of office end: 13th October 2022

    Aswad joined the governing body as a parent governor in March 2010. He has lived in Great Sankey for more than 16 years, is married and father of two boys, who have attended the school and now moved onto high school. Aswad works in a Sales/Commercial role within the IT industry, he plays golf and also enjoys watching football and cricket. Aswad is passionate about the school and committed to ensuring that the school environment is enjoyable and a rewarding experience for the children and staff, enabling the children to fulfil their potential.

  • Julie Page

     



    Julie Page
    Type of Governor: Local Authority

    Date appointed: 16th February 2017
    Appointed by Governing Body: Nominated by Local Authority and appointed by Governing Body

    Term of Office end: 15th February 2021

    Julie joined the Governing Body in September 2016. A resident of Great Sankey, and a former pupil of Barrow Hall, Julie is keen to be part of a team that promotes learning and encourages children to reach their full potential on their school journey. With a Master’s Degree in Child Psychology and a career history in social research, Julie is keen to use her valuable skills, knowledge and experience in the role of Governor to support the school to be the best it can be.

  • Amanda Avery

     



    Amanda Avery
    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date appointed: 18th May 2017
    Appointed by: Governing Body
    Term of office end: 17th May 2021

    Amanda has a keen interest in education holding a Master’s degree within Teaching and Learning and currently works for the Local Authority within education. One of her children attends the school and Amanda is keen to support and challenge the school so that all learners can achieve their very best.

  • Imtiaz Jamil

     



    Imtiaz Jamil
    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date appointed: 18th May 2017
    Term of office end: 17th May 2021

    Imtiaz joined the governing body as a parent governor in July 2017. He has lived in Great Sankey since 1998, is married and a father of three children, all who have attended(ing) Barrow Hall.

    Imtiaz runs his own sports coaching company and is an avid football fan both watching and playing. He is also the General Secretary of the Warrington Islamic Association where he helps the local Mosque and community, delivering fundraising charity events, open days, outreach programs and the management of the community hall.

    Imtiaz has always played a role in helping the school from volunteering at school events to providing a short course to the children on presentation skills and public speaking, something he is very passionate about. Imtiaz is keen to ensure the school is run at its best for the benefit of the children and that every child has the best educational start in life at Barrow Hall.

  • Dan Stanley

     

     



    Dan Stanley – Staff Governor
    Type of Governor: Staff
    Date Appointed: 7.12.20
    Appointed by: Staff
    Term of Office end: 6.12.23

     

  • Gareth Fryar

    Gareth Fryar
    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date appointed: 16th November 2011
    Appointed by: Governing Body
    Term of office end: 13th October 2022

  • Kirsten Riley

    Kirsten Riley
    Clerk to the full Governors

    Term of office end: September 2019

  • Mr Lee Ratcliffe

     



    Mr Lee Ratcliffe
    Type of Governor: Parent Governor
    Date appointed: 9/4/18
    Appointed by: Parents
    Term of office end: 22nd April 2022

    Lee was elected to join the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in April 2018. He has two daughters: Lucy currently attends Barrow Hall Primary School and Emilia is set to follow in her footsteps soon. Lee is the Headteacher of a large secondary school in Liverpool and has worked in education for 20 years. He is passionate about schools and communities, believing that schools should be moral centers for the communities that they serve. He is proud to work with Barrow Hall in that regard. Outside of education, Lee is committed to his family, his football and his cycling!

  • Leyla McGhee

     



    Leyla McGhee
    Type of Governor: Parent Governor

    Leyla joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2019. Leyla has lived in Great Sankey for most of her life and has two children who currently attend Barrow Hall. Leyla has worked as a Curriculum Lead in Business and Computing for 17 years in a range of secondary settings most recently at successful High School in Warrington and is now working for a large University in Digital Technology Degrees and master’s Apprenticeship programmes supporting employers throughout the UK meet their IT skills requirements.  Leyla is keen to utilise upon her educational experience to assist the school in developing further opportunities for learning and development. Leyla is a keen football fan and also plays for a lady’s vets’ team and coaches a local girls’ Under 10 football team.

  • Claire Lawton

     



    Claire Lawton – Staff Governor
    Type of Governor: Associate                                                                                                                                                                                       
    Date appointed: September 2019
    Appointed by: Governing Body
    Term of office end: 31st August 2021 

    Claire is a Reception teacher and is the EYFS Lead in her ninth year at Barrow Hall.  Having been appointed as Acting Deputy Headteacher in September 2019, Claire joined the Governing body as an Associate Governor. Claire is passionate about giving the children who join Barrow Hall in Reception the best start in their learning life. Outside school life, Claire enjoys travelling around the world and experiencing life in other countries. She improves her mental health by walking her two cocker spaniels.

  • Mrs Kelly Smith

     



    Mrs Kelly Smith
    Date Appointed 23.1.20
    Appointed by: Parents
    Term of office ends: 22.1.23

    Kelly was elected as parent governor and has two children who attend the school. She has lived in the local community for most of her life. Kelly has worked in education for 13 years as a SENDCO and SEN teacher across a variety of settings including specialist education and currently works as a social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) specialist teacher at Penketh High School. She is passionate about ensuring all children can succeed regardless of any barriers to learning and hope to support the school in continuing the excellent work they do to support all children and their families at the school. 

  • Mrs Mary Horrocks

    Mrs Mary Horrocks
    Date Appointed: 9.5.19
    Appointed by: Governing Body
    Term of office ends: 8.5.23

    Mary has been part of the Barrow Hall community since 1990. She has had a varied career here, as headteacher, deputy headteacher and latterly as a supply teacher.  She has a wealth of experience in teaching and remains passionate about learning.  Away from Barrow Hall Mary is a devoted grandmother.  She is very proud to  continue her commitment as a governor.

Malcolm McIntosh and Lesley Snow resigned in January 2019

David Hughes, resigned July 19

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