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Mr Ian Northover
I have been a Governor at Heronshaw School since 2006 and Chair of Governors since 2013, during which time I have undertaken the accredited Chair of Governors programme, recruited senior management and teaching staff.  I have knowledge of the school from a parent and community point of view as my children have passed through Heronshaw and I live within the local community.  My additional responsibilities within the Governing Body include Early Years curriculum and Safeguarding.  I love the challenges of being a Governor of an Outstanding school and enjoy working within a dedicated team to ensure great outcomes for the children of our community.


Mr John Canham.

Vice-Chair of Heronshaw School Governing Body. I was elected as parent Governor in October 2013. I sit on the Teaching and Learning committee, I also have responsibility for Sports premium, H&S and behaviour.  I am a parent Governor with two children, one who has already progressed through the school and the younger one currently attends Heronshaw.   I am committed to serving Heronshaw School by providing a strategic approach and support to our Head Teacher so that she can provide the best possible education to all our children and develop all the staff involved at the School. I have over 30 years’ experience in management, finance implications, risk management, efficiency management and resourcing.  My interests and hobbies include Badminton, Squash, Metal detecting, Camping, Music and DIY.


Mrs Jo Goldsmith
I am the Deputy Head and have been a staff and then a co-opted governor since January 2013, having taught at the school since April 2007.  I am passionate about Heronshaw and the education of our children here.  I have worked in all of the year groups and love the fact that every day is different and brings a variety of challenges with it!  I am also a Mum to four children, all of whom attended Heronshaw to begin their education.


Mrs Faye Rozzier
Community governor, chair of Teaching and learning committee, SEN governor.
I have been a community governor since being elected in September 2013. I am a mum of two, one who currently attends Heronshaw. I volunteer at the school and feel passionately that every child deserves great education whatever their ability and needs. I am studying at the moment and wish to pursue a career working with children who have special educational needs.


Mrs Leslie Wylie
I've been a Governor at Heronshaw since 2012, when my daughter was in the school. It's  a privilege to work with such a dedicated and professional team, and to play a part in helping ensure that every child at Heronshaw gets the best possible start to their education.


Miss Julia Sutherland
I am a co-opted governor and joined the Board very recently.  My daughter attends Heronshaw and loves it here.  Heronshaw is a fantastic school and I am glad that I decided on this as a school.  I am also glad to be able to be directly involved in making Heronshaw a positive and enjoyable experience for our children.  I have a wealth of experience working within projects and managing organisational change within higher education.  In my spare time I love illustration and drawing.  I am a qualified group fitness instructor and teach classes and attend classes across local gyms.  I am also learning to snowboard. 


Ms. Davine Ngani-Oketch
I am an elected parent governor since 23 September 2016. My son is currently in year 2 at Heronshaw and my daughter who is in high school also attended Heronshaw.  I am an Advocate in Kenya and a Solicitor in England & Wales specialising in commercial law. My day job involves advising on projects including commercial aspects of school status conversions. I look forward to serving as a governor for the next four years and to being part of an excellent team of staff, parents and other governors that work hard to ensure that every child in the school achieves their full potential. I also hope to see Heronshaw, already an outstanding school, continue to maintain its very high standards and to grow in all aspects.


Mrs Julia Joyce
I am a co-opted governor.  My daughter attends Heronshaw and loves it here.  Heronshaw is a fantastic school and I am glad that I decided on this as a school for her.  I am also glad to be able to be directly involved in making Heronshaw a positive and enjoyable experience for all children.  I have a wealth of experience as a project manager and managing organisational change.  I am a qualified group fitness instructor and run my own small ecommerce business in my spare time.  I am the Development Governor and I am responsible for ensuring that all our Governors have the right training and knowledge to be effective.


Previous governors:

Kirsty Bhatt

Claire Spencer


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