Governor pen portraits

 

Helen Williams

I have been a school governor since May 2006, and chair the Finance Committee. I have one child remaining at Wigton Moor, with my eldest two now at high school.

During the day I work for the Homes and Communities Agency regulating housing providers against governance and financial viability standards. Being a school governor allows me to influence the environment in which my child spends a significant amount of her time. I would recommend it to anyone!

 


 

Sarah Dal Pozzo

I joined as a co-opted governor at Wigton Moor in October 2015. This is my first governor post and I'm very excited about it! I decided to become a governor because I wanted to contribute something substantial to my local community. Having been a young person's mentor, I have seen first-hand the importance of a rich early education for a child to go on to become a thriving young person.

In my day job, I'm a Regulatory Risk Consultant at KPMG. I work with financial services firms when they're implementing new legislation or trying to put right their past mistakes. Governance is a large part of this and, whilst it's a very different sector, I hope this experience will prove valuable to the Wigton Moor governing body.

I live in Roundhay with my husband, daughter and springer spaniel and I spend a lot of time going for walks, trying to tire the dog and get the baby to sleep! Other than that, I like films, boxsets and having meals out and I am hoping to get back on my bike after having my baby in November. I am also a keen music fan and I particularly enjoy watching live music.

 


 

Anne Gibson

After qualifying as a primary school teacher I worked in Birmingham, Australia, Bradford, Canada and Leeds.

While I was working in Leeds I was a Deputy Head teacher and an Advisory Teacher for the Local Authority. In 1993 I went to Huddersfield University as a Senior Lecturer in Education and I also worked as an Ofsted Inspector.

I am now retired and feel very privileged to still be involved in education as a governor at such an outstanding school as Wigton Moor.

 


 

Lynda Wightman

I worked as a primary teacher in a variety of Leeds schools for over 30 years. My last post was as Assistant Headteacher at Wigton Moor Primary School.I retired from full-time teaching in 2007 but continue to have a great interest in education generally and the work of the school in particular. I am enjoying retirement now with time to see friends, care for grandchildren, sew and explore Britain in our caravan!

 


 

Inderjit Singh

I am a co-opted governor and have been part of the governing body since October 2013. I am father of three. I have twins who are not at school age yet and a daughter who attends Wigton Moor. Previously I have been a management consultant and I now work for NHS England integrating health and social care provision.

I enjoy singing as well as zonal marking of the twins!!

 


 

Simon Williams

I have been a governor at Wigton Moor for more than 5 years and I am currently the Vice Chair of the governing body.

I have worked in the retail sector for 20 years and now work for Morrisons in their buying team. Global sourcing; financial management; end to end supply chain; electrical goods, gardening ranges, Fireworks and Babycare are my areas of buying expertise.

I have been married to Louise Williams for nearly as many years and we have a young son. Louise is a teacher at Wigton Moor.

As a governor I take an active part in the Finance and Human Resources committees and I am proud to be part of an excellent governing body and team of educational practitioners who have played a significant role in ensuring that Wigton Moor is and continues to be an 'Outstanding' school providing a safe, rich learning environment for over 400 pupils.

 


 

Kat Jury
I am the staff governor. I have been teaching at Wigton Moor Primary School for a number of years. My role as part of the governing body is to represent the voice of the staff. I am excited about this new challenge and I am looking forward to working with an outstanding team and improving the school even further.

 


 

Shahzad Hussain

I have been a governor at Wigton Moor since 2008. I have two sons and a daughter. I have been working in the telecommunications field since February 1999. Up to 1999, I was in a retail environment, assisting my family in a high street business for 10 years. My skills are in Business, Digital Technology, social media, data analysis, and also business and finance.

 


 

Sandra Law

I have been a Governor at Wigton Moor since 2008, during which time I have been committed to working hard towards the school's continued improvement and the best outcomes for the school and all its pupils, and to supporting the school in any way that I can.

I currently chair the Teaching and Learning Committee, supporting the staff in their work to ensure that they continue to provide an outstanding curriculum, teaching and learning for all pupils at Wigton Moor. I am also an active member of the HR committee, working hard with the rest of the team to ensure the continued recruitment of excellent staff for our school.

A qualified teacher since 1996, I am currently working on my writing and the final stages of an Open University course before returning full-time to English teaching. I have two children who have just left the school, both of whom benefitted greatly from and loved their time at Wigton Moor. I have a great interest in education, both as a teacher and a parent, and believe passionately in its value and importance. I enjoy reading, writing, film, theatre, walking and camping (especially in nice weather!) and spending time with my family.

 


 

Mark Bourne

I was elected to the Governing Body in February 2016 as a parent Governor. This is my first appointment as a governor and I am looking forward to a long involvement with the school and the chance to develop the skills to enable me to become an effective governor.

I have one son already at the school and a younger daughter at nursery who will hopefully join the school in September 2017. Wigton Moor will be a large part of our lives for the foreseeable future, and as such I value the opportunity to contribute towards its continued improvement and development.

I work for an architectural practice and have extensive experience in the design, construction and management of buildings. I am kept busy with work and family life, with a lot of my weekends involving either Lego-playing or DIY-doing; however, when I get the chance I like finding big hills to walk up!

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