Louise Travis-Jones - Chair of Governors Stanningley Primary School, its pupils, staff and families hold a very special place in my heart, and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it. The huge emphasis placed on well-being means our children are nurtured and encouraged thereby having a secure base for their learning.
The school has coped well during the pandemic and the atmosphere feels very calm and settled with the children and staff glad to be back.
As governors we support and uphold the schools' values and ethos. We work closely with the headteacher to make decisions that affect the well-being and education of the children as well as shape the schools future focus and development.
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I have been a governor at Stanningley Primary School since October 2013. As well as being the chair of governors, I am the Pupil Premium Governor at the school and I support, monitor and evaluate the work of the school in relation to raising the attainment and progress of children who are eligible for the pupil premium. I have two daughters, both of whom are in KS 2. I currently volunteer once a week at school, spending every Monday in Year 5.
I have been an LEA appointed governor for over 6 years and presently I am Chair of Resources and part of the team involved with Leadership and Management. Recently retired director of family owned company employing 20+ engineers and office staff. In this role I undertook managing accounts and involved with HR. I also have a degree in therapeutic counselling and worked for Relate for several years. I have always been impressed with SPS and their use of the Webster Stratton Approach being a positive approach to managing behaviour.
My name is Aidan Harington and I am proud to be the year three teacher at Stanningley Primary School. I am new to the role of Staff Governor, having been appointed in March 2019. I have six years of teaching experience at this school to draw on in my role as part of the Teaching and Learning and EYFS sub committees
After a successful career as a senior director in both retail and nursery school sectors, Chris moved to Portugal 15 years ago where he has developed a business selling Outdoor Living products to retail and wholesale clients.
He recently has handed over the reins of the day to day running his company to his team and moved back in semi-retirement with his wife Melanie to the Leeds area to be near two of his children who are both primary school teachers at different schools in the local area.
Since his days of running and growing one of the largest nursery chains in the country Chris has had an interest in early years education and hopes to combine this with his business and management skills to assist in the development of Stanningley Primary School.
"I am Head of Student Services at the Open College of the Arts in Barnsley and worked in Higher Education for ten years. I have worked and lived all over the UK in Norwich, the Midlands, and London, before settling in Leeds. I have been involved in arts education projects with primary schools in Barnsley and have an interest in using and teaching creativity as a subject. I’m excited to join Stanningley Primary School as governor and be a part of the Teaching and Learning Committee."
“My name is Michelle Bartram and am a newly elected Parent Governor. My eldest daughter is currently at Stanningley Primary School in KS1 and I hope for my youngest to join next year, therefore, the school and its principals are very close to my heart. I am passionate about the education that our children receive and welcome the opportunity to becoming part of the Governing Body. I have worked in Financial Services for 18 years and am keen to utilise my business skills and experience within a sub-committee.”
I come from a Media, Advertising and Marketing background and I’m excited and proud to have been chosen as parent governor. With daughters in year 4 and reception, I’m looking forward to this opportunity to work with and support the Governing Body, the Head and teaching staff at Stanningley.
I am a content writer and business owner from Leeds and credit my successes to being nurtured and developed during my time at school. Coming from a less advantaged socioeconomic background, I wouldn't have succeeded in securing a Masters degree and developing my own businesses were it not for the hands-on and positive ethos I experienced throughout my school days. Having benefitted from attending a primary school that cultivated an inclusive approach to learning and life, I wanted to help give back to those who may be in a similar position to the one I was in. Every child can achieve great things, regardless of their background and circumstances - which is a belief that both Stanningley Primary and I share.
Alex is the CEO of a music tech company, based in leeds. Previously, he taught music at Stanningley and has many years experience working for the Music service within the local authority. He is passionate about governance and loves the family focused ethos of Stanningley primary.