Stanningley Primary School

Respect and Pride

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Community  »  Governor Profiles

Alex Wibrew
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. 
Gillian Howe
I have been a governor at SPS for many years. I am currently governor with special responsibility for safeguarding and also monitoring responsibility for pupil development, behaviour and welfare. I am very proud of the school and all the staff and children who call it home. 
Jacquie Lee
I have been a governor at Stanningley since 2002. I am happily married with two grown up children and I am also a proud grandparent. I currently work in the healthcare sector in a very demanding role.  My key role as Governor is as chair of the Teaching & Learning subcommittee.
Louise Travis-Jones
I have been a governor at Stanningley Primary School since October 2013, 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, my eldest is in KS2 and my youngest is in KS1 .  I enjoy spending time with all classes  and will go into to school at least three times a week to support the children with their learning…. This does mean that I can now frequently be caught humming… “We love maths!”
Avril Morgan

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.

Aidan Harington
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.
Maria Townsend

I joined the governing body soon after leaving my career as a primary school headteacher. Alongside being a governor at Stanningley Primary School, I am an Education Consultant for Leeds City Council Virtual School, which is responsible for the education of children who are Looked After by Leeds Local Authority. I have a great respect for the work of Stanningley Primary School and the hugely dedicated staff team. This is a super place to learn because of their hardwork and determination to always do the best they can for every child. I am very proud to be a part of the Stanningley Primary community.

Anita Wood

Anita works part time as a clerk for governor support services. Previously, she worked for the local authority for 15 years as a childcare development officer. She has also been a childminder and foster carer, youth worker and playscheme leader. Anita has experience with SEN children and also spent time working in the banking sector. Anita has a diploma in pre-school education and a BA(hons) degree in education and professional development. Anita is also in the tutor bank of the Early Years alliance. Anita is branch secretary for a Mother’s Union branch and voluntary treasurer for the Aireborough group ACTION. Anita is married has two sons and two grandchildren and is responsible for monitoring EYFS at Stanningley Primary School since summer 2018.

Marissa Earnshaw

"Marissa is a qualified Management Accountant that currently works in the Compliance function of a financial services firm. Having lived in west Leeds all her life, Marissa wanted to share her skills and experience with a local school. Marissa feels that the values and culture of Stanningley Primary School resonate with her personal interest in diversity and social mobility. Marissa was appointed to the Board in March 2019 and is a member of the Resources Sub-Committee”