Our new Shadow Governing Body consists of:
My name is Kay Higgins. I have 16 years of School Business Management (SBM) experience in both Primary and Secondary Schools. I am currently the Business Manager at Queen’s Park High School, Chester (Secondary) responsible for all aspects of Business Management.
As a Specialist Leader in Education I have coordinated Conferences and CPD for School Business Managers across Wirral and Cheshire and have supported many schools and colleagues in many areas surrounding the role of SBM, particularly in financial management. I have been on the Interim Executive Board of Governors (IEB) supporting Woodslee Primary School for two years; I am delighted to have been asked to stay on as Chair of the Governing Body.
My name is Jan Lambeth and I am a very recently retired Head Teacher from Wirral. In my 41 year career I have worked in a range of schools in Wallasey, Birkenhead and Heswall. For the last 20 years I have been Head teacher of two schools in Wirral. In both Headships I have experienced moving the schools from having significant problems to “Good with Outstanding features” in Ofsted inspections. This involved coaching and supporting teams with ambitious focused action plans using a range of school improvement strategies. Innovative and creative approaches had an impact on outcomes in both schools.
I have worked for the local authority ( LA ) as an Advisory teacher for Maths, Local Leader of Education, Basic Skills Assessor and a School Improvement Partner. In all these roles, I have experience of providing challenge and support to Leadership teams, staff, parents, children and governors. I am passionate about the central role of Education in improving children’s life chances.
More recently I was appointed Vice Chair of Governors at Mersey Park Primary. I look forward to working with everyone at Woodslee Primary School, bringing a fresh outlook to governance arrangements and securing a sound basis for the school’s future improvement. Our main function as an Interim Executive board (IEB) is to promote high standards of educational achievement and I am an enthusiastic member of that team.
Mrs J Bather
Rev J Gillies
Mrs V Osborne
Mr D Paton
Mr J Quayle
Mr C Weatherston
Mrs M Bethell (Clerk)
From September 2017 they will form the new Full Governing Body.