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Community  »  Governor Profiles

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. 
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. 
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.
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.
Claire Bell My role as a governor will be overseeing SEND and being part of the Teaching and Learning subcommittee. I currently work in primary school administration, with over 10 years experience behind me. This includes classroom work as a teaching assistant. As a parent of 3 children attending SPS, I am extremely excited and proud to be joining the Stanningley Primary Governing Body.

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”

  Craig Dewis 


Michelle Bartram 

Sarah Newby