Stanningley Primary School

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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. 
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 Francis

Hi, my name is Claire.  I have had 2 children that attended Stanningley and they are now at secondary school. For the last 19 years I’ve been working in a job I love for the NHS as Senior Newborn Hearing Screener. Having to adhere to NHS protocols and following specific guidelines allows me to work in a robust service. I am aware of the importance of confidentiality, understand the need to be inclusive whilst still providing a service which is equal and accessible to everyone who needs it.

One morning a week I spend time in school as a volunteer reader. By being part of the governing body, I want to support the school and become part of the team that supports the head teacher, staff and of course all our children.

Chris WInstanley

Chris is excited to join the Board of Governors at Stanningley Primary School from November 2021

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.

Craig Dewis

"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."
Michelle Bartram 

“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.”

Sarah Newby 
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.
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.