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Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Meet the Governors

Caroline Beattie - Chair of Governors

Co-opted(parent), appointed 01/09/15

I am a busy mum of 3, one of which attend Arbourthorne Community Primary School.  I have been involved in school governance since 2007.  I serve as a Governor because I want to make a positive impact on the education of children in my community and Sheffield. 


Tim Bowman  

Co-opted, appointed 01/09/15

I have been involved in governance for 3 years and enjoy using my skills as Head of Inclusion for Sheffield City Council to improve education outcomes for children. 


Paul Douglas

Co-opted (parent), appointed 01/09/15

I have been a school governor for 5 years and have 2 children at Gleadless Primary School. During this time I have used my skills as Chief Operating Officer with Rotherham United FC to strengthen the Governing Body. 


Sandra Fagan

Associate, appointed 01/09/15

I volunteered to become a school governor so that I could help as many children as I could.  I enjoy seeing the children develop in their education. 


Cheryl Fairhurst

Parent, appointed 01/09/15 by parents 

I am a mum of 4 and a nan of 2.  My youngest 2 boys attend Arbourthorne Community Primary School.  I became a governor as the education of children is very important to me. I want to ensure our children get the best of what is available. 


Mandy Fenech

Co-opted (non-teaching staff), appointed 01/09/15

I have been involved in governance for 16 years and find it both a challenge and very rewarding. I find it a privilege to be involved in shaping children's education. 


John Fernley

Co-opted, appointed 01/09/15

I am new to school governance but I got involved because I strongly believe that every child has the right to an education that allows them to achieve their best in a supportive and caring environment. 


Elaine Glenister

Co-opted, appointed 01/09/15

I have extensive experience of school governance and have always tried to ensure our children attend a school where they are happy, safe and receive a good education. 


Liz Keen

Staff, appointed 01/09/15 by staff

I am committed to improving children's future chances and opportunities, especially through the use of modern technology.  As a staff governor, I believe we can provide first class opportunities for every child. 


David King - Vice Chair 

Local Authority, appointed 01/09/15

I have been involved in education since 1969 and a governor for 16 years.  I feel the role of a school governor is very important in the development of the school and holding the school to account. 


Lisa Shackleton

Co-opted (parent), appointed 01/09/15

Having 2 children at Arbourthorne Community Primary School, I got involved in school governance as I was interested in how the school was run. I enjoy using the skills I have acquired at work to help the governing body. 


Dave Tagg

Parent, appointed 01/09/15 by parents

I became a governor because I want the best for pupils and staff. I enjoy being part of the running and progression of the school. 


Lianne Ward 

Associate, appointed 01/09/15

I love taking an interest in what the children want out of school and also love to see them at their shows, prom and school events. 



All governors serve a 4 year term, unless otherwise specified.  All associate Governors have no voting rights unless otherwise stated.