Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of the school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable our school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children. 

Mr Peter Kiely - Chair of Governors

Name: Mr Peter Kiely
Governor Type: Local Authority Governor
Position: Chair of Governors

Start of Term of Office: 11 Nov 2017
End of Term of Office: 10 Nov 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: None
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Introduction: My name is Peter Kiely, I live in Milnrow, Rochdale with my wife Julie and our son, Kevin, who attends Redwood School. I work for the Unity Partnership; which is a joint venture between Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Mouchel; in the highways department as the Network Manager. I have a number of years of experience as a School Governor and am currently enjoying my second term of office as a Local Authority Governor at Redwood.

The commitment of the staff at Redwood in ensuring the pupils receive the best opportunities for learning continues to impress me and I will utilise my position on the governing body to ensure this continues.

Mr Bob Chadwick - Governors

Name: Mr Bob Chadwick
Governor Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Vice-Chair of Governors

Start of Term of Office: 01 Sep 2019
End of Term of Office: 31 Aug 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: None
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Introduction: I joined the governing body in November 2013 as I feel it is important to give something back to the community. I have recently retired from Rochdale Borough Council after almost 36 years in the Property and Highways Service, where I dealt with everything from potholes to winter gritting.

I enjoy serving the public and that is the main reason I became a Governor. I want to ensure that the school gives our children the best opportunities in life and that it continues to strive to be outstanding. I was President of the Rotary Club of Rochdale in 2014/15 and I am also heavily involved with fundraising for the NSPCC Childline. This normally involves trekking up snow-covered mountains to the dizzy heights of 5 or 6,000 metres.

Ms Clare John - Headteacher

Name: Ms Clare John
Governor: Type: Headteacher Governor
Position: Headteacher Governor

Start of Term of Office: N/A
End of Term of Office: N/A
Appointed by: N/A
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: None
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: Yes

Mrs Victoria Terry - Governor

Name: Mrs Victoria Terry
Governor Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 10 Oct 2017
End of Term of Office: 9 Oct 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: Yes
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Introduction: I was delighted when I was asked to become a Governor at Redwood this year and look forward to getting to know the school and its wider community better.  I am currently the Deputy Headteacher at Hamer Primary School (co-located with Springside) and I have been working in primary education for the past 16 years.

I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals. I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and families within the school community, ensuring that they receive the very best that Redwood can offer them.

I feel that my experiences in education, along with my wealth of experience before I entered the teaching profession (as a student nurse, retail manager and science technician) equip me to serve the school well.

Miss Nancy Wright - Governor

Name: Miss Nancy Wright
Governor Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 9 Oct 2020
End of Term of Office: 8 Oct 2024
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: Yes
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mr Ben Lord - Governor

Name: Mr Ben Lord
Governor Type: Staff Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 13 Jun 2017
End of Term of Office: 12 Jun 2021
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: Yes
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Introduction: It gives me great pleasure to have been appointed staff governor representing the staff on the board of governors. This is the second time I have took on the role as previously I was the staff governor in my former school. Within Redwood, I have the role of the Design Technology Co-ordinator is responsible for the teaching of Design Technology across the secondary department. It is an honour to work within Redwood and meet the fantastic students on a daily basis.

Mr Eric Jackson

Name: Mr Eric Jackson
Governor Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 6 Jun 2019
End of Term of Office: 5 Jun 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: No
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Joyce Clark - Vice Chair of Governors

Name: Mrs Joyce Clark
Governor Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 5 Apr 2019
End of Term of Office: 4 Apr 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: No
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: Yes
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Natalie Dolan - Parent Governor

Name: Natalie Dolan
Governor Type: Parent Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: Nov 2019
End of Term of Office: Nov 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: No
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Miss Karen Lees - Parent Governor

Name: Miss Karen Lees
Governor Type: Parent Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: Nov 2019
End of Term of Office: Nov 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: No
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Amanda Makinson - Governor

Name: Amanda Makinson
Governor Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: Nov 2019
End of Term of Office: Nov 2023
Appointed by: Governing Body
Voting Rights: Full
Business Interests: No
Relationship with staff including spouses, partners, and relatives: No
Any other educational establishments governed: No

Meeting Attendance

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Link Governors

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MEETING DATES

Pupil & Curriculum Sub-Committee:

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 4.00pm

 

Resources Sub-Committee:

Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 4.00pm

 

Full Governing Body Meeting:

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 4.00pm