I have been a governor for 13 years now, firstly in a school in Lower Darwen and here at Egerton since 2009. I have been the Chair of the Governing Body since 2012.
Professionally I am a Specialist Physiotherapist in Critical care and have 30 years experience in the NHS as a clinician and first line manager. My role involves implementing best practice, educating and supporting junior staff alongside delivering expert clinical care.
My motivation as a governor is to ensure that Egerton School provides the best possible education for every child in a safe and supportive environment. We aim to recruit the most enthusiastic and talented staff to manage and deliver our challenging and inspiring curriculum.
I have been a Governor since September 2013 and am Chair of the Resources Committee. I have four children all of whom have attended Egerton School, so have enjoyed a long association with the school, firstly as a parent but also as a founder Director of Egerton Out Of School Club in 1998.
I have over 25 years experience of working in the NHS in strategic roles with special interests in talent and change management. Gaining support and commitment from others is one of the most important factors in improving the quality of any type of service; I believe that much can be achieved through building good relationships, and encouraging others to do the same.
It is a privilege to use my skills to support Egerton School, staff and children on the Governing Body.
Dorothy Jones, appointed by Local Authority March 2014, now a Co-opted Governor following the reconstitution of the Governing Body.
Currently Vice Chair of The Governing Body, member of the Curriculum & Effectiveness Committee, member of Resources Committee, member of Head Teacher Appraisal Committee, member of Pay Committee, and member of Recruitment Panel.
When I applied to become a School Governor I particularly asked for a position at Egerton CP School because I wanted to give something back to the school that both my sons attended in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. I feel that the skills and experience that I have gained in over 40 years working for The Court Service in various roles , including Personnel, Finance Management, Staff Management and Recruitment, enable me to make a positive contribution to the education of another generation of children, and following my retirement I now have the time to devote to this role.
Mary Jo Gransden
I have been a Staff Governor at Egerton Community Primary School since February 2013. Presently, I sit on two committees: Curriculum and Effectiveness and Communication and Families. I have worked at Egerton School since 1999 and became a staff governor because I wanted to support our school, develop new skills and have the opportunity to contribute to our local community. As staff governor, I serve as a useful link between our school staff and the governing body. As well as being an enthusiastic and committed supporter of Egerton CP School, I have a unique understanding of the school which enables me to contribute positively to the development of our school.
I am currently Vice Chair of the Communication and Families Committee
I have worked for Egerton Out of School club for over 18 years, my eldest child also attended Egerton School. I am enthusiastic, have a positive approach and I am really happy to have the opportunity to support Egerton CP School in my role as Governor.
I have been a co-opted governor at Egerton Primary school for several years. I enjoy the various roles that involve me being with the staff , children and working with Egerton community .
Being a part of the Governing Body has enabled me to see the opportunities given to the children to help and assist them to achieve their own personal potential.
I have been a teacher in a large secondary school for 21 years and I am currently the school SENCo and PE teacher. I am passionate about supporting Egerton Primary school in my role and find being involved in such an amazing school very rewarding.
I am a Local Authority Governor at the school and have been so since September 2016. I am also on the Resources Committee. I have had three children at Egerton School with at least one of my children having been at the school for over the last fifteen years meaning that I have very long roots and links with the school.
I am a solicitor working with a firm based in Manchester and Preston and I have over twenty years’ experience working in private practice in the legal field advising on commercial issues and problems. I look to use my experience in this arena (as well as a long term parent at the school) to support the school, its students, its staff, governors and parents through all the issues and changes that inevitably occur over time.
I have served as a co- opted governor for several years. I feel that my twenty years as a primary school teacher has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the National Curriculum and the journey through the primary years. The progress, opportunities and experiences that children obtain throughout their primary years is fundamental to their aspirations for the future, and to equip them to make valuable contributions to society. It is a privilege to uphold this position as I feel that as a governor, teacher and parent, I can contribute to the effective strategical leadership of the school and contribute to maintain outstanding outcomes for all.
I became a Governor at Egerton School to give something back to the Community. I have lived (and worked some part) in Egerton for over 18 years. I chose to be involved with a different school to that of my children as I wanted to bring and sustain a neutral and unbiased view.
My varied career involves many years of both accounting and teaching experience. I am currently working as a teacher of Mathematics in a Secondary School, and I am passionate about the wellbeing and education of all children.
I feel that I have many useful skills and that I am able to contribute in many ways to support the school.
Egerton School is the first governor’s position I have ever undertaken and it is with great pride that I can assist the very school that gave me such a great start.
My background began in Journalism before I moved on to be the head of press and marketing for a small business in which I handled social media and customer relations. I then had a career change joining Lancashire Police and finally moving to Greater Manchester Police.
I am a co-opted governor sitting on the communications and families committee and hope to offer my skills in press and communication along with my experience and knowledge of safeguarding I have acquired from my time in the police service. Representing Egerton School and its fantastic pupils is a role I find extremely rewarding and I am thrilled to be able to support the school, its pupils and its staff.
I was elected as a parent governor in October 2019. I sit on two sub-committees the Communications and Family committee and the Resources committee. I am a Barrister whom specialises in family and child protection law. My daughter is currently in Reception class and her younger sister attends the nursery at EOOSC and will hopefully be attending Egerton CP School in September 2020.
I also attended Egerton CP School many years ago! I have always lived in the village and believe that I have been a great supporter of the community. I hope over the years to come I will be able to support both the school and the parents to ensure Egerton continues to be of the outstanding standard it is and progress for the benefit of the children whom attend.
My experience and skill set has given me the opportunity to work with Local Authorities specifically children and families departments, advising on various child protection, education, safeguarding, health and financial issues. Furthermore, I work with parents whom are having difficulties within their family and work with vulnerable children representing them and advising them.
I would hope to assist the Governing body by ensuring parents’ concerns are well communicated and addressed and to assist with safeguarding and the legal matrix relating to children, families and education.