Governor Profiles

 

Head Teacher Mrs Helen Owen
Governor for (number of years): Since 2011
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing
Body) : I am the Headteacher at Layfield Primary School.
Community Governor and Chair Mrs Emma Laidler
Governor for (number of years) : Since October 2019
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :
Professionally a chemical Engineer, having worked for more than 12 years in Production and Engineering roles for large multi-national companies. I have held a number of management positions and have experience of managing large projects, budgets and teams of people. I am also passionate about people development having worked to develop and improve Apprenticeship Programmes and also supported schools with STEM activities.
Other (eg child at the school) :
Two children at Layfield Primary School.
Member of the ‘Friends of Layfield Primary School Committee’.
Staff Governor Mrs Clare Teasdale
Governor for (number of years) : Since July 2019
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :
I’m a teacher at Layfield Primary School working in KS2. I am responsible for Science and DT and am passionate about the promotion of STEM subjects. I teach Forest School sessions across school.
Staff Governor Mrs Michelle Best
Governor for (number of years) : Since September 2019
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :
I’m a teaching assistant at Layfield Primary School working in Early Years. 
Parent Governor Dr Arshid Murad
Governor for (number of years) : Since March 2019
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) : I am a children’s doctor working in the local area. I believe that all children should have access to an environment which will nurture their natural potential. Keeping children well and healthy is my job. Education plays a significant part in children’s health and well-being, therefore I believe that being a school Governor is another extension of my role as a doctor.
Other (eg child at the school) : My older son attends this school.
Community Governor Ms Carole Jones
Governor for (number of years) : Since May 2018
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :
2 Years – Junior School Teaching (Specialised)
12 Years – Teacher of the Deaf (11-16 Secondary Ed.)
14 Years – Teacher of Art / Textiles (11-16 Secondary Ed.)
Published Artist – Cartoons in Deaf Magazines and Greetings Cards (Rock the Boat)
Mountain Climber
Rowing Coach
Cyclist
Environmentalist
Parent Governor Mr James Gilroy
Governor for (number of years): Since October 2019
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body): I’m a transport planner working for a local highway authority. I have experience working on a range of projects and work-streams, including being the lead on traffic management for the Tour do Yorkshire cycle race and the 2019 World Cycling Championships. I have experience working closely with a range of multi-agency partners and have also coordinated several successful funding bids to government.
Other: I have children who attend Layfield Primary School.
 
Parent Governor Mrs Grace Mitchelle
 
Governor for (number of years) : Since June 2018
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :
As a Deputy Head teacher of a large, culturally diverse primary school, I am experienced in developing growing leaders and identifying talent. I am passionate about quality teaching and learning and enabling social mobility through using research led strategies to narrow key gaps in learning for disadvantaged pupils. As a mum of two young children, I am interested in how exceptional early years education can form the the basis for life-long learning.
Community Governor Mrs Louise Tarran
Governor for (number of years) : Since February 2020
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :