We recognise that all of our school community make a positive contribution to our school and we value and welcome that support. School Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school’s development. They attend full governing body meetings each term, together with being a member of particular specialist committees, details of which you can find below. Together with the Headteacher, they set the future direction for the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as finance, performance targets, school policies and the school’s improvement. They respond to Ofsted recommendations and provide the Headteacher with support and advice. School governors help the Headteacher to decide school policy for the management of the school.
All the Governors, both current and those who have served during the past twelve months, have formally declared that they have no pecuniary, relationship, business or financial interests that are relevant to their position as governors of our school. They have also declared that they are not governors of another school or educational establishment. This information is collated at the start of each committee or full governing body meeting and declared annually and held on a register. Any Associate Governors do not have voting rights but we are very grateful for the support and advice they provide.
Graham Bishop – Chair of the Governors
Hello my name is Graham Bishop Chair of Governors at Bradshaw CP School. I became a Governor in 2005 when my two Children were at the school.My input within the school, along with the rest of the governing body, is to visit classes speaking with the teachers, asking questions about the different subjects taught within school.
I work as an distribution Operations manager for a high street retailer. I draw on my day to day working experience to help the school manage problem solving & moving the school forward to raise standards.
Jane Binks – Chair of the Learning Community Committee
My name is Jane Binks, I am currently a co-opted Governor at Bradshaw. I have been a Governor at Bradshaw for nearly eight years. I started as a parent governor in 2008, when both my children attended the school. I was then co-opted in 2014.
My current roles on the Governing Body include:
– Vice Chair of Governors
– Chair of the Learning Communities committee
– Numeracy Link Governor
Away from the school I work at Daresbury Laboratory with a range of responsibilities for science communication across a government research council. I work in all areas of external and internal communications supporting government strategy, delivering key messages about the impact of our research, innovation and skills.
A happy and successful school does not happen by chance – behind the scenes it relies on many of the functions that you would expect to find in any other business. As a governor, I use my experience as a parent and professional communicator to support the management and future development of the school.
I feel very fortunate that my children were able to attend Bradshaw, benefiting from an excellent education within the community where we live. By becoming a governor, I feel, I help to ensure that the school continues to thrive for the children who will attend in the future.
Rob Dobozy – Chair of the Resource Management Committee
Derrick was appointed as an LA Governor to Bradshaw CP 6 years ago, and before that served for 4 years as a Parent Governor at Lymm High School.
Derrick both lives and works in Lymm. He is married with a grown up daughter. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and is owner/director of a small specialist civil and structural engineering consultancy serving major industrial organisations throughout the UK.
Aside from bringing commercial and technical skills to the governing body, he has a specialist interest in promoting maths, science and technology throughout the school for which he serves as Science Link Governor.
Janet Baldwin – Staff Governor
I have been a teacher at Bradshaw since 2013 when I began work on long term supply and then successfully secured a part-time job share in 2014. I have previously worked in Wigan and Warrington schools mainly across key stage 1.
Prior to taking a career change into primary teaching in 2006, I worked for over 20 years in the Financial services sector training and managing staff working for some of the larger insurance companies including Standard Life and Friends Provident.
My passions include dancing, baking and generally keeping fit. I enjoy going to the gym and I have ballroom and latin dance lessons with my husband every week. I love music in particular classical music and music from the 1960’s and 1980’s.
I am married with two children Mia (age 6) and Lyla (age 3) who are both or soon to be pupils at Bradshaw Primary School.
My working background is in event management and as a promoter in the music and entertainment industry. My current role is as part of the management team for Culture Warrington as the Venue and Events Manager based at Pyramid and Parr Hall. In addition to running the venues I am also responsible for the management of outdoor events and festivals from royal visits to open air music concerts. My role requires me to oversee the artistic programme but also all event management and safety aspects of the events.
I have dual nationality (British and French) as my father is from Marseille in the south of France. In my spare time I enjoy travel, music, concerts and cookery.
I am very passionate about the school and want the children to be happy, confident and become the very best they can be
I am mum to Joshua in Year 4. I am also an active member of the PTA.
My work background is in mainly quality and finance. I currently work for a company based near Cheshire Oaks.
I enjoy cooking and my family are guinea pigs to my many efforts including some odd concoctions. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and also curling up with a good book.
Chris Short – Head
I have been head here at Bradshaw since 2011, prior to that I was the deputy head at Latchford St James for 3 years, sitting on the governing body throughout time. I was also a staff governor at Broomfields Junior School. I have two young children who keep me on my toes at home.
Richard is married and lives in Appleton. He taught at Lymm High School for thirty-five years, until he took early retirement in 2012. His subject area was English, Film and Media. Part of his responsibility, as a member of the Headship Team, at Lymm was looking after the Year 7 Transition programme, therefore had close links to all the Feeder Primary Schools, especially Bradshaw. This led to close interaction with parents and staff, an area Richard is keen to develop.
He is a serving Magistrate, and in his spare time writes Rhyming Pantomimes that sell all over the world.