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.
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.
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.
Hello, my name is Alex Powell and I became a Governor at Bradshaw Primary in January 2018.
I am currently the Director of Connex Education (Warrington) and we offer supply teaching and assistant solutions to schools across the authority and surrounding areas. I have supplied teaching staff at Bradshaw for many years and I was keen to see how my skills could help support this fantastic local school.
I have been working with schools across the North West at Connex since 2014, so felt that my background would suit becoming a Governor. I also live locally so it was important to me to get involved with my local area and join the school in their vision to ensure that the children have the best school experience available. I was very fortunate to have attended a wonderful primary school so I feel very passionate about making sure that a school is given the correct support for pupils and staff to ensure everyone gets the best from these important and fun years.
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.