Moorside Community Primary School


Hello and a very warm welcome from the governing board at Moorside Community Primary School.

We are a very committed and active governing board. As well as fulfilling our duties by both
supporting and challenging Mr. Lawler-Smith and his senior leadership team and monitoring
activities and progress in school, we also enjoy being involved in day to day events. All staff and
governors work together with a common aim of providing a safe and vibrant learning environment
in which all children are encouraged and enabled to reach their full potential and have an
enjoyable experience in this wonderful school.

Our staff team of excellent teachers and support staff are committed to every child’s success; they
instil a love for learning, self-confidence and respect for others and, along with the school
governors, work hard to value every person for their contribution to our school community as well
as to the wider community. As parents and carers, you are very much part of the whole school
community and your opinions and comments are very valuable to us.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our school website.

Stacey Corlett
Chair of Governors

Our Governors

Governors 2022 / 2023
Governors 2021/2022
Pecuniary Interests
RoleNameTerm of office expires
Co-opted GovernorStacey Corlett (Chair)October 2026
Co-opted GovernorAndrew Cartwright (Vice Chair)July 2025
Staff GovernorDawn HowarthSeptember 2024
LA GovernorVacancyN/A
Parent GovernorSarah KeavneyDecember 2024
Parent GovernorVictoria McDermottJuly 2026
Associate Member (Non - Voting)Huw DaviesApril 2023
Associate Member (Non - Voting)Helen Tabinertbc
Associate Member (Non - Voting)Vee MorrisJuly 2023
RoleNameTerm of office expires
Co-opted GovernorStacey Corlett (Chair)October 2022
Co-opted GovernorVee MorrisJuly 2023
Co-opted GovernorAndrew CartwrightJuly 2025
LA GovernorDavid MillsJanuary 2026
Parent GovernorStewart Ryding October 2022
Parent GovernorZoe OgdenSeptember 2024
Parent GovernorSarah KeavneyDecember 2024
Staff GovernorEmma TilzeySeptember 2022
Associate Member (Non – Voting)Huw DaviesApril 2021
Associate Member (Non – Voting)Helen Tabinertbc
NameAppointed ByPecuniary Interests
Stacey Corlett (Chair)Governing BoardParent to pupil in school. Also a Governor at Moorside High School
Andrew Catrwright (Vice Chair)Governing BoardDirector of Property, Funeral, Hotel and Food Businesses. Member of the Conservative Party
Dawn HowarthStaffNothing to declare
Victoria McDermottParental BodyParent to pupil in school
Sarah KeavneyParental BodyDirector of Estates Agency. Parent to 2 pupils in school.
Huw DaviesAssociate MemberHead Teacher of Ghyllside Primary School. NUT member
Vee MorrisAssociate MemberNothing to declare

Governor Bios

Stacey Corlett – Co-opted Governor (Chair)

I was born in Salford and have lived in the area, attending Moorside Primary School and later Moorside High School. I have a strong commitment to the children and families of Moorside.

I am a Co-opted Governor, first elected in October 2010. I was elected Chair of Governors in October 2012, and whilst having an overview of the whole school as Chair I have a particular focus on School Improvement and am the link Governor for Safeguarding, Young Carers and Upper Key Stage 2. In addition I work alongside the Head Teacher and school’s Senior Leadership Team in the role of critical friend, challenging senior staff in all areas of decision making and holding them to account. I am not afraid to ask difficult questions. I have a fundamental belief that all children should have an outstanding and enjoyable education.

I am married to John and have two children. I also run a Girl Guide unit each week in Salford. I have worked in both the public and private sector. My key professional experience and focus are in Business Improvement, Performance Management and Project Management. I currently work for the University of Salford.


Andrew Cartwright - Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)

I was born in Manchester but I have lived in Salford for over 40 years. I have worked in the funeral profession for just short of 40 years.

I am very friendly and approachable and I enjoy travelling, dining out and keeping fit. I am looking forward to being part of Moorside community school team.

Sarah Keavney - Parent Governor

I worked in education teaching and supporting children with S.E.N, children with behaviour issues and those who struggled to self regulate. It wasn’t until July 2020 when we adopted our youngest 2 children, that with a heavy heart and to support the needs of our own 5 adopted children, I left education for flexibility around appointments and school runs.  

Working with and supporting children has always been my passion in life and becoming a Parent Governor gives me the opportunity to continue supporting children, parents, staff and other governors at Moorside Primary. I am looking forward to being part of the team.

Vee Morris - Associate Governor

I moved to Salford over 10 years ago and joined the Moorside family when my son started reception in 2011, he is now in High School but my daughter is at Moorside in year 4. I was a parent governor for 2 years and now am back as a co-opted governor with a link to Early Years.

I work for Salford Royal as a Programme Manager, most of what I do involves improving services for patients whether in the community or in the hospital by changing the way we do things. Sometimes the smallest change can reap the biggest rewards.  My role as a co-opted governor allows me to work alongside Team Moorside as it continuously improves, to ensure all children get the best education possible and enabling the Moorside family to be the best that it can be.

Outside of school I enjoy long walks, travelling and exploring, live music and spending as much time with friends and family as I can.

Huw Davies - Associate Member

I am an associate member of the Moorside Governing Board which I joined during the Summer of 2013. In my day job, I am Head Teacher of Ghyllside Primary School in Kendal, South Cumbria. Previously, I was Head Teacher of Old Hutton CE Primary School, also near Kendal.  I feel Moorside is a school which shares a very similar educational ethos to my own – it is all about the education of the whole child and preparing them for life in the 21st century.  It is because of this that I am a member of the Governing Board.

I am married to Paula and have two sons, Max, who is on Year 11, and Jasper who recently started secondary school. In the spare time I have, I enjoy rock climbing, running, cycling and reading.

Victoria McDermott - Parent Governor

I have 20 years experience working in the public sector from medical secretary to school health administrator to Greater Manchester Police Authority. I am currently settled as a Data Analyst at Arts Council England where I specialise in analysing financial figures, answering parliamentary questions and creating business intelligence tools that support how strategies are implemented and how public money is managed and spent across the country.

I have passion for supporting others and I felt it beneficial to be involved with the school’s governance to ensure everyone’s needs are being met: the children, the staff and the parents. Being a Parent Governor allows me to use my skills to make a positive impact to support Moorside, enabling it to be the best it can be, and I believe in supporting our children to reach their potential with support that is right for them. My daughter loves being part of Team Moorside and  I am looking forward to learning more about how the school is run. I hope my contribution is useful to the school and the pupils. 

Many thanks, 


Governor Attendance at Meetings

Use the drop down menus below to view the Attendance at meetings for each Governor Committee.

Meeting Attendance 2021 - 2022

Mr S Lawler-SmithAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs S CorlettAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr S RydingAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs Z OgdenAttendedAttendedApologies ReceivedAttended
Miss V MorrisApologiesAttendedAttendedAttended
Miss E TilzeyAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs S KeavneyApologiesAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr A CartwrightAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr D MillsAttendedApologiesApologiesApologies
Non Voting Member
Mr H DavisAttendedAttendedApologiesAttended
Mrs H Tabiner

Meeting Attendance 2022 - 2023

Mr S Lawler-SmithAttendedAttended
Mrs S CorlettAttendedAttended
Mr A CartwrightAttendedAttended
Miss D HowarthAttendedAttended
Mr S RydingAttendedN/A
Mrs S KeavneyAttendedAttended
Mrs V McDermottApologies ReceivedAttended
Miss H JacksonN/AApologies Received
Mr D MillsApologies ReceivedN/A
Non Voting Member
Mr H DavisAttendedApologies Received
Mrs H Tabiner--
Miss V Morris--

Governing Board Meeting Dates 2022 - 2023

Full Governing Board Meeting27th September 202218.00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board Meeting1st November 202218:00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board Meeting6th December 202217:30 - 21:00
Full Governing Board Meeting17th January 202318:00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board Meeting28th March 202317:30 - 21:00
Full Governing Board Meeting25th April 202318:00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board Meeting6th June 202318:00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board18th July 202317:30 - 21:00