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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 2018/19
Governors 2017/18
Pecuniary Interests
RoleNameTerm of office expires
Co-opted GovernorStacey Corlett (Chair)October 2022
Local Authority GovernorSue Featherston (Vice Chair)November 2020
Parent GovernorRob RowlandDecember 2020
Co-opted GovernorJohn SamuelSeptember 2022
Co-opted GovernorZoe OgdenApril 2021
Staff GovernorDawn HowarthSeptember 2020
Parent GovernorStewart RydingOctober 2022
Parent GovernorAngela PercivalJanuary 2023
Associate Member (Non – Voting)Huw DaviesApril 2021
RoleNameTerm of office expires
Co-opted GovernorStacey Corlett (Chair)October 2018
Local Authority GovernorSue Featherston (Vice Chair)November 2020
Parent GovernorJonathan MastersonDecember 2020
Co-opted GovernorHelen TabinerJuly 2019
Co-opted GovernorZoe OgdenApril 2021
Staff GovernorDawn HowarthSeptember 2020
Parent GovernorRobert RowlandDecember 2020
Parent GovernorIan BleaseOctober 2018
Associate MemberHuw DaviesApril 2021
NameAppointed ByPecuniary Interests
Stacey Corlett (Chair)Governing BoardMother to pupil in school. Also a governor/member of AUA
Sue Featherston (Vice Chair)Local AuthorityNothing to declare
Dawn HowarthStaffNothing to declare
Stewart RydingParental BodyBusiness Interest of USDAW (Union) since 1992. Father to 2 pupils in school
Huw DaviesAssociate MemberHead Teacher of Ghyllside Primary School. NUT member
John SamuelGoverning BoardNothing to declare
Zoe OgdenGoverning BoardMother to pupil in school. Also a governor/member of NAHT Edge

Governor Bios

Stacey Corlett – Chair, NLG & Co-opted Governor

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.

I was designated as a National Leader of Governance (NLG) in 2018 which affords me the opportunity to support governors in other schools. 

Sue Featherston – Vice Chair & LA Governor

I have known Moorside Primary School since the 50s, when it was the first school I attended at the age of 5. I joined the staff in the 60s and moved to a new building in 1970. I was a Governor when the current building was opened in 2013. 

I lived in Swinton until 5 years ago, and still have close connections with the area. I now lead a busy life in retirement – a time when I have the luxury of being able to do the things I love to do, and not just the things I should do. Among the things I love to do is being a Governor.

I taught in Salford primary schools for almost 30 years, and I have experienced governance as a parent, a staff member and as a local authority appointee.

I have special responsibility for Curriculum and for Special Educational Needs, and I am link governor to years 3 and 4.

Moorside Primary gave me a lifelong love of learning. As a Governor, I want to help Moorside to foster that same love of learning in all its pupils. 

Zoe Ogden - Co-opted Governor

I joined the Moorside Primary School family nine years ago as a Mum when my son Harry started in the nursery class, and I became a Governor in March 2012. He has now moved onto High School. My youngest son is also a member of the Moorside family in Year Three.

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2000 and have taught from Nursery to Year Two. I also spent 5 years working for Salford Local Authority supporting all childcare providers, to improve their practice. I taught in Reception at Moorside Primary from 2013 to 2016, and recently moved on to a new school to lead an Early Years department. My current role as Assistant Headteacher gives me a whole school overview and I use this knowledge to support me in my role as governor.

At Moorside I am the link governor for Key Stage One and communication. Out of school I am happily married to Phil and we live in Swinton with our boys. I love to spend any free time in the outdoors with my family and friends walking, climbing mountains and camping. As a co-opted Governor, I am able to work as part of the team that wants only the best for the Moorside family, which it is a privilege to be a part of.  

Dawn Howarth - Staff Governor

I have been a part of Team Moorside for 6 years, initially as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and more recently as the Safeguarding and Inclusions Officer. Although originally from the Swinton area I spent 12 years living overseas, where I met my partner and had two children. As a family we relocated back to England in 2008 when I started my career in education. To deepen my knowledge of education, I recently completed a degree in Teaching, Learning and Mentoring through Edge Hill University. I work hard to ensure that Moorside is an inclusive school where children love to learn and feel safe and secure.

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.

Robert Rowland - Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor and Upper Key Stage 2 link Governor. I was born in Salford and have lived in the area for most of my life. I have two children, one of whom attends the school.

I am a professional engineer with over sixteen years’ experience, primarily focusing on electronic safety system design for the nuclear industry. A key driver for my career has been to build relationships with local schools and colleges to ensure that children have the best opportunities to develop the skills required by modern engineering companies, and hoping to further the uptake of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

John Samuel - Co-opted Governor

I joined Moorside Primary School Governing Board as a Co-Opted Governor in September 2018. This is because as a school, I feel that Moorside Primary shares one of my core beliefs – that a good education has the power to a life. Additionally, my desire to participate more actively in my local community meant that when the opportunity to join Team Moorside presented itself, it was simply inconceivable not to be a part of such a dynamic team.

My day job in facilities management has provided me with important workplace skills and experience. These include business process improvement, space management and health and safety. Therefore, I hope to use these skills to support the school in its quest to educate the whole child and maintain academic excellence.  

Stewart Ryding - Parent Governor

I have built up a strong team in the workforce as a manager in a large retail store and I believe my interpersonal and management skills plus my enthusiasm will help make a significant contribution to school life. 

Although I have only been in Swinton for 12 years it has become my home. 

Married to Amanda, a teacher in the Salford Authority, I am more than aware of the time and effort all our teachers selflessly spend working for all our children. 

I want to spend my time with the governing board helping all our children (we have two - Ella and Oliver - presently in school) thrive and achieve.

Angela Percival - Parent Governor

I’ve lived in Swinton all my life and attended Moorside High School. I currently have a son in year 2 and a son in year 8, who was a pupil at Moorside Primary School.

I have over 20 years experience in the Human Resources sector and feel the skills gained during this time will enable me to be a proactive member of the Governing Board.

I have strong interest in the performance of the school and our children’s future.  I want the best for every child, and as a parent, I am proud to be a Governor at such a great school.

Governor Attendance at Meetings

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

Meeting Attendance 2019

Mr Stephen Lawler-Smith
Mrs Stacey Corlett
Mrs Sue Featherston
Mr Ian Blease
Mrs Z Ogden
Miss D Howarth
Mrs H Tabiner
Mr R Rowland
Miss V Morris
Non Voting Members / Additional Attendees
Mr Huw Davies

Meeting Attendance 2018 - 2019

Mr Stephen Lawler-SmithAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs Stacey CorlettAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs Sue FeatherstonAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Ms A PercivalAttendedAttendedAttendedApologies Received
Mrs Z OgdenAttendedAttendedApologies ReceivedAttended
Miss D HowarthAttendedAttendedAttendedApologies Received
Mr J Samuel----
Mr R RowlandApologies ReceivedAttendedApologies ReceivedAttended
Mr S RydingApologies ReceivedAttendedAttendedApologies Received
Non Voting Members / Additional Attendees
Mr Huw DaviesApologies ReceivedApologies ReceivedAttendedAttended
Mrs H Tabiner--Attended-

Governing Board Meeting Dates

Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 15th October 201918.00 - 20.45
Staff CommitteeTuesday 29th October 201913.00 - 15.00
Governor NetworkTbc - November18.30 - 19.30
Full Governing Board MeetingWednesday 27th November 201918.00 - 20.45
Full Governing Board MeetingThursday 23rd January 202018.00 - 20.45
Staff CommitteeTuesday 11th February 202012.00 - 14.00
Governor NetworkTbc - February18.30 - 19.30
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 3rd March 202018.00 - 20.45
Full Governing Board MeetingWednesday 22nd April 202018.00 - 20.45
Staff CommitteeThursday 21st May 202015.00 - 17.00
Full Governing Board MeetingThursday 21st May 202018.00 - 20.45
Governor NetworkTbc - June 202018.30 - 19.30
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 23rd June 202018.00 - 20.45
Full Governing Board MeetingTbc - July 202018.00 - 20.45