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 2020/21
Governors 2021/2022
Pecuniary Interests
RoleNameTerm of office expires
Co-opted GovernorStacey Corlett (Chair)October 2022
Co-opted GovernorVee Morris (Vice Chair)July 2023
Staff GovernorEmma TilzeySeptember 2022
Parent GovernorZoe OgdenSeptember 2024
Parent GovernorStewart RydingOctober 2022
Parent GovernorSarah KeavneyDecember 2024
Associate Member (Non – Voting)Huw DaviesApril 2022
Associate Member (Non – Voting)Helen Tabinertbc
RoleNameTerm of office expires
Co-opted GovernorStacey Corlett (Chair)October 2022
Co-opted GovernorVee MorrisJuly 2023
Co-opted GovernorAndrew CartwrightJuly 2025
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 BoardMother to pupil in school. Also a governor/member of AUA
Vee Morris (Vice Chair)Governing BoardMother to pupil in school
Emma TilzeyStaffNothing to declare
Stewart RydingParental BodyBusiness Interest of USDAW (Union) since 1992. Father to 2 pupils in school
Zoe OgdenParental BodyMother to pupil in school. Also a governor/member of NAHT Edge
Sarah KeavneyParental BodyMother to 3 pupils in school.
Huw DaviesAssociate MemberHead Teacher of Ghyllside Primary School. NUT member

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. 

Zoe Ogden - Parent Governor

I joined the Moorside Primary School family 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 Four.

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.  

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.

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.

Vee Morris - Vice Chair & Co-opted 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.

Emma Tilzey - Staff Govenor

I have been a member of Team Moorside for 3 years and I have recently become staff governor. I am Year 1 Lead and have responsibility for Phonics. I also work alongside other MLT members to reduce the attainment gap for our disadvantaged pupils. I believe in providing opportunities for all children no matter of their background. I strongly believe in our Moorside mission statement, ‘to become the best that we can be’. I am passionate about providing all children with a nurturing and engaging experience at school. I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2014 and I have worked across Salford in my role as a teacher and a teaching assistant. My family, friends and my dog and cats are the most important thing to me, I like to spend time walking my dog and visiting new places. 

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.

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-SmithAttendedAttended
Mrs S CorlettAttendedAttended
Mr S RydingAttendedAttended
Mrs Z OgdenAttendedAttended
Miss V MorrisAttendedAttended
Miss E TilzeyAttendedAttended
Mrs S KeavneyAttendedAttended
Mr A CartwrightAttendedAttended
Non Voting Members
Mr H DavisAttendedAttended
Mrs H Tabiner

Meeting Attendance 2020 - 2021

Mr Stephen Lawler-SmithAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs Stacey CorlettAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Miss V MorrisAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs Z OgdenAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr S RydingAttendedApologies ReceivedAttendedAttended
Mrs S KeavneyAttendedAttendedAttendedApologies Received
Miss E TilzeyApologies ReceivedAttendedAttendedAttended
Non Voting Members
Mr Huw DaviesApologies ReceivedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs H Tabiner----

Governing Board Meeting Dates 2021 - 2022

Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 28th September 202118.00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 19th October 202118.00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 30th November 202118:00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 25th January 202218.00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 29th March 202218.00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 26th April 202218.00 - 21:00
Full Governing Board MeetingTuesday 24th May 202218.00 - 21:00
Full Governing BoardTuesday 19th July 202218.00 - 21:00