Helen Johnson – Chair of Governors

I am Helen and I'm the Chair of Governors at Tyntesfield. Originally I was a parent governor for several years and vice chair for the two years prior to the school establishing Inspiring Learners Multi-Academy Trust. I am now Chair of both local governing bodies within our Trust and it is a role I thoroughly enjoy. Since then, I have been very excited to see the continued growth and development of Tyntesfield and am delighted to be continuing on the school's journey.

I am also parent governor at Sale Grammar School.

My background is in nursing, working for the NHS as ward sister, however after the birth of my third child I became a full time stay at home mum. My association with Tyntesfield started in 2006 when my eldest daughter started in Nursery. My youngest has now left Tyntesfield and I am immensely proud of everything all three of my children have achieved whilst pupils at this school.

For me, it has always been important that school is more than just a place of learning. It’s a community that we can all be part of. Support and friendship are key and are exemplified by Tyntesfield.

Mary Savege

I seem to have been involved with Tyntesfield Primary School for a long time now. My son started attending the nursery in 2004 and both he and his younger sister went through from nursery to Year 6 at Tyntesfield. They both thrived in their time in the school.

Though they have both now moved on to secondary school I was keen to continue in my role as governor. I started initially as a parent governor and when this period of office ended I was given the opportunity to continue as a co-opted governor.

In my time as a governor I have gained quite an insight into the work that goes into providing the children with a good education, how the policies agreed by governors are implemented and the impact that they have within school benefitting the children and wider school community.

I am a qualified teaching assistant so I have some knowledge and experience that are useful in my role as governor.

Jean Arnold

I am a retired primary school teacher. My children attended Tyntesfield school, during which time I was on the PTA committee some years as treasurer. I am a member of the Avenue Church.

Becoming a governor gave me the opportunity to give something back to the school. I am currently on the Education committee, the link governor for Special Educational Needs and one of the Heads of School's performance management governors.

Jane Pope

I proudly and happily worked at Tyntesfield from 2004 - 2019. I was the Nursery Teacher and had the privilege of being at the beginning of the children’s learning journey. I had been teaching since 1996 and my passion was always been Early Years.

I have been a Governor for a number of years being the Teacher Governor and then a co-opted Governor. I enjoy being part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team and enjoy my continued role both as a Tyntesfield governor and with the opportunities that we now have to collaborate across the Trust. These are exciting times as we continue to develop our school, giving our children the best possible opportunities for them to grow and become independent learners.

I am a mother of two daughters and now have two grandchildren whom I love spending time with. My family are keen cooks and enjoy finding and trying out new restaurants. My husband and I love travelling and not only enjoy the holiday but get great pleasure planning the trip.

Siobhan Thompson

I worked at Tyntesfield for 12 years with my last role as school office manager and was fortunate to develop an excellent relationship with the whole school community. Although I have now left, I was delighted to be asked to become a community governor enabling me to continue my association with Tyntesfield.

I was previously a staff governor and, in that role, felt privileged to work with such a hardworking, motivated and dedicated staff team and governing body. I am now the Pupil Voice link governor and sit on the Resource Committee. As a Governor, I am keen to support the Headteacher and staff in ensuring that all pupils have a great experience of school and that they achieve their full potential through the very best education and care, learning in a positive, safe, warm and friendly school environment.

I believe Tyntesfield continues to go from strength to strength, working collaboratively within the Trust, and I look forward to being a part of this Governing Body and Trust in the years to come.

Joseph Moss

I feel fortunate to have begun my teaching career at Tyntesfield in 2014 and grateful for the opportunity to develop my practice surrounded by our wonderful staff. I am a class teacher and PE subject leader and have been involved in planning, implementing and reporting on a number of whole school changes and initiatives. My varied roles have given me the amazing experience of working closely with the children and staff in all Key Stages and to see first-hand our values being lived across the whole school.

I was honoured to be elected as Staff Governor and take my seat on the Governing Body and the Curriculum Committee in October 2018. This is a very exciting period for our school and feel privileged to be part of such a dedicated team.

Kathryn Manion - Headteacher

I have been Head at Tyntesfield for four years and in that time the school has continued to develop and grow as an 'Outstanding' school.

Our Mission Statement 'We grow as learners, to be the best we can be, through care, collaboration and challenge' is at the heart of everything we do here at Tyntesfield and it is a privilege to work with such hard working and committed staff and governors who strive to ensure the very best for every child.

Tyntesfield is a vibrant, exciting, forward-thinking school and it is a privilege to be Headteacher here.

John Bowhay

I have been a governor at Tyntesfield for more than thirty years. I have three children, who all attended the school, and I was a Parent Governor at first, before becoming a Community Governor once my children progressed to secondary school. I am currently Vice Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Resources Committee.

Finance is my speciality, and I have for many years been Treasurer of a local sports club. In school I am the Named Governor for Maths, and similar to the pupils, staff and parents am learning new skills required for Teaching Maths for Mastery.

Shazia Naqui

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Ken Hunt

I became a parent Governor in 2018 after my son started in Reception and I have recently been appointed as vice chair of the Tyntesfield School Resources Committee.

I grew up in Northumberland but my wife and I settled in Manchester after studying at the University. I work as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser with M&S. Prior to working at M&S I qualified as a solicitor working in tax litigation at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I can, I enjoy running with Sale Harriers.

I hope to help and be part of providing the best education to the children of Tyntesfield. Tyntesfield is a special place in our community and I’m very proud to be a parent Governor.

Kate Poole

Hi, I’m Kate. I’m a co-opted Governor at Tyntesfield and have two daughters at the school. My day job is as Solicitor at an international law firm, practising in and operationally managing our catastrophic and large loss injury insurance team.

Tyntesfield made a big impression on me even before my girls started. I met Kathryn Manion and, even now, I cannot think of another person who is so dedicated and devoted to their job (although her staff do give her a run for her money!) Her enthusiasm is infectious and I couldn’t wait for my eldest to start at the school. When I was approached as someone who would meet a skill set gap on the governing board, I had to say yes. It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to the school and I’ve enjoyed my first year in post, with my link role in Reading.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running (slowly) and spending time with my wife and our two gorgeous girls.

Michelle Gibb

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Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’

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