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Chair of Governors.

Dave Spencer

Dave Spencer

Chair of Governors

Experience: I strongly believe that every child must receive the best possible education. I currently volunteer for three local authorities for school admissions and exclusion reviews. I’ve been a school governor for 33 years, firstly as a parent governor for Pensby Infants then as a co-opted governor. I was also a parent governor for Pensby juniors before becoming a co-opted governor. Presently I am chair of governors of Pensby Primary school a position I’ve held for 13 years. I became a governor at Stanley school in June 2019 and was elected chair in September 2019. Interests: I’ve attended many training sessions including school finance, safeguarding and health and safety. I attend most of the committee meetings at the two school’s that I am proud to be elected onto.

For several years I was in partnership in an industrial/commercial alarm company. Later moving to an electronic/computer partnership.
Chair of governors of Pensby Primary School also chair of admission appeals and exclusion reviews as a governor/lay member.

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Local Authority Governors

Yvonne Clark

Yvonne Clark

LA appointed Governor

I have been a governor for three years and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to get to know the wonderful children and dedicated staff. I believe I can only serve the school community well through seeing it in action as well as attending meetings after school hours.

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For ten years I have been a governor at Pensby Primary.

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Ronnie Abbey

Ronnie Abbey

LA appointedGovernor

Co-Opted Governors

Chris Smale

Chris Smale

Co-Opted Governor

Vicky McLeod - Wilson

Vicky McLeod - Wilson

Co-Opted Governor

I was a secondary school teacher for 39 years, with an interest in special needs that started to develop when I spent two terms volunteering in a primary school before going to university. As a result of having a son with special needs, my awareness and knowledge, not only of the special education sector, but also of the multiple, ongoing challenges faced by people with additional needs and their families have increased significantly.

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Governor at Elleray Park School

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Parent Governors

Phil Ashton

Phil Ashton

Parent Governor

I have been in a governance role for several years at my other school where I am the SEND Governor, Chair of Finance and Vice Chair. It has enabled me to know how much is involved in providing effective governance and I have been on various training courses to help me become an effective governor for Stanley School. I have two children with additional needs one in mainstream education and a child I recently adopted who is at Stanley school. I do have interests in safeguarding with being an adoptive parent and foster carer.

In Stanley School I am the chair of the curriculum committee which I am excited to be taking on as Special Schools education is of keen interest especially in with children’s individual needs how the education is tailored for them.

My other interests is hiking where I regularly take my children to explore the environment in Wales (every weekend!) as well as touring historical places (we have explored over 60 castles in the last 4 years!). I am active in the wargaming hobby and the family own a business selling historical wargames. I volunteer for a regionalized adoption agency carrying out talks to encourage people to consider adoption and also run a year Christmas party for adopted children

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Vice-Chair Mount Primary School

Child at school

Mrs D Vernon

Mrs D Vernon

Parent Governor

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Staff Governors

Michael Farrelly

Michael Farrelly

Teacher

I have worked within Special School for the last ten years and could not see myself working in any other career! I enjoy working with the pupils, parents and staff in school and take great pride in being a memebr of the school governing body.

I have a great interest in educational leadership and also sit on the national council of leaders with the National Education Union.

I ran a local entertainmnet company and design company on wirral for ten years.
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My partner is a member of staff.

Associate Governors

Pippa Wilson

Pippa Wilson

Teaching Assistant

Experience: I strongly believe that every child must receive the best possible education. I currently volunteer for three local authorities for school admissions and exclusion reviews. I’ve been a school governor for 33 years, firstly as a parent governor for Pensby Infants then as a co-opted governor. I was also a parent governor for Pensby juniors before becoming a co-opted governor. Presently I am chair of governors of Pensby Primary school a position I’ve held for 13 years. I became a governor at Stanley school in June 2019 and was elected chair in September 2019. Interests: I’ve attended many training sessions including school finance, safeguarding and health and safety. I attend most of the committee meetings at the two school’s that I am proud to be elected onto.

For several years I was in partnership in an industrial/commercial alarm company. Later moving to an electronic/computer partnership.
Chair of governors of Pensby Primary School also chair of admission appeals and exclusion reviews as a governor/lay member.

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Full List of Governor
Name End of term date Category Extra Responsibility
Ms H Barker Ex-Officio Headteacher
Michael Farrelly 25/2/25 Staff Quality of Education – Mathematics
Mr P Ashton 22/6/23 Parent Governor Curriculum, Assessment
Mr D Spencer 17/6/22

LA Appointed Governor

Chair of Governors

Leadership and Management
Mrs Y Clarke 17/6/25 Co-opted Governor Well-being, Quality of Education, Early Years
Mr C Smale 25/2/24 Co-opted Governor Phonics/Reading
Vicky McLeod – Wilson 25/2/24 Co-opted Governor Personal Development, LOTC, Site
Ronnie Abbey 21/2/25  LA Governor

Pippa Wilson

Associate Governror Behaviour, Team Teach, Attendance
Curriculum Committee

 

Name

End of term date

Category

Ms H Barker

 

Headteacher

Mr P Ashton

22/6/23

Parent 

Mrs Yvonne Clarke

16/6/25

Co-opted and Committee Chair

Mr David Spencer

16/6/22

LA Appointed and Committee Chair

Mr C Smale

25/2/24

Co-opted Governor

Mr M Farrelly

25/2/25

Staff Governor

Finance Committee

 

Name

End of term date

Category

Ms H Barker

 

Headteacher

Mr D Spencer

17/6/22

LA Appointed Governor

Mrs Yvonne Clark

17/6/25

Co-opted

Mrs V McLeod-Wilson

25/2/24

Co-opted

Mr Phil Ashton

22/06/23

Parent Governor

Health & Safety Committee

Name

End of term date

Category

Responsibility

Ms H Barker

 

Headteacher

 

Mr D Spencer

17/6/22

LA Appointed

 

Mrs V McLeod-Wilson

22/6/23

Parent

Chair