Alston Moor Federation Governors 2019-2020

 

Brian

Brian Cooper, Co-opted Governor & Chair

Brian has lived and worked on Alston Moor for over 12 years; he is married with 3 children, all of whom are, or have been, educated within AMF.  He has a keen interest in education & has been involved in school governance for 9 years. Brian was a governor of AMF before SKS joined & has remained on the board since the creation of the extended Federation.  He has been Chair of Governors for 4 years.

Sally

Sally Timmons, Acting Headteacher

Sally  has been Deputy Headteacher of Samuel Kings School, and latterly Alston Moor Federation, since 2015.  She is based on the Alston site.  She has been Acting Headteacher since January this year.

 

 

GladGlad Allen, Partnership & Safeguarding Governor

Glad now lives in Garrigill, having moved from Southern England.  She was a Primary Headteacher for 17 years, and is now retired. She is involved in local community activities, enjoys travelling & recently started painting as a leisure pursuit as well as joining Alston Golf Club.  Glad has been a governor of AMF since the new Federation was formed in 2015 & prior to that was on the board of SKS for several years.

Claire

Claire Reed, Staff Governor

Claire has worked within the Federation for almost 6 years on both the Alston and Nenthead site.  She is a part time class teacher in the Key Stage 1 class and SENDCo for the Federation.  Claire joined the Governing Body in November 2019.

 

Graham

Graham Carrick, Co-opted Governor & joint Vice-Chair

Graham has lived in Alston his whole life and was educated on the Moor himself. His son has recently started in Reception at AMF.  Graham runs the family farm at Garrigill, alongside his dad and brother.  He has been a governor since 2017 & has a keen interest in making the school a success for many years to come.

 

Ian

Ian Grey, Local Authority Governor

Ian has lived in the area for 14 years. He is Managing Director of an investigation company having previously worked in the radio, cinema and television sector.  He is relatively new to the role of governor, having joined the board in April last year, and has a keen interest in the management of the Federation’s finances.

 

Carol

Carol Rogerson, Partnership Governor

Carol has lived in Nenthead for over 20 years with her younger children, & now grandchildren, attending the schools here.  She has had experience in a support role in her working life & is now retired.  She believes in the importance of the schooling for our young people and hopes to be able to help nurture and encourage them in their learning journey.  Carol has been on the board of AMF since 2016.

Emma

Emma Stewart, Co-opted Governor & Vice-Chair

Emma lives in Nenthead & is a parent of a child at Nenthead Primary. She has a PhD, and has been employed as a researcher and teacher in the university sector.  Emma has been a governor of AMF since 2015.

 

 

Ruth

Ruth Harrison, Parent & SEND Governor

Ruth lives in Alston and is an active member of the community.  She is a  Biology teacher, currently working as a Lecturer at Newton Rigg College; prior to this she worked at Samuel Kings School for 5½ years.  Ruth is a parent of a child currently in AMF; she joined the board in 2018 & recently took on the role of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Governor.

Sheila

Sheila Wyatt, Co-opted Governor & Health & Safety Lead Governor

Sheila has lived on Alston Moor for most of her life, educated on the Moor, before qualifying as a Primary School teacher. She worked in Alston Primary for many years before moving to North Lakes School, Penrith, teaching Year 6. Her 2 sons were educated here and she now has 5 grandchildren attending AMF.  She is retired, runs a self-catering farmhouse just outside Alston & has been on the board since 2015.

Gillian

Gillian Grose – Co-opted Governor

Gillian moved to Alston 2 years ago with her family. She has 2 children who are currently educated within AMF. Although brought up in the North East herself, Gillian has run her own Foundry in the West Midlands for over 20 years now, but moved to Alston with her family for a more peaceful way of life.Gillian joined the governing body to help improve the lives and education of all of our children throughout the Federation.

 

Natalie

Natalie Hewett, Parent Governor

Natalie lives with her family in Garrigill and is parent of a child at Alston Moor Primary School.  From her professional life as a Technical Services Officer, she brings experience of quality management and compliance.  She was elected a Parent Governor in December 2019 and believes positive experiences at school are the foundation for emotionally healthy, resilient, confident and well-educated children.

 

Bernadette

Bernadette Taylor-Lynch, Co-opted Governor

Bernadette moved to Alston Moor 3 and half years ago, and has two children in the Alston Moor Federation.  She joined the Governing Body in November 2018.

 

 

Kerry

Kerry Cooper, Clerk to the Governors

Kerry has lived on Alston Moor for over 12 years, is married to Brian & has 3 children all of whom are, or have been, educated within AMF.  She works in the NHS, as a Midwife, & has been supporting the Governors as Clerk since 2017.