Welcome to the Governing body page for Fairburn View Primary school

The governing body of Fairburn View Primary school makes a real difference in helping the school to provide the best possible education for each and everyone of its pupils.  together with the Head teacher they lead the school, setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction.

The Governing Body meet every half term to monitor the running of the school, including educational standards, finance and use of resources.  Along with this the Governors are responsible for overall direction and planning, curriculum and behaviour, staff appointments and training, and keeping every one safe.

 

Governor Profiles
Jonathan FosterMelinda Rudge-PriestleyDanny Bullock
I joined the Governing Body at Fairburn View in May 2022 and since September 2022 I have been Chair of Governors. I am also on the Finance & Resources Committee. Having gone to University in Leeds to study Economics & Mathematics, I went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and my career has been working in finance and managerial roles in a number of businesses. I have done school governorship before, between 2007 & 2016, albeit at a smaller voluntary aided primary school in the Leeds Education area. From 2013 onwards I was Chair of Governors at that school and went through an Ofsted visit in 2014. My son who was at this school is now in secondary education. Education and in particular my love of maths taught by inspiring teachers has been the platform for me to further myself and the time and knowledge I am trying to give back, I will feel very valued.

Hi I’m Melinda and I am proud to be a governor here at Fairburn View Primary School. I left teaching after working for over 16 years to begin work as an education advisor for children in care. I hope to bring to Fairburn View governing body a sense of understanding that some of our community face challenges alongside my skills from working in education and in a local authority. It is an exciting time at Fairburn View, we are always looking at how education can help our children achieve their dreamsDanny began his career in education through the Teach First programme as a Computer Science Teacher at in a school in West Leeds. He has a First Class Degree in Computing and has been deeply committed to improving the life chances of young people, both in the UK and the USA (following 6 summers working in New York). Over the years, Danny has held various leadership roles, including pastoral leadership, curriculum leadership and Assistant Principal for Inclusion. In June 2022, Danny was appointed as the new Principal of Leeds East Academy, where he had previously served as Vice Principal for Quality of Education, overseeing Curriculum, Assessment, and Teaching & Learning. Danny has received accolades for his work, including the EdTech50 award in 2019 for his contributions to inclusion systems. He has also completed the National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) and is a Teaching Leaders Fellow. He delivers NPQs for Ambition Institute and has also speaks at educational conferences.

 

Meeting attendance 2022-23

Forename Surname Governors category Meetings Attended Not Attended Apology not sent Apology not accepted GovernorTerm start date Governor Term end date
Rachel Ash Parent Governor 2 1 1 0 0 25/04/2023 24/04/2027
Lindsey Bainbridge Parent Governor 4 4 0 0 0 10/06/2022 17/04/2023
Shelley Bland Co-opted Governor 1 1 0 0 0 17/05/2023 16/05/2027
Margaret Brownlee Headteacher 9 8 1 0 0 01/08/2015
Danny Bullock 1 1 0 0 0 04/07/2023 03/07/2027
Jonathan Foster Co-opted Governor 7 7 0 0 0 24/05/2022 23/05/2026
Joe Mulroy Associate Member 7 6 1 0 0 19/10/2020 18/10/2024
Mary Page 1 1 0 0 0
Melinda Rudge-Priestley Co-opted Governor 7 7 0 0 0 12/07/2022 11/07/2026
Rob Sutherland Staff Governor 7 6 1 0 0 24/05/2021 23/05/2025
Sarah Wadsworth Parent Governor 7 5 2 0 0 12/11/2019 31/08/2023

Meeting attendance 2021-22

Forename Surname Governors category Meetings Attended Not Attended Apology not sent Apology not accepted
Lindsey Bainbridge Parent Governor 1 0 1 0 0
Sofia Beevers Co-opted Governor 8 6 2 0 0
Margaret Brownlee Headteacher 8 6 2 2 0
Lynne Cramphorn Co-opted Governor 8 8 0 0 0
Rob Dobson Staff Governor 6 5 1 0 0
Jonathan Foster Co-opted Governor 2 2 0 0 0
Chris McGreavy Co-opted Governor 7 4 3 0 0
Joe Mulroy Associate Member 7 7 0 0 0
Julie Pratt SBM 2 2 0 0 0
Melinda Rudge-Priestley Co-opted Governor 1 1 0 0 0
Gillian Sweet Co-opted Governor 2 1 1 0 0
Sarah Wadsworth Parent Governor 7 7 0 0 0
Helen Wells Parent Governor 4 0 4 1 0
Name Downloads Last Modified
Name Downloads Last Modified
Parent Governors Election form
110 downloads 27-03-2023 10:27
Nomination Form for Parent Governors
30 downloads 04-03-2024 10:58
New Parent Governors
126 downloads 04-03-2024 10:57
25 downloads 04-03-2024 10:58
Governor Details and Register of Interests 2022
180 downloads 21-10-2022 8:06
Governor Details and Register of Interests 2021
203 downloads 21-10-2022 8:06
Fairburn View Constitution
192 downloads 21-10-2022 8:04
Committee Structure
169 downloads 21-09-2023 9:33