Welcome to our Governors' section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
The school is a Local Authority Maintained School and the official name of the governing body is:
The governing body of Wigton Moor Primary School.
The governing body consists of 12 governors who have a term of office of four years:
The governing body generally works in two distinct sub-committees: Resources (R) and Teaching and Learning (T&L).
Parent governors are voted for and appointed by the parent population of the school. Staff governors are appointed by the staff and voted for accordingly. The co-opted governors can put themselves forward or are approached by the governing body and are voted in by the existing governing body.
Who we are:
Lynda Wightman - Chair
I worked as a primary teacher in a variety of Leeds schools for over 30 years. My last post was as Assistant Headteacher at Wigton Moor Primary School. I retired from full-time teaching in 2007 but continue to have a great interest in education generally and the work of the school in particular. I am enjoying retirement now with time to see friends, care for grandchildren, sew and explore Britain in our caravan!
Simon Williams - Vice Chair
I have been a governor at Wigton Moor for many years. I have worked in the retail sector for 20 years and worked for Morrisons in their buying team. Global sourcing; financial management; end to end supply chain; electrical goods, gardening ranges, Fireworks and Babycare are my areas of buying expertise. I am now freelance.
I have been married to Louise Williams many many years and we have a young son. Louise is a teacher at Wigton Moor.
As a governor I take an active part and I am proud to be part of an excellent governing body and team of educational practitioners who have played a significant role in ensuring that Wigton Moor is and continues to be an 'Outstanding' school providing a safe, rich learning environment for over 400 pupils.
Mark Bourne - Chair of the Resources Committee
I was elected to the Governing Body in 2016 as a parent Governor. This is my first appointment as a governor and I am looking forward to a long involvement with the school and the chance to develop the skills to enable me to become an effective governor.
I have two children at the school and Wigton Moor will be a large part of our lives for the foreseeable future. As such I value the opportunity to contribute towards its continued improvement and development.
I work for an architectural practice and have extensive experience in the design, construction and management of buildings. I am kept busy with work and family life, with a lot of my weekends involving either Lego-playing or DIY-doing; however, when I get the chance I like finding big hills to walk up!
Sarah Dal Pozzo
I joined as a co-opted governor at Wigton Moor in 2015. This is my first governor post and I'm very excited about it! I decided to become a governor because I wanted to contribute something substantial to my local community. Having been a young person's mentor, I have seen first-hand the importance of a rich early education for a child to go on to become a thriving young person.
In my day job, I'm a Regulatory Risk Consultant at KPMG. I work with financial services firms when they're implementing new legislation or trying to put right their past mistakes. Governance is a large part of this and, whilst it's a very different sector, I hope this experience will prove valuable to the Wigton Moor governing body.
I live in Roundhay with my husband, daughter and springer spaniel and I spend a lot of time going for walks, trying to tire the dog! Other than that, I like films, boxsets and having meals out. I am also a keen music fan and I particularly enjoy watching live music.
I am a co-opted governor and have been part of the governing body since 2013. I am a father of three. I have young twin girls and a daughter who attends Wigton Moor. Previously I have been a management consultant and I now work for NHS England integrating health and social care provision. I enjoy singing as well as zonal marking of the twins!!
I am the staff governor. I have been teaching at Wigton Moor Primary School for a number of years. My role as part of the governing body is to represent the voice of the staff. I am excited about this new challenge and I am looking forward to working with an outstanding team and improving the school even further.
I have worked in education in schools and FE colleges since 2007. I take a great interest in promoting high quality learning, progression and equality for all young people. I currently work for Leeds City College as a Project Officer and have recently joined Wigton Moor as a governor.
My experience includes: managing projects and their budgets; analysing data that affects the student experience; planning and organising events for students; working with internal and external stakeholders to support students with progression and employability; implementing initiatives to support staff and students with behaviour, attendance and retention; supporting with business planning, performance review and staff training and development.
I hope these skills will be useful in contributing to the governing body at Wigton Moor.
The minutes of Governing Body meetings can be read by contacting the office.