Meet our Governors


Mr William Shaw   Mrs Julie Smith     Miss Laura Byron

School does not currently have any associated governors.


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Mr William Shaw

I have been a Governor at North Walkden Primary School since 2004.  I have served as Governor, Vice Chair and Chair of the Governing Board.
My family have several links with the school and its predecessor going back to the 1880’s.  I am retired from a career as a Mechanical Engineer and Lecturer in Further Education.  As a Governor I have worked for and seen improvements in the fabric of the school.  As a Governing Board we are committed to the provision of a school which not only educates our pupils, but gives them the vision and the tools necessary to take them to their full potential, in their onward school career, and beyond.
Our school is a safe, respectful and friendly place with polite happy children. Your Governing Board is committed to maintaining this ethos and to ever improving standards of educational provision.

Mrs Julie Smith

I have been associated with North Walkden for over 26 years. Both my daughters were pupils at the school and I also worked as a kitchen assistant. I began my working life in office administration but later retrained as a Counsellor/Therapist. Previously, I was Chair of the school Parent Teacher Association and have been a School Governor for the past 10 years, currently holding the position of Vice Chair of Governors. Previous interests include running the local Rainbow Guide group but I now run a local Yoga and Gentle Exercise Group for people with limited mobility. I thoroughly enjoy working with the exceptional staff and wonderful children at North Walkden.

Mrs Victoria Bulmer


Rev Gill Page

Hello I am the vicar for three churches, St Paul’s Walkden and St Paul’s Peel and our schools local church St John the Baptist. I have been in post since June 2013. In a previous life I was a primary school teacher and a parent governor for a middle school. Schools have a place in my heart and we have many of them in our parish. I am also a governor at St Paul’s Crompton Street and I take an active role in other schools. I want to see the best education for our pupils and so they mature into responsible and caring adults.

Mrs Julie Henniker

My name is Julie Henniker I am 45 years old.  I have been a governor at North Walkden for the past 6 years. I attended Hulton East Primary school back in the day which is now North Walkden.  I then attended Joseph Eastham High school which you will all know as Harrop Fold. I have lived in the Walkden area for 40 years.  This is why the school is very close to my heart. I have been married to Craig for 20 years.  I have 3 daughters whom I am immensely proud of. All my children attended North Walkden Primary School and we all have very happy memories being here. We also share our home with a Chocolate Labrador called Jackson and a Cat called Rio.  This is what happens when you let your children choose names for your pets.  I wonder if you can guess who they are named after.

I am a civil servant and have been in my current job for 22 years.  In this time I have had several roles within the department that have included Telephony Advisor, Admin Assistant, Team Leader, Customer Service and my current role as a Real Time officer/Campaign Manager for the Performance Team.

My biggest love other than my Family is Manchester United, I have had the bug from a young age.  I have been going to Old Trafford for 30 years and a season ticket holder for 25 of them.  So I have enjoyed the good and not so good times with my team.  I was brought up with all kinds music and one that has stuck with me through my nan is the Rat Pack (Dean Martin is my Favourite) current day Michael Buble.  I will confess that I am a big fan of the 80's.  Please say hello if you see me in school or in the area.  

Mrs Helen Warburton

My teaching career began back in 1997, after completing my 4 year teacher training degree at Edge Hill University.

After that, I taught at St Andrew’s Methodist Primary school for 12 years, teaching in nursery and years 1, 2, 3 and 4 over the years!  After this, I then decided that I would like to utilise my teaching experience and work my way into school leadership.

I have been the head teacher at North Walkden Primary School since 2016 and before that I was the deputy head here for 7 years, teaching in year 4. It is a privilege to work here alongside the fantastic staff.

I love my job as head teacher and I am dedicated and committed to ensuring all children achieve the best they possibly can! Whatever our children’s talents, gifts and interests are, we will discover them and help to nurture them so everyone succeeds in something.

‘Nobody is good at everything but everybody is good at something’

At North Walkden we find that ‘something’. Our children are happy, well-mannered and caring.

I want every child to access many different experiences during their time here, but most of all I want the children to be happy! I want children to grow up with fond memories of North Walkden Primary School.

Whilst I am not busy at work, I enjoy spending time at home with my family and with my two children, Tom and Mia and my dog Sasha!

Other things that I enjoy doing are cooking nice meals, going out to restaurants, going for walks with my dog, visiting new places and watching Coronation Street! I like the simple things in life!

Miss Laura Byron

I have been working at Ellesmere Park High School in Eccles for 5 years. I am PA to the Headteacher but my role also involves monitoring attendance, clerking Governing Body meetings, & managing the school website. I have recently achieved my Certificate in School Business Management and a large part of my role is assisting with HR processes within school. This includes recruitment, payroll, absence management and updating policies and procedures, however, the most fun part of my role is leading the Duke of Edinburgh Award with our Year 9 students. Prior to my role at EPHS I was a PE teacher and even taught at North Walkden doing PPA cover during the summer term.

I am very excited to join North Walkden as a Governor and believe that my experience in my current role and the experience that I gained whilst teaching will prove invaluable in supporting the Headteacher in her quest to become an outstanding school.  In my spare time I love to travel, go on long walks in the countryside and eat lots of lovely food!! I also have a 1 year old cat called Poppy.

Miss Sarah Carrington  
Mrs Vicki Tyrer  
Mr P Greewood  
Mrs L Carter  
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Worsley, Manchester, Lancs, M28 3QD

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