Meet our Governors

            

Mr William Shaw       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 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.

Mrs V Tyrer

 
Mr P Greewood  
Mrs L Carter

I’m Lisa and I have only recently started in the role as a School Governor at North Walkden Primary.  I have lived in the area all my life and have worked in the higher education sector for the past 30 years.  My current role is a Teaching and Learning Adviser at the University of Manchester where I support the University’s Senior Leadership Team in the delivery of Teaching and Learning activity and enhancement of the student experience.  I also support the development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of strategy, policies and procedures. 

As part of its social responsibility agenda, The University actively encourages its staff to engage with the School Governor role and I was very clear that if I did put myself forward for this, then it would have to be at a School within Salford.  I was delighted when I was approached by North Walkden and after my first visit where I met with some of the staff and pupils, I knew instantly that this was a school that I wanted to be a part of!  The University of Manchester has a distinct programme named ‘Stellify’ which has been designed to develop what we feel are distinct attributes of a University of Manchester graduate– North Walkden Primary’s motto is ‘Reach for the Stars’ – this felt like a perfect match.

I currently have no experience of the primary school sector but I am very passionate about education and all things teaching and learning.  I am very much looking forward to not only learning from this experience but more importantly I am looking forward to contributing and working with the school in achieving its goals.

I love to read and love to travel.  I have been an avid supporter of Salford Red Devils for 25 years and watch them home and away.  I am also a volunteer at weekends at a local dog rescue centre.

Miss F Gray

Hello! I’m Fran: born in Salford and a new governor at North Walkden Primary School. I own a local dog grooming business called ‘Dial a Dog Wash Manchester’ and I also run a dog grooming shop in Walkden, just in case I wasn’t busy enough! I feel strongly about giving back to the local area; I strive to employ local people and offer work experience opportunities where I can.

I started my career as a musician (pianist) at Durham University in the year 2000. I then did a short stint at BBC Newcastle (the angry Manc voice on Points of View) and then returned to the North West in 2005 to study a Primary Teaching PGCE at Manchester University. I worked as the music teacher at Oakwood High School (SEN) in Salford for 5 years, previously having completed teaching placements in Little Hulton Primary Schools.

I left my career in teaching to start my own mobile dog grooming business, based in Walkden, in 2012.

I decided to merge my love of education and animals by becoming a therapy dog volunteer in 2014. Indiana Bones (my very large Malamute cross dog) and I have visited many establishments ranging from local special needs schools to the BBC at Media City. In recent months, I have become an assessor for other therapy dog volunteers and our visiting team is growing every day.

I believe that every child deserves the best chance of a good quality education, with compassionate teaching staff supporting them along the way. I am passionate about learning and know first-hand how important it is to nurture the potential of every child, ensuring that we build confidence and empathy along the way. From what I have seen at North Walkden Primary School, I know that the staff care deeply about the pupils that attend their school and will do everything possible to give them the best chance of success. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to support the school in any way I can.

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