Governors

Meet the Governors

Millie Scaife (Chair)

I have been a governor at Mandale for over twelve years, and chair for eight. Now retired, but in my working life I have always worked in education – a primary teacher of twelve years, an Adult Tutor, and manager of Family Learning and literacy Projects. I thoroughly enjoy working with the enthusiastic team of governors and staff at Mandale, and the children are wonderful! I love still being actively involved in children’s learning and well-being. For part of my time I worked in Thornaby and recognise the strong community of which our school is part.

In my own community I support various activities involving all ages, which is very important to me. Plus our five grandchildren – aged between two months and fifteen years, keep my husband and I busy!

Nichola Storr (Vice Chair)

I grew up in Normanby.  I attended Normanby Primary School and then went to Gilbrook Secondary school.  I moved to Sheffield and studied Public Sector Management at Sheffield Hallam University.  After completing my degree, I decided that I wanted to start my career in teaching, so I undertook a PGCE in Business Education.  In 2002, I decided to return to the North-East and taught in a few schools over the next four years.  In 2006, I gained employment with Five Lamps as a Quality Manager and I have worked there for the last 10 yeras.  I passionately believe that our hard working staff at Five Lamps makes a huge difference to the local community of Stockton and Thornaby.  I decided to become a governor at Mandale Mill to utilise my experience as a teacher and also give something back to the local community.  I will be able to utilise this experience gained to support all of the key stakeholders at Mandale Mill.

Leanne Moore

I have been part of the Governing Body since 2009.  I am passionate about making a difference to Mandale Mill children and enjoy seeing children achieve their dreams.  I have two lively boys at home who keep me very busy when I’m away from Mandale Mill.

Janis Williams

I have worked at Mandale Mill since 2014 and joined the Governing Body in 2016. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Mandale Mill family, working with and supporting our children to be the best they can be!

Ed Kirkham

I have been a governor of the former Mandale Junior and Infant Schools and Mandale Mill Primary School for over twenty-five years now. I was a Stockton Borough councillor from 1985 to 1995, and a Thornaby Town Councillor from 1996 to 2004.  My career, like the best football matches, was in two halves. In 1987, I changed from being a teacher to a Careers Information Officer with the service which ended up as Connexions.  I retired in 2004, and since then I have been involved in charitable activities besides being a School Governor. I have two daughters who attended Westbury Junior and Infant schools and The Dene Comprehensive School, and one granddaughter.

Julie Ashton

I am Julie Ashton, a Staff Governor.  I have worked at Mandale Mill, as a Teaching Assistant, since 2001.  I began my Governor role in September 2012.  I am also one of the lead adults working with the Rights Respecting Steering Group and Eco Warriors.

Les Middleton

Hello I am Mr Les Middleton a Parent Governor, I have three children, all have attended Mandale Mill, one is still a pupil at Mandale Mill.  I began my Governor role in 2011.  At the moment I am setting up a 7 a Side Football Team For Years 3,4,5,6 Which I am very excited about, as I can put my newly passed Level 1 FA Football Coaching Badge to use.  I am passionate about the school, and my Governor role helps me keep actively involved in how the school is helping the children reach their full potential.

Carol Dunn

I am a recently retired school business manager and have worked in education for over 25 years, in the first instance overseas and then working in local schools in Stockton and Middlesbrough.  My first job was helping to run a kindergarten in Nepal where my husband had been sent to work in the British Embassy, this brought me some interesting challenges.  We then continued to travel around the world, living in many exciting places until 1991 when we decided to settle down on Teesside with our three children.  They are now grown up but we have four very lively grandchildren aged from 18 months to 5 years, two are here in England and two in Hong Kong.

Sonia Bailey

Hello, my name is Sonia Bailey and I am the Local Authority Appointed Governor. With regards to the Governing Body, I am the Safeguarding Link Governor and Chair of the Safeguarding Committee. As well as being a school governor, I am an elected member of Stockton Borough Council and Thornaby Town Council, representing Mandale and Victoria ward.  I live in Thornaby, with my husband and two children, Daniel and Cara, who attend Mandale Mill School. In my spare time, I sing in a women’s choir called United Voices, for which I am also secretary. I enjoy reading, watching Sci-Fi and fantasy TV shows and films, and playing strategy games. I also have two cats, Sophie and Sam.  Before going into public service, I worked as a Laboratory Technician, eventually working my way up to Laboratory Manager, for a hazardous waste management company, after completing my degree in Chemistry & Astronomy.

Please click on the link below for our Governor Statement.

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Official Responsibility Attendance at Governing Body Attendance at  Committee Nature of Interest Resignation Date
            Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1) Governor in another school/education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)  

 

 

Mrs M Scaife

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB

13-10-15 –

12-10-19

PMP

SGC

RES

SIP

PCD

HEA

Chair

Chair of Resources Committee

6/6  

2/3

4/4

3/3

N/A

N/A

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Ms N Storr

Co-opted governor

Appointed by GB

27-01-17 – 

06-07-20

SIP

SGC

COMP

PAY

HEA

Vice Chair 2/3 3/3

2/2

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs C Dunn

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB

07-07-16 – 

06-07-20

RES

COMP

PAY AP

INT

APP

N/A 3/5 3/3 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs E Greenhalgh

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB

12-09-17 – 

11-09-21

N/A N/A N/A N/A Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs J Williams

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB

18-05-16 –

17-05-20

SIP

RES

N/A 6/6 3/3

4/4

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr E Kirkham

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB

30-09-15 – 29-09-19 PMP
RES
SGC
SIPCOM
NOMPCD
Chair of School Improvement Committee 6/6  

4/4

3/3

3/3

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs L Moore

Headteacher

N/A RES

SGC

SIP

 

Headteacher 6/6 4/4

3/3

3/3

Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs J Ashton

Staff Governor

Appointed by staff

19-11-16 -18-11-19 SGC

SIP

N/A 6/6 3/3

3/3

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Cllr S Bailey

LA Governor

Appointed by LA

30-06-14 –

29-06-18

SGC

PAP

Chair of Safeguarding Committee 6/6 3/3 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mr L Middleton

Parent Governor

Appointed by parents

23-02-17 – 22-02-21 RES

SGC

SIP

HEA

N/A 2/3 2/4

1/2

0/3

Nil Nil Nil N/A