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James Clay 

Headteacher - ex-officio 

Committees 

Personnel and Resources  

Pupil Support  

Teaching and Learning  

James Clay does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School's 

 
 

Sarah Wishart 

Chair of Governors appointed 03.07.22 to 03.07.26 

Committees 

Personnel and Resources  

Pupil Support  

Teaching and Learning  

Responsibilities 

SEND governor and Equalities governor 

Profile 

I have 2 children who previously attended Manston Primary school (Ben and Isla). My husband and I are from Newcastle but we moved to Crossgates in 2006 where I work for the Department of Health as an Analyst. 

Other Interests 

Sarah Wishart does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School's. 

 

An Joul 

Appointed 05.02.15 - 05.02.23. Co-opted Governor. 

Committees 

Pupil Support committee 

Responsibilities 

Children Looked After Governor. 

Profile 

I started off as a parent governor when my children were pupils at Manston Primary.  I am now a co-opted governor. I also work at school as a HLTA, LSA and Learning Mentor. 

Other Interests 

An Joul does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School's. 

 

 

Kerri Meah 

Appointed 22.03.2021 to 22.03.25. Staff Governor. 

Committees 

Pupil Support Committee, Attendance working party 

Responsibilities 

Training Governor 

Profile 

Staff governor. 

I have been a qualified teacher since 2007 and originally come from Northern Ireland. I studied in Sunderland and moved to Leeds in 2009. I have taught at Manston since 2010. 

I enjoy reading, swimming and going to the cinema. 

Other Interests 

Kerri Meah does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School's. 

 
 

Karl Delahaye 

Appointed 05.02.15 to 05.02.23. Co-opted Governor. 

Committees 

Pupil Support  

Responsibilities 

EYFS governor 

Profile 

I have been an LSA at Manston Primary since 2014. Prior to this I worked in market research for 10 years. 

I live in Leeds, but am originally from South Wales and have lived in Australia and Indonesia. 

I live with my wife and daughter (who is a pupil at Manston Primary). My interests include photography, cycling and music. 

Other Interests 

Karl Delahaye does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School's. 

 

 

Tero Väänänen 

Appointed 18.11.19 to 18.11.23. Parent Governor. 

Committees 

Pupil Support (Chair) 

Personnel and Resources  

Teaching and Learning  

Responsibilities 

Attendance Governor 

Profile 

I am one of the parent governors for the school. I was born in Finland, but have lived in the UK for over 15 years. I'm a digital service designer which helps being a bit of a technology geek and I’m also a photographer. I have two children, with my eldest attending the school. 

Other Interests 

Tero Vaananen does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School's. 

 

 

Donna Towers 

Appointed 08.07.21 to 08.07.25. Co-opted Governor. 

Committees 

Personnel and Resources (Chair) 

Pupil Support  

Responsibilities 

Safeguarding Governor 

Profile 

I have had 2 children attend Manston Primary School. I work part time for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals and in my spare time I enjoy walking, a little retail therapy and socialising with family and friends.  

Other Interests  

Donna Towers does not have a governance role in any other school and have no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School. 

 

 

Helen Hill  

Appointed 4.10.2018 - 4.10.22  

Committees 

Teaching and Learning  

Profile 

I am a Partner at Shulmans LLP in Leeds.  I qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and have over 10 years’ experience in real estate litigation.  I am Leeds born and bred but went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne. I love travelling abroad and worked in Australia for a while.  In my spare time I sing in a choir, enjoy going to the theatre and spending time with friends and family.   

Other Interests 

Helen Hill does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School. 

 

 

Darren Scotland 

Appointed 17.02.19 - 06.02.23 

Committees 

Personnel and Resources  

Pupil Support  

Profile 

After going to art school in York, I moved to Leeds 15 years ago with my girlfriend (who's now my wife). We've been in Cross Gates for the last five years and our daughter has just started in reception class. 

By day I work as a consultant across the creative industries. Outside of that, I have broad range of interests and experience across art, culture and sport. 

Other Interests 

Darren Scotland does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School. 

 

 

Chloë Halls  

Appointed 07.10.20 - 07.10.25 

Committees  

Pupil Support  

Teaching and Learning   

Profile  

I work at the University of Leeds, within the Careers Service to deliver employability support to our underrepresented students as they progress through and out of higher education and into graduate employment. This work aims to improve equality and inclusion in graduate employment for our students at Leeds.  

I am relatively new to the Leeds area, moving to Garforth 2 years ago after working in Sheffield as part of the higher education outreach team for the city region.   

Other Interests  

Chloë Marshall does not have a governance role in any other school and has no business or financial interests that conflict with Manston Primary School.  

 
 

Shaun Major-Preece  

Appointed 27.01.21 - 27.01.25 

Committees  

Personnel and Resources  

Pupil Support  

Profile  

 

 

Other Interests  

 

 

 

 

Nick Field 

Appointed 22.10.2021 - 22.10.25 as a parent governor 

Committees  

Personnel and Resources  

Teaching and Learning  

Profile  

 

 

Other Interests  

 
 

Suzanne Roxby 

Deputy Headteacher - Associate Member 

Committees 

Teaching and Learning  

 

 

Resigned Governors 

Alina-Elena Gumeni  

Appointed 27.01.2021 Resigned 16.03.2022 

Lewis Elliott 

Appointed 04.06.20 Resigned 27.07.21 

Neil Mitchell 

Appointed 07.02.20. Resigned September 2020 

Brian Stewart 

Appointed 17.12.18. Resigned September 2020 

Diane Ambrose 

Appointed 09.12.14  Parent Governor. Resigned October 2016. 

Daisy Cox 

Appointed 04.02.2016  Co-opted Governor. Resigned 18.1.17. 

Daniel Foster 

Appointed 04.02.2016 Co-opted Governor. Resigned 4.9.2017. 

Eleanor Turner 

Appointed 05.02.15 Co-opted Governor. Resigned 4.10.17 

Jo Tickhill 

Appointed 04.02.2016 Parent Governor. Resigned  5.7.18 

Andrew Ward 

Appointed 23.01.17 Parent Governor. Resigned 1.10.18 

 
 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

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