Local Governors

Local Governors

 Mr. Jeremy Sutcliffe – LGB Chair/Co-Opted Governor

Jeremy has been a LA Governor since 2009, and is a retired Deputy Headteacher. Jeremy served on Oldham Borough Council for 13 years representing Chadderton North, and has lived in the same square mile of Werneth all his life. He is Chair of Governors at Burnley Brow; a local Primary School, a Governor/Trustee at Oldham Hulme Grammar School and was previously a Governor of Radclyffe and North Chadderton Schools. Jeremy brings an unmatched and highly valued local knowledge to Kingfisher’s Local Governing Body.
His interests include photography, local heritage and military modelling. He is also Secretary of the Oldham Area Civic Society.


 Mrs. Vikki Boyd – Staff Governor

Vikki has been the Office & Systems Manager in the main school office at Kingfisher Special School since 2013 and has recently taken on the role of Staff Governor in November 2016.  Vikki has two sons and an active interest in all styles of dance. Vikki also teaches dance at a Kingfisher lunchtime club. Vikki enjoys reading and socialising with her friends and family.


 Mr. Neal Breslin – Co-opted Governor

Neal is a Governor at Kingfisher Special School. He is married with two children who both have additional needs. His youngest son attended Kingfisher prior to moving on to New Bridge School (Secondary Generic Special Academy in Oldham). Neal is a Police Constable with the Greater Manchester Police and has done this for the last 16 years. Neal loves cycling and spending quality time with his family.


 Mrs. Emma Brierley – Parent Governor

Emma has been a Parent Governor since October 2016. She has two children, one of which attends Kingfisher Special School. She enjoys getting involved in activities and fund raising for Kingfisher.

In her spare time she enjoys trampolining with her children and swimming. Emma’s quiet time is spent either at the gym or more often than not, shopping.


 Mrs. Sue Caine – Head of School

Sue oversees the operational management of the school and leads on the day to day running of the school. She has a particular interest in supporting colleagues who teach children with autism and challenging behaviour and is a Team Teach Tutor. Sue is the Safeguarding lead across school, leader of pastoral support team, responsible for admissions and transitions and SENCO. She works closely with the Pastoral Support Team to ensure that support and advice is readily available to families who need it.


 Mrs. Linda Hunt – Co-opted Governor

Linda is a Community Governor and became a Governor shortly after her son started at Gorse Bank, one of the original schools that became part of Kingfisher. Linda is also a Community Governor at New Bridge (Secondary Generic Special Academy in Oldham) – bringing links between the two Governing Bodies.
Linda’s strengths lie in the areas of personnel and marketing as she runs her own company supplying promotional business gifts. In her spare time, Linda enjoys gardening, retail therapy, dining out and travel.


 Mrs. Alison Weakley – Parent Governor

Alison and her husband have been foster carers for the past 14 years. Her son attends Kingfisher and as no surprise, is doing fantastically well, thanks to the fabulous teaching and support staff who help him in everything he does. Alison and her family love going on holidays in the U.K. and driving abroad. Alison is a very proud Grandparent of 2 grandchildren.


 Mrs. Karen Taylor – Clerk to Members, Trustees & Local Governing Body

Karen has worked at Kingfisher Special School since 2005 and has had a variety of roles within school; she is now Data Analyst and Information Manager.  She has been Clerk to Governors since 2006.  Karen is married and has 2 daughters.  Most of her free time is spent being a taxi for her daughters – she enjoys reading and anything to do with computers.