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.
Jacqui has been the Headteacher at Springwood Primary School since January 2016 and worked at the school since January 2012. Jacqui has a passion for SEN with a Masters in Autism.
Jacqui has 3 teenage sons who all love any outdoor activities so as a family, they go to the Lake District as often as they can.
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.
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. Janet Wray – Co-opted Governor
Janet is a Registered Nurse with past experience of working with children and families both through her role as a Nurse, but formerly as an active Brownie and Rainbow leader.
Janet has been a Parent Governor, during the time her two children were at primary school and enjoyed contributing to school life and activity.
As an Oldham resident, Janet is keen to contribute to this fantastic school where there is so much on offer for the children.
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.