Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day



 Mrs Jaki Howes                        Co-opted                                    Chair/Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Helen Clarkson                   Head teacher

Mrs Sally Baron                         Co-opted                                  SEN Governor     

Mrs Emma McCracken              Co-opted

Mrs Jaki Howes                          Co-opted                                       

Mr Peter Connor                       Parent                                        Chair of Resources Committee

Mrs Marta Zander-Gulaiczuk    Parent                                    Vice Chair

Miss Mollie McCracken            Staff

                                                                                       Shade Primary School

Join our Governing Body

Our Vision Statement

It is our aim to provide children with a happy, secure and stimulating learning experience in order for them to become confident, independent learners with a thirst to continually learn and improve.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our governing body. Our governors help us by providing strategic leadership and accountability.

Ideal candidates should have experience in Finance and/or Business. However, skills in other areas will be considered.


Candidates must also show:

  • Energy and enthusiasm;
  • Strong commitment and able to attend daytime and evening meetings;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when working with all those involved in the school’s success;
  • Confidence to analyse, challenge and strive for continuous improvement.

You will be expected to contribute to the work of the Body, ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s students;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money is well spent.

Come and join our team!

For further information on becoming a Governor at Shade please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Jo Beaumont, by email at