Governors

Welcome to the Governors page

The purpose of the governing body is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at Dane Bank Primary School.

They undertake this by having a strong focus on three core strategic functions:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Michael Owen

Co-opted Governor

I was appointed Chair of Governors in February 2015, whilst my son was a pupil at the school. I am an accountant by profession and worked in the Health Service for 33 years.

I am proud to be a Governor and will support the school in striving to be the very best by providing a caring, safe atmosphere in which children are respected and ensuring an environment in which they can thrive as individuals.

 Name Michael Owen
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 25th June 2015 – 24th June 2019
Position of Responsibility Chair of Governing Body
Register of Pecuniary Interests  or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil
Other Nil

 Jack Schollar

Co-opted Governor

 

 Name  Jack Schollar
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 25th June 2015 – 24th June 2019
Position of Responsibility Governor
Register of Pecuniary Interests
or Business Interests
Teacher at Denton Community
College, Tameside
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil

Dean Thomas-Lowde

Co-opted Governor

 

 Name Dean Thomas-Lowde
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 16th June 2016 – 26th October 2020
Position of Responsibility Vice Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee

Register of Pecuniary Interests
or Business Interests
Nil
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil

Karen Edwards

Local Authority Governor

I am chartered management accountant, with twenty years of public and third sector experience, however I retired due to ill health a few years ago.  I have two sons, both of whom have autism, and my youngest son also has ADHD.  He is in Year 9, and in the ASD Base at St Thomas More.  I have worked closely with his schools over many years to ensure that his needs were met.

I became a Local Authority Governor in order to share my personal and professional experience and to contribute to my community.  I have found Dane Bank to be welcoming and supportive and I am committed to ensuring that the provision of education at Dane Bank is of the highest possible standard for every student.

 Name Karen Edwards
Category of Governor Local Authority Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 29th June 2017 – 28th June 2021
Position of Responsibility None
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil

Dave Watson

Governor

Kathryn Chamberlain

Governor

 Angela Owen

Parent Governor

I was appointed as a Parent Governor in September 2013. I sit on the Curriculum and Standards and Premises Health and Safety Committees. I am also the Equality Governor. I live locally and my son is a pupil at Dane Bank in Year 5. I am a solicitor, currently working in Local Government. Although I am relatively new to the role of Governor, I am enjoying the challenge of ensuring our school provides the very best education for all our pupils.

 

 Name  Angela Owen
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 6th September 2015 – 5th September 2017
Position of Responsibility Chair of Premises, Health and Safety Committee
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil
Other Married to Michael Owen (Chair of Governors)

 Jane Wilkinson

Parent Governor

 

 Name  Jane Wilkinson
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 6th September 2015 – 5th September 2017
Position of Responsibility Governor
Register of Pecuniary Interests
or Business Interests
Nil
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil

Joanne Longbottom(nee Ormston)

Local Authority Governor

 

 Name  Joanne Longbottom(nee Ormston)
Category of Governor Local Authority Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 16th June 2016 – 15th June 2020
Resigned 14/10/2016
Position of Responsibility Governor
Register of Pecuniary Interests
orBusiness Interests
Nil
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil

Debra Gamble

Co-opted Governor

 

Name  Debra Gamble
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 25th June 2015- 24th June 2019 (Resigned 14/7/2016)
Position of Responsibility Vice Chair of Governing Body
Chair of Curriculum and Standards
Register of Pecuniary Interests  or Business Interests Teaching Assistant at Yew Tree Primary School
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil
Other

Joanne Lennon

Staff Governor

I started working as Deputy Headteacher at Dane Bank Primary School in September 2013 and have been a staff Governor since then. Prior to working at Dane Bank, I was a Teacher and Governor in Salford LA.

I am proud to be a Governor and am passionate about ensuring our school provides high-quality teaching and learning opportunities to allow our pupils to make the best possible progress.

 

 Name Joanne Lennon
Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 27th November 2017 – 26th November 2021
27th November 2013 – 26th November 2017
Position of Responsibility Governor
Deputy Headteacher
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil

Dean McDonagh

Associate Member

I have been the lead analyst within the Education service at Tameside MBC for over 4 years. This is a role that has encompassed managing, analysing and interrogating education performance data for school improvement purposes. I’m a skilled trainer, delivering courses on educational performance data to a wide range of stakeholders.

In addition I have held various roles on governing boards of schools, most recently as vice chair, and these have given me valuable insight into the world of school leadership. 

I am excited about the vision for Dane Bank Primary School and keen to offer my skills and expertise to aid the school on its journey to becoming an outstanding school.

 Name Dean McDonagh
Category of Governor Associate Member
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office June 2017
Position of Responsibility None
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests

Employment at Tameside MBC – Education Analyst

Relationship with members of school staff Nil