Eldwick Primary School

Progress Through Partnership


Meet Our Governors


Type: Parent Governor      


Role: Chair of Governors

Type: Co-opted                   

Luckily for me, at the same time as I retired from working as an accountant in government in 2016, a governor vacancy was advertised at Eldwick. I was keen to volunteer for something in my local community (I live on the Oak Glen estate) and I really enjoy seeing the children from the school when I’m out on my very frequent dog walks. I have three grandchildren at other primary schools so this also helps keep me in touch with their education. During my first year, I’ve been involved in many activities in school, both as a governor and a volunteer, including teacher recruitment.


Type: Co-opted                   

Well, my family history at the school dates from 1930 when my father attended Eldwick First School! I followed along with my brother, and then my children. I have been a governor for about 16 years now... I used to be a medical secretary at Bradford Royal Infirmary and the Yorkshire Clinic. I go on all the school residentials, drive the school mini bus and Chair Curriculum and Pastoral meetings. I was very proud to receive the first “School Volunteer of the Year” award from the T&A and you can see my trophy in the school foyer.


Type: Parent Governor      

When I became a governor I had two children at the school. Jessica has now moved on to Beckfoot so now I just have Sophie in year four. I became a governor to give something back to the school that was providing a very good education for my children. I work for a local engineering company as the operations manger, so I believe I bring a wealth of practical experiences to help the school. I have been an active member of the school family over the years including various fund raising activities, being involved in the design and build of the music garden and being one of Santa's helpers at Christmas helping to build the grotto! Outside of the school I am involved in various sport clubs including Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club, Bees Hockey Club and Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club.


Type: Staff Governor         

I’m currently the staff governor. It gives me great pleasure to be involved in some of the decisions and developments, that help with the continuous improvement at Eldwick Primary School. I have worked at the school for the last twelve years as an HLTA and an LSA. Working with all year groups I am able to see how the children develop throughout their time at Eldwick.

As a child I enjoyed my school, which had similar teaching methods to Eldwick. I agree very strongly with the ethos of Eldwick Primary School and it's wide curriculum. This allows children to grow and find different interests that will hopefully stay with them into adult life. I love the arts and enjoy both painting and drawing and run the school’s art club. I also belonging to the Eldwick School Adult Choir. 


Roles: Vice Chair of Governors

Type: Co-opted                   

Living in Eldwick, I wanted to be part of the wider community and share some of my work experiences to support the school’s continued progression. This was important to me as my granddaughter attends the school and I wanted to be able to encourage and support her educational journey. Being a governor gives me a privileged insight about how the government’s policies directly affect how the school delivers the curriculum requirements.

In my daily life, I am a Civil Servant with over 40 years’ experience, mostly in management development and learning. I am a keen photographer and an avid user of Instagram.


Type: Parent Governor      

I’m married with two boys who both attend Eldwick School. I have grown up in the area and I qualified as a Design and Technology Teacher in 2002, working in Secondary School until 2012. Whilst on maternity leave with my second child I did some work experience in Eldwick Nursery and realised this was the age group I felt passionate about and wanted to teach. I took a risk, handed my notice in and worked as a supply teacher for 1 term, before securing a job at Ingrow Primary School in Keighley.  I feel particularly enthusiastic about outdoor learning and the environment and have run a garden club, and helped with a ‘Grow, Cook and Eat’ club with KS2.

Outside of work I am a keen sports enthusiast, especially involved with cycling. I help with Bronte Tykes Cycling club in Keighley which both my sons attend and I am currently working towards my coaching qualification.

I’m in the school playground most mornings, and hope that I am approachable and accessible to other parents and carers, and listen to and feedback their ideas, points of view and concerns. l became a governor as I want to help Eldwick to continue to succeed and improve further.


Type: Parent Governor      

I became a governor as I wanted to ensure that the school provides a good quality of education for my children and others. (Ellie is in year 5 and Oliver in year 2.) I’m not afraid to question or challenge in meetings to ensure success of the school. I feel I have good interpersonal skills which allow me to interact with governors, teachers and parents and promote others people’s views. I am good at wearing many hats, as a parent, sounding board, dealing things in a professional manner and through guidance from the Chair of Governors.

I love working with numbers, and have worked at HSBC Bank for 20 years. I work full time as Head of Digital IT – EU. I am responsible for planning and defining the countries digital roadmaps, and making sure that projects are successfully delivered into the countries. I like to keep fit, if I’m not running around after the children I cycle and enjoy classes at the gym.

I sit on the staffing and finance committee to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. I am the lead governor for safeguarding ensuring that the school meets its statutory responsibilities, promoting the welfare of children attending the school.




Role: Business Manager 

Emma Dixon

Role: Clerk to the Governing Body 

Governors can be contacted via the clerk or the school office.

Emma Dixon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clerk to the Governing Body                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eldwick Primary School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      c/o School Governance & Workforce Development                                                                                                                                                                                                            Margaret McMillan Tower                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prince’s Way                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bradford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BD1 1NN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      01274 439400                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                school.governor@bradford.gov.uk