Any correspondence to the Chair of Governor should be sent C/O Wycliffe CE Primary School, Saltaire Road Shipley BD18 3HZ or via the email address below.
CHAIR: Mr G Denison (Gary.Denison@bdat-academies.org)
I joined the Governing Body in September 2018 to help the school on its journey to be a good school for both students and staff. I am a trust appointed chair, with responsibilities for SEND, safeguarding, leadership and management. My background is 22 years in governance in secondary, primary and special schools. I have 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 foster children to keep me busy. When I have free time I enjoy watching sport, including my son playing rugby league.
VICE CHAIR/TRUST GOVERNOR: Mr A Hutchinson
HEADTEACHER: Mrs D Baxter
PARENT GOVERNOR: Miss Rebecca Atkinson
PARENT GOVERNOR: Mr Jason Preston
My name is Jason Preston and I’ve been a parent governor since 2021. I live in Shipley and currently have two children attending Wycliffe – a Year One and a Year Two. I decided to become a governor to help the school maintain its high standards and be a place for great learning. I work for the University of Leeds and am learning new things about education every day! In my professional life I’ve been responsible for large budgets, commercial contracts and managing diverse teams of people – I want to use these the things I’ve learned and experienced in my role as governor.
TRUST GOVERNOR: Mrs Karen Webster
My name is Karen Webster and I have joined Wycliffe Governing body in September 2021. For the previous 6 years I was headteacher at ‘Woodlands CE Primary School’ (BDAT). Over the summer this year, I have taken the decision to return to the classroom to gain a better work life balance and follow my heart back into face to face teaching for the last few years of my career. I am currently teaching a Y1 class at ST Philips CE Primary Academy (another BDAT school).
I felt my previous experience in education would be of benefit to a governing body and school, such as Wycliffe, to support them in their journey. Over the last few years I have seen the hard work and dedication from both the Senior Leadership Team and staff at Wycliffe to move their school forward. I share this passion for teaching and the wellbeing of pupils and staff in school.
CLERK : Mrs H Scott