Wycliffe CE Primary School


Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3HZ | Tel: 01274 584779

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Governors List



Any correspondence to the Chair of Governor should be sent to Wycliffe CE Primary School 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.


I was a parent governor and now a trust governor.  I joined the governing body in January 2019. My son had recently joined the school and I wanted to get involved in school life. I felt that my experience as a finance director and company secretary for a small local housing association would be helpful to the governing body. I’ve learned a lot through being involved, so far, and I’m keen to help the school go from strength to strength with new leadership and as part of the BDAT academy trust.



I am Staff Governor and Health and Safety Link Governor, I joined the Governing body in October 2018 as previously been a Parent Governor at Titus Salt School and wanted to be able to give more to the school I am proud to work at. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Wycliffe for over ten years mainly in KS2 but having the privilege of covering throughout the school and getting to know our children and work with them from Reception through to them leaving us in Year 6. Been in based in school puts me in an excellent position as Health and Safety Governor as I am on site to monitor H&S within school and help to ensure school is a safe place to be for all.

PARENT GOVERNOR: Miss Rebecca Atkinson

My name is Rebecca Atkinson, I’m a journalist and writer, and parent to two children (one in year one, the other due to join reception in 2022). I am passionate about social and climate justice, and ensuring children are supported and empowered to become active citizens.




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.

My name is Lauren Firth and I work at Woodlands C of E Primary school which is part of the BDAT trust. I have taught in education for a total of 7 years so far and have taught every year group within primary. I have a Masters in Education and currently lead and teach in the early years unit at Woodlands. By becoming a governor, I feel that I can bring new ideas and support staff in curriculum development.
TRUST GOVERNOR: Saba-Gabrielle Moussa
My Name Saba-Gabrielle Moussa,  French, established in Bradford for 25 years; passionate about our District. I am a Bradford Council officer supporting the Immigration and Asylum Unit and a lay activist in the community and the trade union. I am already an executive of the Saffron Dean Community Association supporting local community with their needs and wish to become a Poverty Champion. One of my passions is around social inclusion. I am an honorary director for Uk Butterflies and NGO, who support EU citizen with their immigration status. My specialism area, as an Advocate, is to look after cases coming from children and adult services. I deal with issues such as domestic violence and modern-day slavery. It’s very rewarding to work with very vulnerable families and with individuals. Becoming a school governor was for me the next natural step as I can share my experience and expertise as we prepare the future of our city which has a vibrant, young, ever-growing population. We need to invest and nurture them, making them responsible citizens who will contribute to the prosperity of our district and city.
EX-OFFICIO: Susan Wood

CLERK : Mrs R Van der Boon