Welcome to our Governors’ section.
In our Celebration Assembly this morning our Chair of Governors, Mr John Glenn, was presented with an award for his outstanding contribution to the work of the school's Governing Body. The award was presented by Mr John Davey who is the Chairman of the Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies. Congratulations!
Mr J Glenn (Chairman)
Mrs S Mosley
Mrs D Day
Mr J Runnalls
Mr J Halshaw
Local Authority Governor
Mrs J Woodward (Vice Chair)
Mrs H Durrant
Ms A Wilson
Miss H Thompson
Mrs L Stinchon
Sabden Primary School
Chair of Governors Profile:-
My name is John Glenn and I am the Chair of Governors. I came to live in Sabden in 1978. It was whilst my children were at the school that I became a governor. I was interested in what they were doing and wanted to help the head and staff to make Sabden Primary School a success.
Our children are lucky to grow up in such a beautiful valley. I want Sabden children to appreciate that, but also to realise that there is an exciting world beyond. I want them to develop the values, attitudes and skills which will enable them to become successful in whatever area they show ability, to be happy and open minded. We live in changing times and the school always needs to evolve, with staff given the opportunity to engage with new ideas and to make their lessons and the wider environment as stimulating as possible. I want the school to be welcoming and part of the village and the village to be proud of its school.
Outside school, I am now retired but enjoy jogging and walking on the hills, playing the guitar, trying to improve my French, seeing my children, and grandson, who live in Cambridge and York. My wife, Gill, and I also enjoy spending some of the summer in France.
Vice Chair of Governors Profile:-
My name is Jenny Woodward and I am the local authority Governor.
I am married with two girls, Amie and Sarah. I taught for 20 years and then spent 10 years in secondary school administration/data management/examinations when we moved from Kent to Lancashire in 2000. Currently I am Managing Director of The Printed Cup Company, based in Clitheroe. I also mentor young entrepreneurs through the Virgin Start up programme and mentor young people at Darwen Academy, where I am Chairman of the Career Academy Board. I work closely with a number of schools in relation to work experience and universities through internship programmes.
I became a Governor to give something back to education, having spent 30 years in various posts from Head of Physical Education to Quality Assurance Deputy at a secondary school in Kent. I was also involved with careers education and guidance and felt my experiences of teaching and data management would assist Sabden Primary School. I am currently Chairman of the Standard and Effectiveness Committee and sit on the Resources Committee and Vice Chair on the Board of Governors. I feel I have an opportunity to provide the school with experiences in a range of areas for Sabden to achieve their objectives.
In my spare time I enjoy dog agility, walking, cycling and spending time with my husband and girls.
I’m Dilys Day, and I have lived in Sabden since 1993. I was keen to get involved in village activities, and was involved in the Holme Committee for 15 years, including 5 as chairman. As I had my children, I decided to put my time into other activities in the village so that I could attend the wonderful village events staged by the Holme Committee with my family, and not from behind the scenes!
I was involved in the concept and development of Sabden Link and the Link magazine, and am still a trustee there. I have also been involved in the running of brownies since 2013, and have recently taken on a ‘behind the scenes’ planning role with Sabden Beavers, as well as helping the school’s PTFA from the side lines!
I have a great interest in my children’s education, and want to see the best not only for them, but for others who live in our community. I believe I have a lot to offer as a governor, as I have a business background, having held the post of Sales and marketing director at Holland’s Pies for 8 years. More recently I have worked in business support, and now work at Ribble Valley Borough Council in a community support and development role.