Our Governors

Shipley's Governing Body brings a mix of skills and experience to its role in overseeing and supporting the school's ethos, standards and development.
  • Governors carry out their duties very effectively and strike a fine balance between supporting school leaders and holding them to account.

    — Ofsted 2014
  • Our school is supported by an enthusiastic and committed group of governors. They are:

  • Mrs Fiona Gallagher

    Fiona is the Chair of Governors and an Authority Governor appointed by WSCC. Her term of office is four years ending on 25 December 2018. 

    Mrs Sue Hayes

    Sue is a Parent Governor appointed by the parents of the school. She sits on the Curriculum Committee and the Ethos & Worship Committee. Her term of office is two years, ending on 8 October 2017. 

    Rev Pat Sinton

    Pat is a Foundation Governor appointed by Chichester Diocese. She serves on the governing body whilst in post as the Reverend of the Church of St. Mary’s, Shipley. She is Chair of the Ethos & Worship Committee and also serves on the Curriculum Committee.

    Mrs Carla Fitzpatrick

    Carla is a co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body. She is the SEN Governor and Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Her term of office is two years and ended on 15 January 2017. 

    Mrs Penny Middleton-Burn

    Penny is a Co-Opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body. She is Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and the Health & Safety Governor and serves on the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee. Her term of office is two years, ending on 15 January 2019, 

  • Mrs Lucy West

    Lucy is a Foundation Governor appointed by Chichester Diocese. She is Chair of the Curriculum Committee and Vice-Chair of the Ethos & Worship Committee. She is also the SEN governor. Her term of office is four years ending on 22 October 2018. 

    Mrs Liz Cockerill

    Liz is a Parent Governor appointed by the parents of the school. She serves on the Curriculum Committee and the Ethos & Worship Committee. Her term of office is two years, ending on 31 December 2017. 

    Mrs Jo Redgrove

    Jo is a Co-Opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body. She will be the Safeguarding governor and serve on the Finance Committee. Her term of office is two years, ending on 4 January 2019. 

    Mrs Maureen Line

    Maureen is a Co-Opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body. She is Chair of the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee. Her term of office is two years, ending on 30 November 2017. 

    Mrs Jo Gorton

    Jo is the Staff Governor, appointed by the staff of Shipley CE Primary School. She is Vice-Chair of  the Curriculum Committee and serves on the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee. Her term of office is four years, ending September 2019.