Governors

Light Oaks School Governors 

Light Oaks Junior School Governing Board is made up of up to twelve governors. Currently these are:: 

  • Chair of the Governing Board – Ms Sharon Hughes 

  • Vice Chair - Mr Tecwyn Wright 

  • Head Teacher Governor – Mrs Zandra Wilkinson 

  • Staff Governor – Mrs Lucy Waddington 

  • Local Authority Governor – Cllr Michelle Barnes 

  • Parent Governor - Mr Stuart Greer 

  • Parent Governor - Ms Helen Smith 

  • Associate Governor – Mrs Claire Walker (Deputy Head) 

  • Co-opted Governor – Mrs Olive Goodall 

  • Co-opted Governor - Mrs Rachel Dodge 

  • Co-opted Governor – Ms Caroline Stevens

Contacting the Chair of Governors

Should you wish to contact the Chair of the governing board, or any other governor, you may do so in writing care of Light Oaks Junior School, Lancaster Road, Salford. M6 8LU. 

Please mark your correspondence as "private and confidential". 

Governors' Allowances 

Governors do not claim any allowances at our school. 

Diversity of the Governing Board 

The DfE have asked that we publish details of the diversity of our governing board. In order to protect identities, we will only report on a select number of characteristics which we collect: 

Gender: male: 18% female: 82% 

Ethnicity: White British: 100%Other: 0% 

Structure of Light Oaks Junior School Committees

Meetings

A full Governing Board meeting is held once every term. The Governing Board also has three sub committees which monitor and provide strategic direction, challenge and support for the areas which they cover. These are: 

  1. Welfare, Inclusion & Pupil Support 

  2. Resources 

  3. Standards 

Each sub committee meets once a term and focusses on more specific areas of school governance. Recommendations made by sub committees are then taken back to the fully Governing Board for final approval. 

Welfare, Inclusion and Pupil Support Committee 

Chair: Olive Goodall 

This Committee has responsibility for: 

  • Safeguarding and child protection 

  • Behaviour 

  • Special Educational Needs and disabilities 

  • Looked after and post adoption children 

  • Equalities 

  • Attendance and Punctuality 

  • Personal Development & Well Being 

  • SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) 

  • Disadvantaged Pupils 

  • Health Promotion and Sport Premium 

  • Parental Engagement and Liaison 

 

Finance and Resources Committee 

Chair: Tecwyn Wright 

This Committee has responsibility for: 

  • Budgets - long term strategy and short term monitoring 

  • Financial and Business management 

  • Health & Safety 

  • Premises 

  • Staffing & HR 

  • Appraisals & CPD including pay recommendations 

  • Partnerships 

 

Standards Committee 

Chair: Sharon Hughes 

This Committee has responsibility for: 

  • Strategic Planning and Target Setting 

  • School Self Evaluation 

  • School Development Plan 

  • Pupil outcomes, data & monitoring including for significant groups 

  • Internal and external assessment & tracking of pupils 

  • Teaching & Learning 

  • Narrowing the Gap (Disadvantaged pupils) 

  • Curriculum 

  • Website 

Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

  • All the governors and associate members of Light Oaks Junior School listed below have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests 

  • This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school.  

  • If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first. Any potential conflict it is shown below. 
     

Ms Sharon Hughes 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 12/10/23 – 11/10/27 
Category: Co-opted  

Responsibilities: Chair of Governing Board, Chair of Standards Committee, Young Carers Governor 

Appointed by: Governing Board 

Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%) Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%) 

 

Mrs Zandra Wilkinson 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 14/10/13 - Present 

Category: Headteacher 

Responsibilities: N/A

Appointed by: Governing Board 

Relevant Interests: niece of Governor Mrs O Goodall 
Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%) Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%) 

 

Mr Tecwyn Wright 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 12/10/23 – 11/10/27 

Category: co-opted 

Responsibilities: vice chair, chair of finance and resources committee, health & safety governor  
Appointed by: Governing Board 

Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 1/3 (33%) Committee Meetings: 6/9 (67%) 

 

Mrs Claire Walker 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 12/10/23 - 11/10/27 

Category: Associate (No voting rights) 

Responsibilities: N/A

Appointed by: Governing Board 

Relevant Interests: wife to teaching assistant Darryll Walker; Chair of Governors at Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Westhoughton, Bolton 
Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 2/3 (67%) Committee Meetings: 7/9 (78%) 

 

Mrs Olive Goodall 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 12/10/23 - 11/10/27 

Category: Co-opted 

Responsibilities: Chair of the Welfare, Inclusion and Pupil Support Committee, Attendance Governor 

Appointed by: Governing Board 

Relevant Interests: aunt to the headteacher 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%) Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%) 

 

Mrs Rachel Dodge 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 4/9/2022 - 3/9/2026 
Category: co-opted 

Responsibilities: Looked after and post-looked after children; Safeguarding 

Appointed by: Governing Board 
Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 1/3 (33%) Committee Meetings: 7/9 (78%) 

 

Cllr Michelle Barnes 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 28/3/2022 - 27/3/2026 
Category: Local Authority 
Responsibilities: Looked after and post-looked after children 

Appointed by: Salford City Council 
Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 2/3 (67%) Committee Meetings: 4/9 (44%) 
 

Mr Stuart Greer 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 9/12/2022 - 8/12/2026 
Category: Parent 
Responsibilities: PE governor

Appointed by: Parent vote 
Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 2/2 (100%) Committee Meetings: 6/6 (100%) 

 

Ms Helen Smith 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 12/9/2022 - 11/9/2026 
Category: Parent 
Responsibilities: none 

Appointed by: Parent vote 
Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 0/2 (0%) Committee Meetings: 2/6 (33%) 
 

Mrs Lucy Waddington (Nee Bird) 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 12/9/2022 - 11/9/2026 

Category: Staff 
Responsibilities: none 

Appointed by: Staff vote 
Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%) Committee Meetings: 8/9 (89%) 
 

Ms Caroline Stevens

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 9/12/2022 - 8/12/2026 
Category: Co-opted 
Responsibilities: none 

Appointed by: Governing Body 
Relevant Interests: none 

Attendance over the last academic year: Not yet in post 

 
PREVIOUS GOVERNORS (2022-23) 

Mrs Clare Richardson 

Date of Appointment and Term of Office: 4/12/21 – 31/8/23 

Category: Local authority 
Responsibilities: n/a 

Appointed by: Local Authority 

Relevant Interests: none 
Attendance over the last academic year: Full Board Meetings 2/3 (67%) Committee Meetings: 2/9 (22%) 

Latest Posts

JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 20th Mar 2024
We are missing a few numbers. Please can you have a look and see if there is a shirt at home. Thanks pic.twitter.com/dmBaUCOcke— Light Oaks Junior School () March 20, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 20th Mar 2024
Well done to this lot for winning their competition at Manchester City ⚽️🏅 pic.twitter.com/asYJZcEDeU— Light Oaks Junior School () March 20, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 20th Mar 2024
Tag Wrestling pic.twitter.com/a665BdEdmX— Light Oaks Junior School () March 20, 2024
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@JuniorOaks - 20th Mar 2024
Tag Wrestling pic.twitter.com/Clvd1CfJ91— Light Oaks Junior School () March 20, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 19th Mar 2024
Huge well done and St Luke's C of E Primary in receiving your well deserved commendation from Government for your contribution to school games and active lifestyles 👏🥰 https://t.co/ocQyTifF3E— Rebecca Long-Bailey () March 19, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 19th Mar 2024
Huge well done and St Luke's C of E Primary in receiving your well deserved commendation from Government for your contribution to school games and active lifestyles 👏🥰 https://t.co/ocQyTifF3E— Rebecca Long-Bailey () March 19, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 16th Mar 2024
Really pleased that your efforts have been recognised in this way. More Salford schools are on track to gain Platinum Awards in 2024, and your example is one many could aspire to. . https://t.co/BfPg0zAeXs— Dean Gilmore () March 16, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 16th Mar 2024
Really pleased that your efforts have been recognised in this way. More Salford schools are on track to gain Platinum Awards in 2024, and your example is one many could aspire to. . https://t.co/BfPg0zAeXs— Dean Gilmore () March 16, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 16th Mar 2024
PE AND SPORT LETTER OF RECOGNITION RECEIVED FROM THE SPORTS MINISTER.We have been commended by the Minister for Sport for our contribution to school games and active lifestyles!Thank you to all our brilliant pupils, parents, staff and 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/85VJ7ZBapF— Light Oaks Junior School () March 16, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 14th Mar 2024
Salford handball champions! 🏆🥇Great teamwork and determination shown this afternoon, never giving up and being brilliant role models for our school!Thank you to Joe our leader from 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/mpouJumD5Z— Light Oaks Junior School () March 14, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Mar 2024
Well done to Light Oaks girls mixed age football (year 3/4/5 &6). Winning every single game they played and finished first at Bridgewater School Tournament today. Lots of fun and smiles. pic.twitter.com/qPlvg8Qa4B— Light Oaks Junior School () March 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Mar 2024
I could not be prouder of the netball team tonight!! What a game against Great determination and resilience shown by the full team. 💪🏼Final score:Light Oaks 13St Marks 3Player of the match: Jace 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/n36nkZubSx— Light Oaks Junior School () March 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Mar 2024
What a great game of netball!! We really enjoyed it! 👏🏼Thank you for being a brilliant opposition with some fantastic determination! https://t.co/0kLyKtTIs6— Light Oaks Junior School () March 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 8th Mar 2024
Great game of netball tonight at St Augustine’s! Keep going Light Oaks! Another win for our team again 💪🏼🌟Player of the match: Esme - well deserved! Next game on Wednesday! pic.twitter.com/kJnOKqOIbF— Light Oaks Junior School () March 8, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Mar 2024
🛴 and 🛹 at the third annual competition. pic.twitter.com/68xfeF90Nw— Light Oaks Junior School () March 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Mar 2024
Some pictures of our recent visit to with and pic.twitter.com/7wbZ2S93Xl— Light Oaks Junior School () March 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Mar 2024
It's the Salford Action Sports Championships today . The battle is on for Top Score, Hype Awards, Best Trick, M.V.P. and the Schools Trophy! pic.twitter.com/RJyyo79VcG— Dean Gilmore () March 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Mar 2024
Last week we had the amazing people from in to school where all the children took part in a Triathlon style event. At least the rain made it feel like everyone was swimming 🏊 well done for showing determination and resilience pic.twitter.com/k6fO4lu8vI— Light Oaks Junior School () March 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Mar 2024
A few pictures from last nights Flag Football festival. Thank you to St Edmund’s for hosting. pic.twitter.com/0ZxF3iYVGM— Light Oaks Junior School () March 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Mar 2024
It's the Salford Action Sports Championships today . The battle is on for Top Score, Hype Awards, Best Trick, M.V.P. and the Schools Trophy! pic.twitter.com/RJyyo79VcG— Dean Gilmore () March 7, 2024