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 Smith 

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 Smith 

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 - 14th Feb 2024
📢 Attention parents and pupils! ⏰ Don't forget, you have until midnight tonight to make your online fundraising donations. We can't wait to see all of you bright and early tomorrow morning! ⚽️💥⚽️💥⚽️ pic.twitter.com/tIy6LENE9i— ProStrike Fundraising Events () February 14, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 14th Feb 2024
📢 Attention parents and pupils! ⏰ Don't forget, you have until midnight tonight to make your online fundraising donations. We can't wait to see all of you bright and early tomorrow morning! ⚽️💥⚽️💥⚽️ pic.twitter.com/tIy6LENE9i— ProStrike Fundraising Events () February 14, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Feb 2024
The filming of the new futsal venue at Ordsall leisure centre will be on television tonight at 6:30pm on BBC One and with a shorter broadcast at lunchtime today at 1:30pm. Hope you can tune in and see us in action! ⚽️— Light Oaks Junior School () February 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
Earlier today, opened the SCL Arena at Ordsall Leisure Centre. Young children, from both Junior School & a local College were the first to try out the exciting & fast-paced indoor five-a-side sport. https://t.co/8EKcJO05k5 pic.twitter.com/sN8iSMkGZ8— Salford Community Leisure (SCL) () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
Earlier today, opened the SCL Arena at Ordsall Leisure Centre. Young children, from both Junior School & a local College were the first to try out the exciting & fast-paced indoor five-a-side sport. https://t.co/8EKcJO05k5 pic.twitter.com/sN8iSMkGZ8— Salford Community Leisure (SCL) () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
Spent a brilliant few hours with children from Lightoaks Junior School. So much energy and enthusiasm from the team and so much raw talent. Future football stars, maybe? Many thanks to all the funders and staff who have worked so hard to make this happen. https://t.co/N958at8FXt— Barbara Bentham () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
The NW 1st dedicated Futsal Centre has been opened at Ordsall Leisure Centre by with children from trying out the fast-paced & thrilling game. Funded by a £190k grant from the Premier League, The FA & the Football Foundation and £127,000 from the council. pic.twitter.com/nEHMWN3U0g— Salford City Council () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
Spent a brilliant few hours with children from Lightoaks Junior School. So much energy and enthusiasm from the team and so much raw talent. Future football stars, maybe? Many thanks to all the funders and staff who have worked so hard to make this happen. https://t.co/N958at8FXt— Barbara Bentham () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
The NW 1st dedicated Futsal Centre has been opened at Ordsall Leisure Centre by with children from trying out the fast-paced & thrilling game. Funded by a £190k grant from the Premier League, The FA & the Football Foundation and £127,000 from the council. pic.twitter.com/nEHMWN3U0g— Salford City Council () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
Getting interviewed ready for BBC North West Tonight promoting futsal at Ordsall leisure centre ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/fXQB81LAEv— Light Oaks Junior School () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 12th Feb 2024
Everyone welcome! https://t.co/J69RKgWOcT— Light Oaks Junior School () February 12, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
Congratulations to Lightoak Primary School Team 1 who won today’s Primary Stars football tournament! And a huge well done to all other teams involved too👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/fXhGIPkIIS— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
Half an hour until the Primary Stars tournament comes to a close! I wonder who will be the winners👀🏆 pic.twitter.com/8GShT3PwnO— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
The tournament has begun and the games are under way🥅⚽️ pic.twitter.com/pr0j5s73yL— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
We’re at the Primary Stars Tournament with schools from across Salford!⚽️10 schools are going head to head here at Salford Sports Sports Village. Stick around to see which school is crowned winner👑 pic.twitter.com/VeXatDRRHO— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
Congratulations to Lightoak Primary School Team 1 who won today’s Primary Stars football tournament! And a huge well done to all other teams involved too👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/fXhGIPkIIS— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
Half an hour until the Primary Stars tournament comes to a close! I wonder who will be the winners👀🏆 pic.twitter.com/8GShT3PwnO— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
The tournament has begun and the games are under way🥅⚽️ pic.twitter.com/pr0j5s73yL— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Feb 2024
We’re at the Primary Stars Tournament with schools from across Salford!⚽️10 schools are going head to head here at Salford Sports Sports Village. Stick around to see which school is crowned winner👑 pic.twitter.com/VeXatDRRHO— Foundation 92 () February 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 6th Feb 2024
Almost time for the concert ! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/oRgMSkulUL— Light Oaks Junior School () February 6, 2024