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 - 13th Jun 2024
Your flag football champions!! 🏈🏆🥇What a win! Let’s go Light Oaks 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/pEj1EwLGJD— Light Oaks Junior School () June 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Jun 2024
Flag footballers!!! 🏈Won their first 2 matches!! Through to the semi-finals against The Deans! Come on Light Oaks! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/QSI3N9Eetz— Light Oaks Junior School () June 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Jun 2024
Action shots of our triathlon! pic.twitter.com/InYwObhc7U— Light Oaks Junior School () June 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Jun 2024
We’re ready for the triathlon!!! 60 children participating in Salford’s first triathlon competition! Let’s go Light Oaks! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/ZaRt3xZOZk— Light Oaks Junior School () June 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 13th Jun 2024
All set up and ready to go here in Irlam for the Triathlon with . It's going to be a great day with over a thousand Salford youngsters taking part! pic.twitter.com/j2bamZyZI7— Dean Gilmore () June 13, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 8th Jun 2024
If your child has read The Last Bear, please show them this exciting post from the author https://t.co/gNfL4nbgju— Light Oaks Junior School () June 8, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 7th Jun 2024
Congratulations to the winners of our 2023/4 Children’s Literature Festivals Book Awards🥁🥁🥁Traditionally Published: Captain Looroll by Matt CarrLoki: A Bad God’s Guide To Ruling The World by Bear by #clfbookawards pic.twitter.com/P6ODoh15VY— ChildrensBookAward () June 7, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 30th May 2024
Hi 5z! Just letting you know our butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis 🐛🦋 pic.twitter.com/goAEGG0qC8— Light Oaks Junior School () May 30, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 24th May 2024
We have loved every second!! Special mention to our parent cheerleaders every match!! 👏🏼 https://t.co/pWRO2T4GjB— Light Oaks Junior School () May 24, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 23rd May 2024
This is one special netball team!! Amazing teamwork and brilliant netball from you all in the rain today! Unbeaten champions in the Salford league! 🥇🏆Thank you for hosting!Thank you Mrs Gilmore for umpiring!! Forever proud of you all! pic.twitter.com/BBSpb8a1lm— Light Oaks Junior School () May 23, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 22nd May 2024
What a day! We’ve loved being at at the Inspire Girls Event! Quote from one of the children, “This has been the best day of school ever!” pic.twitter.com/LqTay00I85— Light Oaks Junior School () May 22, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 22nd May 2024
Here is the story of , our Path To Paris Ambassador today. She was amazing; and the girls in attendance have had a day to remember forever! https://t.co/scRuYfLChX— Dean Gilmore () May 22, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 21st May 2024
Some pictures from our trip to play lacrosse all the children had a fabulous time. Thanks to for organising the event pic.twitter.com/fmVrwdeio5— Light Oaks Junior School () May 21, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 21st May 2024
Having a warm courtesy of Greater Manchester Lacrosse with pic.twitter.com/h3QqidFF7i— Light Oaks Junior School () May 21, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 21st May 2024
It's a glorious day for the Lacrosse Summer Festival with Boardman and Eccles. 160 pupils playing the game for the first time. Bring suncream! pic.twitter.com/mQ2vC7CrrZ— Dean Gilmore () May 21, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 17th May 2024
I have no words.. what a team!! 👏🏼So proud of you all, couldn’t ask for a better netball team. You play with such determination and passion, thank you for being YOU! Champions of the Worsley league! 🏆🥇🎉Thank you for hosting! pic.twitter.com/PxcVeiMs2j— Light Oaks Junior School () May 17, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 16th May 2024
Penalty shoot-out after the final whistle 2-2 pic.twitter.com/4iPcaZwITv— Light Oaks Junior School () May 16, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 16th May 2024
EG Cup Semi Final pic.twitter.com/clQaVcuwbL— Light Oaks Junior School () May 16, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 24th Apr 2024
Another great game of netball at St Augustine’s tonight!!This team is unstoppable, I’m so proud!!Keep up the hard work 👏🏼💪🏼Teamwork & determination shown by both schools.Player of the match: Tilly pic.twitter.com/so6drQg5oP— Light Oaks Junior School () April 24, 2024
JuniorOaks
@JuniorOaks - 23rd Apr 2024
Great game of netball!! Another fantastic show of sportsmanship from everyone! 👏🏼 https://t.co/EoGhOCrjpk— Light Oaks Junior School () April 23, 2024