Helen Johnson – Chair of Governors

I’m Helen and I have been a parent governor for 6 years and vice chair for the past 2 years during which time the Trust was established. I am now chair of the combined local governing body for Tyntesfield and Bollin Primary Schools. I am very excited to see the growth and development of both schools through this collaboration.

My background is in nursing, working for the NHS as ward sister, however after the birth of my third child I became a full time stay at home mum. My association with Tyntesfield started 12 years ago when my eldest daughter started in nursery. My youngest is now in her final year and I am immensely proud of everything all three of my children have achieved whilst pupils at this school.

For me, it has always been important that school is more than just a place of learning. It’s a community that we can all be part of. Support and friendship are key and are exemplified by Tyntesfield.

Mary Savege

I seem to have been involved with Tyntesfield Primary School for a long time now. My son started attending the nursery in 2004 and both he and his younger sister went through from nursery to Year 6 at Tyntesfield. They both thrived in their time in the school.

Though they have both now moved on to secondary school I am keen to continue in my role as governor. I started initially as a parent governor and when this period of office ended I was given the opportunity to continue as a co-opted governor.

In my time as a governor I have gained quite an insight into the work that goes into providing the children with a good education, how the policies agreed by governors are implemented and the impact that they have within school benefitting the children and wider school community.

I am a qualified teaching assistant so I have some knowledge and experience that are useful in my role as governor.

It is an especially interesting and exciting time now that we will be a joint governing body, governing both Tyntesfield and Bollin Primary Schools. I’m really looking forward to working with staff in both schools in my role as named governor for Mental Health and Wellbeing for staff and pupils.

Jean Arnold

I am a retired primary school teacher. My children attended Tyntesfield school, during which time I was on the PTA committee some years as treasurer. I am a member of the Avenue Church.

Becoming a governor gave me the opportunity to give something back to the school. I am currently on the Education committee, the link governor for Special Educational Needs and one of the Heads of School's performance management governors. I am looking forward to working on the joint governing body for Tyntesfield and Bollin as we develop Inspiring Learners Multi Academy Trust.

Jane Pope

I have proudly and happily worked at Tyntesfield since 2004. I am the Nursery Teacher and have the privilege of being at the beginning of the children’s learning journey. I have been teaching since 1996 and my passion has always been Early Years. I have been a Governor for a number of years being the Teacher Governor, I became a co-opted Governor two years ago. I enjoy being part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team and I am looking forward to working with Bollin Primary School as part of the Joint Local Governing Body. These are exciting times as we continue to develop our schools, giving our children the best possible opportunities for them to grow and become independent learners.

I am a mother of two daughters and now have a granddaughter who I love spending time with. My family are keen cooks and enjoy finding and trying out new restaurants. My husband and I love travelling and not only enjoy the holiday but get great pleasure planning the trip.

Deborah Turner

Both my sons attend Tyntesfield and come to school smiling everyday.

I have been a qualified 11-18 school teacher for fifteen years, and have worked in special education at a senior leadership level in various roles for ten of these. My roles have included managing the Looked after Children education team and a KS3/KS4 Pupil Referral Unit. I was Deputy Head teacher at an Alternative Provision Academy for several years before taking up my current role leading, as Head of School at a school Support Service in a neighbouring authority.

I really enjoy being a governor here at Tyntesfield. I am Chair of the Educations Committee and am the link governor for safeguarding. I feel privileged to be able to contribute to, and be a part of, the schools continuous journey of development and growth.

Siobhan Thompson

I worked at Tyntesfield for 12 years with my last role as school office manager and was fortunate to develop an excellent relationship with the whole school community. Although I have now left, I was delighted to be asked to become a community governor enabling me to continue my association with Tyntesfield and now Bollin too.

I was previously a staff governor and, in that role, felt privileged to work with such a hardworking, motivated and dedicated staff team and governing body. I am now the Pupil Voice link governor and sit on the Resource Committee. As a Governor, I am keen to support the Heads of School and staff in ensuring that all pupils have a great experience of school and that they achieve their full potential through the very best education and care, learning in a positive, safe, warm and friendly school environment.

I believe both Tyntesfield and Bollin schools going from strength to strength, working collaboratively within the Trust, and I look forward to being a part of this Joint Local Governing in the years to come.

Joseph Moss

I feel fortunate to have begun my teaching career at Tyntesfield in 2014 and grateful for the opportunity to develop my practice surrounded by our wonderful staff. I am a class teacher and PE subject leader and have been involved in planning, implementing and reporting on a number of whole school changes and initiatives. My varied roles have given me the amazing experience of working closely with the children and staff in all Key Stages and to see first-hand our values being lived across the whole school.

I was honoured to be elected as Staff Governor and take my seat on the Governing Body and the Curriculum Committee in October 2018. This is a very exciting period for our school and feel privileged to be part of such a dedicated team.

Kathryn Manion - Head of School

I have been Head of School at Tyntesfield for four years and in that time the school has continued to develop and grow as an 'Outstanding' school.

Our Mission Statement 'We grow as learners, to be the best we can be, through care, collaboration and challenge' is at the heart of everything we do here at Tyntesfield and it is a privilege to work with such hard working and committed staff and governors who strive to ensure the very best for every child.

Tyntesfield is a vibrant, exciting, forward-thinking school and it is a privilege to be Head of School here.

John Bowhay

I have been a governor at Tyntesfield for more than thirty years. I have three children, who all attended the school, and I was a Parent Governor at first, before becoming a Community Governor once my children progressed to secondary school. I am currently Vice Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Resources Committee.

Finance is my speciality, and I have for many years been Treasurer of a local sports club. In school I am the Named Governor for Maths, and similar to the pupils, staff and parents am learning new skills required for Teaching Maths for Mastery.

Jacki Wilkinson

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Ken Hunt

I became a parent Governor in 2018 after my son started in Reception and I have recently been appointed as vice chair of the Tyntesfield School Resources Committee.

I grew up in Northumberland but my wife and I settled in Manchester after studying at the University. I work as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser with M&S. Prior to working at M&S I qualified as a solicitor working in tax litigation at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I can, I enjoy running with Sale Harriers.

I hope to help and be part of providing the best education to the children of Tyntesfield. Tyntesfield is a special place in our community and I’m very proud to be a parent Governor.


Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’

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