Name: Sheila Gaskell
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of office: 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2018
Committees served on: Attainment and Progress, Pay
Positions of responsibility: Chair of Governing Body, Chair of A&P Committee
Areas of special interest: Supporting the school in its self evaluation processes in order to secure the best possible outcomes for all the children
Why did you choose to become a school governor?
I had recently retired from the School Improvement Team in Bury Children’s Services so had some time on my hands!! I felt that I had the relevant skills to help the school, particularly at a time of major change to the National Curriculum and the way in which children would be assessed in the future.
What do you do when not attending Governors’ meetings?
I visit the school regularly to participate in monitoring activities such as Learning Walks and I love attending events, particularly the Christmas plays. Aside from school, I swim regularly to try and keep fit and love to visit family in Switzerland where my favourite pastime has to be walking in the Alps.