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Local governing body

Details of the Silverdale School Local Governing Body can be found below. Details of people who have served in the previous academic year are detailed in the annual accounts of Chorus Education Trust which can be found here.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors please email:
chairofgovernors@silverdale-chorustrust.org

Jon Mordecai (Chair) 

Jon is the Chair of the Silverdale School Local Governing Body. He is a National Leader of Governance and has significant experience on both secondary and primary school governing bodies. He has worked as a local government officer for 42 years, and more recently is on secondment as lay convenor for UNISON Sheffield Metropolitan Branch. He has worked as a local government Principal Officer for 30 years managing significant budgets and large teams of staff. He served as a councillor in the London Borough of Brent from 1978 to 1986, was a Member of the National Mobility Scheme from 1982 to 1986 including being its chair in 1985. He has extensive experience of dealing with government departments and Ministers at national level. He is also a Trustee of Chorus Education Trust.

Type of governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 1 January 2013
Term of office: Until 2 April 2020
Appointed by: The Governing Body

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: Sheffield City Council
Nature of business: Local authority 
Nature of interest: Retired employee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 2 January 1986
Date of cessation of interest: 31 July 2018
Name of business: UNISON (Sheffield Met Branch)
Nature of business: Trade union
Nature of interest: Lay branch officer & convenor (until 15 March 2018)
Date of appointment or acquisition: March 2002
Date of cessation of interest: 15 March 2018
Name of business: Sheffield Association of School Governing Bodies
Nature of business: Governing Body Association
Nature of interest: Member of SASGB Executive
Date of appointment or acquisition: June 2012
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: City Wide Learning Body
Nature of business:  
Nature of interest: Secondary governors rep on board
Date of appointment or acquisition: 2011
Date of cessation of interest: July 2015
Name of business: Sheffield U3A military history group
Nature of business: Adult education
Nature of interest: Treasurer and deputy co-ordinator
Date of appointment or acquisition 19 September 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 19 September 2019

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 4 of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 3 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 3 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 2 out of 3 meetings in 2018-19

Alexandra Migali (Vice Chair) 

Alex is the Vice-Chair of Silverdale School Local Governing Body.

She is an experienced leader in secondary schools, post-16 training provision and local government, with a demonstrable track record of delivering successful outcomes, on time and within budget.

She has extensive national and local experience with university outreach teams and was a founding board member of the Higher Education Progression Partnership in Sheffield. She has extensive experience in the production of successful strategic business and service plans for Sheffield Council by co-creating the vision with staff, stakeholders and elected members, demonstrating successful partnership working. She has successfully led complex, medium scale projects and external funding streams through high quality performance and financial management.

Alex has a proven track record in establishing and maintaining good working relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders across the Sheffield City Region through strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Type of governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 1 January 2013
Term of office: Until 6 April 2021
Appointed by: The Governing Body

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: None
Nature of business: n/a
Nature of interest: n/a
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 9 September 2019

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 2 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 3 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 1 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 2 out of 3 meetings in 2018-19

Jennifer Smallwood 

Type of governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 21 October 2015
Term of office: Until 4 December 2021
Appointed by: Parents

Business or pecuniary interests

None  
Date returned: 20 September 2018

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 4 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 4 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 3 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 3 out of 3 meetings in 2018-19

Abdi-Aziz Suleiman 

Type of governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 16 February 2016
Term of office: Until 15 February 2020
Appointed by: The Governing Body

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: The University of Sheffield
Nature of business: Education
Nature of interest: Employee
Date returned: 28 August 2018

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 1 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 0 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 0 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 0 out of 3 meetings in 2018-19

Joan Waller 

Type of governor: Staff
Date of appointment: 19 December 2013
Term of office: Until 19 December 2017
Appointed by: Election of staff

Business or pecuniary interests

None  
Date returned: 1 November 2016

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 3 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 1 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 2 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 0 out of 3 meetings in 2018-19

Ian Wright 

Type of governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 14 June 2018
Term of office: Until 14 June 2022
Appointed by: The Governing Body

 Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: UOS LP Limited
Nature of business: Part of a Scottish Limited Partnership established to provide asset backed funding to University of Sheffield Pension Scheme
Nature of interest: Director
Date returned: 14 November 2018

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 2 out of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 0 of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 1 of 4 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 0 of 3 meetings in 2018-19

Rob Whittleston 

Type of governor: Community
Date of appointment: 13 March 2019
Term of office: Until 13 March 2023
Appointed by: The Governing Body

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: National Nuclear Laboratory
Nature of business: Government owned RD&I organisation providing technical services to the energy sector
Nature of interest: Employee - Vice President
Date returned: 14 March 2019

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 2 out of 2 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 1 out of 1 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 1 out of 2 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 0 out of 1 meetings in 2018-19

Grace Jones 

Type of governor: Community
Date of appointment: 13 March 2019
Term of office: Until 13 March 2023
Appointed by: The Governing Body

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: The University of Sheffield
Nature of business: Higher education institution
Nature of interest: Employee - academic programmes and quality
Date returned: 6 September 2019

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Full governing body: attended 2 out of 2 meetings in 2018-19
Strategic improvement committee: attended 1 out of 1 meetings in 2018-19
Resources committee: attended 2 out of 2 meetings in 2018-19
Safeguarding & inclusion committee: attended 1 out of 1 meetings in 2018-19

Kit Barker 

Type of governor: Community
Date of appointment: 28 November 2019
Term of office: Until 27 November 2023
Appointed by:  The Governing Body

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: Ascension Design
Nature of business: Internet development
Nature of interest: Director & owner
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 May 2002
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 4 December 2019
Name of business: Baby Basics UK
Nature of business: Charity
Nature of interest: Chair of Trustees
Date of appointment or acquisition: July 2016
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 4 December 2019
Name of business: My HR Toolkit
Nature of business: Online HR software
Nature of interest: Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: November 2014
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 4 December 2019
Name of business: MHT Holdings
Nature of business: Holding company
Nature of interest: Director/Shareholder
Date of appointment or acquisition: September 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 4 December 2019
Name of business: OE Services
Nature of business: Online software
Nature of interest: Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: January 2017
Date of cessation of interest: April 2019
Date of entry: December 2019

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

To be updated at the end of the academic year.

 

Governors resigned in last year

Robert Knibbs 

Date of appointment: 19 December 2018
Term of office: 4 years
Date stepped down: 15 May 2019

Thomas Endacott 

Date of appointment: 21 October 2015
Term of office: 4 years
Date stepped down: 20 October 2019