Our Governors

  

Mr. Mark Dixon, Headteacher

I'm the very proud Headteacher at Padiham Green, leading our team of dedicated and passionate staff and I am ex-officio Governor with our excellent and fully involved Governing Body. I believe our PG children are very lucky to have such wonderful people surrounding them who are all constantly trying to make improvements in all areas. Padiham Green is at a very interesting and exciting time in its developmental history and I ask for everyone's continued prayers and support as we all grow together. I have been teaching since 1988 and I've been a Headteacher since 1998. This is my third substantive Headteacher role and I've been at PG since 2006. The Governors are also kindly supporting me on a doctoral programme at Liverpool Hope University for the next four years and my research will be centred (of course!) around children's learning. My wife and I have two children, Lizzy and Sam and we have a dog called Ralph!

Email: head@padihamgreen.lancs.sch.uk
   

Mrs. L. Tyrer, Deputy Headteacher.

My name is Lisa Tyrer and I am the Deputy Headteacher and SENCO at Padiham Green.  I started here in 2019 and feel very fortunate to be working in such an amazing school with a group of staff that put the education and wellbeing of the children at the centre of everything they do.  The children at Padiham Green constantly amaze me with their excellent manners, positive attitude to learning and they remind me every day why I became a teacher. 

I have been teaching since 2002.  Prior to working at Padiham Green I have taught at two other Lancashire schools and was the SENCO in both.  As a non-teaching Deputy I am able to devote my time to developing teaching and learning across school as well as supporting children and their families in school with additional needs ensuring that everyone is given the best possible chance to reach their full potential. 

In addition to being a teacher, I am a proud mum of two teenage girls both of who keep me very busy.  As a family we enjoy spending our time walking in the Lake District, cooking delicious food together and watching Coronation Street. 

Email: l.tyrer@padihamgreen.lancs.sch.uk

 

Mrs.Debbie Barsby - Chair of Governors/ Able and Talented Pupils Governor/ Training Link Governor/ Pupil Premium Governor/ Assessment Governor/ SEN Governor

Having had my 3 children go through Padiham Green School, I was originally appointed as a Parent Governor and I am now a Co-opted Governor. I have always held the belief that our school is a family and each child deserves the best education and school experience possible. I am proud to belong to a school community where each child has the opportunity to realise their potential in a safe and caring environment and where all the staff are committed to the whole school ethos and Christian ethics.

Date of Appointment: October 2000
Term of Office: 17 years
Relevant Business: None
Pecuniary Interest: None
Any other Governance Roles: No
Material Interest: Married to Keith Barsby
Attendance Record: 100%
Email: d.barsby@padihamgreen.lancs.sch.uk
     
 

Mr. Andrew Duncan - Vice-Chair of Governors / Child Protection Governor

Date of Appointment:
Term of Office:
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Pecuniary Interest:
Any other Governance Roles:
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Attendance Record: 100%
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Rev Canon Mark Jones

Padiham Green Church of England School was founded by the Parish of St Leonard’s Padiham at the
end of the 19th Century.  The aim of the School has always been “to serve its community by providing
an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an
understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the
experience it offers to all its pupils.” (Padiham Green Instrument of Government)
The links between School and Parish remain strong to this day.  The children regularly visit their
Parish Church and the congregation is very supportive of Mr Dixon and his excellent School – not least
through their prayers.  As well as serving as governors the parish clergy regularly lead collective
worship in School.  

Date of Appointment: 2001
Term of Office: Ex Officio i.e. I remain a governor of Padiham Green CE School so long as I am Vicar of Padiham.
Relevant Business: Church of England Clergyman
Pecuniary Interest: None
Any other Governance Roles: Governor of both St Leonard’s CE Aided Primary School and Hapton CE/Methodist Primary School
Material Interest: No
Attendance Record:2/3
Email:
     
 

Mr Keith Barsby - Numeracy Governor

Having had my 3 children go through Padiham Green School, I was originally appointed as a
Parent Governor, I am now a Co-opted Governor. I have always held the belief that our school is
a family and each child deserves the best education and school experience possible. I am proud
to belong to a school community where each child has the opportunity to realise their potential
in a safe and caring environment and where all the staff are committed to the whole school ethos
and Christian ethics. 

Date of Appointment: October 2000
Term of Office:
Relevant Business: None
Pecuniary Interest: Married to Mrs Deborah Barsby, Chair of Governors
Any other Governance Roles: No
Material Interest: Married to Debbie Barsby
Attendance Record: 100%
Email:
 
     
 

Mrs. Paula Markham

I am the mum of 2 boys who have attended Padiham Green. Benjamin is now 14 and studying at Burnley High School, and Oliver is in Year 6, and I have been a Parent Governor since 2010.  I nominated myself as a Governor as I believe that parent governors have a special role.  I always try to assess issues and decisions from the point of view of a parent/carer as I feel that different perspectives should always be considered and a rounded view increases the likelihood to make improvements for the school, its staff and most importantly the children.  I enjoy being part of the school’s governing body and working in partnership with Mr Dixon and leadership team to raise standards and improve outcomes for all of the children at Padiham Green.  In recent years I have undertaken roles as sport and science governor to provide a supporting role in these areas, additionally, I also sit on the Curriculum Committee & Pay Appeals Committee.

I have had an 18 year career for the NHS and I am current Head of Informatics for a number of Greater Manchester Hospitals.

Date of Appointment: 2010
Term of Office: 10 years
Relevant Business: None
Pecuniary Interest: None
Any other Governance Roles: No
Material Interest: None
Attendance Record: 100%
Email: contactable via school
 

 

Mrs. Alison Shearer 

I have been working with Early Years children for a long time. I keep up to date with new methods of teaching & learning enhancements and enjoy carrying them out with the children in my setting. I feel strongly about learning in a fun and exciting way and I feel Padiham Green also achieves this. All my girls have either attended Padiham Green or at still at Padiham Green. My niece is also part of the Padiham Green family and previously my maternal family have also been Padiham Green attendees so I know this is a really warm, caring and welcoming school which I hope in the future my children will continue to support.
I am also a keen fundraiser for charities. I have been on the Burnley Mayoress’ Committee since my parents were the Mayor & Mayoress of Burnley in 2012. We have raised thousands of pounds by organising a large number of events in and around Padiham & Burnley which has helped local & national charities therefore helping the community.

Date of Appointment: May 2016
Term of Office:
Relevant Business: None
Pecuniary Interest: None
Any other Governance Roles: No
Material Interest: No
Attendance Record: 100%
Email:
     
 

Mr. Howard Hudson

My name is Howard Leigh Hudson; I was born in Padiham in 1960 and have lived here all my life. I went to St. Leonard’s school in Padiham then Gawthorpe Secondary School.
I have been married to my wife Patricia for 36 years and have two grown up children, both now in their 30s. I have lived in several areas of town and now live on River Drive.
I work at Harrison Saw & Tool Limited in Haslingden, Rossendale, where I manage a specialist engineering department servicing and supplying cutting tools mainly for the steel industry. This department was set up by myself when I joined the company over twenty-five years ago.
I have been a Town Councillor, serving on Padiham Town Council for over ten years (this is a non political council) and we are all working together to progress the town and surroundings, I held the position of Town Mayor in 2014-2015 and during the year raised almost £6000 for the Community Fund, benefiting many groups throughout Padiham and Hapton.
In the same year I also raised a further £800 for The Christie Hospital, by leaping out of an aeroplane and Skydiving from 15000 ft.
I have always enjoyed playing an active role in all our community events, such as wading around in the River Calder catching the winning ducks at our annual duck race.
I help keep the River Bank throughout the Town Centre cut back and clear of undergrowth during the summer, and do also help cut back the undergrowth in many other areas of town ( along with other councillors).
Like many others I enjoy cycling and wish to see more safe cycling paths in the area. I see the encouragement of cycling and the provision of the necessary infrastructure as a positive step forward for our community; the Greenway is a prime example of this.
During my time as a Padiham Town Councillor I have observed the very important role that our schools play in shaping the local community of Padiham and I am delighted to be on the governing body of Padiham Green School and to have the opportunity to play my part in this role.
     
   

Mrs. Melissa Barber 

I joined Padiham Green as a Parent Governor and as a parent in 2018. I am committed and excited to help the School maintain its vision and direction, by providing a structure that helps each pupil achieve their own successes. 
 
I am also a firm believer that children should be treated as individuals and everybody should be afforded the opportunity to achieve a great education. I believe this should always be considered when assessing any requirement for future change and I am dedicated to ensuring that parents/carers views are represented as part of this process. 
 
Although I was relatively new to school life at my appointment, I have since joined school as the school's Bursar/Office Manager and my previous experience as a Management Consultant within the Building Society sector and roles in Financial Control, provided me with the professional skills required to take on the challenges that may face me as a Parent Governor and I feel fortunate enough to be part of what really does feel like a community here at Padiham Green. 
 
As well as a wife and mum to my son Cooper, I am an expert slime maker (according to Cooper), I also love nothing more than baking something sweet and although I may not be ready for 'bake off' just yet, I welcome everybody to come and sample one of my many bakes at one of our 'Friends of Padiham Green' meetings. 


Date of Appointment: January 2018
Term of Office: 
Relevant Business: None
Pecuniary Interest: None
Any other Governance Roles. No
Material Interest. No
Attendance Record: 100%
Email:bursar@padihamgreen.lancs.sch.uk
 

Mrs. Kelly Clark


I am very proud to be a Parent Governor at Padiham Green, a wonderful school with hard-working, dedicated staff who consistently go above and beyond to provide Padiham Green children with outstanding learning experiences.

I am a primary school teacher with 7 years’ teaching experience, currently teaching in Reception at a school in Rossendale where I am also a Staff Governor. I enjoy working with Mr Dixon, the governing body and staff to raise standards and improve outcomes for all children at Padiham Green.

I am the nominated governor for both Curriculum and PSHE. I also sit on the Curriculum Committee, the Pay Appeals Committee and the Complaints Committee. My husband, Mark, and I have two children, Lauren (20) and Josh (12) and we also have two Labradors and a cat! In my spare time I enjoy reading and photography.

 

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